Available dates

May 4—8, 2020
5 days
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
USD 5000
USD 1000 per day


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About the course

You know your field inside and out, but you’ve got to diversify to thrive. Learn how to collaborate more effectively with coworkers and develop better relationships with clients, customers, and suppliers. Delve into MBA Essentials to learn to build and lead teams, get a better grasp on financial accounting, and develop business strategies.

Course overview

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 firm 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.

*Day 1 *

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Business Strategy
  • Marketing Management

Day 2

  • Operations Management
  • Your Leadership Work

Day 3

  • Building and Leading Teams
  • Financial Accounting

Day 4

  • Measuring Value Added:
  • Why Financial Markets Matter
  • Talent Management

Day 5

  • International Business
  • Strategy Execution

Learning outcomes:

  • Become more effective in day-to-day operations
  • Make better informed decisions
  • Acquire an overview of basic business concepts, language, and practice, including marketing, operations, supply chain, finance, and leadership
  • Communicate more effectively with colleagues and senior management

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

Trust the experts

Svjetlana Madzar

Svjetlana Madzar Senior Lecturer Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship 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 Depart...


Rick Nelson

Rick Nelson Senior Lecturer Finance 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 ...


Myles Shaver

Myles Shaver Professor, Pond Family Chair in the Teaching and Advancement of Free Enterprise Principles Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship Education PhD 1994 International business University of Michigan BComm 1988 University of Alberta Expertise Corporate Headquarters Strategie...


Larry Bourgerie

Larry D. Bourgerie Senior Lecturer Work & Organizations 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...


Frank Gigler

Frank Gigler Professor, Curtis L Carlson Chair in Accounting Carlson, Accounting Education Expertise Frank Gigler came to the Carlson School from the University of Chicago where he taught for several years after receiving his doctorate. His research is primarily in the area of financial disc...


Susan Goldstein

Susan Goldstein Associate Professor Supply Chain and Operations 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 car...


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