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Online Mini-MBA Certificate Program 

What is the online Mini-MBA Program?

The online Mini-MBA is a non-credit-bearing course, designed and managed by the University at Buffalo School of Management. The course consists of a series of seventeen separate modules that must be completed in order to receive a certificate of completion. It is ideal for those looking for an opportunity to gain or update business skills in a variety of management-related areas. The course consists of six separate content areas, each to be reviewed and completed prior to moving on to the next content area. Each module also contains a segment of test questions at the close of each section. 

What is the cost of the program?

A total program fee of $995.00 USD for participants residing in the continental U.S. This fee covers the program and all shipping costs associated with sending your certificate of completion via United States Postal Service (USPS).
A total program fee of $1,050.00 USD, will be charged to registrants outside the continental U.S. This fee covers the program and all shipping costs associated with sending your certificate of completion via United Parcel Service (UPS).

How do I receive my certificate?

You will receive a scanned copy of your certificate upon successful completion of the program. If you live in the continental U.S., your certificate will also be mailed to you via USPS. If you live outside the continental U.S., your certificate will be sent to you via UPS.

What subjects are included?

The non-credit-bearing program includes content in each of the six subject areas (modules):

Accounting and Finance
Marketing and Communications
Human Resources
General Management
The user will complete each section, in the above order, before moving on to the next.  

How do I advance from one module to another?

You may work through the material at your own pace. Each module consists of self-check questions throughout each module as well as a test at the end of each module. Users must achieve a score of 65% or better in order to advance to the next module.

Where is the program located?

The online Mini-MBA Certificate Program is hosted on the University at Buffalo secure web server, a comprehensive and flexible e-Learning software platform that delivers the course management system.

Who has access to the program?

To access the online Mini-MBA, a user must be authorized by the School of Management through the Center for Executive Development.

When can I access the program?

The online Mini-MBA is web-accessible 24 hours per day, seven days a week. You may access the program anytime and anywhere you have access to a computer and the Internet. 

What are the computer requirements?

To use this program effectively, you must use a computer that is able to connect to the Internet and use a web browser.

How do I login?

A user-name and password will be assigned to you by the School of Management. You must provide this information each time you wish to access the program.

What if I encounter technical difficulty?

Should you have a technical problem with the online Mini-MBA, you may contact the School of Management 's Center for Executive Development at (716) 645-3200 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).