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Bentley Mini-MBA

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Be a Force on Monday

Be prepared to be engaged and challenged. Bentley's Mini-MBA certificate program has been designed for those wanting to grow and sharpen their knowledge and skills around key business elements. Through interactive engagement and experiential learning with a cohort of peers, participants will gain confidence in strategic business skills.

Gain practical and strategic experience to bring back to your office on Monday morning - and show you're ready for the next challenge.

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Immediate Impact

  • Business acumen to be a catalyst for business-driven impact.
  • A framework for making better strategic business decisions.
  • New perspectives to lead and elevate diverse teams.
  • Increased ability to think critically and act strategically.
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An Investment in You

Many companies have career development budgets for programs just like this and will pay the full cost of an executive education program.

We align our programs with your interest in gaining upper-level management skills, in a results-oriented approach that will demonstrate to your organization you are ready to move ahead.

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Networking Opportunities

Meet and connect with a variety of up-and-coming leaders from different business backgrounds and organizations. Gain a lasting professional network of peers.



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Program Topics & Structure

Strategy and Business Ethics To Make An Impact

  • Macro Environment of Business
  • Ethical Decision-Making Fundamentals
  • Creating Ethical Culture 

Financial Decision Making

  • The Language of Accounting
  • Understanding Cash Cycle
  • Analyzing Company Investments

Operations Management, Supply Chain, & Disruptive Technology

  • Forecasting Demand, Sales, & Operational Planning
  • Inventory Management
  • Supply Chain Management

Leading Self & Diverse Teams 

  • Leadership Styles
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Leading Diverse Teams

Marketing In The Digital Age

  • Brand Positioning & Value Proposition
  • Essentials of Effective Inbound Strategy
  • Creating Content with a Purpose

Design Thinking & Innovation

  • Understand Divergent & Convergent Thinking
  • Introduction to Design Thinking
Faculty Bios
cynthia clarkCynthia E. Clark, Ph.D is a corporate governance and business ethics expert. She regularly conducts training sessions on ethical decision-making, shareholder activism and optimal nominating and governance procedures to senior management teams and boards of directors.
steve wassermanSteven Wasserman has extensive experience as a corporate executive and chief financial officer. He has been part of the executive team of various firms involved in turnaround situations, mergers and acquisitions, and IPOs, and he has significant Wall Street experience raising capital and managing relationships with investors, investment bankers, rating agencies, and commercial banks.
effie stavralukiIn her research Dr. Effie Stavrulaki aims to understand the strategic and operational implications of optimizing the supply chain as well as integrating the supply chain with other important functional areas such as marketing and new product development. She also investigates how sustainable and socially responsible supply chains can operate profitably. Her work spans both manufacturing and service organizations.
marcus stewartMarcus M. Stewart is an associate professor of management at Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts. He is also holds positions at the Lorange Institute of Business Zurich, Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles, and Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel.
ian crossIan Cross is Senior Lecturer in Marketing and IDCC. He teaches, publishes and provides academic support and services for the university and student community as well as business and non-profits through Executive Education and board positions
andy aylesworthAndy Aylesworth's primary teaching interests include creativity, advertising, integrated marketing communications, marketing research and event marketing. His current research interests include the pedagogy of teaching creativity, the effect of program context on advertising persuasiveness, the impact of elements of commercial messages on advertising persuasiveness, and pet-related consumer marketing.
sean fergusonSean Ferguson is a global higher education executive with professional experience across multiple functions and industries having cultivated deep networks in the USA, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and Africa. Over the last ten years he has been leading and transforming programs at top business schools in Asia and the United States.
laura aikenLaura Aiken is an experienced relationship manager with career coaching, talent management, client management, analytical/underwriting insurance experience and business development experience.


Who Should Attend?

Bentley's Mini-MBA certificate program has been designed for those wanting a well-rounded perspective encompassing key business elements. Through interactive engagement and experiential learning with a cohort of peers, participants will gain confidence in strategic business skills.

The program will especially benefit:

  • Experienced managers who need a refresher or a solid foundation in the latest management and inclusive leadership disciplines
  • Professionals seeking to make an impact and are upskilling themselves to make a career change or in a career transition
  • Non-business professionals seeking 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

Program Cost

Program Dates

  • Spring 2024 | March 7th - April 5th 
  • Fall 2024 | October 3rd - November 1st
  • Two Days per Week (8:00 - 4:30PM)
  • Schedule

Mini-MBA Program Cost

Register Early for the Best Rate:

  • $4,387.50 registering by September 4, 2024

Pilot MBA Fundamentals With the Mini MBA and Receive a Discount

  • 10% discount on the first course for new MBA applicants

Group Enrollment Discount 30%

Empower your leaders to learn together and grow together. Bentley offers a special 30% group rate discount to companies that send three participants or more. 

Bentley Refund Policy

Bentley University will grant a full refund for cancellations received at least 30 days before the program start date. A 50% refund will be given for those cancellations made prior to fourteen days of the program start date. No refund will be granted for those cancellations received after that time.

Be prepared to be engaged and challenged. This program provides opportunities to learn from your peers, expand your business knowledge and make lasting connections.
Alicia Charles-St Juste
Mini-MBA Participant