Schulich Mini-MBA evolves through continuous innovation

Posted on August 06, 2019
Schulich Mini-MBA evolves through continuous innovation

Schulich ExecEd’s most popular program – the Schulich Mini-MBA: Essentials of Management – was created as an innovative alternative to more formal business management degree programs and was specifically designed for people looking for certification that fits their career schedule and budget. And that tradition of innovation remains a key feature of the program, which is reviewed and improved after every session.

The Mini-MBA has joined the growing list of e+ programs at Schulich ExecEd with the addition of five eLearning modules in Strategic Management, Managerial Finance, Business Ethics and Social Responsibility, Marketing and Brand Strategy, and Human Resource Management.

These online components allow participants to engage with the program material at their own pace and prepare for the nine in-class sessions that take place in three-day modules spread over two months, Thursday to Saturday. These additional program segments represent more than just online learning – they bring added value to the executive education experience and enhance the time you will spend with facilitators and peers in class.

Continuous innovation by Program Director Ingo Holzinger and his team of facilitators from the Schulich School of Business’s award-winning MBA and EMBA programs means the Mini-MBA continues to improve. It’s no wonder then that participants respond with consistently high praise for the material and the way it is taught. Here are a few samples of participants’ thoughts on their experience after the most recent program module:

“One of the best sessions. Wish I had him [Beppino Pasquali] in undergrad as a Prof. Would have changed my perception of Accounting and Finance.”

“All concepts are explained in manner that was easy to understand and apply at work.”

“I love that I am learning new concepts, models, formulas and vocabulary that will help me be more reflective, valuable and engaged at work.”

“Overall, a wonderfully presented and impactful program. Networking and conversations were key.”

Participants also enjoyed the program’s “broad range of facilitators and topics”.

“The financial program was way less intimidating than I expected. Also really engaging and I learned a lot about a tough topic.”

Asked what they thought of the program overall, every participant in the Schulich Mini-MBA said they would recommend the program highly.


The Schulich Mini-MBA: Essentials of Management (starting Sept. 12, 2019) is composed of a cross-section of MBA subjects to help you build a complete skill set in a range of disciplines that today’s successful leaders need. For more information visit the program webpage.