Mini MBA (London)
A gateway to the full MBA - Delivered by Salford Business School, University of Salford, Business School of the Year 2014
The programme is designed for senior managers, middle managers aspiring for senior roles and directors from all functions across industry.
The Mini MBA is ideal for executives seeking to improve their knowledge across a wide spread of advanced skill sets. It offers delegates a challenging and rewarding experience that will equip them with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in business in 2016 and beyond.
A Mini MBA can help you take your career to the next level, giving you the skills to excel in any business.
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About the Salford Business School Certificate in Executive Business Administration
Our Mini MBA programme has been developed by Salford Business School (SBS) to meet the demands of today’s current and aspiring global business leaders. It will give professionals a strong understanding of the core business principles and the skills required to be successful in business and beyond.
The Mini MBA is a blend of academic principles and practical insights to provide a rounded and deep insight into the business environment. It has been designed specifically to engender the key skills that employers look for in their senior management.
How will I benefit?
Executives and Managers of all levels often use the Mini MBA as a springboard since it focuses on the key four pillars of today's business; strategy, marketing, finance and human resources. It has been designed to foster a broad range of business skills that are in high demand across all areas of industry. Delegates will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and tools to operate effectively in today’s rapidly changing global business environment.
This course will leave delegates with the confidence to implement key business skills, helping them to excel in their professional life and adding significant value to their current employers/businesses.
Why choose the Mini MBA?
The SBS Mini MBA is highly participative, focusing on real business and industry issues. The programme is designed to give you a critical understanding of the key competency areas required for success within business – enabling you to make more informed and commercially viable strategic decisions. Through business simulation techniques you’ll maximise competency development and ensure any ideas on strategic implementation can be tested and appraised.
Course themes and topics
The course has two main themes – ‘Managing the competitive environment’ and ‘Managing organisational resource’:
Managing the Competitive Environment: This module aims to develop knowledge of the major areas of business external to organisations and to develop an understanding of how such aspects can influence senior management strategic decision making. As such, the relationships and interdependencies of strategic management, marketing and economics, and how these are key to managing a successful organisation are considered and analysed.
Managing the Organisational Resource: This module aims to develop knowledge of the major areas of business which underpin the internal configuration and management of organisations. As such, the relationships and interdependencies between the key areas of Human Resource Management, Organisation Theory, Finance and Operations Management are analysed in order to develop a holistic understanding of general management within the contemporary organisation.
Mini MBA FAQ
Do I have the right profile?
Participants typically have at least four or more years of work experience and tend to be mid to upper level managers (with or without direct reports), coming from every discipline, size and type of organization, including private companies, not-for-profits and government services. Note that participants will be joined in groups with peers with different expertise to maximize learning exchanges.
Do I need qualifications to enrol?
The Mini MBA is open to all levels of experience and will include participants with a diverse range of professional backgrounds including engineering, project management, human resources, operations, sales and many more. A Bachelor or MBA degree is not a prerequisite for enrolment, and some find our Mini MBA programmes excellent refresher courses for a degree past 7 years.
What is the homework load?
As the Mini MBA is run over an intensive 5 days, whilst home work may be required during the period it is taking place, there will be no subsequent requirements that will eat into your valuable time.
How challenging is the Mini MBA?
The emphasis is on helping you reach your peak of excellence and accelerating your career goals, which is why even MBA graduates take the programme to refresh their knowledge base and specialized managers take it to broaden their expertise. Executives use the programmes to develop strategic management skills and network with exceptional peers from a variety of industries.
How soon should I enrol?
Programmes often fill up one or more months in advance so we strongly advise you to register early. Payment must also be completed before you attend, with joining instructions sent about 2 weeks in advance of the start date. Only then is your position secured on the programme.
Is there an exam at the end or is it graded?
There are no exams and the programme is completed with the presentation of a certificate of attendance. Note that our programmes are management development courses and not an accredited course. It is an important distinction since we do not issue credits for attendance. This course will however count towards CPD points.
See what our Delegates thought
- An excellent and motivational course which would benefit any aspiring manager / executive – Next Level Financial management / Tyne Port Coatings
- This course is a must for anyone (in business) who needs to understand how and why their organisation works and can develop / grow - Groupe Atlantic
- This has been the best course I have attended by far in my chairman career – SPIE Ltd
- Excellent course giving a very good overview of executive business management. Took a lot away from the course that I can use – Haskel Europe Ltd
The Mini MBA programme is a comprehensive programme of academic and practical professional development, at the end of which you’ll be armed with the knowledge and skills to succeed
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Dr Sunil Sahadev - Professor of Marketing, Salford Business SchoolDr. Sunil Sahadev completed his PhD in Marketing from the Indian institute of Technology, Chennai. He worked at the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode and School of Management, University of Sheffield before joining Salford Business School as a Professor in Marketing. He has more than twelve years of experience teaching and conducting research in Marketing.
