Course duration: 5 days.
This intensive course is designed to stretch individuals and equip them with the skills, knowledge and confidence to be more effective in a fast moving and complex business environment.
The 5 Day MBA is designed to give individuals foundation knowledge in six separate management topics. The programme is set up to cover information systems, human resources and finance within the first two days allowing a full day each for strategy, marketing and leadership.
The course builds on the knowledge gained all week so that participants can see the interrelations of the different subject matters within a strategic business context.
Participants will also develop their own creative product, which will be worked on during the strategy and marketing days.
Throughout the week, the subjects are continuously related back to business strategies on a global basis and participants learn and apply them.
The objective of the course is to give individuals a solid grounding on these topics and understand their applications sufficiently to participate in discussions within the business. Learning is supported by exercises, models, processes, discussions and sharing of experiences creating a very interactive environment.
Is it right for me?
Suitable for departmental and functional managers who are preparing for, or already in, a senior and strategic management position. It is anticipated that participants have had some exposure to all or some of the topics covered in the course within a business environment. This course will also be beneficial to those who need to understand a broader business sense such as fast track graduates or senior managers who have had functional transitions.
What will I learn?
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Understand the strategies with the IS and HR functions.
- Interpret and question standard financial statements and situations.
- Apply the concepts, tools and analytical techniques used in strategic management.
- Understand the strategic issues and dilemmas faced by organisations.
- Use and apply the principles of marketing.
- Devise or participate in a strategic review of a business.
- Recognise the key issues involved in change management.
- Define the leaders role in an increasingly complex business environment.
What will it cover?
Information Systems (IS)
- Have a broader understanding of the implications and benefits of IS in the business
- Understand the different parameters required to implement an IS strategy
- Recognise and use electronic models and strategies
- Be cognisant of the social and ethical impacts of IS
- Understand the two different types of accounting and the different roles for each
- Learn and use key accounting statements and financial ratios
- Be knowledgeable in the budgeting and investment processes and their use in strategic decision making.
- Understand the importance of different roles within the HR profession
- Understand the value HR can contribute to the organisation
- Consider the changing nature of HR delivery and the opportunity of an organisation to externalise some of its key functions.
- Illustrate and use successful strategies models in achieving competitive advantage
- Understand co-operative strategies and their increasing use in global business
- Be appreciative of cultural diversity and change management as enabling factors in business success.
- Recognise macro and micro environmental factors and their impact on marketing strategies
- Be well-informed of the role of customer and competitors and their influence on marketing within both local and global markets
- Learn what type of marketing communications is most likely to result in competitive advantage
- Have an appreciation of the different styles and impacts of leadership within an organisation
- Recognise your own leadership styles
- Learn how good leaders get their message across
- Understand the impact of Emotional Intelligence in the business world
- At the end of the course participants will choose a project, which will complete their insight and enable them to use their learning points back in their businesses. They will also choose a personal development goal to further enhance their management and leadership skills. A follow-up coaching call will be provided after the course for additional support on the individual projects.
Further courses to consider
Effective Change Management
High Performance Leadership - Why Should Anyone Follow You?
Deena De Vries-Jones
Many people wonder what a five-day MBA course will cover and more importantly what can it do for them?
My objective is for each of the subjects (Information Systems, Finance, HR, Strategy, Marketing and Leadership) to be covered to give a robust foundation knowledge of the subject itself and specifically show how it is applied to business strategies. Throughout the week I create a relaxed and informal environment and encourage this through interactive exercises and examples. A greater understanding and perspective of the subjects is achieved by sharing best practices and individual experiences by both the participants and myself.
The course is designed so that participants can take their most significant learning points back to the workplace through a real project that is significant to them. I will provide additional support after the course with a follow up call to each participant to ensure his or her ability to complete their project.
Amanda Matthews, Communications & Marketing Manager
Yarlington Housing Group
"A five-day MBA? I was sceptical at first, but having completed this course I am now empowered to motivate myself and able to recognise my own strengths and capabilities. It has given me the confidence as well as the additional knowledge I needed to move my career forward.
The trainers, Deena and Marcus, were amazing, so inspirational and I felt they were behind me all the way. It has made such a difference to my life, and I am now in a position I had previously believed to be beyond my reach. Thanks to Hemsley Fraser for opening my future up to me."