Developing an MBA Mindset

Begin to think like an MBA, utilizing a combination of business disciplines to approach challenges holistically. Experienced and high-potential executives will use this course to build a stronger business foundation. The program covers core concepts in negotiations, leadership, finance, communications and strategy to equip leaders with a practical toolkit to face any business challenge.

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Strengthen your business acumen to elevate your results.

Program Description

This program provides a foundational understanding of the major business concepts and tools, featuring four sessions: Communications, Leadership Essentials, Negotiation Strategies, and Accounting & Finance for the Non-financial Manager. Each session is taught by Eccles School world-class faculty and inspired by the school’s top-ranked MBA programs. This learning experience is ideal for professionals who want to build a stronger foundation in business theory, prepare for positions of increased responsibility, or pivot from a technical position to a management role.

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Upcoming Dates


5 October 2017 6:00 pm – 5 October 2017 9:00 pm

Dr. Kathryn Cañas

Dr Kathryn A. Cañas is a member of the Management Department in the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. Her teaching currently includes courses on managing diversity, business communication, and pedagogical theories and practices on both undergraduate and graduate levels.

Areas of Expertise
Business CommunicationManaging Diversity
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Leadership Essentials

6 October 2017 9:00 am – 6 October 2017 4:00 pm

Dr. Abe Bakhsheshy

Dr. Abe is the David Eccles School of Business Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Director and Professor (Lecturer) of Organizational Behavior in the Department of Entrepreneurship and Strategy. Along with his academic qualifications, he has more than 35 years of management and leadership experience including seven years of executive level position in overseas working with multinational corporations.

Areas of Expertise
HealthcareHuman ResourcesLeadership
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12 October 2017 6:00 pm – 12 October 2017 9:00 pm

Dr. Kristina Diekmann

Dr. Kristina ‘Tina’ Diekmann is Chair of the Department of Management, Professor of Management and David Eccles Professor of Business Ethics at The University of Utah David Eccles School of Business. Dr. Diekmann’s research investigates how individuals behave in organizations, with a focus on fairness and ethics, negotiation, social perception and impression management.

Areas of Expertise
EthicsImpression ManagementNegotiationSocial Perception
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Accounting & Finance for the Non-Financial Manager

13 October 2017 9:00 am – 13 October 2017 4:00 pm

Dr. Bob Allen

Robert D. Allen is a Professor and David Eccles Faculty Scholar at the University of Utah. Bob’s interest in auditing research began during his professional experience with Deloitte, Haskins & Sells in Los Angeles. His research has focused on auditor risk assessments, auditor error projection decisions, and auditor analytical procedures.

Areas of Expertise
AccountingAuditor Analytical ProceduresAuditor Error Projection DecisionsAuditor Risk AssessmentsFinance
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Program Tuition: $2,200

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In This Program

Deepen your understanding of core concepts in management, strategy, marketing and finance while learning from Eccles School top-ranked faculty.
Analyze business cases and examine problem-solving scenarios from the real world.
Practice winning negotiation strategies, interpret complex financial statements, and learn frameworks for developing game-changing innovation.
Prepare to take on new responsibilities in your organization or transition to a new role.
Discover how to connect employees to a vision and help them rise to new levels of productivity.
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