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Schulich Mini-MBA for Indigenous Leaders

In partnership with Schulich School of Business

Fees

Sponsorship Funding

Application Due

TBA

Course Length

12 sessions over 10 months

Session Dates

September 2024 – June 2025

Format

Online

A Business Program Like No Other

Designed to fit the busy schedules of working professionals, the Schulich Mini-MBA for Indigenous Leaders is a virtual program with 12 instructor-led, interactive sessions taught over 3 months. This is where you’ll foster new business relationships and develop applicable business solutions to take back to your job.

Built on the experiences of the business community and the Indigenous community, this Mini-MBA uniquely combines the latest research taught in classrooms with real-world business skills and insights from Indigenous business leaders. This first-of-its-kind partnership brings together Schulich ExecEd’s renowned professional development expertise with CCIB’s commitment to fostering Indigenous business excellence.

In addition to covering the Mini-MBA’s key content areas, participants will get the chance to meet their colleagues and instructors at the in-person program kickoff and graduation events. What’s more, the centerpiece Capstone project gives you the chance to apply your learnings to a real-world challenge. The Capstone is supplemented by focused group coaching sessions with a seasoned Schulich Business Coach to enhance your learning experience.

At the end of the program, graduates will receive the official Schulich Mini-MBA Certificate, and receive sustained wraparound support through CCIB’s coaching programs.

6 Reasons to Enrol

Amazing Education for Busy Professionals

This program packs rich learnings into a flexible, manageable timeframe. Attend three, 3-day modules over two months. Between modules, engage at your own pace with online material, videos and readings.

Stand Out from the Crowd

Get a unique business education directly related to your professional career. This program covers core MBA topics, from finance and marketing to strategy and business analysis.

Learn from the Pros

Train with top-rated Schulich MBA and EMBA instructors that are consistently ranked among the world’s best.

Tackle Exciting Challenges

Apply your newly acquired skills to an engaging Capstone project, modelled after the renowned Schulich Strategy Field Study. Get feedback from business experts.

Network

Connect with and learn from peers and leaders across a wide range of sectors, industries and professions.

Earn Higher Pay

Schulich ExecEd students gain the confidence, skills and perspective to attain better roles, launch new ventures and lead their teams to new heights.

Get Training in Marketable Skills

✔  Strategic Thinking

✔  Leadership Skills

✔  Decision Making

✔  Risk Management

✔  Communication Skills

✔  Organizing Teams & Resources

✔  Negotiation Skills

Schulich Mini-MBA certificate

Program Overview

Key Content Areas

The Schulich Mini MBA for Indigenous Leaders aims to empower Indigenous leaders with a tailored curriculum that integrates business acumen, driving excellence in business performance, with cultural considerations. The program covers eleven (11) key content areas, selected based on the core skill needs of CCIB and Indigenous professionals, all of which relate to the strategic objectives of CCIB to grow a diverse and prosperous Indigenous community:

  1. Strategy I
  2. Economics
  3. Critical Thinking
  4. Strategy II
  5. Marketing
  6. Business Communications
  1. Business Development
  2. Networking & Relationship Building
  3. Data & Analytics
  4. Managerial Finance
  5. Risk Management & Governance