An MBA degree is a huge commitment and an expensive endeavour. The MBA Essentials online short course serves to prepare participants for this journey with a head start in some of the more challenging areas covered in an MBA. Whilst it does not provide a full insight into what an MBA would entail (each being different), it allows participants to measure their desire and commitment - whilst simultaneously gaining critical management skills.
The MBA Essentials online short course covers three vital components of business management that are often found to be the most challenging subjects of an MBA: Economics, Quantitative Methods, and Managerial Accounting.
Using a practical approach in which you can apply your own business as a case study, you’ll learn to navigate the complexities of your business environment, whilst gaining a solid foundation with which to tackle a full MBA, should you be accepted.
The MBA Essentials will prepare participants with essential business skills relevant to the current business climate, to advance their career or business and prepare them for further studies. Participants will master the key concepts of the three key MBA courses, which are Economics, Managerial Accounting and Managerial Statistics.
Who is this course for?
The course is targeted at business owners, managers, and entrepreneurs who wish to gain technical business skills to meet corporate goals and advance their careers, as well as those wanting to upskill and gain foundational preparation for their future postgraduate or MBA studies.
Why choose this course?
MBA Application Preparation:
Whilst completion of this online short course will not guarantee acceptance into an MBA at Stellenbosch Business School, it will add value to both the application strength and personal competencies of participants who are applying for an MBA in future.
The faculty involved in course design and facilitation are all experienced MBA faculty with Stellenbosch Business School. As such, they bring key insights into areas of development that will best benefit future MBA students.
As an executive development short course, the learning provides critical management skills that can be applied immediately in the workplace. The assignments are practical in nature and lean heavily on case studies, which could focus on the business in which participants work.
Over the course of 20 weeks, participants will be equipped to:
- Evaluate the fundamentals of macro- and micro-economics.
- Investigate the causes of and remedial action for unemployment in South Africa.
- Calculate a frequency distribution for a quantitative data set.
- Formulate a decision framework to make a decision under uncertain conditions.
- Apply your knowledge of ratio calculations to extract information from the balance sheet.
- Investigate the relationship between retained earnings and the income statement.