A program designed to strengthen overall business acumen of the established professional
The Mini-MBA is a comprehensive management development program that provides training in the most current and relevant areas in today's business environment. This program cultivates a fundamental understanding of the primary functions of management and builds a foundation for participants to understand how an organization operates as a whole. Taught by highly experienced professionals, this program provides small-group, in-class training that is interactive to further develop participants insight into the frameworks that drive organizational success.
Over a 10-week period, classes are conveniently held on Monday evenings from 6 - 9pm where a catered dinner is provided at 5:30pm.
September 9, 2013
The course will explore the process of choosing the most appropriate course of action for the realization of organizational goals and objectives, discussing and demonstrating how this results in achieving organizational vision.
September 16, 2013
This course bridges the gap from strategy formulation to strategy execution through analysis of implemented strategies in real-world business settings.
Building Successful Teams
September 23, 2013
Participants will learn fundamental aspects of group formation and successful, productive collaboration, including strategies for effective group communication, decision-making, problem-solving, action planning, process improvement, and more.
Leadership: Persuasion & Conflict Management
September 30, 2013
Effective leadership is paramount to any position within an organization. Participants will explore ways to effectively manage relationships across an organization, including dimensions of leading change, conduct that shapes corporate culture and strategies that lead to successful conflict management.
October 7, 2013
This course covers the strategies and tactics used to influence others in professional negotiation situations. Role playing exercises and simulations will be used to develop the knowledge and experience for handling difficult situations.
Principles of Finance
October 14, 2013
Participants will become well-versed in the key areas of financial decision-making, which is fundamental knowledge to any position within a company.
October 21, 2013
Participants will learn to align marketing execution with business strategy through a comprehensive understanding of marketing research, tactics, segmentation and positioning.
October 28, 2013
This course provides participants with an overview of the essential elements of project management and the project management life cycle. Participants gain an understanding of the techniques and practice of project management; and gain practical experience with approaches to achieving successful project performance.
Managerial Accounting: Planning and Control
November 4, 2013
Participants will explore managerial-level budgeting practices, commonly used accounting reports and other activity-based costing used to make effective financial decisions.
November 11, 2013
Balanced scorecard is a metrics-driven approach to implementing strategy and managing performance. The balanced scorecard method considers not only financial metrics, but also business process, learning and growth, and customer metrics. Balanced scorecard is based on the principle that you cannot improve on what you cannot measure. As such, performance metrics must be SMART--specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. Implementing the balanced scorecard system company-wide can be the key to successful realization of the strategic plan and vision.
Location: Canisius Center for Professional Development
300 Corporate Pkwy, Suite 130N
Amherst, NY 14226
*Includes all course materials and dinner.