At this year’s career strategies conference, we had the pleasure of speaking with Fermeen Fazal during the ‘Make Sure You Are in the Room Where It Happens’ session. Currently, Fermeen is the General Counsel with PMC Capital Partners LLC. She had plenty of key tips and strategies to share with our attendees.
One of the things that she shared was how she enrolled in a Mini MBA program to enhance her business knowledge. Fermeen stated that her program helped her connect with stakeholders on the business side and perform her job at a higher level.
What Is a Mini-MBA Program?
Various universities and colleges offer Mini-MBA programs. They provide students with an overview of business topics in an accelerated format that meets the needs of busy professionals.
Mini-MBA programs aren’t intended to replace traditional MBA programs. However, students who are enrolled in these programs learn business principles that they can implement at work.
Depending on the school, a Mini-MBA program can last up to 14 weeks. Expect to pay between $1,000 and $10,000 for tuition. Here are 5 Mini-MBA Programs to build your business knowledge and enhance your legal practice.
1. Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) and the Boston University Questrom School of Business
Program Title: Mini-MBA Program
- Corporate Strategy
- Financial Accounting
- Managing People and Change
- Corporate Finance
- Implementing Corporate Strategy
2. Barbri Financial Skills Institute
Program Title: On-Demand: Mini-MBA Program for Lawyers
- Financial Statements
- Financial Analysis
- Issues in Financial Reporting
- Corporate Finance
3. National Business Institute
Program Title: The Mini-MBA Program for Attorneys
- Accounting 101 for Attorneys
- Securities Laws 101
- Financing Fundamentals
- Labor and Employment Law Essentials
- LLC Formation and Operation: The Basics
- Contracts: Nuts and Bolts
- Ethical Considerations
Program Title: Mini-MBA: Business Essentials
- Supply Chain Management
- Business Strategy
- Business Law
- Achieving Innovation
- Financial Statement Analysis
- Sales Strategy
- Corporate Governance
- Human Resources Management
5. University of Richmond – Robins School of Business
Program Title: The Mini-MBA Certificate Program
Courses: Contact The Robins School of Business Executive Education Program for specific information about the courses.
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Explore the following resources to learn more about lawyers and MBA programs.
- Best Business Schools 2020 by U.S. News and World Report
- The Rise of Business-Minded Counsel by Jurist Legal News and Commentary
- Is a Mid-Career MBA Worth It? by The Wall Street Journal
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