Mini MBA Program

Executive Certificate Program in Business Strategy: The Coles Mini MBA

The Mini MBA program offered by the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University can help you dramatically improve your business knowledge and acumen. At the end of the program, you will earn an Executive Certificate in Business Strategy credential that will help you advance in your career.

Program Curriculum

The Coles Mini MBA is a nine-month program that meets one night a month from 6-9 PM. The program held in Sandy Springs begins on September 19, 2019. The program held in Downtown Marietta (Cobb County) begins on January 21, 2020. The Coles professors will cover the following topics:

  • Strategic Thinking: The Planning Phase
  • Strategic Marketing: Growing Revenues in the Digital Age
  • Strategic Human Resources: Winning the War for Talent
  • Strategic Finance: Speaking the Language of Business
  • Strategic Business Models: Understanding the Basics of Business
  • Strategic Data Analytics: Identifying Key Insights
  • Strategic Change: Building an Agile Organization
  • Strategic Innovation: Creating and Delivering New Value
  • Strategic Decision-Making: The Execution Phase

Program Benefits

Attend this program and you will learn how to:

  • Improve your strategic thinking
  • Implement marketing strategies in a digital age
  • Identify, develop and retain top talent
  • Speak the language of business
  • Build a business model using the business model canvas
  • Identify the true value of data analytics
  • Leverage a proven framework for leading innovation
  • Develop and communicate a change plan
  • Implement a strategic plan

Program Dates and Location Options

For your convenience, we offer the Mini MBA program in both Sandy Springs (City Springs Complex) and Downtown Marietta (Ignite HQ).

Mini MBA Sandy Springs Dates
(Held at City Springs Complex on Thursday nights, 6-9PM)

Thursday, September 19, 2019 (Strategic Thinking)
Thursday, October 17, 2019 (Innovation)
Thursday, November 14, 2019 (Data Analytics)
Thursday, December 12, 2019 (Business Models)
Thursday, January 16, 2020 (Marketing)
Thursday, February 13, 2020 (Finance)
Thursday, March 12, 2020 (Human Resources)
Thursday, April 16, 2020 (Change Management)
Thursday, May 14, 2020 (Strategic Execution)

Mini MBA Downtown Marietta Dates
(Held at Ignite HQ on Tuesday nights, 6-9PM)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 (Strategic Thinking)
Tuesday February 18, 2020 (Innovation)
Tuesday, March 24, 2020 (Data Analytics)
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 (Business Models)
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 (Marketing)
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 (Finance)
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 (Human Resources)
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 (Change Management)
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 (Strategic Execution)

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Program Registration and Fees

The program fee is $3,900 per person and includes educational fees, binder materials, book, parking, refreshments and access to the Leadership Excellence mobile-learning program. Discounts are available to companies sending a team, non-profit organizations and KSU faculty, staff and alumni.

Register online here for the Sandy Springs Mini MBA program that begins on September 2019; or call Brenda Luther at 470-578-3414.

Register online here for the Downtown Marietta (Ignite HQ) Mini MBA program that begins on January 2020; or call Brenda Luther at 470-578-3414.