The Mini MBA Certificate Program

Enjoy a highly interactive experience via Zoom every Monday evening this fall as Robins School faculty lead discussions on leading topics in business.

Each student will have an opportunity to schedule monthly meetings with professional coaches who will be available to assist with questions related to careers, managing others, running a business or department, and more.

In addition, participants in the Mini MBA Certificate Program will be invited to join educational and networking opportunities that had previously been offered only to MBA students and alumni. 

The program partners with notable organizations for students to apply what they learn as they explore a live case study.

This is a great opportunity to get to know the faculty, staff, students, and alumni of the Robins School and to build your professional network in a community of ambitious professionals.

Tentative Fall 2021 Schedule of Classes

What Past Participants Have Been Saying

Who Should Attend?

  • Experienced professionals wanting to update or broaden their business knowledge and skills.
  • Individuals looking to master the language of business and gain greater perspective on how organizations succeed.
  • Non-business majors wanting to understand business fundamentals in order to work more effectively with senior management or transition into management roles.
  • Individuals considering a graduate degree and interested in obtaining an overview of MBA fundamentals.

What Will You Gain?

  • Comprehensive understanding of the key business concepts
  • A framework for making better strategic business decisions
  • Increased ability to think critically and act strategically
  • Increased confidence in your ability to speak up in meetings
  • Access to a wider network of professionals

The Mini MBA is a non-credit certificate program and does not provide any transferable credits. Students are not required to have an undergraduate degree. To get the most value from the program, students should have at least five years of work experience.

Immediate ROI

Doug Bosse, professor of management, explains how he teaches skills that his Mini MBA students can specifically apply to their jobs the next day.

The Student Experience

April Auger Perrin, founder at ALL AWEAR, explains her takeaways from her Mini MBA experience.

The Employer Experience

Carolyn Bishop, chief operating officer of Virginia529 and former director at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, explains how her employees benefited from The Mini MBA.

The Career Benefits

Richard Coughlan, associate professor of management, explains the ways The Mini MBA can help you take the next step in your career.

Class Dates and Costs

Program Dates: September 13 - December 13, 2021

The program will meet online Mondays from 6 - 9 p.m. Eastern Time. 

Program fee: $3,850

Students will receive 4.8 CEUs upon completion of the program.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received after August 30, 2021, are not eligible for a refund.


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