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 busy leader 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 and executives: Connect with and learn from your peers from across a wide range of sectors, industries and professions.

    • “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 Mini-MBA program will provide you with relevant competencies and access to what has made the Schulich MBA the #1 program in Canada and our EMBA one of the best in the world.

    In addition to studying a range of relevant MBA course subjects taught by the top faculty of Schulich’s MBA and EMBA programs, you will be trained to think critically and strategically, ask tough questions, and make informed decisions. Plus experience a great program feature: our “Integrated Team Strategy Case Project”, a condensed version of the Schulich MBA capstone project, the Strategy Field Study.

    Register today in order to:

    1. Learn from the best. Program faculty combined have over 30 teaching excellence award nominations.
    2. Expand your business knowledge in highly relevant MBA subject areas.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.
    6. Extend your network. The peer-to-peer learning environment ensures that you meet and work with other executives from diverse professions and industries.

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    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