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MBA Essentials

Discover MBA Essentials, a week-long, comprehensive program, which delves into vital concepts and skills essential for navigating today’s complex business environment. 

Program Details

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36.75 Contact Hours | 3.67 Continuing Education Units (CEU) 

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In Person: Minneapolis, MN
$5,700

About the Program

Discover MBA Essentials, a week-long, comprehensive program, which delves into vital concepts and skills essential for navigating today’s complex business environment. The course is structured to provide a holistic overview of key functional disciplines, critical to broadening your organizational perspective. Engaging faculty create a dynamic learning environment, enriched by interactive discussions, case studies, and hands-on exercises. 
 

Experience & Results

Learn from and network with peers from diverse functions and industries. Explore the key terms, fundamentals, and challenges throughout an enterprise, which will enable you to better communicate and collaborate with your cross-functional partners. You will return to work with practical and actionable tools and frameworks that you can apply to enhance your impact and decision-making ability.

MBA Essentials Topics:

  • Strategy: Explore Porter’s Five Forces model that identifies and analyzes the competitive forces determining an industry's weaknesses and strengths
  • Building and Leading Teams: Discover resources, methodologies, and frameworks that address the multifaceted aspects of team dynamics and leadership
  • IT Disruptions and Business Implications: Delve into disruptive innovation, where new technologies and business models emerge to challenge and ultimately replace existing market leaders
  • International Business: Probe key perceptual and cultural challenges of working internationally and discuss specific issues pertaining to global team management
  • Supply Chain and Operations: Explore good process design, which includes attention to how strategy is embedded in key processes for internal or external customers
  • Talent Management: Discuss best practices for acquiring, developing, coaching, and retaining employees
  • Financial Accounting: Explore how financial accounting serves as the foundation for making sound financial and strategic decisions
  • Marketing: Discover the key perspectives and approaches that successful marketers adopt
  • Finance Essentials: Discover the fundamental concepts of financial analysis, and how they can be used to better understand investment decisions
  • Strategy Execution: Explore the critical elements of successful strategy execution, including resource allocation, organizational alignment, effective communication, and adaptability in the face of unforeseen circumstances

Learn how you can customize this program for your organization.


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.

Program Contact
Contact Carol Roecklein

Who Should Take This Course & Why

  • Leaders and professionals who seek to broaden their business acumen and leadership skills
  • Leaders who have been (or aspire to be) promoted into roles requiring a more holistic understanding of their organizations

Enhance your Ability to:

  • Collaborate effectively with cross-functional partners
  • Strengthen cross-enterprise linkages and initiatives
  • Make strategic, well-rounded decisions
  • Identify enterprise-level impacts from functional actions
  • Assess the strength of your organization’s strategy
  • Successfully build and lead productive teams
  • Mitigate cross-cultural, global team issues
  • Identify disruptive innovations in your industry
  • Build customer-centric processes
  • Read and interpret financial statements 
  • Develop strategic, comprehensive plans and initiatives
Executive Education Participants

FACULTY PERSPECTIVE

In this video, Senior Lecturer Svjetlana Madzar shares how the MBA Essentials program broadens participants' understanding of business beyond their specific areas of expertise.

I was pushed to higher levels of understanding core business concepts until I reached those "a-ha!" moments that I can instantly implement in my own firm to achieve better success.
– Chase Swope, Operations Lead, TEN Logistics, Inc.

Participant Perspective

Participants share their experience in MBA Essentials and how the course provided them with practical business tools and frameworks to utilize in their organizations. 

Schedule

DAY 1 MORNING

Session Overview

  • Strategy 
DAY 1 AFTERNOON

Session Overview

  • Building and Leading Teams
DAY 2 MORNING

Session Overview

  • IT Disruptions and Business Implications
DAY 2 AFTERNOON

Session Overview

  • International Business
DAY 3 MORNING

Session Overview

  • Supply Chain and Operations
DAY 3 AFTERNOON

Session Overview

  • Talent Management
DAY 4 MORNING

Session Overview

  • Financial Accounting
DAY 4 AFTERNOON

Session Overview

  • Marketing
DAY 5 MORNING

Session Overview

  • Finance Essentials
DAY 5 AFTERNOON

Session Overview

  • Strategy Execution
DAY 1 MORNING

Session Overview

  • Strategy 
DAY 1 AFTERNOON

Session Overview

  • Building and Leading Teams
DAY 2 MORNING

Session Overview

  • IT Disruptions and Business Implications
DAY 2 AFTERNOON

Session Overview

  • International Business
DAY 3 MORNING

Session Overview

  • Supply Chain and Operations
DAY 3 AFTERNOON

Session Overview

  • Talent Management
DAY 4 MORNING

Session Overview

  • Financial Accounting
DAY 4 AFTERNOON

Session Overview

  • Marketing
DAY 5 MORNING

Session Overview

  • Finance Essentials
DAY 5 AFTERNOON

Session Overview

  • Strategy Execution

Faculty

Myles Shaver
Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Corporate Strategy

Myles Shaver is Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management where he holds the Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Corporate Strategy.

Jason Chan
Associate Professor, Mary & Jim Lawrence Fellow in Information & Decision Sciences
Meet Dr. Jason Chan, Associate Professor at Carlson School of Management, UMN. Published in top academic journals & media.
Susan Meyer-Goldstein
Associate Professor
Larry Bourgerie
Senior Lecturer
Kendell Poch
Senior Lecturer

Kendell Poch previously served in various roles within the consulting industry and most recently in public accounting at KPMG. She received both her MBA and MBT from the Carlson School of Management.

Joe Redden
Professor, Curtis L. Carlson Chair in Marketing Analytics
Raj Singh
Associate Dean (With Faculty Rank)
Explore Raj Singh's research in corporate finance, auction theory & more. Award-winning scholar and acclaimed educator.

Register Today!

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36.75 Contact Hours | 3.67 Continuing Education Units (CEU) 

Register by Credit Card Register by Invoice
$5,700
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36.75 Contact Hours | 3.67 Continuing Education Units (CEU) 

Register by Credit Card Register by Invoice