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Earn Your Mini-MBA Online from Harvard Square

Gain an edge over your peers with a distinctive Mini-MBA designed for career-driven business professionals.

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.

The Mini-MBA program is delivered 100% online from Harvard Square:

Take part in an engaging, innovative learning experience comprised of short courses on essential MBA topics.

Position yourself for advancement and new opportunities in your field.

Build skills you can apply immediately to add value to your organization.

Learn online, on your schedule, from your mobile device or computer.

Earn an exclusive Mini-MBA designation to be placed on your LinkedIn profile after successful completion of your program.

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

The program cost is $899 and is scheduled to start on the 1st of every month. It is delivered via 30 online courses in various critical areas of business and management.


Why Leaders Excellence?

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 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.

Leaders Excellence is a proud member of the Harvard Square Business Association and Harvard Faculty Club, the venue for our meetings in Harvard Square.

Since 2014, more than 3,500 professionals from global Fortune 1000 companies have enrolled in our executive education programs and membership.


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.


How Does the Online Mini-MBA Program Work?

This Mini-MBA program includes 30 online courses, which are completed via our easy-to-use, cloud-based learning management system. Each course consists of an introductory video, 12 online modules and an eBook. You can complete the program successfully without using the eBooks, but you will have to read the preface in each book.

If you decide to read all 30 eBooks, you should expect to use more than the designated time for the program. You can log in to the learning management system from anywhere, making learning self-directed and available 24/7 using any computer or smartphone.

You will also be invited to participate in additional (non-mandatory) online sessions live from Harvard Square via video conferencing facilitated by leadership experts. These immersive workshops are a convenient way to share your knowledge and meet other like-minded professionals with whom you can build valuable business relationships.


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 Mini-MBA online course.


When Can I Start the Mini-MBA Program?

The Mini-MBA program is scheduled to start on the 1st of every month.

We recommend you complete an average of 2 online courses weekly for 4 months. Each course takes between 2-3 hours to complete. You are welcome to finish the program before the designated time.

For alternative starting dates, please contact our admissions team at Admission@LeadersExcellence.com.


Will I Receive a Mini-MBA Certificate?

When you have successfully completed the program, you will be awarded the “Mini-MBA – Online from Harvard Square” certificate. 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. Your certificate is delivered online and ready for printing and framing. As this is a certificate program, it is not eligible for accreditation but is instead validated by academics and C-suite executives.

This exclusive credential can be placed after your name to indicate your successful completion of the program, like this: Your Name, Mini-MBA, Awarded in Harvard Sq.


Framed certificate hanging on a wall for completion of the Mini-MBA program


Who Can Apply for the Mini-MBA Certificate Program?

The 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. Participants typically have experience in management roles of increasing responsibility. There are no formal degree or experience requirements for the program.

Examples of job titles include manager, director, head, vice president and others. Job titles and management level depend on industry as well as company size.


What Are the Requirements for Mini-MBA Completion?

You must complete the Mini-MBA program within 4 months, with an average of 60-90 hours of individual work. Each course takes between 2-3 hours to complete. You are not required to write any papers in the 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 4 months and with a passing score of at least 70%.


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. 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 Mini-MBA Certificate?

The fee for the Mini-MBA program is $899 and includes all costs (not subject to sales tax). If you want to convert the fee to another currency, click here.

In these unprecedented times, we have decided to offer installment payments for our online Mini-MBA. If you want to pay by installments, you can pay $299 upfront when you sign up and $600 two months after the program starts. This is a limited-time offer. Apply the coupon code “1-Installment-Payment” in the installments field on the payment page before you make your payment and it will reduce your first payment by $600.


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. If your debit or credit card cannot be processed, please contact us for alternative payment options. Enrollment is not confirmed until payment is received.

For alternative payment methods, please contact our admissions team at Admission@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.


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. This release is published on news sites such as ABC 6 News, CBS 7, Chicago News Journal, International Business Times, NBC 6, LA News Journal, NBC Right Now, New York News Journal, Philadelphia News Journal, The Times of Miami 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 About Meetings in Harvard Square?

Leaders Excellence members and alumni receive exclusive invitations to our leadership 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. It is open only to members of the Harvard community.


Brick building with red door that says Faculty Club above it


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

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

Once your program registration and payment have been confirmed, you will be enrolled for the first coming Mini-MBA program. The program is scheduled to start on the 1st of every month.

If you have any questions, please email us at programs@LeadersExcellence.com.

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