Schulich Mini-MBA: Essentials of Management

  • Highly interactive classroom experiences are supplemented with video lectures and self-paced technology-enhanced learning you complete from home or office.

    This cross-section of SEEC’s top MBA subjects builds your complete skill set in a full range of integrated disciplines, including marketing, finance, brand management, strategic planning, supply chain, HR, new technology and business negotiations.

    You’ll acquire sought-after expertise and enhance your business acumen and decision-making capabilities through real-time learning and problem-solving approaches. Fill in knowledge gaps with a deeper understanding of cross-functional organization issues, and learn to thrive in an ever-changing corporate landscape defined by business ethics and social responsibility.

    Who Should Attend

    This program is designed for managers with a minimum of five years’ direct management experience. It benefits experienced leaders who hope to be promoted or who have taken on new areas of responsibility, as well as busy executives who have not recently updated their business knowledge or are contemplating an MBA or EMBA. It is recommended for university and college graduates; however, certification is not a prerequisite.

    Learning Features

    Here’s what makes this program ideal for any leader looking to update their competencies…

    • Key MBA subjects: Immerse yourself in the top MBA subjects that will improve your leadership effectiveness.
    • Fill-in essential learning gaps for career success: Develop integrated business competencies including marketing, finance, strategic planning, supply chain, HR, new technology and business negotiations.
    • Three Convenient Class Sessions & Online Class Prep: Attend one three-day class in each of the three months of the program. Between classes, work on assignments with full video and online support.
    • You will work directly with instructors from our world-class Schulich MBA and EMBA faculty – consistently rated among the top in the world.
    • Apply your learning to a current workplace project: Ideal for sponsoring organizations.
    • Integrated Team Strategy Case Project: Modelled after Schulich’s renowned MBA Strategy Capstone Project to allow you to synthesize your learning and receive valuable feedback from expert judges.

    Program Director Ingo Holzinger talks about why the Schulich Mini-MBA is so popular
    • “The pace of the course is perfect and packed with the high level information you need to know!”

      A. FerraroCorporate Business Development, Reid’s Heritage Homes
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  • Message from the Program Director

    Propel your management career into new leadership roles with over a dozen subject areas taught at the MBA level
    Ideal if your current job requires new competencies, or you are seeking career advancement.

    Whether you are thinking you need to enhance your business acumen or are contemplating doing an MBA or EMBA, this professional certificate will provide the expert competencies and access to what has made the Schulich School of Business MBA the #1 program in Canada and our EMBA one of the best in the world.

    Study over a dozen of the top MBA course subjects, taught by the same faculty who teach in the MBA and EMBA programs. You will be trained to ask tough questions, think critically, and make informed and timely decisions. Plus a great course feature – our “Mini-MBA” team project – a condensed version of the very project all Schulich MBAs complete in order to graduate.

    This program lets you take advantage of our technology enhanced learning. Study on your schedule and attend three convenient sessions of three days each.

    Our clients asked for a Mini-MBA essentials program and we have delivered. Don’t miss this new opportunity to learn from the best and take your career to new heights.

    Program Director Photo
    Ingo Holzinger, PhD Schulich Executive Education Centre
    Schulich School of Business, York University
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    This program has been approved for CDP hours under Section A of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Log of the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA). Be sure to note the program ID number on your CPD log. For more information about certification or continuing professional development, visit the HRPA website at