Earn Your Distinctive Mini-MBA Online from Harvard Square
Gain an edge over your peers with the distinctive Leaders Excellence Mini-MBA℠ designed for career-driven business professionals located globally.
Do you aspire to become a next-level business leader? Open exciting new doors with the Mini-MBA program from Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square. Created for business professionals looking to elevate their career, this Mini-MBA program empowers you to quickly accelerate your personal and organizational growth. Gain a deeper understanding of essential business and management topics—and unlock your potential with robust leadership training.
Delivered 100% online from the prestigious Harvard Square with unique designed MBA-level courses, this is what positions our Mini-MBA among the best in the world. Benefits include:
Take part in an engaging, innovative learning experience comprised of short lessons covering essential MBA topics.
Learn online from Harvard Square, on your schedule, from your mobile device or computer.
Gain a distinctive career credential in less time—and at a significantly lower cost—than a traditional MBA.
Be featured in our annual press release along with your fellow participants and appear on a number of respected news sites.
Be included in a truly global alumni network of leaders where you’ll receive invitations to webinars and events.
The Leaders Excellence Mini-MBA℠ is an approved and registered service mark by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, classified under education class 41.
The Leaders Excellence Mini-MBA℠ consists of 30 self-paced online courses in key aspects of business administration, which offers participants flexibility and an affordable price. Online learners are more and more interested in taking control of their own learning rather than the traditional classroom approaches. As the average of study is just 15 hours monthly, work-life balance is well-integrated into the program. Each online course includes interactive course modules and program materials, allowing you to take it when you’re ready and at your own pace. Aside from the online courses, you may join our monthly (non-mandatory) online sessions via video conferencing by top experts and professors from renowned universities such as Stanford and Harvard.
We have recently launched an AI-powered chatbot designed to provide unparalleled insights and guidance on leadership and management topics. This state-of-the-art chatbot leverages the power of artificial intelligence to offer a unique and interactive experience for participants of our Mini-MBA program. It is trained to interact in a human-like way, allowing you to have a natural conversation that makes it easy to use and understand. You can use our chatbot for any additional questions you may have on the topics you are woking on during your studies or if you want to explore a specific subject.
What are the Answers to Our Most Asked Questions?
$1,395, 6-month online program
90 hours of average study, 15 hours monthly
Can be completed before the designated time
30 self-paced courses online from Harvard Square
Open enrollment all year around with rolling admission
Professionals globally who aim to be next-level business leaders
Why Leaders Excellence?
Based on best practices and standards in online education, all our programs meet the high standards of U.S. education. As a leader of online MBA-level certificate programs, we deliver our courses to accredited universities as well as top institutions and organizations worldwide. Being a member of the Harvard Square Business Association, we are included in the Harvard community at Harvard Square and a member of the Harvard Faculty Club. We are also a member of AACSB International, which places us in the same elite group with the best educational institutions and business schools in the world.
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Leaders Excellence is a top-level global leadership development provider. We offer uniquely designed, expert-led online executive education programs as well as an exclusive, members-only club at Harvard Square.
Our organization is supported by some of the world’s most esteemed thought leaders, deans, chairs, professors, and academic affiliates from such prestigious universities like Yale, MIT, Stanford, Wharton, and Harvard. Our most recent honorary fellows include the father of modern marketing Philip Kotler, as well as Harvard Business School professors Frank Cespedes, Tom Eisenmann, David Fubini, Ashley Whillans, and Francesca Gino.
Our faculty and fellows hail from leading research and educator networks including the Management Research Network at SSRN, Harvard Business Publishing Education, and the Baker Library / Bloomberg Center at Harvard Business School.
Our organization is listed in Training Industry, the most trusted source of information on the business of learning.
As a member of the Harvard Square Business Association, we are included in the Harvard community at Harvard Square and a member of the Harvard Faculty Club.
We are also a member of AACSB International, which places us in the same elite group with the best educational institutions and business schools in the world.
Since 2014, more than 5,000 professionals from 50+ countries, ranging from global Fortune 1000 companies to startups, have enrolled in our executive education programs and membership.
