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Earn Your “Green” Executive Mini-MBA Online from Harvard Square

This Executive Mini-MBA℠ program develops conscious leaders globally who build sustainable businesses that benefit all stakeholders.

Do you have the drive and determination to become a next-level conscious business leader? Build a strong foundation in business administration and open new doors with the Executive Mini-MBA℠ from Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square. Conscious leadership is an innovative approach used by some of the most effective leaders in today’s business world. With this program, leaders from around the world can develop green leadership skills to give you the competitive edge in this new business world centered on self-awareness and authenticity.

Designed for professionals who aim to be effective and conscious leaders, this program is delivered online from Harvard Square via self-paced courses and a business simulation as well as attending 2 days of virtual part-time case method teaching. Benefits of this program include:

Innovative learning based on short lessons covering essential MBA topics that drive organ­i­za­tional and personal growth.

Position yourself for advancement and exciting new opportunities in your field.

Build a broader, well-rounded knowledge base from virtual classroom discussions using the Harvard Business School case method.

Gain a distinctive career credential in less time—and at a significantly lower cost—than a traditional Executive MBA.

Be featured in our annual press release along with your fellow participants from around the globe and appear on a number of respected news sites.

Upon successful completion, you will be included in a truly global alumni network of leaders where you’ll receive invitations to webinars and events.

 

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The Executive Mini-MBA℠ is made of self-paced online courses in key aspects of leadership and management, which offers participants flexibility and an efficient learning environment. As the average of study is just 10-15 hours monthly, work-life balance is well-integrated into the program. Each course includes video teaching notes, eBooks, and course modules, allowing you to take it when you’re ready and at your own pace. Online learners are more and more interested in taking control of their own learning rather than the traditional classroom approaches. In short, this is a cost-effective, convenient, and self-paced learning environment.

Aside from the courses and simulation, this program also includes 2 days of virtual part-time case method teaching and discussions via video conferencing. Using cases developed by Harvard Business School, these cases will bring excitement into the virtual classroom through engaging case discussions.

The program cost for the Executive Mini-MBA is $2,395 and is available for enrollment all year around with rolling admission. Once we receive your registration and payment, you will be enrolled in the program on the next business day. As the program is delivered 100% online, it is open to business professionals globally. The completion time for the program is 12 months, with an average of 120-180 hours of study. This is an average of 10-15 hours monthly for 12 months. The business simulation by Conscious Capitalism will be available and must be completed during the last month of the program. There is no required order of the courses and the virtual case method teaching.

Enroll in October and receive our signature eBook and podcast on personal branding. As our honorary fellow Philip Kotler says: “If you are not a brand, you are a commodity”.

The Executive Mini-MBA℠ is an approved and registered service mark by Leaders Excellence at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, classified under education class 41.

 

What are the Answers to Our Most Asked Questions?

$2,395, 12-month online program

120-180 hours of study, 10-15 hours monthly

50 courses, delivered online from Harvard Square

Case method teaching, business simulation online

Open enrollment all year around with rolling admission

Professionals globally who aim to be effective and conscious leaders

Enroll in October and receive our special package on personal branding

 

Why Leaders Excellence?

Click on Leaders Excellence below to learn more about us and previous participants.

Leaders Excellence

 

Why Should I Pursue an Executive Mini-MBA?

An Executive Mini-MBA is a great alternative to a traditional Executive MBA. It allows you to learn innovative new skills and business tactics and brush up on the latest theories about modern business practices. Many business leaders are drawn to this program, since it offers an attractive, affordable option for supplementing their business education and qualifications.

This type of program can help you to increase your value in the marketplace without the time commitment of a full degree program.

 

Who Should Enroll in the Executive Mini-MBA Program?

The Executive Mini-MBA program is open to participants from all over the world, since the courses are completed online. It is designed for ambitious business professionals seeking to build cross-functional skills in business administration and conscious leadership.

This program is made for professionals who strive to be effective and conscious leaders, executives, and senior managers, as well as those who want to achieve more senior positions. It is also for professionals who may have less experience, but are big on ambitions, that want to accelerate their leadership career. There is no formal experience or degree requirements for the program, but typically the less experienced professionals would have a higher education business degree.