Dr Aleksej Heinze - Senior Lecturer & Co-Director of the Centre for Digital Business and Social Media Champion, Salford Business SchoolAleksej is a Senior Lecturer with a wealth of lecturing experience in a variety of subjects mostly concerned with the use of Information Technologies to benefit business. In addition to his teaching, he has been active in a number of management and leadership roles including Co-Director of the Centre for Digital Business and Social Media Champion at Salford Business School.
He has a breadth of experience of working on projects with small local organisations for example, in the use of Search Engine Optimisation and Social Media Marketing, as well as on national and international projects – for example - Passport to Trade 2.0 – a project developing business culture guides, including Social Media Etiquette, across 31 European countries - http://businessculture.org
Being a pragmatist, he believes in innovation and “practicing what he preaches” through a number of consultancies such as Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTPs) and supervision of real live student projects.
Alison Kennedy, BA(Hons), ACMA, Dip IoD - IoD Programme Director, Salford Professional Development Ltd: Alison is a qualified accountant with public and private sector experience followed by a move into education and currently Institute of Directors (IoD) Director in Salford Professional Development. She has extensive experience of all aspects of teaching finance and accounting at under graduate and post graduate level, including research. Her specialties include making finance intelligible for non-financial managers/directors.
In training Alison currently delivers the Finance for None Financial Directors course on the Institute of Directors Programme. She operates in a highly pragmatic and practical way, focusing on de-mystifying accounting concepts to help business managers run their businesses more effectively.
Dr David Beech -Organisational Psychologist, Lecturer in People Management, Salford Business School: David Beech is a specialist in evidence-based leadership and organisation development and a lecturer on organisational behaviour and people management at Salford Business School. He has 20 years business experience designing and facilitating customised action centred learning environments in which participants are supported in applying their own knowledge and expertise to their professional issues, using tools and techniques derived from cutting edge research that is both rigorous and relevant for practical purposes.
David’s extensive international experience includes managerial roles in Unilever, Siemens, and Duracell, and leadership and organization development for a range of Global 500 companies across Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the USA. He has also completed social enterprise and community leadership projects for the NHS, National College for School Leadership, and the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA).
Dr Beech is an Organisational Psychologist with a DPhil in Social Psychology (Leadership Behaviour and Effectiveness) from the University of Sussex. He is an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Psychology at Sussex, Visiting Professor, La Rochelle Business School and a Member of the Institute of Directors.
Eileen Roddy - Associate Dean International
An enthusiastic, commercially orientated professional, dedicated to the concept of life-long learning and continuing academic and professional development in the global market place.
A strong and successful proponent of partnership through mutually beneficial engagement and resource leverage, by combining the strategic vision and operational resources of educational, professional and commercial organisations in the provision of high quality yet flexible blended learning.
A proactive individual with a strong and committed work ethic, accustomed to managing through strategically driven KPIs and ensuring resource maximisation and usage through partnerships and joint alliances.
A keen motivator, who leads by example, preferring a transparent and consistent, ethically robust management style; always seeking to encourage development amongst followers and colleagues, towards the optimisation of their own and their teams’ capabilities.
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A strong proponent of the benefits of creating globally responsible multi-functional teams, in the belief that diversity and equality can create a sustainable competitive edge and aid motivation.
A professional trainer and qualified lecturer in Accounting and Strategic Management, involved in creating dynamic products and services for CIMA Students and Members to support their study of the qualification and mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements.
Kevin Kane - Programme Leader - MSc Project Management
I joined the University of Salford in 2003 after working for 14 years in the University of Central Lancashire. Overall I have spent 25 years teaching project and risk management in higher education.
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The Mini MBA is designed to equip you with many of the key insights, comprehensive management practices, benchmarks and business strategy tools taught in leading MBA courses. Although “mini” learning experiences do not replace the depth of degree courses, they can offer a concise and dynamic approach which rapidly prepares you to handle new scenarios as a manager while strengthening professional performance, confidence and decision-making abilities.
Benefits of attending the Mini MBA Programme
- Capture many key learning points of an MBA course with a fraction of the time and cost
- Broaden your horizon and gain a well-rounded business acumen
- Gain exposure to best practices and benchmarks beyond your industry
- Discard outdated approaches and learn up-to-the-minute strategies
- Sharpen your ability to make decisions in a complex business environment
- Go from ideas to action with practical exercises and group project
- Take away effective tools and processes for immediate impact on the job
- Gain access to advice from an outstanding faculty team even after the seminar
- Connect with an exceptional peer group from diverse industries
- Boost the equity of your CV and LinkedIn (or other social media) profile
- Achieve a better understanding of your people, your products, and your business – giving you an unparalleled view of where your organisation stands, its strengths and future growth opportunities
- Have a solid platform on which to make strategic, technical, financial and management decisions that are reliable, well-grounded and commercially viable
- Gain a clear picture of the business world and its future direction, with forecasts, timelines and analysis from the experts
- Learn best practice leadership techniques and how they can be applied within industry
- Become fully equipped to take on new challenges and progress within your organisation
- Gain lifetime membership to our Mini MBA Alumni Network. You will join an exclusive club, in which you can readily share ideas and expertise with like-minded colleagues