Why GABM Professional Development Short Courses?

GABM Global Academy of Business and Management enjoys an international reputation for excellence in professional and vocational training and certification, applied research and engagement with the needs of industry and the community. A short course at the GABM professional development offers you the opportunity to quickly enhance your professional skills, increase general knowledge in a chosen area or simple nurture a new talent or hobby. GABM courses are constantly updated to meet the changing needs of business and the broader community and to provide you with specialized content in a rapidly changing world.

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Entry to the GABM courses is dependent on your workplace experience and previous qualifications. Some combinations allows direct entry to the courses. Other combinations require progression through the graduate certificate or graduate diploma with satisfactory grade averages. Final year graduate students can apply for Graduate diploma or Certified Professional courses

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Human Resource
  • HR Essentials
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Workforce planning
  • Create strategic human
Leadership & Management
  • Building team performance
  • Design thinking essentials
  • Manage people effectively
  • Leading with emotional intelligence
Business Management
  • Time Management
  • Work Priority
  • Operational Planning
  • Manage Performance Effectively
  • The power of influence
  • Professional presentations
  • Effective communication
  • Report writing/writing skills
  • Understanding finance
  • Finance fundamentals
  • Introduction to accounting
  • Finance for non-finance managers
Personal and Professional Development
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • The happiness advantage
  • Think on your feet
Project Management
  • Project management essentials
  • Project management fundamentals

Broaden your perspectives with our Online Mini MBA International programme. The experience is sure to be a life-changing and career- revolutionizing learning one. Come on board and discover your capacity to succeed.

Our Mini MBA programmes offer you the opportunity to combine flexible study with a demanding career. They provide advanced management education that matches the needs of developing executives.

They are designed for executives and managers who want to continue their careers while studying for an MBA. We aim to develop your competence to generate value, improve organizational effectiveness, and enhance your ability to work with others to achieve successful change.

The Mini MBA will give you a general management perspective on the functions of a business and how they can be integrated with a rapidly changing environment, together with an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the operations of a business enterprise and the practical skills you need to manage them.

Our Mini MBA students come mainly from United States, Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa. You will study alongside participants from private, public, and non-profit organizations, offering a breadth of experience, fresh perspectives on business issues, and exceptional networking opportunities.

Because we appreciate that you need to plan your Mini MBA carefully to fit in with your work and other commitments, we offer maximum flexibility, allowing you to accommodate your studies into your lifestyle. You can choose from several starting points throughout the year, to vary the number of modules you take each year according to your commitments, and can spread the cost by paying for each module as you progress.

“Our Mini MBA programmes offer you the opportunity to combine flexible study with a demanding career. They provide advanced management education that matches the needs of developing executives.”

Taking your career to the next level requires significant time and investment—which you may simply not have right now. That’s what makes GABM Mini-MBA Series the ideal stepping stone for the next phase of your professional development. We place emphasis on helping you reach your peak of excellence while accelerating your career goals.

In just a few days, you’ll gain the insight you need to speak about key MBA concepts with confidence, expertly interact with high-level executives and make daily decisions that will positively impact your career.

You’ll gain career confidence, a greater understanding of the business world and a Mini-MBA certificate that attests to your achievement and commitment to your ongoing development.

Our Mini-MBA is a quick and cost-eective way to reach your next career goal and boost your employment profile. It’s a unique opportunity to equip yourself with practical management skills that you can put to work immediately.

You’ll learn the key business insights, comprehensive management practices, benchmarks, and business strategies taught in many full MBA program—at a fraction of the time and cost—from outstanding professors with real-life experience.

Our focus on the latest ideas in strategy, marketing, finance, and human resources will also give you a clear advantage in today’s ever-evolving business world.

Choose the cycle that best meets your needs or complete the full series.

We can help you decide where to begin based on your requirements and experience.

Whether you’ve been recently promoted to a management position and want to brush up on your knowledge, or you want to take your career to the next level, these learning experiences will give you the tools and confidence to stand out.

We’ve designed this program specifically for all managers and professionals in corporate, government and nonprofit roles who are looking for immediate results and don’t wish to invest time and money on a full MBA.

Think a Mini-MBA is for you? Then it probably is! We can help you decide which cycle is right for you.


Mini MBA is the best choice for those who want to quickly improve their professional and administrative skills, to get understanding of various business processes and to become more competitive on the labor market.


