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Mini-MBA: Essential Business Skills

Athena Digital Leaders- Full Tuition Coverage for Approved Mid-Career Manager Applicants
Professor / Instructor
Dr. Darren Dahl, Dr. Mahesh Nagarajan, Scott Sinclair, Amy Stanley, Dr. Yanwen Wang, Dr. Joey Hoegg
Nov 1 - Dec 9, 2021

No matter who you are in the world of business, getting a big-picture view of how business really works can be a pivotal strategy for advancing your career and growing your organization. 

Spread over a concise five weeks, this robust program provides a comprehensive look at the fundamentals of business and current organizational practices. It covers all the key components of a formal business school curriculum, enabling you to increase your business acumen and bring fresh insights to your work without having to commit full time to study. 

Led by award-winning Sauder faculty, the program will expand your knowledge and applied skills in strategy, financial management, operations, strategic HR and marketing. You’ll also sample emerging areas in innovation, data analytics and project management. Finally, you’ll explore how decisions in one area may impact the others, and how strategic integration between functions can drive organizational success. 

Duration: 5 weeks

Tuition:  $4995.00 + tax (5%) - this tuition is covered for mid-career managers who are accepted into the Athena Digital Leaders program. A $400 deposit will be required to take this course which will be returned after course completion.

Registration: If you are an approved Athena Digital Leader, please email indicating you would like to register for this course.

Program Leader's Bio:

  • Dr. Darren Dahl: Darren is Senior Associate Dean at the UBC Sauder School of Business, where he holds the Innovate BC Professorship in Sales and Sales Management. His work focuses on strategic marketing, entrepreneurship, creativity and social influence. Recognized for research and teaching excellence, he was a finalist in the Economist magazine's Business Professor of the Year competition. He also consults widely for multinational corporations.

  • Dr. Mahesh Nagarajan: Mahesh is the Senior Associate Dean for Research and Professor in the Operations Division at the UBC Sauder School of Business, where he holds the Alumni Chair professorship in Stochastic optimization. He is an applied mathematician whose research looks at mathematical modelling, analysis and optimization. He has also consulted widely for manufacturing, service and health care organizations around the world.

  • Scott Sinclair: Scott is a lecturer at the UBC Sauder School of Business. Actively involved in professional accounting education for more than 30 years, he has won multiple awards for teaching excellence and for 10 years was the principal author for the CA School of Business in Western Canada. He has also worked for Coopers & Lybrand Chartered Accounts, serving small business and mining clients.

  • Amy Stanley: Amy is an Adjunct Professor at the UBC Sauder School of Business. She has worked in various HR roles, including 8 years as an HR Manager in UBC’s Department of Medicine. She has also been awarded Associate Certified Coach status from the International Coach Foundation. She currently manages her own leadership development business specializing in helping leaders handle conflict and challenging professional relationships.

  • Dr. Yanwen Wang: Yanwen is an Assistant Professor of Marketing and Canada Research Chair in Marketing Analytics at the UBC Sauder School of Business, where she teaches marketing research and customer relationship management. Her interests lie at the intersection between marketing and public policy; specifically, the regulatory implications of marketing actions in anti-smoking campaigns, political advertising and mobile ride sharing apps.

  • Dr. Joey Hoegg: Joey is the Canada Research Chair in Consumer Behaviour and Associate Professor of Marketing at the UBC Sauder School of Business. She teaches consumer insights and marketing research. Her expertise includes the influence of product and advertising design on consumers, and how brands develop relationships with their customers. Previously she worked as a marketing research and communications consultant in San Diego.