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Mini MBA: an executive MBA program in short

Ideal if you do not want or cannot follow a complete Masters course and you want to develop yourself quickly, (cost) efficiently and effectively and you want to broaden or update your knowledge. This part-time program will take place over the course of six months. We also offer a fulltime program in 3-5 weeks at our City Campus. Please visit our City Campus website for more information about the fulltime Mini MBA.

Start September/February Selfstudy 4 hours per week
Place Utrecht, A'dam, Breda Investment € 3.885
Duration 1/2 year
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This program is ideal if you don’t want to or can’t follow a complete Masters course. The Mini MBA is the perfect program to develop yourself quickly, (cost) efficiently and effectively and if you want to broaden or update your knowledge.

For some managers and professionals, it’s not always key due to their knowledge and experience to follow a Master in full depth. Or perhaps the first step to a full Master is currently not interesting for another reason. That is why this specific Mini MBA program has been set up.

Why this program?

  • Existing concepts, models and new developments in business administration fields
    are treated and discussed in one day;
  • The Mini MBA offers a broad basic knowledge of all modules from the full MBA in a few weeks;
  • This course is a good fit if you are looking for a foundation without deepening a full master or if you are considering taking the full master at a later stage;
  • In those areas where the student has specific interest or needs additional training we offer more extensive masterclasses of the subject in question;
  • This program offers the student a chance to learn with, and from, other international students in different type of backgrounds and workenviroments.

Practically oriented

The mini MBA training consists of 11 days focused on a specific theme. We start the program with a 3-day kick-off on location.

During the program the developments in your work enviroment will be discussed. Attention is paid to the subjects as indicated in the overview, but there is a lot of room for topics brought in by the participants.


Overview of the Executive MBA in short program:

  • Kick-Off Selfmanagement, Leadership & Coaching (3 days)
  • Strategic management
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Project Management
  • ICT & Information Management
  • Change Management
  • Leadership


To follow the Mini MBA you must have at least a bachelor diploma and three years of relevant work experience. You discuss your personal (work) situation and wishes during an intake interview. Based on this you will receive a study advice and you can be admitted to the study program.

Do you not exactly meet the admission requirements? If you can demonstrate to have at least five years of relevant professional experience at a higher professional education level and that you have gained substantive knowledge through training or courses, admission may be possible. This is tested during an intake interview.

Duration and study load

The Mini MBA program consists of 11 lecture days and several study group sessions. Outside of class hours, you must count on a reasonable study load per week for writing your assignments. The total duration of the program is around six months. If you want a more detailed timetable please contact one of our study advisors.

Lecture days

Monday afternoon and Monday evening. Consultation meetings will take place in the morning. Together with your fellow participants you will work on cases and assignments, prepare presentations and comment on each other’s work.


The Mini MBA can be attended in Dordrecht.


On successful completion of the Mini MBA, you will receive the Certificate Post Academic Business Administration and credits if you wish to follow our Master Business Administration Program.


The total training costs are € 3.885. This does not include literature, location and accommodation costs and VAT. Contact us for a detailed cost overview.


We also offer an MBA program specifically aimed at sustainability and a program specially written for professionals in the education sector.

The Master helped me further on my way to look more at tactical / strategic level instead of operational. The master’s degree and in particular the coherence of components in the preparation of the thesis taught me to distinguish main issues from side issues This helps to come up with good advice that can help a company or part thereof.

Peter van Hekezen

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