Mini MBA for the Mining Industry (Live Online)

Mini MBA for the Mining Industry (Live Online)
April 24th, 2024


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Get the key business skills you need for your management role in the Mining Industry

• Understand the mining industry and the strategies of key international mining companies
• Use Blue Ocean Thinking to explore new ideas and strategies
• Learn how to make better financial and investment decisions

Key Competences:
• Strategic leadership
• Competitive strategies
• Operational excellence
• International finance
• Strategy roadmapping
• Managerial economics

The Right Programme for you

You have been working in the mining industry for 5+ years. You have an engineering, technical, scientific or specific role and are moving into a commercial or management position. This is the ideal programme for you.

Typical Participants:

• Managers
• New Managers

Learn, Practice and Use

• Understand how a mining company works with a multi-functional overview of the business and the key leadership competences you need
• Develop strategic thinking, planning & execution skills using the right tools & frameworks
• Learn how to influence, enable and deliver wider organizational objectives
• Make better business decisions and improve your contribution to the business
• Be able to assess the business environment and translate changes into competitive strategies for sustainable growth
• Support strategic goals from top management and be able to translate them for your area and implement them more efficiently
• Better implement strategy through the people in your team and different departments with new management and leadership skills
Share your knowledge and challenges with your peers and MCE's highly experienced faculty

Programme Modules

What will you learn and practice?

The 5-Day Mini MBA for the Mining Industry is a hands-on training programme, highly interactive with exercises and role plays. The programme will be led by an experienced facilitator with former management experience in international companies.


  • 5 Programme Modules:

1 – Leadership
• Leadership competences and organizational success
• Leadership characteristics of successful leaders: Learning from the best
• Emotional intelligence and personal impact
• Leadership in a global context and in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) world
• Leadership in a culturally diverse environment
• Leadership through disruptive change and innovation
• Evening work: reading

2 –  Strategy & Marketing
• Strategy roadmap and competitive strategy: The mining market and strategies of international mining companies
• Blue Ocean Thinking: A management method of creating business strategies based on the idea that every enterprise can achieve higher profit by creating new demand in non-competitive markets.
• Innovation and strategic agility
• Marketing and sales: Insight selling and negotiating to win
• Evening work: reading

3 – Operational Excellence
• Select the right Organizational Design
• Technology trends in mining: Automation, robots, and IoT technology
• Manage projects and mining operations efficiently
• Manage and develop your staff and communicate across the organization
• Mining exploration, development and production
• Production contracts and projects: Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) strategies and contracting
• Financial Statements – Profit & Loss Statement (P&L)

4 – International Finance
• Understand mining finance basics
• International financial markets: Rules and principles of contracting
• Make better investment decisions
• Manage Joint Venture finance
• Final evening assignment (reading)

5 – International & Managerial Economics
• Geopolitics in the mining sectors
• Resource owners, mining contracts, tax regimes and local content
• International and managerial economics: key social and economic phenomena, developments, and their impact on organizations and businesses
• Entering foreign markets: the 3 steps to enter foreign markets
• Bringing it all together: your key learnings.
• Preparation for the knowledge test.


“ It is a perfect possibility to connect with people from different industries, who are dealing with the same issues.”

Agata Kulik, Product Manager Special Salts, Jungbunzlauer Ladenburg GmbH, Germany


“ Facilitator, content, tools, methods, room were very good and fitted to the participants and their needs.”

Andreas Armenat, Head of Production, GO Generics & Standard Solutions, Fresenius Kabi AG, Germany


“Very interesting topics, international and multicultural environment. Very professional coach.”

Alessandro Foresio, Vice President, Logic S.p.A., Italy


“The subjects covered were extremely relevant and gave input to my personal development.”

Rosa Karen Schmidt, Senior VP-Assistant, Novo Nordisk, Denmark



What are MCE’s Live Online programmes?

MCE’s “Live Online” programmes, powered by AMA, are live, interactive, trainer-led courses that are completely user-friendly and accessible from your office or home PC. They’re the perfect time-saving alternative when you want training but can’t get away from the office. Live online sessions use Voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology and Adobe® Flash® Player which means facilitator and participants communicate over the internet using a USB Headset with microphone to speak and listen to each other during the sessions.


Who facilitates MCE’s Live Online programmes?

A member of our expert faculty of business professionals will lead your programme. Beyond our course leaders’ experience in business training, they are specially trained to present our high-quality content in an engaging, live online format.


What will I do during the Live Online sessions?

During the Live Online sessions, you will interact with the facilitator and with other participants using voice (VoIP) and text-based chat, as well as a range of sophisticated, yet easy to use, audience participation tools such as polls, whiteboard, etc.

Throughout the programme, you will engage in discussions and experiential activities based on realistic workplace scenarios, including practical exercises and role play in breakouts, as well as individual and group debriefs.

During the breakout exercises, you will have a unique opportunity to discuss challenges and apply skills in concrete practical situations, while receiving significant feedback from others.


What are the technical requirements for my computer?

The sessions are delivered via an Internet Explorer browser session using Adobe Acrobat Connect. Internet Browser and other technical requirements are available by clicking here.


Why can’t I join on a tablet or mobile phone?

Using a desktop or laptop computer is required in order to experience all the features and interactions during the programme. We strongly recommend against using tablets or mobile phones. Click here to check the technical requirements for your computer.


