Mini MBA for Executives – Management Focus


The Mini MBA is a comprehensive training program that provides participants with the core knowledge and skills, essential concepts and tools as provided in the full-fledged MBA program, yet quicker and more cost-effective. You will acquire the business skills essential for success in today’s highly competitive business environment.

This Mini MBA program is divided into 8 Modules that focus on the necessary management skills needed for effective managers, department heads, and entrepreneurs.

Each module consists of 12 training hours; and can be delivered in  2 weekend days, 6 hours per day, or 3 week-day evenings, 4 hours per day.

Total program duration is 8 weeks.


The Mini MBA program helps you become more effective by providing a solid foundation in current business theory and practice. After completing this program, participants will have a solid framework for making better business decisions about issues affecting their companies – and their careers.

Who Should Attend?

  • Professionals, supervisors and managers seeking to advance their professional career and differentiate themselves in the market.
  • Professionals looking to acquire the business skills essential for success in today’s highly competitive environment.
  • Those who want to enroll in an MBA program but cannot afford due to cost or schedule constraints.
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners who want to learn how to run their business effectively.

Programme Content:

Module 1: The Management Process and Functions

  • Introduction to Management
  • Managers and Management
  • The Four Functions of Management;
    • The Planning Function
    • The Organizing Function
    • The Leading Function
    • The Controlling Function

Module 2: Fundamental Elements of Planning and Decision Making

  • Decision Making and Planning Process
  • Organizational Goals
  • Organizational Planning
  • Tactical Planning
  • Operational Planning
  • Managing Goal Setting and Planning Process

Module 3: Managing Strategy and Strategic Planning

  • The Vocabulary of Strategy
  • The Nature of Strategic Management
  • Using SWOT Analysis to Formulate Strategy
  • Formulating and Implementing Business-Level Strategies

Module 4: Managing Problem Solving and Decision Making

  • The Problem Solving Model
  • The Problem Solving Tool Kit
  • The Nature of Decision Making
  • Rational Perspectives on Decision Making
  • Six Ways to Approach a Decision
  • Thinking Outside The Box

Module 5: Effective Leadership and Management Styles

  • Roles of Leadership and Management
  • Traits of Excellent Leaders
  • Leadership Styles
  • Contingency Leadership
  • Cutting-Edge Approaches to Leadership
  • Contemporary Issues in Leadership

Module 6: Marketing and Customer Care Management

  • Defining Customer Value and Satisfaction.
  • The Nature of High Performance Business
  • Delivering Customer Value and Satisfaction
  • Attracting and Retaining Customers
  • Influencing Buyer Behaviour
  • The Buying Decision Process
  • Voice of the Customer (VOC) Defined
  • Developing a Customer-Focused Business Strategy
  • Listening to the Customer and Translating it into Action
  • Developing Measures and Indicators

Module 7: Human Resources Management

  • What are HRM and HRD?
  • The HRM Wheel
  • The Strategic Importance of HRM
  • The Management Strategic Process
  • The HRM Process
  • The 7 R’s of HRM
  • The Hard HRM and Soft HRM Approaches

Module 8: Entrepreneurship

  • The Nature of Entrepreneurship
  • Developing a Business Plan
  • Getting Financing for the Business
  • Hiring and Training Employees
  • Running the Business
  • Growing the Business