 

How Does the Executive Mini-MBA Program Work?

The completion time for the program is 12 months, with an average of 120-180 hours of study. This is an average of 10-15 hours monthly for 12 months. It includes 2 days of virtual part-time case method teaching via video conferencing as well as an online business simulation and 50 courses, which are completed via our easy-to-use, cloud-based learning management system. Each course consists of an introductory video, course modules, an eBook and quick reference sheet. You can complete the program successfully without using the eBooks or quick reference sheets. If you decide to read all 50 eBooks, you should expect to use more than the designated time for the program. The program also includes exclusive podcasts by our honorary fellows: Frank Cespedes, professor at Harvard Business School and Philip Kotler, the father of modern marketing. You can log in to the learning management system from anywhere, making learning self-directed and available 24/7 using any computer or smartphone.

Aside from the online courses, you may join our monthly (non-mandatory) online “Leadership Live from Harvard Square” sessions by top faculty via video conferencing. These leadership experts and professors are from renowned universities such as UCLA, Darden, Cornell, and Harvard. This is a convenient way to share your knowledge and meet other like-minded professionals from around the world with whom you can build valuable business relationships.

Click here to explore our course on Time Management (laptop version only, wait for load time).
This demo includes the course modules but not the introductory video, eBook and quick reference sheet. The Time Management course is not part of the Executive Mini-MBA program, but it does give you the chance to see the structure and delivery of a course. The online courses in the learning management system supports any computer, smartphone or device.

If you want to learn more about our course modules, follow this link!

 

What Are the Courses in the Executive Mini-MBA Program?

Click on each topic below to read more about the content and learning goals for each course in the Executive Mini-MBA program.

 

What is Virtual Case Method Teaching?

Aside from the courses and business simulation, this program also includes 2 days of part-time case method teaching via video conferencing. Our virtual “Harvard Square” classroom is a place to learn and network with your fellow Executive Mini-MBA participants from around the world with whom you can build valuable business relationships.

Using cases developed by Harvard Business School, these cases will bring excitement into the virtual classroom through engaging case discussions. The cases will introduce you to the challenge and fun that comes with making important decisions. It will build confidence and critical thinking skills while you learn to express your ideas and convince others, which sets you up for success in the real world.

Live Virtual Classes in 2022:
The case method teaching via video conferencing will be held daily on September 19-20, 2022 at 9.30 – 11.00 AM EST / 3.30 PM – 5.00 PM CEST / 7.00 PM – 8.30 PM IST. The dates are subject to change. There is no required order of the courses and the virtual case method teaching. All other courses and business simulations are completed online as well, making the delivery of the whole program 100% online.

 

What is Case Method by Harvard Business School?

The Harvard Business School case method utilizes 2 days of virtual part-time study via video conferencing, where our instructor asks questions to guide the discussion. These questions are the key to this case-method course.

The Harvard Business School’s core pedagogy using case methods boasts a unique ability to make complex concepts more accessible as well as develop leadership skills, all while creating an intellectual atmosphere that is engaging for the participants. Case method teaching is described as “the art of managing uncertainty”—a process in which the instructor serves as “planner, host, moderator, devil’s advocate, fellow-student, and judge,” all in search of solutions to real-world problems and challenges.

Our case method class differs from lectures because there is no detailed script. We balance planning out the courses and spontaneity, allowing participants to speak up, challenge each other, and build upon each other’s ideas. The participants will decide a course of action on each case.

 

What is Conscious Capitalism?

Conscious Capitalism’s business philosophy originated from a book that was written on this concept by John Mackey, co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods, and professor Raj Sisodia, who also founded the nonprofit Conscious Capitalism, Inc. together. This organization defines the concept of conscious capitalism as “a way of thinking about capitalism and business that better reflects where we are in the human journey, the state of our world today, and the innate potential of business to make a positive impact on the world.”

The primary four guiding principles behind this concept include a higher purpose, conscious leadership, conscious culture, and stakeholder orientation.

Conscious leaders are leaders who not only speak with integrity and lead with a high level of authenticity, but they also hold themselves accountable. These leaders will listen with the intent to understand rather than just respond, and they do so by being in tune with themselves as well as the world around them. These leaders have complete self-awareness and the authenticity to be true to themselves. Conscious leaders won’t focus on themselves, rather they focus on the organization as a whole.

