UCCS Mini-MBA

UCCS Mini-MBA

Take your career to the next level with the Mini-MBA program at UCCS.

The UCCS Mini-MBA program is your fast-track to career advancement. You will learn broad business concepts in 13 weeks - long enough to gain comprehensive business knowledge while still balancing work and personal commitments. Just like our AACSB-accredited business programs, the Mini-MBA is taught by our internationally-recognized instructors that specialize in translating current business theory into practice. Whether you're looking to advance your career, transition industries, fill gaps in your business toolkit or gain a competitive advantage in the workplace, the UCCS Mini-MBA provides unparalleled opportunities for growth and transformation.

 

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Ethical Leadership

A hallmark of our program is a commitment to ethical leadership and principle-based ethics education. We believe that the best leaders are the ones that utilize business acumen through an ethical lens - leaving the business world a better place than how they found it. 

Unparalleled Value

You will learn under the same faculty that teach our AACSB-accredited business programs - a distinction that places us in the top five percent of business schools worldwide. The Mini-MBA provides critical business fundamentals while sparing the cost of the full MBA. 

Learn in Good Company

The cohort-based class structure allows you to build lasting connections with your peers. You will benefit from a collaborative and collegial environment with classmates and professors throughout the program. 

Real Outcomes

The capstone project "75k in 75 Days" helps you achieve real financial impact in your organization. Alongside your executive education certificate, you will leave with a robust understanding of strategy development and implementation, and how to deliver real ROI to your company.

Program Schedule & Session Topics

Program sessions are held on a weekly basis, meeting one-time per week for 13 weeks. All class sessions are held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30pm-8:30pm. The capstone project implementation timeframe is December 14, 2021 - March 8, 2022. The program will culminate with a final event and project presentation on March 8, 2022. The UCCS Mini-MBA will cover a broad range of business concepts and skills within the following schedule:

 Week

 Date

 Session Topic

1  Tuesday, September 14, 2021

 Strategy & Value Creation:
 Creating Value Through Innovation

2 Tuesday, September 21, 2021

 Strategy & Value Creation:
 Building a Business Case

3 Tuesday, September 28, 2021

 Leadership & Working with People:
 Developing Personal Leadership Power

4 Tuesday, October 5, 2021

 Leadership & Working with People:
 Leading Change Through People

4.5 Thursday, October 7, 2021

 Optional* Faculty & Student Project Happy Hour

5 Tuesday, October 12, 2021

 Operations & Process Improvement:
 Designing Efficient Processes

6 Tuesday, October 19, 2021

 Operations & Process Improvement:
 Implementing Effective Workflow

7 Tuesday, October 26, 2021

 Service Marketing & Selling: 
 Serving Your Customers

8 Tuesday, November 2, 2021

 Service Marketing & Selling: 
 Selling to Internal & External Customers

9 Tuesday, November 9, 2021

 Accounting & Metrics:
 Budgeting & Planning a Project

10 Tuesday, November 16, 2021

 Accounting & Metrics:
 Making Decisions from Accounting Data & Reports

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  No class for Thanksgiving holiday

11 Tuesday, November 30, 2021

 Finance & Metrics:
 Acquiring & Managing Financial Resources

12 Tuesday, December 7, 2021

 Finance & Metrics:
 Tracking & Measuring Project Performance

12.5 Thursday, December 9, 2021

 Optional* Faculty & Student Project Happy Hour

13 Tuesday, December 14, 2021

 Capstone & Project:
 Putting the Pieces Together

P  Project Implementation Timeframe

 $75k in 75 days: December 14, 2021 - March 1, 2022
 10 days for Christmas and New Year not counted

G  March 8, 2022

 Project Presentations & Graduation
 Awards & Certificates/Networking Event

 

 

GMAT/GRE Waiver Eligibility for Mini-MBA Participants

If a program participant decides to continue their education and applies to the UCCS MBA program within 5 years of successfully completing the UCCS Mini-MBA, the College of Business will waive the professional work experience requirement for the GMAT/GRE waiver petition. Eligible participants must meet other enrollment and acceptance criteria established by the Graduate School of Business Administration.

(The UCCS Graduate Programs office normally charges a $100 waiver fee, which will also be waived.)

Pricing

  • April - May 2021
    $4,500 USD

    * No additional discounts apply to early bird registration

  • May - August 2021
    $5,000 USD
  • After August 30, 2021
    $5,200 USD 
  • CU Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni & Military
    *Alumni from any CU institution and/or executive education programs are eligible for discounted registration rates off of regular registration fees. Volume and Military discounts are also available.

    For registration discount code, please contact the Executive Education office at execed@uccs.edu. 

Meet the UCCS Mini-MBA Faculty

Image of Tom Duening, PhD
Tom Duening, Ph.D.
Management Department Chair; Associate Professor, Management; Director, Center for Entrepreneurship; El Pomar Chair of Business and Entrepreneurship, College of Business
Image of Lisa Stein, MA & CPA
Lisa Stein, M.A. & C.P.A.
Business Lecturer for Accounting & Internal Audits