Available dates

Mar 20—May 15, 2020
5 daysModules info
Irvine, California, United States
USD 7500
USD 1500 per day


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About the course

Essential Business Knowledge for Emerging Leaders

The CMTP is designed to help participants expand their awareness, appreciation, and knowledge for how organizations operate. Bolster skills with essential knowledge and tools in business, leadership, operations, finance, negotiations, and more. Make a greater impact and solve organizational challenges with an enhanced understanding of business.

This prestigious certificate program, offered by UC Irvine's top-ranked Paul Merage School of Business, is specifically designed to provide critical business education for emerging leaders in all technical fields.

Program Objectives

  • Learn how to view business as an integrated system
  • Expand perspectives and think strategically
  • Prepare to take on more dynamic roles in your organization
  • Broaden business skills to complement a technical background
  • Develop a big picture mindset to understand how your actions impact the whole
  • Learn best practices from distinguished faculty, industry professionals, and peers

Program Structure

  • 5 full days delivered over 10 weeks (every other Friday)
  • 2 modules per program day, delivered on campus
  • 72 hours of learning, 40 hours of classroom instruction
  • World-class Merage School faculty pair with executive practitioners from global enterprises
  • Interactive program sessions
  • Program specific website resource – web-based platform to enhance learning before, during, and after the program
  • Program cost may be used as financial credit towards a graduate degree program

Program Content

  • Leadership & Influence
  • Business Strategy
  • Global & Cross-Cultural Negotiations
  • Critical Thinking & Decision-Making
  • Finance for Non-Financial Managers
  • Intrapreneurship
  • Innovation & Product Development
  • Operations/Supply Chain Management
  • Marketing
  • Professional Presence

"Dedicated Program Website" - Interactive Resource

Students engage materials and each other through a web-based Educational Container that enhances the learning experience before, during, and after each module. Pre-readings, extended reference libraries, videos, and additional materials are available around the clock to students. Interactions with peers, faculty, executive practitioners, and program staff are enhanced by chat, blog and posting capabilities. During the program, students maximize the value of their learning through interactive dialogue and group activities. After the program has ended, students have ongoing access to the full multimedia reference library, enhancing their ability to apply their learning in the service of enterprise initiatives as well as their own career development.

Pre-Work (2-4 hours)

  • Introductory video
  • Learning objectives
  • Pre-module assignments
  • Online quiz

Interactive Classroom Learning (4 hours)

  • Academic faculty and executive practitioners co-design an co-teach module
  • Recorded sessions for review
  • Resources to enable transfer of learning to the workplace


  • Reference Library
  • Topical and timely articles
  • Optional online chats and discussions
  • Lifetime access to most current program videos and materials

Who should attend

  • Designed for technical professionals with a degree in Engineering or Applied Sciences some successful participants have had only workplace equivalent 3 to 6 years minimum work experience, more experience required for super-specialists
  • High potential individuals across functions
  • Past participant titles include individual contributor, team lead, manager, director

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