The co-founder and co-chairman of Conscious Capitalism, Raj Sisodia, is an honorary fellow of Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square and a distinguished professor and research scholar on Conscious Capitalism at Babson College.

 

 

What About Conscious Capitalism and Leadership in a Business Simulation?

The Executive Mini-MBA program includes the business simulation “Conscious Capitalism – Bikes” by Marketplace Simulations. The goal of the simulation is to develop conscious leaders who build sustainable businesses that benefit all stakeholders. You are challenged to operate a conscious business in contrast to the traditional profit-maximizing paradigm. You deal with ethical, environmental, and sustainability issues in addition to the usual management challenges of running a business. It is fun, realistic, relevant, spirited, and will wrap-up the whole program.

Game Scenario: You have to start up an international bicycle company. Two innovative technologies, an economical form of carbon fiber and advanced 3D printers, make it possible to build carbon fiber bikes of any size and shape. The new carbon fiber bikes are still pricey, but more affordable than current models. Will buyers pay the premium for a light weight, really cool, carbon fiber bike tailored to their needs? There is also a new mindset emerging in global commerce, Conscious Capitalism. Will you take on an expanded goal to become a profitable, conscious business that aligns and harmonizes the interests of employees, customers, suppliers, the community, and shareholders? You must choose between the path of least resistance or working hard to build a conscious business.

Your work is online, self-guided with an intuitive interface, built-in instructions, help files, and helpful warnings. There are 6 decision rounds of 2 to 3 hours each, a total of 12-18 hours. It will be available and must be completed during the last month of the program.

 

 

When Can I Start on the Executive Mini-MBA?

The Executive Mini-MBA is available for enrollment all year around with rolling admission. Once we receive your registration and payment, you will be enrolled into the program on the next business day. There is no required order of the online courses and the case method teaching online from Harvard Square via video conferencing.

Enroll in October and receive our signature eBook and podcast on personal branding at the end of the program. In this insightful book and podcast, you’ll learn how to identify your assets, characteristics, strengths, and skills as an individual.

We recommend you complete an average of one online course every week for 12 months, which gives you the last month free for the business simulation. Each course takes between 2-3 hours to complete.

 

Will I Receive a Certificate?

When you have successfully completed the program, you will be awarded the Executive Mini-MBA. This official proof-of-completion document is issued by Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square, organized in 2014 under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Business certificate programs in the U.S. are not eligible for local or national accreditation. Our certificate programs are based on best practices and standards in online education.

The Executive Mini-MBA℠ is an approved and registered service mark by Leaders Excellence at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, classified under education class 41.

Your completion certificate is delivered online and ready for printing and framing. As part of your successful completion of this program, you can order a framed completion certificate at any time.

This exclusive credential can be placed after your name to indicate your successful completion of the program.

 

Certificate of Completion

 

What Are the Requirements for Completion?

You must complete the Executive Mini-MBA program within 12 months, with an average of 120-180 hours. Each course takes between 2-3 hours to complete and the business simulation is expected to take 12-18 hours. Aside from the courses and business simulation, this program also includes 2 days of virtual part-time case method teaching via video conferencing.

You are not required to write any papers in the Executive Mini-MBA program. Instead, after each course module, you will complete a multiple-choice assessment with a minimum passing score of 70%. If you don’t pass it with the minimum score, you can repeat it multiple times. In order to be awarded the certificate of completion, you must finish the program within 12 months and with a passing score of at least 70%. When you have completed the program, you can download all the ebooks and quick reference sheets for future reference on each topic.

 

Do I Need to Speak English Fluently in Order to Apply?

English doesn’t have to be your first language in order to participate in this Executive Mini-MBA program. However, you must understand English in order to complete the coursework. If English is not your first language, you should expect to take more than the designated time to complete your program.

 

What is the Cost of the Executive Mini-MBA?

The program fee for the Executive Mini-MBA is $2,395 and includes all tuition costs (not subject to sales tax). If you want to convert the fee to another currency, click here. The price includes 50 online courses in the learning management system, a business simulation, 2 days of virtual part-time (1.5 hours daily) case method teaching via Zoom video conferencing, eBooks, named in annual press release, and the completion certificate online.

