Teaching Class

MBA Essentials

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.

Program Details

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November 2021 course section will be held in-person.

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Live Online
$5,000

This course section will be held live online.

About This Program

This course provides an introduction to the critical business disciplines housed within an MBA.  Participants will learn key concepts and terminology from Strategy, HR, Leadership, Analytics, Supply Chain, Finance, Accounting, and International Management.  The course is structured to broaden your perspective on your organization and to elevate your ability to influence and make more informed business decisions.     

You will learn to build and lead teams, get a better grasp on finance and accounting, as well as develop business strategies. 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. Upon completion of this non-credit course, you’ll receive an MBA Essentials Certificate.


The Live Online Experience

Through the Carlson Executive Education live online experience, you’ll immerse yourself in cutting-edge business coursework and connect with peers and Carlson faculty from the convenience of wherever you are. Live online courses are designed to be interactive and are in real-time. Your cohort will work through group discussions, including direct faculty interaction. You’ll finish the course with valuable insights to apply at work, as well as a new network of peers. Learn more about live online courses and find answers to frequently asked questions.


This program is valid for 36 PDCs for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

Tuition Reimbursement
Attendees who apply for and are accepted into a Carlson MBA program within one year of completing the MBA Essentials course will be eligible to apply up to 50% of the MBA Essentials course fee toward their MBA tuition.

Audience

  • Directors and managers who seek to refine their business acumen
  • Professionals in transition who wish to enhance their skills
  • Technically-trained leaders who seek to enhance their business knowledge
  • Potential MBA students

Key Benefits

  • 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

After taking this course, I feel confident in my ability to translate my learnings immediately in my career and armed with additional resources to continue my learnings independently. This course is perfect for those who are interested in pursuing an MBA in the future, as well as, for those interested in a week of exploring the general scope of business with other brilliant business minds in the Twin Cities and beyond.

– SENIOR MANAGER, KERRY

Hear from Past Participants

In this five day course 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.

Additional Course Details

Day 1
Morning
Business Strategy
Afternoon
Building and Leading Teams
Day 2
Morning
Talent Management
Afternoon
Data Mining for Business Decisions
Day 3
Morning
Supply Chain and Operations
Afternoon
International Business
Day 4
Morning
Accounting
Afternoon
Marketing Management
Day 5
Morning
Measuring Value Added: Why Financial Markets Matter
Afternoon
Strategy Execution & Conclusion

Additional Details

Ravi Bapna
Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Business Analytics and Information Systems; Associate Dean for Executive Education, Academic Director, Carlson Analytics Lab
Kendell Poch
Senior Lecturer, Accounting
Joseph Redden
Associate Professor, Board of Overseers Professorship in Marketing
Raj Singh
Associate Dean (With Faculty Rank)
Myles Shaver
Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship & Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Corporate Strategy

Register Today!

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November 2021 course section will be held in-person.

Register by Credit Card Register by Invoice
Live Online
$5,000
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-

November 2021 course section will be held in-person.

Register by Credit Card Register by Invoice