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Bentley Mini-MBA™ Essentials of Management

Bentley Mini MBA
Oct 10—Nov 8, 2019
6 daysModules info
Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
USD 4950
USD 825 per day

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Gain the business skills you need to advance your career

Business challenges present continual change and your ability to remain current may provide the differentiating factor for advancement within your organization.

The ‘Mini-MBA’ is a non-credit program providing a foundation in key business disciplines in a condensed format. It is designed for those who need a broader understanding of a full range of business topics or who can benefit from a refresher at mid-career.

Benefits for Participants

This program, led by graduate faculty members, has been specifically designed to develop a business foundation while building critical thinking skills through case studies, business simulation, lectures, discussion and active exercises.

You will acquire:

  • Enhanced leadership skills
  • Financial fluency
  • Process management foundations
  • Marketing and social media understanding
  • Strategic Framework fundamentals
  • Join a group of executive peers while developing the business acumen to advance your career.

Participants receive a Professional Certificate upon completion of this program.


The US/Global Economy Overview

  • Factors that have historically influenced economic shifts
  • Overview of the stock market

Strategy Formulation & Implementation

  • Key frameworks for assessment of business environment
  • Competitive Assessment
  • Firm resources & capabilities
  • Setting Missions, objectives and tiered strategies
  • Stakeholders, Critical Support & skill sets for successful implementation

Finance for Non-Financial Managers

  • Financial Statements
  • Financial Analysis Methods
  • Capital Structure
  • Financial planning & Forecasting


  • Value proposition & Brand positioning
  • Research & capturing insights
  • Marketing Mix
  • Content Creation
  • Inbound methodologies
  • The role of Social Media


Understanding the changing nature of leadership; * Using the Zenger Folkman leadership framework as a means to assess your leadership strengths and weaknesses * Analyzing your leadership career stage * Assisting you in preparing a plan for the future

Negotiations / Critical Communications

  • Strategies / Tactics of effective negotiation
  • Positions & Interests
  • Effective Communication

Design Thinking & Innovation

  • Solving problems, creating value

Who should attend

he Essentials of Management Mini-MBATM Program has been designed for those wanting provide a well-rounded perspective encompassing key business elements. Through interactive engagement with a cohort of peers, participants will gain confidence in strategic business skills.

The program will especially benefit:

  • Experienced managers who need a refresher or a solid foundation in the latest management and leadership disciplines
  • Attorneys, medical professionals and IT managers who need exposure to business topics
  • Technical specialists moving into management positions requiring more management ‘know-how’
  • Anyone facing increased management responsibility which calls for enhanced business knowledge
  • Individuals considering pursuing an MBA who desire an overview before commitment to a course of studyho desire an overview before commitment to a course of study


Alan Hoffman (Doctor of Business Admin., Indiana University, 1982) is Professor of Management. Dr. Hoffman is also co-author of Strategic Management and Business Policy, Globalization, Innovation and Sustainability, 15th edition (Prentice-Hall/Pearson). He formerly served as visiting Professor of...
Elaine Walker has over 20 years of corporate and consulting experience in senior HR positions for high-performing multinational organizations. As tboth a lecturer and the chair of the Human Resources concentration at Bentley University, Elaine focuses on preparing HR specialists for the challenge...
Professor Ian Cross is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing at Bentley University and the Director of the Center of Marketing Technology , a state of the art marketing and research center focusing on leading edge marketing tools, techniques and intellectual capital. Ian has been a professor in the Mark...
William Starner spent over 25 years in executive management roles including general management, marketing, customer service and human resources. He has extensive international business experience and possesses in-depth knowledge of a variety of industries. Mr. Starner is an Adjunct Professor of ...
Professor Wiggins is the Dean of Business, a Professor of Finance and the Director of the Bentley Microcredit Initiative. His teaching and research focuses on corporate governance, ownership and control. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in microfinance, corporate and financial strate...


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Oct 10—Nov 8, 2019
6 daysModules info
Waltham, Massachusetts, United States
USD 4950
USD 825 per day

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