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Who should attend
- Directors and Managers who seek to refine their business acumen
- Career switchers who need to enhance their skills
- Technically-trained leaders who seek to enhance their business knowledge
- Potential MBA students
About the course
Five days of in-depth work to polish your approach to critical business operations, enhance your understanding of data-driven decision-making, and refine your communication and leadership strategies.
Delve into MBA Essentials to learn to build and lead teams, get a better grasp on financial accounting, and develop business strategies. For five consecutive days, you’ll be engaged in discussions that tackle the practical issues and challenges associated with each functional business area and apply them to issues of strategy and competitiveness. There are no graded assignments or exams, but readings, case studies, and simulations, to make this an immersive, learning experience. Upon completion of this non-credit course, you’ll receive an MBA Essentials Certificate and be well on your way to enhancing your business acumen in order to drive business results.
- Become more effective in day-to-day operations
- Make better informed decisions
- Broaden your understanding of business beyond your specific area of expertise
- Learn language and best-practices for business areas including marketing, operations, supply chain, finance, and leadership
- Communicate more effectively with colleagues and senior management
Education M.A. and PhD University of Minnesota Expertise Collaboration in teams, strategic partnerships and across borders Svjetlana Madzar is a Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship Department at CSOM. Her interests focus on collaboration within and across firms, and glo...
Education BS 1980 Finance University of Minnesota MBA 1987 Finance University of Minnesota Expertise Teaching faculty member not active in research Rick Nelson is a Senior Lecturer in Finance and Director of Undergraduate Finance Programs, Department of Finance, Carlson School of Management, ...
Education Ph. D. 2006 Marketing University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) MBA 1998 Marketing Duke University BBA 1994 Accounting University of Kentucky BS 1994 Computer Science University of Kentucky Expertise Strategies to promote healthy eating Maximizing liking (without changing the product...
Education PhD 1994 International business University of Michigan BComm 1988 University of Alberta Expertise Corporate Headquarters Strategies The management and economics of international expansion Mergers and acquisitions Investment location choice Myles Shaver is Professor of Strategic Ma...
Dr. Ravi Bapna is the Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Business Analytics and Information Systems, Associate Dean for Executive Education and the Academic Director of the Carlson Analytics Lab at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Bapna''s expertise lies in helping companies le...
Education Masters Industrial Relations University of MN Carlson School of Management B.S. Business Administration University of Minnesota Expertise A dedicated energetic educator and HR professional with over 25 years experience in HR and 15 years in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate ...
Education PhD 1998 Operations Management The Ohio State University BS 1988 Genetics and Cell Biology University of Minnesota MBA 1992 Operations Management University of Minnesota Expertise Quality management in health care Service process management Operations strategy Susan Meyer Goldst...
Kendell has 14 years of experience as an accounting and consulting professional, having previously served in various roles within the management consulting industry and most recently in her role as a CPA at KPMG. In 2017, after having served as an adjunct faculty for the last few years, Kendell s...
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