Schulich Mini-MBA:
Essentials of Management

The only thing mini about this program is the name.

Supercharge your career with the best need-to-know topics from our award-winning MBA. This fast-paced program from Canada’s #1 business school gives busy professionals the most current and robust business skills that are directly applicable to workplace situations.

Schulich Mini-MBA: Essentials of Management

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Fees: $10,150
Length: 9 days of study over 2 months
Next Session: September 21, 2023 to
December 2, 2023

Schulich Mini-MBA:
Essentials of Management

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Experience a Business
Program Unlike Any Other

Over the past decade, the MBA has become a competitive industry standard. Our Mini-MBA gives you the rare opportunity to catch up.

Think critically, ask tough questions, and make informed decisions in our Mini-MBA program for working professionals. In this course, you’ll study essential business subjects taught by the top faculty of Schulich’s MBA and EMBA programs.

Build a carefully selected skill across the business spectrum. Fill in knowledge gaps with a deeper understanding of how your organization operates.

Managers and mid-career leaders across a variety of industries, including business development, project management and general management will gain sought-after MBA skills in a flexible time frame and be ready for their career level-up.

DISCLAIMER: Schulich ExecEd requires a deposit from all students as part of the enrollment process. Domestic students are required to submit a $1,000 deposit, while international students are required to submit a 50% non-refundable deposit. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our advisors for assistance.

Get Training in Marketable Skills

Strategic Thinking
Leadership Skills
Decision Making
Problem Solving
Risk Management
Communication Skills
Negotiation Skills

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 team 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.

Who Will Benefit

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.

What Difference Will You Make?

After 14 previous programs with Schulich ExecEd, the 15th was by far the best yet. Thank you for opening up the ‘Mini-MBA’.

- A.D. Jess Director of Technical Services and Logistics, Conmed Linvatec Canada

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

Great experience and a great atmosphere conducive for a higher level of learning and professional networking. Terrific group of teammates and instructors who added real life examples throughout the presentations, aiding in the absorption of the material. The Mini-MBA program and material provided throughout the program is indispensable to both my personal growth and career development moving forward.

- Allen Charles Manager, Northland Power Inc.

Thank you to Schulich ExecEd and my fellow Mini-MBA classmates for the amazing learning journey these past few months. If COVID has taught us anything it's that you can't sit back and be complacent. The timing to flex the business brain muscles couldn't have been better.

- Marc Grenier VP of Operations, BioScript Solutions​

Program Overview

  • Develop your leadership skills and capacity with Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and a personal Thinking-Intentions-Profile (TIP) assessment. Learn persuasive presentation and negotiation skills and put them to practice in a real-world strategic challenge. Explore essential marketing concepts and determine your marketing mix. Topics in this module:

    • Critical Thinking for Leaders
    • Thinking-Intentions-Profile TIP Assessment
    • Action Learning Project
    • Business Negotiation
    • Marketing Strategy
  • Understand modern applications of investment and finance, including capital budgeting and risk management. Uncover the nature of change and how to manage resistance to strategic change. Explore analytical frameworks in the strategic planning process and communicate ideas with data storytelling. Learn current tools and strategies for dealing with social and ethical problems. Topics in this module:

    • Managerial Finance
    • Leading Change
    • Strategic Management I
    • Storytelling with Data Visualization
    • Sustainability and the Role of Business in Society
  • Learn best practices in human resources and how to build high-performing teams. Define the purposes and objectives of your business strategies by understanding the implications of your decisions. Finalize your learnings in the Group Final Presentations. Topics in this module:

    • Essentials of Human Resource Management
    • Creating High-Performance Teams
    • Strategic Management II
    • ALP Presentations
    • Graduation Ceremony
  • Fall 2023 Dates Time
    Module 2 10/26/2023 - 10/28/2023 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Module 3 11/30/2023 - 12/2/2023 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Winter 2024 Dates Time
    Module 1 2/1/2024 - 2/3/2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Module 2 2/29/2024 - 3/2/2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Module 3 4/4/2024 - 4/6/2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


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What You Get

After completing the Schulich Mini-MBA: Essentials of Management program, you'll receive an authentic digital badge from the #1 business school in Canada that employers will recognize.
As more and more companies look for candidates with specific skills, this badge on your CV will be a credible assurance of your achievements and expertise, allowing the right roles to find you faster.

Schulich Mini-MBA Certificate

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

Pre-Approved HRPA Hours

63 HRPA-CPD Hours

This program has been approved for CDP hours under Section A of the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Log of the Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA). Be sure to note the program ID number on your CPD log. For more information about certification or continuing professional development, visit the HRPA website at

Custom Programs for Organizations

Use this program as we designed it, or alter it to fit your company’s needs. Either way, we can help you improve your organization's talent pipeline. Get in touch with our custom programs team today.

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