Mini MBA

5-Day Intensive Programme | Designed for Emerging Leaders & Managers

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Mini MBA

Level: Level 9 (Postgraduate Certificate)

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The Mini-MBA is an industry led Level 9 programme, developed and delivered in Dublin by Ulster University in association with Irish Times Training. This qualification can  be a pathway to the full Masters, or a standalone, specific course that will allow individuals to hone their management and leadership skills and knowledge as well as gain a university accredited qualification.

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About the course

The Mini-MBA was developed in response to employer feedback and requests for a short course to introduce practising managers to aspects of business, management and leadership which will help them to gain a better appreciation of their role within the organisation and become more effective managers and leaders. The programme consists of four core modules built on essential business and management skills; Leadership & Managing People, Accounting & Finance, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Strategy & Change.

By boosting your personal effectiveness, problem solving and decision making skills, you will learn how to effectively lead and develop your team using your own knowledge, capabilities and experience. 

The 2021 schedule will be delivered as a blended programme, with the first module, Leadership & Managing People, taking place in the classroom over 2 full days. The remaining 3 modules will be delivered online over 6 half-days, via live video platform.

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Find and Close Your Skills Gap

In four modules delivered over five full days, industry experts and academic thought-leaders guide you through your Mini MBA. Each module is designed to maximise your learning and give you a crucial grounding in the latest theory, as well as practical tools and techniques that you can implement immediately within your role

This course is also available on a tailored in-company basis.

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Course content

Course content

  • Leadership and Managing People
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Strategy and Change

Who should attend

The Mini-MBA is aimed at individuals with technical qualifications who wish to develop their business and management skills.

Ideally, applicants will be aspiring senior managers / leaders with 5+ years’ professional experience, and a minimum of 3 years management experience.

Certification & Accreditation

Assessment for the Mini-MBA will be via a portfolio of work where you will be required to relate the theory taught during the programme to your own organisation. You will also be required to complete a 3,000 word assignment on an issue of strategic importance to your organisation.

After the successful completion of this portfolio, you will be awarded an Ulster University Mini MBA accreditation which can be used as a pathway to achieving a full MBA in the future.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to prepare anything in advance?

No pre-preparation is required for this course, but applicants will normally hold a degree or equivalent professional qualification.


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