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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 short course can be taken as a stand-alone course or it may be available as part of a Certificate of Higher Education.

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.

    Visa requirements

    If you are not from the European Economic Area (EEA) and/or Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK, you may need to apply for a visa.

    The visa you apply for varies according to the length of your course:

    • Courses of more than six months' duration.
    • Courses of less than six months' duration.
    • Pre-sessional English language courses.

    International students who require a Tier 4 visa should apply for our full-time courses (with the exception of modular enrolment certificates of higher education and graduate certificates), as these qualify for Tier 4 sponsorship. If you are living in the UK on a Tier 4 visa, you will not be eligible to enrol as a student on Birkbeck's part-time courses (with the exception of some modules).

    For full information, read our visa information for international students page.

  • 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 17-Oct-20 10am-5pm

Class location Central London
Class code FFMN001H4ACA

First class: Sat 30-Jan-21 10am-5pm

Class code FFMN001H4DCA

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

Class code FFMN001H4BCA

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

Class code FFMN001H4CCA