Moving into a new management role is a great step. But it doesn’t have to be scary if you have these skills.


How to Influence, enable & deliver organizational strategies?


How to do market segmentation, targeting and positioning?

Supply Chain

How to measure the impact of supply chain and strategy execution in your role?


How to understand the financial statements, cash flows and financial rations?


How do I develop these skills?

To develop your key management skills in these areas, we recommend the MCE Mini MBA, the ideal management programme for people with technical, scientific or specialist background. This interactive, practical and business focussed programme is available live online and in-person (face-to-face) across Europe and the Middle East. Develop key business skills and become a successful manager.

Is this the right programme for you?

Give yourself one point for each statement that you agree with.

Do you…

  • Manage a team of 3 or more people?
  • Have been a manager for less than 4 years?
  • Use English in your job more than 3 times a week (phone calls, emails, meetings, etc.)?
  • Are between 28 and 50 years old?
  • Have a technical, scientific or specialist background?
  • Want to learn more about leadership, strategy & finance?
  • Are ready for an intensive programme with lots of practical work, exercises and a business simulation?
  • Haven’t taken an MBA programme?
  • Work for a company or organization that has offices in more than one country?

If you scored 6 or higher, you would benefit from this programme. It will help you learn, practice and use the key business skills you need in your role.

If you scored 5 or less, this is not the ideal programme for you. We recommend checking out other MCE programmes.

What will you learn and practice in the MCE Mini MBA?

Leadership and Strategy Execution & Consolidation

  • Competency framework and organizational success
  • Leadership Characteristics
  • Emotional intelligence and personal insights discovery
  • Leadership & Management
  • Business Simulation: Building Business Awareness


  • Finalization of the Business Simulation
  • Strategy Execution
  • Phoenix Case Study
  • Leading Change (Change Management)
  • Wrap up (incl. Simulation winners)
  • Action plan and closing

Strategy & Marketing

  • Strategy roadmap & Competitive strategy
  • Blue Ocean thinking
  • Innovation
  • Customer centricity
  • Marketing & Sales – Essential Principles
  • Business Simulation: Strategic thinking & Framing
  • What active communication really is
  • Understand the communication process
  • Know the barriers that can cause derailment and misunderstanding
  • Identify the relative importance of face-to-face communication
  • Get a firm grasp of the five building blocks of managerial communication
  • Learn to match the right communication method with your communication goal
  • Identify the challenges and practices when communicating virtually

Marketing, Supply Chain & Business Models

  • Market segmentation, targeting and positioning
  • Marketing mix and branding
  • Supply chain
  • Business models
  • Financial Statements – Profit & Loss Statement (P&L)
  • Business Simulation: Finance & Strategy Implementation

Financial Statements & Analysis Investment Appraisal

  • Financial Statements – Balance Sheet
  • Financial Statements – Cash Flow
  • Financial Ratios
  • Investment Appraisal Principles
  • Investment Appraisal – Practice
  • Business Simulation: Finance (continued) & Competitive Position

Practical Details

Learn key business skills for your new management role.

Programme Dates


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Mini MBA for the Pharma Industry

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Mini MBA for the Medical Devices Industry

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Mini MBA for the Oil & Gas

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Mini MBA for the Chemical Industry

The chemical industry is increasingly faced with stricter regulations and stakeholder pressure around environmental issues. Get all the business and management skills you need to succeed in this industry.



Mini MBA for the Mining Industry

If you are a functional, specialist or mid-level manager who wants to develop a wider and deeper understanding of how an organization in the Mining Industry works to deliver value to its stakeholder, this programme is right for you.