Can I join on Wi-Fi?

We strongly recommend joining the sessions through a wired internet connection. Please note that Wi-Fi, Blue tooth and mobile wi-fi are all unstable and cause a deteriorated experience not only for the affected participant, but for the entire group as well, including audio drop, disconnection from the rooms and delays in the interaction.


Why do I need a headset?

An appropriate computer headset with built-in microphone is required in order to attend Live Online sessions. A headset with a microphone will allow you to hear and be heard comfortably. Connecting with the computer’s built-in audio may create echoes affecting the whole group experience, therefore we strongly recommend against it.

Your headset should have the following characteristics:

  • USB connection, with plug-and-play capability (i.e., with the software driver included)
  • A built-in microphone with noise-cancelling capabilities
  • Clear digital stereo headphone audio

A good indication that a headset will perform well for our Live Online sessions is a “designed for videoconferencing” or “designed for Skype” label. An example of a headset which has been found to work well with our Live Online programmes is the Logitech h340.

Several colleagues are attending this programme at the same time, can we all join together from the same room/computer?

Because of the various interactions taking place during the session, it is important that each individual participant joins the session on a separate computer, and from a separate room. In order to provide the best possible experience for all participants, we also strongly recommend that you sit in a quiet environment with no background noise (please try to avoid open space work areas).


What do I need to do in order to connect to the sessions?

We want you to feel completely comfortable and ready to go, so we’ll email you before your scheduled course and give you all the information you need about the simple set-up process.


What are the interactive features used during Live Online programmes?

You’ll be able to speak to and/or electronically communicate with the facilitator and other attendees. You can also share files, view the facilitator’s desktop, ask questions, tell the facilitator to speak louder, softer, slow down, etc. (through simple icons). You’ll see what your facilitator is writing, view and hear questions and comments from other attendees, and be able to work in subgroups.  A headset is required for optimal communication throughout the Live Online programme.


How far in advance do I need to register for a Live Online programme?

The earlier the better.  That way, you’ll have time to acquire your headset before the first lesson and have plenty of time to do any pre-work, downloading, pre-assessments, etc., that your programme might require. In order to experience the Live Online programme to its fullest, we recommend you register no later than one week before Lesson One.


I registered for a Live Online programme; why haven’t I heard from you?

After you register, we will always email you to confirm your registration and provide you with additional information before your first lesson. Occasionally, however, customers may not receive the emails because of their company’s email security settings, a spam blocker, or an incorrect email address. If you registered but didn’t get your confirmation email the day after registration, or an email with your access to the AMA Learning Portal, or your system readiness check email, please notify MCE Client Services at +32 2 543 21 20 immediately. We will make sure you have everything you need before your programme.


Will I get a certificate at the end of the programme?

After successful completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a Certificate. In order to qualify for this certificate, participants must register for and attend the programme using their individual log-in ID for the entire duration of the sessions. Speaking in the sessions via individual VoIP connection and participating in all of the chat, polling, and breakout exercises is required. Archived recordings or groups attending through one computer/connection do not qualify for the certificate.


What level of English do I need to take part in an MCE Live Online programme?

MCE’s participants come from over 90 different countries but all of our open enrolment programmes are run in English. You need to have a good working knowledge of English to be able to fully participate in the programme and engage in various interactions with other participants. If you have difficulty understanding these questions, the programme might be difficult for you too.


Security and Data Privacy

  • Each participant uses a unique, system-generated Login ID via Internet email.
  • Customer data privacy is a key priority for MCE. Maintaining your trust and confidence by handling your personal data securely is of the highest importance to us. For more information about what information MCE collects and how it is used, please read our Data Privacy Policy.

The MCE Team is ready to answer any questions you have. Please contact us by phone, email, contact form or even website chat. We would be happy to talk to you!

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Dates & Locations

03 Jun – 12 Jun 24 (Live Online)

21 Oct – 30 Oct 24 (Live Online)


03 Jun - 12 Jun 24

12 sessions of 3 hours on:
03 Jun, 09:00 – 12:00CET
03 Jun, 14:00 – 17:00CET
04 Jun, 09:00 – 12:00CET
04 Jun, 14:00 – 17:00CET
05 Jun, 09:00 – 12:00CET
05 Jun, 14:00 – 17:00CET
10 Jun, 09:00 – 12:00CET
10 Jun, 14:00 – 17:00CET
11 Jun, 09:00 – 12:00CET
11 Jun, 14:00 – 17:00CET
12 Jun, 09:00 – 12:00CET
12 Jun, 14:00 – 17:00CET

21 Oct - 30 Oct 24

12 sessions of 3 hours on:
21 Oct, 09:00 – 12:00CET
21 Oct, 14:00 – 17:00CET
22 Oct, 09:00 – 12:00CET
22 Oct, 14:00 – 17:00CET
23 Oct, 09:00 – 12:00CET
23 Oct, 14:00 – 17:00CET
28 Oct, 09:00 – 12:00CET
28 Oct, 14:00 – 17:00CET
29 Oct, 09:00 – 12:00CET
29 Oct, 14:00 – 17:00CET
30 Oct, 09:00 – 12:00CET
30 Oct, 14:00 – 17:00CET


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