Five Mini MBAs You Should Consider Applying to |

Five Mini MBAs You Should Consider Applying to

By Linda M

Updated March 19, 2021 Updated March 19, 2021

With admissions fairs canceled, the GMAT and GRE exams moved online, and b-schools closing their doors across the globe, it’s been a difficult few months for postgrad education and the students involved.

If you’re thinking of going to business school but aren’t sure whether investing your time and money into an MBA right now is the best thing for you, don’t despair – there are plenty of alternatives out there for you to refine your skills.

One of these is the mini MBA, a graduate-level introductory program that covers traditional MBA courses in as little as one week.

Aside from being a short-term commitment, mini MBAs are way cheaper than traditional MBAs, with tuition fees running from US$500 to a few thousand.

Here’s five you should consider applying to.

miniMBA Executive Development Programme – London School of Business & Finance

Cost: US$3,310 (£2,490)
Duration: 4 days (28 hours)

The mini MBA from the London School of Business & Finance gives students a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) accreditation in just four days. The program is conducted completely online and divided into six modules: Organizational Behavior and Development, Understanding and Providing Appropriate Leadership, The Fundamentals of Finance for Senior Manager, Globalization & Internationalization of Companies and Trade, Making Strategic Business Decisions and Inspiring and Managing Change.

Mini MBA – University of Richmond: Robins School of Business

Cost: US$3,850
Duration: 14 weeks

Robins School of Business’ Mini MBA is a 14-week program that provides students with practical understanding of current business practices. The course is non-credit and features case studies, readings and problem-solving exercises taught by Richmond’s MBA faculty. This is the ideal course for professionals with over five years of experience who want to strengthen their day-to-day management and decision-making.

Mini-MBA: Business Essentials – Rutgers Business School

Cost: US$3,495
Duration: 12 weeks

The Mini-MBA from Rutgers Business School is the ideal course for professionals who want to gain new knowledge of the modern business world. The 12-week program is taught completely through the online space by real-world industry experts and covers topics such as the digitalization of business, the impact of globalization and international business. The course is credit-based.

Online Mini MBA Certificate Program – The School of Management at the University at Buffalo

Cost: US$995
Duration: Self-paced, flexible

The Online Mini MBA Certificate Program (OMMBA) from The University at Buffalo School of Management is a flexible, web-based course that candidates can complete at their own pace. The program focuses on building the foundations for making better business decisions and is divided into six topic areas: Accounting and Finance, Marketing and Communications, Technology, Human Resources and Legal Issues, Economics and General Management.

Mini MBA Certificate Program – Pepperdine Graziadio Business School

Cost: US$5,999
Duration: Five days

The Mini MBA Certificate Program from Pepperdine Graziadio Business School is a non-credit based course with no degree application requirements, ideal for young professionals with an entrepreneurial flair hoping to get an edge on the competition. In five days, students cover 10 different disciplines of business such as IT, Finance and Marketing.


This article was originally published in May 2020 . It was last updated in March 2021

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Linda is Content Writer at TopMBA, creating content about students, courses, universities and businesses. She recently graduated in Journalism & Creative Writing with Politics and International Relations, and now enjoys writing for a student audience.