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Today, more and more professionals are looking for a suitable job for themselves. Hence, it's even more important for candidates to enhance their CVs through gaining more credentials and education. In recent years, many business schools, universities and training providers around the World started to offer Mini MBAs, which typically target professionals who are already working in their sector and wants to further their career in their business administration sector. These mini MBA programmes are gaining more and more interest from the employers and successful candidates who complete a mini MBA have better prospects to advance in their management career.

What is a Mini MBA?

Mini MBA programme is a somewhat loose concept. Academics, graduates and top knows MBA is a Master of Business Administration degree, and Mini MBA sounds like a simplified version of traditional MBAs. This is not particularly correct. Mini MBAs are not degrees but professional credentials, offering executive education. They are designed to equip professionals with practical information and core competencies that they can apply quickly on the job.

What institutions deliver Mini MBA programmes?

While some Mini MBAs may be launched and delivered reputable universities and cover all administration practices, others are accredited training providers with a focus in one of the key aspects of business administration and may not be transferrable to all business sector. The Mini MBA curriculum is also of great importance, enrolling to the right courses will increase the probability of employment. Lastly, the length and the delivery method have to be chosen carefully, as course requirements and attendance have to be met strictly.

What does a typical Mini MBA programme cover?

Mini MBAs are executive education programmes covering related business administration practices. Mini MBA programmes have great flexibility. While some universities provide full time courses and require physical attendance of participants, smaller institutions offer only online courses. While some Mini MBAs has one full year curriculum, some others compress the subjects into one week and offer the program as a seminar.

Why attend a Mini MBA programme?

Executive education is getting more and more importance every passing day. Some professionals who trained from the cradle may lack core business competencies and the basic theoretical rules of business administration. Some other university graduates may have the proper education, however one cannot deny the value of in depth sector knowledge and specialised know-how. This is where the executive education matters: equipping professionals with proper and directly related training and underlining basics of business administration.

How to choose a Mini MBA?

From the vast variety of Mini MBAs, it may be hard to choose the one perfectly suitable for participant's needs. As these programmes are getting more and more popular, an number of universities and professional bodies started to offer business administration courses. In general sense, the participants need to evaluate three factors: the reputation of the course provider, related courses in the curriculum and the length of the programme

What are the key benefits of a Mini MBA?

Mini MBAs offer great opportunities for job candidates to increase their knowledge and confidence, and of course their CVs. Many students feel that they lack something in transition from the university to work force. These programs work very good in terms of building on basic and theoretical test book information and bridging real sector applications with academic knowledge.

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