Micro-MBA

An Abbreviated MBA Course Series for UC San Diego Ph.D.s, Postdocs and Graduate Students

MicroMBA

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Summer 2018 program application is now closed

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OVERVIEW

The Rady School of Management has organized a MicroMBA Program for UC San Diego Ph.D.s, Postdocs and graduate students. Participants will have a unique opportunity to gain an introduction to business concepts, network with business professionals, and become a part of the entrepreneurial science/tech community at Rady. This program is designed specifically for Ph.D.s, postdocs and graduate students and applications will only be accepted for those who fit those criteria.

COURSE IMPACT

The UCSD Micro-MBA course will be a fast way for you to gain fluency in business concepts from high-caliber Rady School of Management instructors. You will have the chance to network with local business professionals at weekly coffee chats and peers in the course and learn for yourself if an MBA degree is a good choice for you. Completion of the course will be a valuable addition to your resume or LinkedIn profile. A certificate will be provided at the completion of the course if you attended 11 out of the 13 sessions. *If a class is 3 hours long, it counts at 2 sessions.

COURSE SCHEDULE

SESSION
HOURS
DAY
DATE
TIME
TOPIC
INSTRUCTOR
LOCATION
1
1.5
Thur
7/12/2018
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Financial Decision Analysis
David Ravetch
Wells Fargo (1N108)
2
1.5
Tues
7/17/2018
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Business Analytics
Vincent Nijs
Wells Fargo (1N108)
3
1.5
Thur
7/19/2018
4:30pm - 6:00pm
EQ (Emotional Intelligence)
Rebecca Johannsen
Wells Fargo (1N108)
4
3
Tues
7/24/2018
4:30pm - 7:30pm
Corporate Finance/ROI
Dave Newton
Wells Fargo (1N108)
5
1.5
Thur
7/26/2018
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Power & Leadership
Mary McKay
Wells Fargo (1N108)
6
1.5
Mon
7/30/2018
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Communicating at Work
Ernie Mendes
Wells Fargo (1N108)
7
1.5
Wed
8/1/2018
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Difficult Conversations
Ernie Mendes
Wells Fargo (1N108)
8
3
Mon
8/6/2018
4:30pm - 7:30pm
Marketing
On Amir
Wells Fargo (1N108)
9
1.5
Thur
8/9/2018
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Science & Innovation
Kanetaka Maki
Beyster Auditorium
10
3
Wed
8/15/2018
4:30pm - 7:30pm
Strategy
Vish Krishnan
Wells Fargo (1N108)

Financial Decision Analysis: Become familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of financial decision models.

Business Analytics: Learn the importance of business analytics and how it influences fact-based decision-making.

Emotional Intelligence (EQ): Learn how to build your emotional intelligence, which is important for peak performance and successful leadership.

Corporate Finance/ROI: Become familiar with what drives the decision-making process at individual & corporate levels, including return on investment (ROI).

Power and Leadership: Learn how to build your power toolbox to become motivated, positive, and effective leaders.

Communicating in the Workplace: Increase self-awareness and boost interpersonal effectiveness; learn principles and strategies for maximizing communication in a variety of contexts (both in personal and professional life).

Difficult Conversations: Understand the importance of teamwork and acquire team building skills that will give you a competitive edge.

Marketing: Learn marketing execution skills and how they can be integrated with R&D to increase profits and growth.

Science & Innovation: Learn how to turn scientific ideas into market opportunities, including how scientists & engineers take a role in that process. How do you determine if a research idea is viable as a business? Which products are worth taking to market? Is this idea big enough to drive a company? 

Strategy: Acquire practical tools and working knowledge to develop strategic thinking and strategic behavior.

ELIGIBILITY

All UCSD Ph.D.s, Postdocs and graduate students interested in business are eligible. A selective application process will be used to enroll a cohort of 150 - 180 participants.  This course is primarily for Ph.D. students and postdoctoral fellows at UC San Diego and affiliated institutions. Masters students and undergraduate students can still apply but will be considered secondarily.

APPLICATION

INTEREST SURVEY - COMPLETE BY MAY 30: COMPLETED

APPLICATION OPENS: MAY 30

APPLICATION DUE: JUNE 20

APPLICATION DECISION: JUNE 29 

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR EXECUTIVE DEVELOPMENT

In accordance with the school’s mission, the Center for Executive Development educates highly skilled, ethical leaders for innovation-driven organizations. We offer a comprehensive portfolio of course topics by tapping into the entrepreneurial hotbed of Southern California and harnessing the intellectual capital of UC San Diego, a leading research institution. Our popular offerings in the areas of leadership, team building and interpersonal skills refine the soft skills that facilitate both professional and personal success.

For a list of all courses offered by the Center for Executive Development, visit the open enrollment course section.