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The Mini MBA

The Birkbeck Mini MBA blends academic knowledge and practical insights into a broader understanding of the business world. It recognises that people have enormous experience and knowledge of their own organisation, and that this can become powerful when combined with new ideas and insights into the major levers of business performance.

Over the course of four interactive workshops, you will be introduced to:

  • people and performance
  • marketing in action
  • strategic change
  • finance for managers.

The programme is intensive and practice-based, equipping you with essential business skills that it might take years to develop otherwise. It also offers an excellent opportunity to decide if you wish to pursue an MBA degree or other management award.

This course is currently being run online.

15 credits at level 4

  • Entry requirements

    Entry requirements

    Most of our short courses have no formal entry requirements and are open to all students. You may have to fulfil specific prerequisites for some intermediate-level or advanced-level courses, but these will be specified where relevant.

    As part of the enrolment process, you may be required to submit a copy of a suitable form of ID.

    International students who wish to come to the UK to study a short course can apply for a Visitor visa. Please note that it is not possible to obtain a Student visa to study a short course.

  • How to apply

    How to apply

    You enrol directly onto the classes you would like to take, using the Enrol Now link below. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis - so apply early. If you wish to take more than one short course, you can select each one separately and then enrol onto them together via our online application portal. There is usually no formal selection process, although some modules may have prerequisites and/or other requirements, which will be specified where relevant.

First class: Sat 27-Feb-21 10am-5pm

Check class timetable

Please note that timetables are not yet confirmed for short courses starting in the Spring or Summer terms


First class: Sat 24-Apr-21 10am-5pm


First class: Sat 05-Jun-21 10am-5pm