Mini MBA in Business

Mini MBA in Business

This mini MBA course will enable you to develop an integrated understanding of the business world without pursuing a traditional MBA.

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  • Explore business theory, foundational concepts, tools, models and frameworks
  • Create a personal elevator pitch
  • Create a strategic marketing plan using the 7Ps of marketing model
  • Evaluate corporate legislation

8 Weeks


16 Lessons

Plus toolkits

2 Modules





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module 1

Diploma in Mini MBA



  1. Strategy I: Business Strategy Basics

    At the end of this lesson, you will review the full course overview & understand the components that make up this course. Identify the types of businesses, entities, the three business contexts and the purpose of business. Recognise the purpose and components of a business strategy and strategic plan. Understand the business context using Porter's 5 Forces model which is a situational analysis to determine the business context. Complete a personal elevator pitch.

  2. Marketing I: The Exciting World of Marketing

    By the end of this lesson, students will

    • Explain using examples your understanding of important concepts in marketing

    • Understand strategic marketing & value creation

    Practical outcome

    • Create a strategic marketing plan using the 7P’s of marketing: decision-making model
  3. Economics I: Perspectives in economics

    By the end of this lesson, students should be able to:

    • Understand the definition & branches of economics; and
    • Explain rational choice & key concepts in economics

    Practical outcome

    • Construct the Production possibility curve based on your understanding of key concepts
  4. Accounting I: Accounting fundamentalsAt the end of the this lesson Students will

    - Correctly identify the various types of accounting concepts and financial transactions of a business

    - Categorise transactions using the accounting equation

    - Understand the common language of accounting and global practices

  5. Supply chain management I: The Marvellous World of Supply Chain & Operations Management

    By the end of this lesson, students will 

    • Describe key concepts in supply chain management, and
    • Explain the strategic role of SCM using the 3 stages of operational planning

    Practical outcome

    • Application of the SCOR model
  6. Strategic human resource management I: Human Capital intrinsics

    By the end of this lesson, students will 

    • Understand key concepts in the field of human resources
    • Identify the three roles of the human resources department
    • Explain the strategic role of human resources, their deliverables and their metrics

    Practical outcome

    • HR measurement metrics for certain deliverables in the employee life cycle
  7. Information systems I: Information System FundamentalsAt the end of this lesson, students will
    - Identify the types of information systems, 
    - Recognise the five primary components of information systems, and
    - Explain why information systems are a business imperative.

  8. Leadership, Ethics, Governance & Law I

    By the end of this lesson, students will

    • Understand important concepts in Leadership

    • Identify and apply different leadership styles for different contexts

      Identify the qualities or traits of effective leaders 

    Practical outcome

    • Identify their own leadership style and create a plan to become a more effective leader

module 2

Intermediate in Mini MBA



  1. Strategy II: Business Analysis Basics

    In this lesson, you will 

    - Recap business strategy intrinsics

    - Refresh your knowledge of the strategic planning approach/cycle

    - Deepen your knowledge of strategic planning in the area of environmental scanning 

    - Undertake a strategic planning exercise by constructing a business SWOT analysis

  2. Marketing II: The Compelling World of Marketing

    By the end of this lesson, students should be able to:

    - Recap their understanding of strategic marketing

    - Identify the key elements of the marketing plan

    - Revise certain elements of the marketing mix

    Practical outcome

    - Deepen their knowledge in strategy development 'product' & 'place' in the marketing mix, by learning how to apply the Ansoff matrix.

  3. Economics II: Microeconomics

    Students will be able to -

    1. Identify the focus of the sub-field of Microeconomics
    2. Understand the concepts marginal utility, elasticity and equilibrium and explain their effect on supply and demand
    3. Examine demand and know how to read, analyse and interpret demand using a graph
    4. Examine supply and know how to read, analyse and interpret supply using a graph
  4. Accounting II: Interpreting the Income Statement

    This lesson includes:

    - An introduction to financial statements & key concepts

    - Learn to locate and identify an income statement 

    - Learn how to examine and interpret an income statement.

  5. Supply chain management II

    In this lesson, students will:

    1. Recap supply chain basics
    2. Learn to identify the six supply chain orientation models
    3. Understand the three important flows in supply chain management
    4. Observe best practices from globally recognised leaders in supply chain management.

  6. Strategic Human Resource Management II - Organisational Culture

    In this lesson, students will:

    1. Recap the employee life cycle and the jobs of HR
    2. Deepen their understanding of organisational culture
    3. Learn the principles and dimensions of culture to enhance employee centricity & performance using the Hofstede and Trompenaar models of culture
  7. Big Data

    At the end of this lesson, students will 

    1. Understand the importance of technology and its data component

    2. Understand the classification & processing of data

    3. Examine the applications, advantages & challenges of big data

  8. Leadership, Ethics, Governance & Law II

    At the end of this lesson, students should:

    1. Understand the importance, basic principles and key concepts in corporate governance

    2. Identify the pillars of corporate governance

    3. Examine business case studies in the domain of corporate governance to understand governance failures

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