  • You will increase your personal effectiveness and will succeed twice as much
  • You will learn to achieve your goals within the adequate period, without extra financial
  • You will be able to effectively manage subdivisions or the company, you will considerably increase
    your competitive advantages.
  • You will acquire the system view on business project and business process management.
  • You will deeply understand operation of related departments.
  • You will develop skills of the strategic business vision.
  • During the training you will be able to improve processes in your company or subdivision.
  • You will find your dream job or even launch your own business.
  • After participating in this programme, you will grow your business and management skills & competencies and be able to:

    • Understand how a corporation works with a multi-functional overview of a business and key leadership competences necessary for success
    • Develop strategic thinking, planning and execution skills using appropriate tools and frameworks
    • 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 leadership skills
    • Develop a specific learning plan on how to implement key learning aspect in your daily work
    • Sharpen your business and collaboration skills by actively working in teams
    • Benefit from immediate feedback to help you deliver short term results within the context of long-term strategy

    All our MINI MBA programmes have the same minimum entry requirements:

    • You must be over 22 years old;
    • You must normally be a graduate of University;
    • You are expected to have minimum 2 years or more of full-time work experience;
    • You must demonstrate proficiency in the English language.

    In order to complete your application, the following documents must be provided:

    • Diploma;
    • Transcripts: a copy of your list of grades;
    • A copy of your passport.
    • Your curriculum vitae (in English only);

    If you do not meet our formal entry requirements, but still feel you can demonstrate the
    ability to complete the course successfully, you may still be accepted onto a course.
    Each application will be considered on its merits.

    Accelerate, switch, triple-jump or start-up?
    Your GABM Mini MBA will be an educational breakthrough and a gateway to career progression and redirection. Whether you’re aiming for leadership positions, taking a more ‘local’ career to a global stage, or making a sector or role switch, your new mini MBA knowledge, networks, and confidence will bring it closer.

    Alongside the academic and projects curriculum, the GABM Careers team will provide you with the professional development, career management skills, confidence and recruitment opportunities to help you get the post-MBA job you really want and give you the tools for a long, stellar career as an agile, empathic, collaborative leader.

    The Mini MBA program will have the following learning goals and objectives:

    • Effective Communication
    • Students will develop effective communication skills to synthesize complex business ideas.
      Objective 1: Students will be able to effectively communicate quantitative and qualitative
      business concepts in a clear and concise manner in written and oral formats.
      Objective 2: Students will be able to work and communicate effectively with diverse team

    • Analytical and Critical Thinking
    • Students will develop the ability to analyze complex management situations by managing information, applying qualitative and quantitative solutions, and integrating information technology to improve decision making and increase competitive advantage in an environment of rapid change.

      Objective 1: Students will demonstrate the ability to identify analyze and solve
      complex business problems using quantitative methods, statistical analyses and information technology.
      Objective 2: Students will demonstrate the ability to reflect and draw on coursework and life experiences in making managerial decisions in competitive and uncertain business environments.

    • Knowledge and Integration of Functional Area Content
    • Students will successfully apply and integrate the functional areas of business to improve strategic decision making.
      Objective 1: Students will be able to take strategic, comprehensive, and innovative approaches in making business decisions to create value in a challenging environment..
      Objective 2: Students will be able to integrate knowledge of the core business functions to solve complex, ambiguous and unfamiliar management problems.

    • Ethical Leadership
    • Students will demonstrate knowledge of ethical frameworks for management decision-making and leadership.
      Objective 1: Students will demonstrate that they are ready to act based upon knowledge of legal principles, classical ethical guidelines, and social responsibility.

      Objective 2: Students will be able to analyze organizational environments, understand and communicate the underlying social and ethical forces, determine appropriate responses, and implement solutions.
      Objective 3: Students will be able to recognize ethical issues, propose solutions to an ethical dilemma and use ethical reasoning to justify the solutions.

    • Global Awareness
    • Students will demonstrate an appreciation of conducting business in a global environment.
      Objective 1: Students will be able to identify factors affecting the global
      economy and international business, and develop a comprehensive understanding of the factors.
      Objective 2: Students will be able to use analytical frameworks to evaluate the
      factors impacting the global economy and international business.
      Objective 3: Students will be able to apply knowledge of the global economy and international business to make informed business decisions.

    The Mini MBA (Online) is intensive, challenging and involves a lot of work. The programme is delivered as follows:

    • Week 1: 2 modules of 3 hours each.
    • Week 2: 2 modules of 3 hours each.
    • Week 3: 2 modules of 3 hours each.
    • Week 4: 2 modules of 3 hours each.

    • Week 5: 2 modules of 3 hours each.(Specialization Modules)
    • Week 6: 2 modules of 3 hours each.(Specialization Modules)
    • Week 7: 2 modules of 3 hours each.(Specialization Modules)
    • Week 8: 2 modules of 3 hours each.(Specialization Modules)
    • A total of 48 facilitated learning hours with pre-work, group work and homework to be completed.