MBA Essentials Certificate


September 8, 2014


5:00pm to 9:00pm


2-206 Carlson School of Management




The MBA Essentials program provides an overview of key subject areas found in the Carlson School’s nationally ranked MBA program. It is taught by many of the same outstanding Carlson School of Management faculty members who teach in the MBA program. You will experience classroom sessions with award-winning teachers—many of whom are also accomplished scholars and understand how to transform the latest academic insights into practical application.

How it Works

MBA Essentials is an evening program that meets twice a week for five weeks in the spring or during the day for one week straight in the fall. The program sets the stage by building an understanding of the nature of business strategy and the foundations of competitive advantage. Next, participants are introduced to the core perspectives of the basic business functions and how they each contribute to the organization. Throughout the program, participants are engaged in discussions to understand the practical issues and challenges associated with each functional area. The program concludes by coming full-circle and relating the concepts covered in the program back to the issues of firm strategy and competitiveness.

There are no graded assignments or exams in the program, but participants are expected to complete and discuss readings, case studies, exercises, and related homework. Upon completion of this non credit program, you’ll receive an MBA Essentials Certificate.



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To request disability accommodations, please contact Taryn Streed,, 612-624-8240.