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Graduate-level coursework in a mini package.

Executive Education's flagship program for 17 years, the Mini MBA is an intensive 14-week program providing a practical foundation in current business practices. The Mini MBA consistently attracts professionals from a variety of industries which adds a key component to the learning experience. Past participants have high praise for their classmates who are similarly highly motivated individuals from a variety of organizations in industries including energy, banking, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, construction, education, and the arts.

Through case studies, readings, and problem-solving exercises, the same faculty who teach in Richmond's MBA program lead interactive sessions during which students acquire knowledge and skills that can be immediately applicable to their jobs. Professionals who want to broaden their business acumen and enhance their career potential appreciate the relevance of these classes to better inform day-to-day management and decision-making. 

What Past Participants Have Been Saying

"I love the concept of getting your feet wet with business courses without investing an overwhelming amount of time. As someone who has always been interested in business but never taken a business course, this was the perfect solution for me. The course topics are varied and thorough, the content is engaging, and the faculty are experts in their field. I would highly recommend the Mini MBA."

"The program is an effective way to expose the basics of an MBA and provide students with tools that can assist them in their current experiences, as well as planning for future opportunities."

"The Mini MBA was 'just the right size' to refresh and strengthen my business skills. The comprehensive approach shifted my perspective and will have a lasting impact on my approach to problem solving."

Who Should Attend?

  • Experienced professionals wanting to update or broaden their business knowledge and skills.
  • Individuals looking to master the language of business and gain greater perspective on how organizations succeed.
  • Non-business majors wanting to understand business fundamentals in order to work more effectively with senior management or transition into management roles.
  • Individuals considering a graduate degree and interested in obtaining an overview of MBA fundamentals.

What Will You Gain?

  • Comprehensive understanding of the key business concepts
  • A framework for making better strategic business decisions
  • Increased ability to think critically and act strategically
  • Increased confidence in your ability to speak up in meetings
  • Access to a wider network of professionals

The Mini MBA is a non-credit program and does not provide any transferable credits. Students are not required to have an undergraduate degree. To get the most value from the program, students should have at least five years of work experience.

Immediate ROI

Doug Bosse, professor of management, explains how he teaches skills that his Mini MBA students can specifically apply to their jobs the next day.

The Student Experience

April Auger Perrin, founder at ALL AWEAR, explains her takeaways from her Mini MBA experience. 


The Employer Experience

Carolyn Bishop, chief operating officer of Virginia529 and former director at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, explains how her employees benefited from The Mini MBA. 

The Career Benefits

Richard Coughlan, associate professor of management, explains the ways The Mini MBA can help you take the next step in your career.

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September 14, 2020 through December 14, 2020
Mondays: 6:00 - 10:00 pm
Tuition: $3850
CEUs: 4.8. Registration deadline: August 31, 2020. After this date, please call (804) 289-8019 to register.

Individual courses include marketing, accounting, finance, organizational behavior, operations, strategy, leadership, economics, data analytics, and negotiations.

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