Mini-MBA Program

A program designed to strengthen overall business acumen of the established professional

Next Session: September 8, 2014


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. This program qualifies for 30 hours of continuing education credits.


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.


Formulating Strategy
September 8, 2014

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.

Applying Strategy
September 15, 2014

This course bridges the gap from strategy formulation to strategy execution through analysis of implemented strategies in real-world business settings.

September 22, 2014

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.

Leadership Success! Mindsets, Skills & Behaviors of Exceptional Leaders
September 29, 2014

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.

Building Successful Teams 
October 6, 2014

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.

Marketing Strategy
October 20, 2014

Participants will learn to align marketing execution with business strategy through a comprehensive understanding of marketing research, tactics, segmentation and positioning.

Principles of Finance
October 27, 2014

Participants will become well-versed in the key areas of financial decision-making, which is fundamental knowledge to any position within a company.

Project Management
November 3, 2014

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 10, 2014

Participants will explore managerial-level budgeting practices, commonly used accounting reports and other activity-based costing used to make effective financial decisions.

Balanced Scorecard
November 17, 2014

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.


Date/Time: September 8, 2014 - November 17, 2014
                  Mondays, 6-9pm (catered dinner at 5:30pm)

Investment: $2,995   (includes all course materials and a catered dinner)

Location: Canisius College Center for Professional Development
                300 Corporate Pkwy, Suite 130
                Amherst, NY 14226