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Earn Your Mini-MBA Online from Harvard Square

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

Do you have the drive and determination to become a next-level business leader? Build a strong foundation in business administration and open new doors with the online Mini-MBA certificate from Leaders Excellence.

Designed for business managers and executives looking to reach that next level, this 100% online program empowers you to accelerate your personal and organizational growth. Develop a broader understanding of key business and management topics and unlock your potential with focused leadership training.

Hone your leadership skills and gain valuable insights from respected business thought leaders and academics.

Position yourself for advancement and exciting 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 cost of the Mini-MBA is $1,199. The program is delivered via 4 certificates which consist of 60 online courses in various areas of business administration and management.

Your Mini-MBA experience begins with a podcast hosted by William (Bill) Shea, who holds an MBA from Harvard and is the former director of corporate relations and market development for Harvard Business School. During the podcast, Bill—an experienced executive coach and facilitator—will introduce you to the Mini-MBA program and provide tips for smart time management.


What Are the Courses in the Mini-MBA Program?

Click on each topic to read more about the content and learning goals for the course.


When Can I Start on the Mini-MBA?

We recommend you complete an average of 2 online courses weekly for 8 months, starting on the 1st of every month. Each course takes between 2-3 hours to complete. You are welcome to finish the program before the designated time.


What is the Program Structure and Format?

The program includes 60 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 60 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.


Who Can Complete the Mini-MBA?

The Mini-MBA certificate program is open to participants from all over the world, since the courses are completed online. It is designed for mid- to upper-level managers seeking to build cross-functional skills in business administration. Participants typically have experience in management roles of increasing responsibility.

Examples of applicant 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 Completion?

You must complete the Mini-MBA certificate program within 8 months, with an average of 120-180 hours of individual work. Each course takes between 2-3 hours to complete. When you have completed the four certificates successfully, you must conclude the “10 Soft Skills You Need” module (which consists of a podcast and eBook) in order to receive the Mini-MBA certificate. No assessment or examination is required. With this final module, you will understand how important it is to be able to interact effectively with others. In fact, these skills will help you improve in almost every aspect of your career.

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 8 months and with a passing score of at least 70%.


What About English Skills?

English doesn’t have to be your first language in order to participate in this 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?

The cost of the Mini-MBA certificate program is $1,199 (not subject to sales tax). Convert the fee to another currency.


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.

Leaders Excellence reserves the right to cancel the Mini-MBA certificate 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 certificate 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 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.


Will I Receive a Certificate?

When you have successfully completed all four certificate programs, you will be awarded the online Mini-MBA certificate in Harvard Square issued by Leaders Excellence. This is a non-degree certificate program, not for credit nor affiliated with Harvard or other universities.

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.



How Do I Register for the Mini-MBA?

To register for the Mini-MBA certificate 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 certificate 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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