Belmont University’s Center for Professional Development will launch a new “Mini MBA” program this fall for mid-career professionals seeking to broaden their business skills and expand their knowledge in functional business areas.
“The focus of the Belmont Mini MBA is providing a ‘toolkit’ for managers and delivering the most vital management topics in a concise timeframe,” said Dr. Pat Raines, Dean of the Belmont University College of Business Administration and the Massey Graduate School of Business.
The Belmont Mini-MBA program is intended to provide participants with skills and information they need to keep themselves and their organizations competitive. One night per week, students will be immersed for three hours in a “module” focusing on a single critical business discipline that will provide participants an overview and broad survey of subject areas normally found in a business school degree program.
“This is for business and technical professionals aspiring to improve their business skills and business acumen, mid-career professionals who want to update their knowledge and gain fresh insights to management,” Raines said.
The Belmont Mini-MBA is a non-credit program and leads to a certificate upon completion, not an MBA or other graduate or undergraduate degree. Individual weekly modules will be taught by a combination of Belmont business faculty members and what Raines promises will be “marquee” speakers.
The Belmont Mini MBA, with a tuition cost of $2,499 per person, is scheduled for Thursday evenings, September 2 through December 9, from 6 to 9 p.m., in the Massey Business Center at the Jack C. Massey College of Business on the Belmont University campus. For additional information, call 615-460-5560 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We benchmarked several successful programs,” Raines says, ticking off a list that included Rollins College, the University of Richmond, the University of Missouri, Boston University, Notre Dame University, Rutgers, the University of Minnesota and more. “Then we developed something we think combines all the best elements of these programs and more.”
“The Belmont Mini-MBA program is designed to develop and enhance understanding of the functional areas of business, and enable participants to make more informed decisions, via a practical orientation and a guaranteed ‘take away’ from each module,” says Raines.
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