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Mini-MBA – Certificate in Applied Management

Course Description

Mini-MBA – Certificate in Applied Management
Accredited MBA Level

The Mini-MBA Certificate Program in Applied Management is a practical program covering tools and theories you can use in your working life.

Featuring an MBA-accredited, award-winning strategy program and exercise, the Certificate in Applied Management is an intensive, three-month executive Mini-MBA certificate for managers. The curriculum covers the latest thinking on leadership and management along with the classics that form the foundations of current practice.

This real-world Mini-MBA program includes interactive case studies, practice activities, and expert feedback to help you acquire the skills necessary to become a high performer. The focus is on developing your leadership capacities as well as your strategic-thinking and communication skills — all in a global perspective. Learnings from the program can be applied immediately to your own situations.

After completing the Mini-MBA certificate program, you can continue on to the CBA program—the first part of the accredited Executive MBA. Credits can be applied toward the CBA for the “E-Learning Module (Developing as a Leader)” and the “Competition & Strategy – Management Simulation Exercise.” You will also receive a deduction of DKK 10,000 (excl. VAT) from your tuition fee.

Study Time & Enrollment
The program duration is three months part-time and offers open enrollment for managers with 5+ years of management experience. After completion, you will become a member of the distinguished AVT Alumni Network.

International Faculty
Our experienced faculty includes professors from well-known universities such as the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. The E-Learning Module (Developing as a Leader) is presented by Harvard Business Publishing.

Kick-off & Introduction
Together with the Dean of AVT, management expert and former top executive Jørgen Lindegaard will provide a program overview and discuss the concept of practical leadership. William Shea, Director of Client Relations at Harvard Business School, will introduce you to the E-Learning Module (Developing as a Leader).

Project Assignment
At the end of the Certificate in Applied Management program, all participants will work on an individual project assignment (PowerPoint format), with a focus on their own company. This assignment must be presented live to a selected member of our academic board, including Jørgen Lindegaard, and to the other participants of the program. It may be delivered either in Danish or English.

Mini-MBA Program Schedule

Kick-off & Introduction to Leadership (1 day)
E-Learning: Developing as a Leader (Harvard Business Publishing)
An interactive, eight-module online program that enables participants to “learn by doing” as they build and apply core leadership skills in practice. The program concludes with an individual action plan designed to pay dividends for both the individual and the organization.

Leadership Performance & Business Communication (3 days)
Designed to accelerate your leadership and make you a master presenter, this module focuses on leadership skills and performance as well as presentation styles, organization, and extemporaneous delivery. The course is presented by Professor Barbara Mink of the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, who is consistently rated highest in student teaching evaluations for seminar-style classes.

Competition & Strategy – Management Simulation Exercise (3 days)
Designed around a business simulation and a compelling series of lectures and discussion sessions. Participants will develop a broad business perspective and management skills as well as interpersonal traits and leadership qualities that can turn potential business opportunities into measurable business results. This module will be conducted together with the CBA class to increase the networking value of the program. Professors Steven Peterson and Paul Tiffany from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley will present the course. They are a top-performing team and the recipients of several awards.

Presentation of the Project Assignment (1 day)

Entry Requirements


Course Fees

The total price for the Mini-MBA program is DKK 39,800 (excl. VAT), which also includes all teaching materials.

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