Your completion certificate is delivered online and ready for printing and framing. If you want to get a framed completion certificate in black (8×10), you can order it at any time for $49 by clicking here. It includes domestic or international shipping.

 

What About Payment and Cancellation?

Payment is due upon your registration via credit card and is non-refundable. After submitting your program registration below, you will be forwarded to our credit card payment page. Enrollment is not confirmed until payment is received.

If you have a corporate sponsor for the program, we can issue an invoice and your payment can be done via wire transfer.

For alternative payment options, corporate sponsor arrangements, or installment payments, please contact us at programs@LeadersExcellence.com.

Leaders Excellence reserves the right to cancel the Executive Mini-MBA program at any time and for any reason. In the unlikely event of cancellation, the paid program fee will be refunded immediately.

 

Can I Start on a Shorter Version of the Executive Mini-MBA?

If you want to do a shorter version of the Executive Mini-MBA, you can start on the 6-month Mini-MBA Online program and receive full transfer of credits and reduction of paid tuition fee to continue onto the Executive Mini-MBA at a later time. This 6-month Mini-MBA is designed for professionals who aim to be next-level business leaders.

 

Will I Be Named in a Press Release?

After successful completion of your program, your name will be included among the other Executive Mini-MBA recipients from that year in our annual press release which is distributed to many popular national and international news outlets. This release is published on news sites such as ABC 6 News, CBS 7, NBC Right Now, New York News Journal, San Francisco News Journal, Washington News Journal. International news sites include All India Bulletin, England Headline, International Business Times, Shanghai Mirror, and many more.

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Can I Add the Credential to My LinkedIn Profile?

Absolutely! When you have successfully completed your Executive Mini-MBA program, you can add this credential to your LinkedIn profile under the Education section. Leaders Excellence is proud to be an approved educational institution by LinkedIn.

 

What About Publicity for this Program?

We continuously promote this program nationally and globally on social media and respected news sites. Our most recent press release on the announcement of our Executive Mini-MBA program was successfully published on national news sites such as CBS 2, Chicago News, Fox 28, NBC 2, New York News Journal, San Francisco News Journal, The Philadelphia Journal, The Times of Texas, Wall Street Select, Washington News Journal. International news sites include All India Bulletin, Canadian Headlines, England Headline, International Business Times, London News Journal, Malaysia Flash, New Zealand Mirror, Shanghai Mirror, Singapore Roundup, Switzerland Posts, and many more.

 

What About Meetings in Harvard Square?

Leaders Excellence members and alumni receive exclusive invitations to our meetings and luncheons at the Harvard Faculty Club. With its unique ambiance, reflective of the university’s proud traditions and rich heritage, Harvard Faculty Club is a great place to meet and network with peers. The Faculty Club is located at Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts and is open only to members of the Harvard community.

Aside from our membership to the Harvard Faculty Club, we have reciprocal privileges with clubs belonging to the Association of College and University Clubs and may also visit non-ACUC clubs like Oxford and Cambridge University Club in London, UK and selected university clubs in India. For events in Continental Europe, preferred venues are Residence Palace in Brussels, Belgium and Bernstorff Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

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How Do I Register for the Executive Mini-MBA Program?

To register for the Executive Mini-MBA℠ program, please complete the registration form below. You will be forwarded to our payment page after you have submitted your information.

The program cost for the Executive Mini-MBA is $2,395 and is available for enrollment all year around with rolling admission. Once we receive your registration and payment, you will be enrolled in the program on the next business day. As the program is delivered 100% online, it is open to business professionals globally. The completion time for the program is 12 months, with an average of 120-180 hours of study. This is an average of 10-15 hours monthly for 12 months. The business simulation by Conscious Capitalism will be available and must be completed during the last month of the program. There is no required order of the courses and the virtual case method teaching.

Enroll in October and receive our signature eBook and podcast on personal branding at the end of the program. In this insightful book and podcast, you’ll learn how to identify your assets, characteristics, strengths, and skills as an individual.

Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information at programs@LeadersExcellence.com.

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