Mini MBA Certificate | Pepperdine University | Graziadio Business School

Mini MBA Certificate

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The Mini MBA Certificate is a 10-week program that will introduce you to key concepts and theories for applied business and management. During your study with us, you will be exposed to 10 different disciplines of business—Applied Behavioral Science, Organizational Theory and Management, Decision Sciences, Information Systems & Technology Management, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Law & Ethics, Marketing, and Strategy. All of our faculty instructors have significant business experience, which they will bring to the classroom. Students will engage in vigorous discussion with faculty and students, plus benefit from in-depth lectures.

Our Mini MBA Certificate program is a non-credit-bearing course. There are no degree requirements for the admission or enrollment into this program. Students successfully completing this certificate program can apply to our credit-granting programs. All registration fees for this particular course can be applied to our credit-granting programs as tuition scholarships.

Certificate Program Information

Program Dates*

   April 29th
   May 13th
   May 27th
   June 10th
   June 24th

Location

Pepperdine University, Drescher Graduate Campus
Villa Graziadio Executive Center
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263

Investment

$4,999 Early Bird Registration (until April 7, 2017)
$5,999 General Registration

  • Cost is per participant and includes program materials and meals (breakfast and lunch, unless otherwise noted).
  • General Registration discount available for Pepperdine students and alumni and previous Executive Education program participants. Please contact execed@pepperdine.edu for additional information.
  • On-site lodging is available at the Villa Graziadio Executive Center. To reserve a room, call 310.506.1100.

*Dates and locations may change. We will notify students of any changes in a timely manner.

The Mini MBA Certificate is designed for:

  • Managers and Executives who are looking to or who have recently transitioned into management and leadership positions.
  • Recent graduates from non-business majors looking to align their skills with a career.
  • Individuals who are considering an MBA but are still unsure of the return on spend and commitment.

Program Schedule

April 29th
  • Leader Laboratory: Leadership Competency for Career Success
  • Law & Ethics Session
May 13th
  • Aligning Culture, Values, and Strategy
  • Economics Session
May 27th
  • Decision Sciences Session
  • Information Systems & Technology Management Session
June 10th
  • Accounting Session
  • Finance Session
June 24th
  • Marketing Session
  • Strategy Session

Program Overview

  • Study 10 different disciplines of business.
  • Learn key concepts and theories for applied business and management.
  • Learn from instructors with significant business experience.
  • Engage in lectures and discussions with the faculty and other students.
 
Dr. Charles Kerns

Dr. Charles Kerns

Professor of Applied Behavioral Science


Dr. Kent Rhodes

Dr. Kent Rhodes

Practitioner Faculty of Applied Behavioral Sciences


 
Dr. Andres Simon

Dr. Andreas Simon

Assistant Professor of Accounting


Dr. Abraham Park

Dr. Abraham Park

Director of Fred Sands Institute of Real Estate; Associate Professor of Finance; Department Chair of Accounting and Finance


 
Mr. Kamran Bakhtiari

Mr. Kamran Bakhtiari

Instructor of Decision Sciences


Dr. Mark Chun

Dr. Mark Chun

Academic Director of Executive Education; Department Chair of Decision Sciences, Information Systems, and Strategy; Associate Professor of Information Systems Technology Management


 
Dr. Teri Young

Dr. Terry Young

Professor of Economics


Dr. Linnea McCord

Dr. Linnea McCord

Associate Professor of Business Law


 
Lynda Palmer, MBA

Lynda Palmer, MBA

Practitioner Faculty of Marketing


Dr. Mark Tribbitt

Dr. Mark Tribbitt

Assistant Professor of Strategy