Courses

See our full selection of short programs below. To learn more, download a catalog or reach out to Carol Roecklein at croeckle@umn.edu or at (612) 625-5412.

These 2-5-day short courses are designed to enhance business acumen and leadership abilities for current and future executives. Participants benefit from the diverse perspectives of their peers and instructors as they explore best practices from across industries.

Digital Marketing

Digital Marketing—Strategy, Analytics, and AI

NOV 18-NOV 20, 2019 | MON - WED

Increase the ROI of your digital marketing spend by learning the latest in digital search, display, social, and mobile strategies, tactics, and analytics. 

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Mergers and Acquisitions

DEC 03-DEC 05, 2019 | TUE-THU

Increase your success with planning and executing an M & A deal.  Learn analytical tools and frameworks to help better determine when and how an M&A transaction will maximize shareholder value. 

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Disruptive Innovation

FEB 11-FEB 12, 2020 | TUE - WED

How to leapfrog the competition.

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Emerging Leaders Bootcamp

MAR 3-MAR 5, 2020 | TUE - THU

Prepare tomorrow's leaders today with this targeted and highly impactful program to enhance emerging leaders’ collaboration, communication, and leadership skills. 

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Creating and Executing Strategy

MAR 31-APR 02, 2020 | TUE - THU

Learn how to develop a sound strategy and foster its implementation throughout your organization.

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Power and Influence

APR 07-APR 08, 2020 | TUE - WED

Learn to use practical tools to become more powerful and influential with coworkers, managers, and partners. 

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Leading Transformational Change

APR 14-APR 16, 2020 | TUE - THU

Leading a major change can be the defining point of a career. But according to McKinsey, only 30% of change initiatives succeed, equating to high risk for the individuals and organizations involved. 

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Effective Negotiations: Maximizing Results and Resolving Conflict

APR 20-APR 22, 2020 | MON - WED

Learn the art and science of building winning negotiation strategies. Discover expert tricks of the trade and convert that expertise into a competitive advantage.

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People Analytics

APR 22| TUES - WED

Use your people data to inform and solve business problems.

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Design Thinking

| WED–THUR

Adopt micro-behaviors that help you and your team access your best ideas, collaborate, and break out of old patterns of thinking. Learn the strategies and process for design thinking from thought leaders, including a session with improv theatre and innovation consultancy, Brave New Workshop.

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MBA Essentials

MAY 04-MAY 08, 2020 | MON - FRI

You know your field inside and out. However, to effectively partner throughout your organization, you  need to understand the key fundamentals across core business disciplines. Learn how to collaborate more effectively with coworkers and develop better relationships with client, customers, and suppliers. 

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Pricing for Profitable Decision-Making

MAY 05-MAY 07, 2020 | TUE - THU

Delve into the psychology of pricing strategies, while considering the perspective of your customer, competition, and company.

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Finance for Non-Financial Managers

| TUE - THU

Learn critical financial fundamentals to confidently communicate with finance partners and understand how to analyze and evaluate financial decisions. 

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Women In Leadership: Inspire, Influence, Impact

MAY 27-MAY 29, 2020 | WED - FRI

Enabling women to thrive and grow to their full potential.

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Diversity & Inclusion 

JUNE 11-JUNE 12, 2020| THU–FRI

Develop self-awareness as a leader and learn how to incorporate diversity into organization strategy. Hear from other leaders successfully instituting cultures of inclusion and develop an action plan for your teams. 

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Executive Presence

Those wanting to be perceived as successors for key positions within the leadership ranks must exhibit executive presence—a blend of competencies, temperament, and skills that project a truly authentic executive. 

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Creating High-Performance Teams

| 3 Days

Drive performance, maintain a highly-effective work culture, and build leadership capabilities to meet future business needs. You’ll gain a systemic view of your organization and the tools and leadership practices to implement best practices for creating a productive climate. 

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Business Analytics for Leaders

| 3 Days

Learn how machine learning and artificial intelligence can propel insight discovery, informed decision-making, and rapid action. 

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Finance for Non-Financial Managers

Learn critical financial fundamentals to confidently communicate with finance partners and understand how to analyze and evaluate financial decisions. 

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Storytelling for Leaders

FALL 2020

Increase your ability to impact and influence through storytelling.

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