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Earn Your Mini-MBA Online from Harvard Square

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

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 at Harvard Square, a member of the Harvard Square Business Association (HSBA).

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

Key benefits of our Mini-MBA program:

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

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 $899 and is scheduled to start on the 1st of every month. It is delivered via 30 online courses in leadership and business administration.

You will be invited to select (non-mandatory) online workshops via live video conferencing facilitated by leadership coaches and professors. Among these leadership experts are William (Bill) Shea, who holds an MBA from Harvard and is the former director of corporate relations and market development for Harvard Business School and David Lewin, professor of UCLA Anderson School of Management and managing director at Berkeley Research Group (BRG). This is a very convenient way to share knowledge on these topics and meet other like-minded professionals to build valuable business relationships.


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. Join more than 3,500 professionals globally from “Fortune 1000″ companies who have enrolled in our executive education programs and membership.


What Are the Courses in the 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 on the Mini-MBA?

We recommend you complete an average of 2 online courses weekly for 4 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.

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


Will I Receive a Certificate?

When you have successfully completed the program, you will be awarded the “Mini-MBA – Online from Harvard Square”. The completion certificate 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.

In order to deliver the highest level in business education, our faculty team and fellows are members of 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.

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.


Frameable Mini-MBA certificate


What is the Program Structure and Format?

The 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.


Who Can Complete the Mini-MBA?

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 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%.


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 program is $899 (not subject to sales tax). 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 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.

Leaders Excellence reserves the right to cancel the 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 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 Memberships in Harvard Square?

Headquartered in Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA, Leaders Excellence is an educational organization that benefits from its unique location and powerful academic network. Incorporated in Harvard Square in 2014, our headquarters are adjacent to Harvard Yard, the historic heart of Harvard University. Leaders Excellence is a proud member of the Harvard Square Business Association and Harvard Faculty Club, the venue for our meetings in Harvard Square.

Harvard Faculty Club is a great place to meet as it gives a unique touch of Harvard. Experience the traditional Harvard ambiance of the Faculty Club and Harvard’s rich traditions and heritage. The Faculty Club is only open 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?

To register for the 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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