What Are the Courses in the Online Mini-MBA Program?
Click on each topic below to read more about the content and learning goals for each course in the Mini-MBA program.
Coaching and Mentoring
Conducting Annual Employee Reviews
Developing New Managers
Emotional Intelligence at Work
Leadership and Influence
Lean Process and Six Sigma
Virtual Team Building and Management
Why Should I Get a Mini-MBA?
A Mini-MBA program can be an excellent alternative to a traditional MBA, offering ways to learn new skills and business tactics or get the latest information about modern business practices. Many business leaders are drawn to this approach, providing a way to supplement their business education and qualifications. In short, the Mini-MBA is a fast-track certificate version of an MBA that condenses some of the curriculum and content into a shorter period of time. 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 Mini-MBA Certificate Program?
The Leaders Excellence Mini-MBA℠ program is open to participants from all over the world, since the courses are completed online. It is designed for ambitious professionals seeking to build cross-functional skills in business administration and leadership.
This program is made for professionals who strive to be next-level business leaders and 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 Online Mini-MBA Program Work?
The completion time for the Leaders Excellence Mini-MBA℠ program is 6 months, with an average of 90 hours of study. You are welcome to finish the program before the designated time. If you have limited time, you can complete the Mini-MBA in 30 days by finalizing one course of about 3 hours daily. The program includes 30 online courses, which are completed via our easy-to-use, cloud-based learning management system. Aside from the online courses, you may join our monthly (non-mandatory) online sessions via video conferencing by top experts and professors from renowned universities such as Stanford and Harvard.
Our online courses consist of engaging course modules, eBooks and quick reference sheets. We have also included exclusive live recorded sessions 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.
When Can I Start the Mini-MBA Program?
The Mini-MBA program 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. As the program is delivered 100% online, it is open to business professionals globally.
We recommend you complete an average of one online course every week for 6 months. You are welcome to finish the program before the designated time.
What Are the Requirements for Mini-MBA Completion?
You must complete the Leaders Excellence Mini-MBA℠ program within 6 months, with an average of 90 hours of individual work. Each course takes about 3 hours to complete. If you have limited time, you can complete the Mini-MBA in 30 days by finalizing one course of 3 hours daily.
You are not required to write any papers. Instead, after each course module, you should complete knowledge checks and finally a post assessment with a minimum passing score of 70%. The post assessment is all based on questions from the knowledge checks. If you don’t pass it with the minimum score, you can repeat it multiple times. 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 Mini-MBA certificate program. However, you must understand English in order to complete the coursework. Depending on your English level, some participants might use more than the designated time to complete the program.
Will I Receive a Mini-MBA Certificate?
When you have successfully completed the program, you will be awarded the 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. The Leaders Excellence Mini-MBA℠ is an approved and registered service mark by 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.
Why is Membership to AACSB Important?
As a member of AACSB International, we are in the same elite group with the best educational institutions and business schools in the world.
Leaders Excellence is an educational member of AACSB’s Business Education Alliance, the world’s largest and most prestigious network of business schools. Synonymous with the highest standards of excellence since 1916, AACSB International provides quality assurance and business education intelligence. Membership to the AACSB Business Education Alliance is a movement united to improve the quality of business education around the world. AACSB connects, shares, and inspires innovation and quality throughout the member network. The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) is the hallmark of excellence in management education.
Why is Membership to Harvard Square Business Association Important?
As a member of the Harvard Square Business Association, we are included in the Harvard community at Harvard Square and a member of Harvard Faculty Club.
The Harvard Square Business Association was founded in 1910 and incorporated in 1936 with the mission to promote commerce in Harvard Square. Located adjacent to Harvard Yard, the historic heart of Harvard University, Harvard Square is the home and gathering place for authors, publishers, booksellers, students, professors, and innovators. Headquartered in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, Leaders Excellence benefits from its unique location and powerful academic network.
Will I Be Named in a Press Release?
After successful completion of your program, your name will be included among the other 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 Fox & NBC Television Affiliates, New York News Journal, International Business Times, Wall Street Select, and many more.
