Micro-MBA

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

MicroMBA

Details

INTEREST SURVEY - COMPLETE BY MAY 26

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APPLICATION - Due June 17

 

APPLICATION DECISION: JUNE 25 

The UCSD MicroMBA will prioritize graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, followed by general public applicants.

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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. The UCSD MicroMBA will prioritize graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, followed by general public applicants.

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 (will change for 2020). *If a class is 3 hours long, it counts at 2 sessions.

Coffee Chats: Each week, you will be notified of upcoming coffee chats for which you can sign up. These are one-hour, on-campus opportunities to meet with entrepreneurs, managers, and other business professionals. This is arguably the most beneficial element of the course. Take the opportunity to build connections with local professionals at these informal discussion groups!

COURSE SCHEDULE

(starts around July 8, 2020)

SESSION
TOPIC
INSTRUCTOR
1
Financial Decision Making Part 1
Ross Valkanov
2
Power and Leadership
Mary McKay
3
Business Analytics
Vincent Nijs
4
Financial Decision Making Part 2
Ross Valkanov
5
Leadership and People
Alison Meyer
6
Accounting for Lab Management
Eric Floyd
7
Marketing Part 1
On Amir
8
Marketing Part 2
On Amir
9
Emotional Intelligence
Ernie Mendes
10
Innovation
Vish Krishnan
11
Collaboration and Teamwork
Alison Meyer
12
Operational Strategy
Vish Krishnan

Financial Decision Marketing:  Become familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of financial decision models. What drives financial decision making at individual & corporate levels? What are the differences between financial objectives such as NPV, IRR, and ROI? How do we measure risk in asset markets? We will cover these and other important questions in finance.

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

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

Marketing: Intro to strategic marketing management: segmentation, targeting, positioning, and branding

Collaboration and Teamwork: Modules on trust, listening, and why diversity is a competitive advantage.

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? 

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

Operational 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 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 26

APPLICATION - Due June 17

APPLICATION DECISION: JUNE 25 

The UCSD MicroMBA will prioritize graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, followed by general public applicants.

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.