Schulich Mini-MBA: Essentials of Management

Finally, a management program that delivers current MBA subjects in a practical time frame for busy, working professionals. The modules of the Mini-MBA provide essential, current knowledge in the top 13 MBA subjects – from marketing to finance – in a practical timeframe that works for you. You’ll acquire all the current, robust business competencies directly applicable to real workplace situations in just nine days of learning.

Top Reasons To Choose
This Program

  • Learn from the best. Program faculty combined have over 30 teaching excellence award nominations.

  • Expand your business knowledge in highly relevant MBA subject areas

  • Learn to think critically, analytically and strategically, and explore the latest ideas from the #1 ranked MBA school in the country, according to Forbes and others

  • Apply your learning. See your learning in action. The Schulich Mini-MBA provides opportunities to apply your learning just-in-time through case studies, simulations and an integrated team project

  • Manage your learning pace. Using technology-enhanced learning, optimize your learning experience through interactive classroom discussions and state-of-the-art online modules supplemented by readings, videos and self-assessments.

    • “After 14 previous courses with Schulich ExecEd, the 15th was by far the best yet. Thank you for opening up the ‘Mini-MBA’.”

      A.D. JessDirector of Technical Services and Logistics, Conmed Linvatec Canada
    • “This is a perfect course for those who want to break into the business aspects of their organization, and beyond of what's expected of them.”

      Michal MajernikMarketing Manager, Tire and Rubber Association of Canada
    • “Great experience and a great atmosphere conducive for a higher level of learning and professional networking. Terrific group of teammates and instructors who added real life examples throughout the presentations, aiding in the absorption of the material. The Mini-MBA program and material provided throughout the course is indispensable to both my personal growth and career development moving forward.”

      Allen CharlesManager, Northland Power Inc.

About This Program

  • 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 Schulich ExecEd’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 right for you if you are:

    • An experienced, working professional who has taken on new responsibilities or wants to advance their career
    • Someone with a busy schedule who wants to gain a fresh look at how business knowledge is evolving
    • Contemplating doing an MBA or EMBA and want to find a quick and cost-effective way to get a “trial”

    What educational and work background do I need?

    We recommend this program to anyone with a minimum of two years of working experience. Given the advanced content, it is recommended to have completed university or college education, however, it is not a prerequisite. The right combination of experience, education and motivation will prepare you sufficiently.

    Learning Features

    Here’s what makes this program ideal for any busy professional on the go who is looking to update their competencies:

    1.  Relevant, state-of-the-art MBA subjects: Develop integrated management competencies through classes in marketing, finance, strategic management, supply chain, human resources, and other key MBA subject areas.

    2.  Convenient class sessions and online prep: Attend one 3-day module in each of the three months of the program. Between modules, engage with online modules, videos and readings at your own pace.

    3.  World-class faculty: Interact and learn from top-rated instructors from Schulich’s MBA and EMBA programs, consistently ranked among the world’s best.

    4.  Instant application to our Team Strategy Case Project: Apply and synthesize your newly acquired skills to a challenging team project that is modeled after the renowned Schulich Strategy Field Study and get feedback from professional experts.

    5.  Networking opportunities with highly experienced leaders from different industries: Connect with and learn from your peers from across a wide range of sectors, industries and professions.

Course Content Details

Additional Delivery Options

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Wissam AlHussaini

Wissam AlHussaini, PhD

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Tatiana Astray

Tatiana Astray, PhD

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Malcolm Cowan

Malcolm Cowan,

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David Elsner

David Elsner, MBA

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Stephen Friedman

Stephen Friedman, MA Psych

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Gail Levitt

Gail Levitt, PhD, MA

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Beppino Pasquali

Beppino Pasquali, CPA, CA

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Brett Richards

Brett Richards, PhD

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Ajay K. Sirsi

Ajay K. Sirsi, PhD

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Klaudia Watts

Klaudia Watts, MBA

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Continuing Education Credits

13 PMI-PDU Technical
25 PMI-PDU Leadership
25 PMI-PDU Strategic

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63 HRPA-CPD Hours

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