Can I Add the Credential to My LinkedIn Profile?
Absolutely! When you have successfully completed your online 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 is the Feedback from Previous Mini-MBA Participants?
This is direct feedback provided by previous participants or through posts on LinkedIn, using their exact words describing their experience studying at our institution and completing our Mini-MBA program.
Bryant Ragsdale, Senior Advertising Account Executive, The Philadelphia Tribune Media Group, USA:
Thank you for the challenging course. I really enjoyed it once I set myself to do it. If you have another Mini-MBA program in finance, I would be interested in taking it.
Vikas Sharma, Group Operational Risk Management, First Abu Dhabi Bank, UAE:
The content is interestingly valuable – each course had: learning modules, assessment exercises with minimum passing, ‘words from the wise’ (legends), e-book, quick reference sheet, podcast and/ or presentation as well, at times. The overall learning experience was indeed satisfactory. I recommend it to the working professionals community, because it’s crisp, concise, online, objective oriented, and creates a good level of alignment in the mindset with critical organizational aspects.
Meenakshi Sankaran, Project Manager, GBS, India:
Thank you for the support and the beautifully crafted Mini-MBA course.
Will I Become an Alumnus/Alumna of Leaders Excellence?
Yes! When you have successfully completed the program, you will be included in a truly global alumni network of leaders where you’ll receive invitations to webinars and events. As we are headquartered in the historic Harvard Square and a member of the Harvard Square Business Association, every month we publish online activities and events in Harvard Square for our members and alumni. Located adjacent to Harvard Yard, the historic heart of Harvard University, Harvard Square is the home and gathering place for authors, publishers, booksellers, students, professors, and innovators.
Top speakers include the father of modern marketing Philip Kotler, as well as Harvard Business School professors Frank Cespedes, Tom Eisenmann, Ashley Whillans, and many more.
What About Invitations to Harvard Square?
Leaders Excellence members and alumni are exclusively invited to our “Leadership Luncheons” at the Harvard Faculty Club for an extra cost. With its unique ambiance, reflective of the university’s proud traditions and rich heritage, 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 as well as selected university clubs globally.
COST & NEXT STEP
What is the Cost of the Mini-MBA Certificate?
The program fee for the Leaders Excellence Mini-MBA℠ is $1,395 and includes all costs (not subject to sales tax). If you want to convert the fee to another currency, click here. This price includes the online courses in the learning management system, leadership live from Harvard Square via video conferencing, ebooks, named in annual press release, and the completion certificate online. The program may be subject to change without prior notice. Access to the LMS is for the duration of your program.
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 $48 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.
For alternative payment options, installment payments, bank wire transfers, corporate sponsor arrangements or issue of proforma invoice, please contact us at info@LeadersExcellence.com.
Leaders Excellence reserves the right to cancel the online 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 Apply for a Scholarship?
We currently offer scholarships of $700, which are based on your financial need. If for some reason you are unable to make a full payment, you may qualify for a need-based scholarship. The program cost is $1,395, but you can apply for a scholarship of $700 for the program so you can complete it at a reduced fee of as little as $695. If you are awarded a scholarship, it will be valid for 30 days. This scholarship is only available until the scholarship pool has been exhausted for this year.
To learn more about our Mini-MBA scholarship which includes a tuition fee waiver of 50%, click here!
Can I Transfer My Credits to the Executive Mini-MBA?
After successful completion of the Mini-MBA program, you can continue on to the Executive Mini-MBA within 3 years with full transfer of credits and reduction of paid tuition fee. The Executive Mini-MBA is designed for professionals who aim to be effective and conscious leaders.
The difference between the Mini-MBA and the Executive Mini-MBA is the scope of the programs. Aside from additional courses, the Executive Mini-MBA also includes live case method teaching online as well as a capstone business simulation exercise.
How Do I Register for the Mini-MBA Certificate Program?
To register for the online Leaders Excellence Mini-MBA℠ program, please complete the registration form below. You will be forwarded to our payment page after you have submitted your information.
Please feel free to contact us if you need any further information at info@LeadersExcellence.com.