Mini MBA Seminars
Delivering the essentials for business theory in a condensed, to-the-point format; this is an excellent course for anyone wanting an overview of the standard practices in business today. Through case studies, problem-solving exercises and interactive class sessions you will obtain the knowledge you need to succeed. The Mini MBA will help you advance your understanding of business by providing a framework of knowledge for making informed business decisions on issues affecting your organization today.
While this seminar is no substitute for a two-year business degree, this 5-day “MBA” program will equip you with the ability to identify the most effective business tools and strategies to help you-and your company-keep and hone your competitive edge.
This program gives high potential employees the opportunity to firm up their business sense in an intensive learning program. You’ll spend each week developing a practical foundation in useful business practices and concepts used in business today. Don’t miss your chance to prepare for your future.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Anyone needing to broaden their understanding of how the different functional areas within business are interrelated.
Technical professionals moving into management positions that need more management “know-how.”
Managers looking to advance their careers who need to become knowledgeable in a variety of functional areas.
Experienced managers who need a solid foundation in current business theory and practices.
Executives or business graduates who need to update their business skills and education.
What business issues are addressed?
The programme prepares participants to move into more senior positions or into functions away from their base education. Therefore participants are exposed to the core management disciplines a business leader in general should avail of and learn how the different functional disciplines can create synergy. During five intensive days participants will think and act as general managers. The specific areas addressed during this workshop are: strategy and implementation, sales and marketing, managerial finance and accounting, leading people, supply chain – procurement and new technologies for business. Please check the following course outline for more details.
The Challenge of Leadership
Leaders facilitate the movement of a group toward a common goal or shared objective. Leaders can be found in all types of organizations, but a common set of behaviors has been shown to differentiate outstanding leaders from merely ordinary leaders. This session examines the behaviors of outstanding leaders: challenging the status quo, inspiring a shared vision, enabling others to perform, setting an example and rewarding accomplishments.
Economics for Managers
In this session you will learn how the economic measures and trends you hear about and read about in the media affect businesses and other organizations. Specific topics include Gross Domestic Product (GDP), inflation, unemployment, and “Why You Should Care about What the Fed Does.” How marginal analysis and sunk costs can be used to make better decisions will also be discussed.
International Business: Thinking Globally
“Made in America!” What do national boundaries have on today’s firms? The focus of this session will be an introduction to the issues in international business and exploration of the global environment. You will discuss some of the managerial problems in planning, implementing and controlling international activities. Topics include understanding the different managerial mindsets, entry modes and cross-cultural differences.
Financial Accounting: How to Understand Financial Statements and Speak the Language of Accounting
Financial statements are prepared in a language all their own. Generally accepted accounting principles, statements of financial accounting standards, and other financial accounting conventions and concepts are foreign to most of us. This session will concentrate on the three primary financial statements: Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and Statement of Cash Flows from the perspective of the users of those statements, not the preparers’. Exercises will not only emphasize becoming familiar with the information on each statement, but analyzing and interpreting the information as well.
Contract Law in the Business Setting
Contract Law will be the focus of this session. You will examine which promises are enforceable in the courts and which excuses the courts will sanction when defaults in performance develop. You will explore the remedies which the law fashions to ensure that the non-defaulting party will be placed in as nearly the same economic position as they would have been if the contract had been performed. Focus will be equally divided between the common law of contracts and the sales article of the Uniform Commercial Code. The heightened standards applicable under the Code to merchants will receive particular attention.
Using Accounting Information for Cost Control & Management Decision-Making
Management accounting utilizes accounting information for internal decision-making to implement cost and profitability controls. This session will examine how costs behave, cost-volume-profit relationships, budgetary cost controls and current issues such as ABC (Activity-Based Costing).
Operations Management: Delivering Value to the Customer
Firms exist to create value. The productions or operations area of an organization are where the goods are produced, or services rendered, that justify the existence of the firm. With effective Operations Management (OM), a firm can gain competitive advantage by delivering high-quality and cost-competitive products and services. This session will cover some of the concepts and techniques related to designing, managing and improving operations.
Marketing Management: Creating Competitive Advantage
This session examines the fundamental functions of marketing management (analysis, planning, implementation and control) with respect to the driving mission of the organization-the creation and maintenance of long-term customer relationships that profitably satisfy customers’ needs. The effect of marketplace trends and recent developments in marketing will also be discussed.
Customer Satisfaction and Quality: Linking Quality to the Bottom Line
Most organizations speak openly and frequently about quality service and customer satisfaction. However, most managers have difficulty defining these terms and even more difficulty in measuring them. In management, “if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” In this session we define quality and customer service and illustrate proven methods to develop a measurable quality and customer-driven culture in your organization.
Strategic Management: A Framework for the Future
- Business organizations operate in dynamic environments. Competing effectively places tremendous demands on managerial skills and organizational capabilities. Rapid technological change, global competition and new organizational forms are redefining how firms compete. This session will provide participants an overview of current strategic management thinking. Topics include building core
- Competencies seeking competitive advantage, competing globally, and marshaling your resources and capabilities to compete in the future.
Los Angeles, CA: UCLA Centre- Westwood
Montreal, Quebec: ECC Centre Down Town Montreal
Mississauga, Ontario: Square One City Hall- Conference.
Toronto, CA: Eaton Centre, Tower A- TESOL Centre
Online: Mini MBA is also available through Online Studies.
This program is only offered twice per year at the above Campuses.
Online Program is always available and you may enroll at any time. If you would like to register or wish to receive more information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Please be sure to identify which program you would like information about.