Schulich Mini-MBA for Indigenous Leaders

Supercharge your career with the best need-to-know topics from the award-winning MBA by Canada’s #1 business school.

For the first time ever, Schulich ExecEd has partnered with the Canadian Council for Indigenous Business (CCIB) to offer the Schulich Mini-MBA for Indigenous Leaders. Founders, owners, and other Indigenous professionals within CCIB’s vibrant membership network looking to expand their leadership will gain highly applicable and relevant business skills taught in Canada’s leading MBA program.

In partnership with the Canadian Council for Indigenous Business
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A Business Program Like No Other

Designed to fit the busy schedules of working professionals, the Schulich Mini-MBA for Indigenous Leaders is a virtual program with 12 instructor-led, interactive sessions. This is where you’ll foster new business relationships and develop applicable business solutions to take back to your job.

Built on the experiences of the business community and the Indigenous community, this Mini-MBA uniquely combines the latest research taught in classrooms with real-world business skills and insights from Indigenous business leaders. This first-of-its-kind partnership brings together Schulich ExecEd’s renowned professional development expertise with CCIB’s commitment to fostering Indigenous business excellence. 

In addition to covering the Mini-MBA’s key content areas, participants will get the chance to meet their colleagues and instructors at the in-person program kickoff and graduation events. What’s more, the centerpiece Capstone project gives you the chance to apply your learnings to a real-world challenge. The Capstone is supplemented by focused group coaching sessions with a seasoned Schulich Business Coach to enhance your learning experience.

At the end of the program, graduates will receive the official Schulich Mini-MBA Certificate, and receive sustained wraparound support through CCIB’s coaching programs.

Program Overview

  • The Schulich Mini-MBA for Indigenous Leaders aims to empower Indigenous leaders with a tailored curriculum that integrates business acumen, driving excellence in business performance, with considerations unique to Indigenous business leadership. The program covers eleven (11) key content areas, selected based on the core skill needs of CCIB and Indigenous professionals, all of which relate to the strategic objectives of CCIB to grow a diverse and prosperous Indigenous community:

    1. Strategy I
    2. Economics
    3. Critical Thinking
    4. Strategy II
    5. Marketing
    6. Business Communications
    7. Business Development
    8. Networking & Relationship Building
    9. Data & Analytics
    10. Managerial Finance
    11. Risk Management & Governance
  • The Capstone Project is the centerpiece of the Schulich Mini MBA for Indigenous Leaders program. This project tackles a community-driven issue of the participants’ choice. Running concurrently with the Mini-MBA classes, the Capstone provides a platform for action learning and collaboration as participants apply program learnings toward ideating solutions to a real-world challenge. The program will culminate with participants presenting their Capstone solutions to a guest panel of senior leaders.

What You Get

After completing the Schulich Mini-MBA for Indigenous Leaders, you'll receive an authentic digital badge from the #1 business school in Canada that employers will recognize.

Schulich Mini-MBA Certificate

Awarded when a series of more extensive programs are completed and a greater skill set achieved.

Get Training in Marketable Skills

Strategic Thinking
Leadership Skills
Decision Making
Organizing Teams & Resources
Risk Management
Communication Skills
Negotiation Skills

Who Will Benefit

Aspiring Managers

Develop your business acumen and set a versatile foundation for your leadership journey.

Mid-Career Professionals

Perfect for managers or non-business professionals looking to perform their current role better and expand their business acumen.


An excellent program for startup leaders who need to learn the business and people-oriented skills that are crucial to growing their company.

6 Reasons to Enrol

Amazing Education for Busy Professionals

This program packs rich learnings into a flexible, manageable timeframe. Attend three, 3-day modules over two months. Between modules, engage at your own pace with online material, videos and readings.

Stand Out from the Crowd

Get a unique business education directly related to your professional career. This program covers core MBA topics, from finance and marketing to strategy and business analysis.

Learn from the Pros

Train with top-rated Schulich MBA and EMBA instructors that are consistently ranked among the world’s best.

Tackle Exciting Challenges

Apply your newly acquired skills to an engaging Capstone project, modelled after the renowned Schulich Strategy Field Study. Get feedback from business experts.

Build A Meaningful Network

Connect with and learn from peers and leaders across a wide range of sectors, industries and professions.

Earn Higher Pay

Schulich ExecEd students gain the confidence, skills and perspective to attain better roles, launch new ventures and lead their teams to new heights.

What Difference Will You Make?

This is a perfect program for those who want to break into the business aspects of their organization, and beyond of what's expected of them.

- Michal Majernik Marketing Manager, Tire and Rubber Association of Canada

Schulich Mini-MBA for Indigenous Leaders

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Fees: Sponsorship Funding
Length: 12 sessions over 10 months
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