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: October 3, 2024 to
December 7, 2024

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


Convince Your Supervisor

Here’s a justification letter for you to edit and send to your supervisor to provide reasoning for attending this program. Our expert advisory team can assist with customizing the letter to suit your needs!

Get Training in Marketable Skills

Strategic Thinking
Leadership Skills
Decision Making
Organizing Teams & Resources
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 Business-oriented Challenges

Apply learning through an in-depth strategic project. Address diverse challenges across various public and private sectors to elevate your job performance.

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

  • Elevate your leadership prowess by identifying and challenging assumed norms and fostering innovative thinking. Enhance your leadership capacity and apply acquired skills to real-world strategic challenges in the ‘Action Learning Project (ALP).’ Then explore the crucial role of branding and product positioning and delve into strategic planning processes.


    In this module, the following sessions will be covered:

    • Critical Thinking for Leaders
    • Confidence Code Assessment
    • Action Learning Project
    • Part 1: Strategic Management
    • Marketing Strategy
  • Master strategic management processes for informed business analysis and decision-making. Gain a deeper understanding of the factors that contribute to high-performing teams and learn strategies that will help unlock your team’s potential. Then, gain a comprehensive understanding of modern investment and finance while also honing your ability to communicate complex data effectively. Top it all off by diving into the ethical challenges of modern business and examining the social and ethical dimensions faced by contemporary organizations.


    In this module, the following sessions will be covered:

    • Part 2: Strategic Management
    • Creating High-Performance Teams
    • Managerial Finance
    • Storytelling with Data Visualization
    • Sustainability and the Role of Business in Society
  • Explore the managerial realm of human resources, gaining fresh perspectives on career management. Explore the dynamics of change and manage resistance to strategic shifts. Hone your negotiation skills and culminate your learning journey with group presentations. Conclude the program with the Graduation Ceremony, wrapping up the experience and celebrating your graduation.


    In this module, the following sessions will be covered:

    • Essentials of Human Resource Management
    • Leading Change
    • Business Negotiation
    • ALP Presentations
    • Graduation Ceremony
  • Fall 2024 Dates Time
    Module 1 10/3/2024 - 10/5/2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Module 2 11/7/2024 - 11/9/2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Module 3 12/5/2024 - 12/7/2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Wissam AlHussaini,

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Beppino Pasquali,

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David Elsner,

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Gail Levitt,

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Haniyeh Yousofpour,
PhD, MBA, PMP, PE Certified

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Klaudia Watts,

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Malcolm Cowan,

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Sanjay J. Dhebar,

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Stephen Friedman,
MA Psych

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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.

For custom programs, organizations may leverage the Schulich Mini-MBA Certificate to boost employee retention while equipping the team to deliver tangible ROI.

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 CPD 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

PMI Credits


Successful completion of this program will earn PMI® Members, in good standing, Education PDU's in alignment with the PMI Talent Triangle. If this applies to you, you will receive a PDU Claim Code at the conclusion of your program. For more information on how to earn your PDU's, we recommend logging into your Continuing Certification Renewal System (CCRS) to report PDU's and view your certification records. Following this, if you require additional assistance, please contact PMI Support directly.

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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