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Short Business Courses short of an MBA

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Does anyone know of any short business courses worth doing short of doing an MBA? I am looking at something at any of the top business schools in the US or Europe. Something like this perhaps

http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/execed/...tail/10484/CEM

I am a PM for a corporate in a business PMO and looking at ways of uplifting myself out of a PM role and into business initiatives or strategy work. I dont see a short course as the silver bullet; however, I am looking at making moves that hopefully steer my ship in the right direction.

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Most all the top schools seem to have exec ed offerings, some even travel. I think many use exec ed to fund the bulk of the school.
 

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I like the idea, but I can't see spending 20 grand on that Columbia program. For maybe 5 or 10 grand more you could complete your MBA online from a second tier state school - such as UMass Amherst. MBA is much more marketable and should provide a much better education than a 2 week course anywhere.
 

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Hello,

The Ross School of Business (at Michigan) has a very well regarded executive education MBA. Essentially the courses appear to be offered one weekend a month. Executives fly into Ann Arbor, stay at a hotel physically adjacent to the Ross building, take their classes, and go home. This seems like an ideal way to get an MBA while still holding down a full time job. I'm sure the students here make better connections to their cohort group than would be possible in a standard distance learning situation. I'm also sure it's expensive.

I can't speak to the details of the Executive MBA program, but I can say the hotel at the Ross school is rather nice. I am actually staying there right now.
 

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Those executive education classes are meant for middle to upper management types who get their tuition paid by their employers, I wouldn't recommend them. Look into doing a part time (night) or executive (weekend) MBA program. A class here or there will neither impress anyone nor gives you the tools you need to move up into a strategy type position.
 
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Watched an MIT video of Mintzberg debating his anti-MBA stance a while back while semi-pressing his own involvement in the International Masters in Practicing Management. Anyone know anything about the IMPM thing?
 

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Originally Posted by cross22
Those executive education classes are meant for middle to upper management types who get their tuition paid by their employers, I wouldn't recommend them. Look into doing a part time (night) or executive (weekend) MBA program. A class here or there will neither impress anyone nor gives you the tools you need to move up into a strategy type position.
i agree with this completely. if you want a career booster similar to an MBA then get an MBA. a class here and there is great if you want to learn something new, but is practically useless on your resume
 

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