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If you want to improve your business knowledge, change your career focus, broaden your business skills through professional development, or take the first steps toward earning an MBA, an online Mini MBA can be a perfect first step.


The Mini MBA at PROBANA Business School is an intensive executive certificate program. It focuses on the key topics and management disciplines of the MBA curriculum.


Based on e-learning the Mini MBA includes 6 modules plus a final  online exam. The course offers a greater knowledge of the major management fields - including leadership, management strategies, communication, business essentials, human resources, business psychology, international business. and market understanding – and, at the same time, you will learn to master and integrate this knowledge in your everyday life.


The goal of the Mini MBA is to strengthen your career as a manager and to enable your business to reach even greater results as an effect of your improved competences.


The 6 modules of the programme are at MBA level and they include the following:



Module #1: Human Resources Management and Psychology


This module will give you a solid theoretical and practical knowledge of human resources management, psychology, communication and competency development. As a result, your abilities as a human resources manager will be strengthened.


This module includes:


» HR and Personnel policy, staff planning
» Competency development
and management
» Employee development
and leadership development
» Motivation
, work and organizational psychology
» Employee development & HRD
» Staff behaviour patterns
» Conflicts
conflict management

» Organization
and human resource management
» Cooperative relationships and motivation
» Mediation
and conflict management
» Performance review
» Completion of structured interviews
» Interview skills
» Active listening
body language
» Interview exercises
» Group processes, teambuilding and communication


» Advanced Strategy and Global Management
» Business Ethnics
and CSR
» Leadership, Culture and Negotiation
» Sales and Service Managemen

» Etc.


Approximately 150 pages of reading including an e-learning case, online exercise and online feedback with a personal evaluation.


Module #2: Change Management


Improve your change management skills with practical tools and enable yourself to turn the challenges of changes into business opportunities. ability to meet change from a practical approach. This module focus on making you aware of your role as a change manager and enables you to acquire an understanding of the dynamics, psychology and cycle of changes.


This module focuses on the managerial, psychological and communicative mechanisms related to changes including:


» Business Process Reengineering
» Mergers
» Change projects
» Change targets
» Change Management tools

» Change Management as a strategy
» Change Management and communication
» The strategic change process
» The process of mergers
» Resistance to change 
» Linking theory with practice
» Kotter’s model of Change Management
» Change communication: How to motivate
» Different types of reactions related to change


» Leading People & Organizations
» Innovation & Entrepreneurship
» International Business Law
» Etc.

This module includes extra sections with tools and methods within advanced Change Management, restructurings, merg
ers and layoffs.

Approximately 120 pages of reading including an e-learning case, online exercise and online feedback with a
personal evaluation.


Module #3: Business Development and Strategy


This module focus on modern management theory and management as an independent profession, including a general understanding of how you work strategically in the current complex market situation.


You will be able to master selected analysis tools aimed at working with operational strategy in your daily work as a manager. Furthermore, you will gain an insight into how you as a manager can link organizational strategy with your daily management tasks. This module includes:


» The role of the manager, tasks and challenges
» Working with strategies in general
» The analysis tools and "handles" of the operational strategy
» Strategic overview
» Employee, customer, balance

» Implementation of the business strategy
» Integrated business management in a strategic perspective
» Customer focus
» Leadership methods for the experienced manager
» Commitment and motivation
» Evaluation of management efforts
» Objectives – strategies and tools
» Success as a strategist and a manager


» Quantitative Analysis
» International Macro Economics
» Governance and Business Ethics
» Managerial Finance

» Etc.


The module covers extra sections with management tools and methods from the world of psychology including courses in advanced behavioural psychology, organisational psychology, teambuilding, coaching, supervision, mentoring etc.

Approximately 120 pages of reading with an e-learning case, online exercise and online feedback with a
personal evaluation.


Module #4: Value-creating Management


This module includes:


» The value-creating manager
» The new economy
» Methodological understandings
» Strategic human resource management
» The culture, climate and structure of the organization
» The new roles of the manager

Coordinated Management of Meaning:

» CMM-Theory
» Communication and interaction
» Communication and coordination
» Knowledge sharing, Communities of practice
» Action Learning
» Team management
» Systemic understanding of the organization
» Optimizing the potential action of the manager
» Understanding HRM
» Group dynamics and conflict management
» Dilemma learning and understanding

Approximately 1
50 pages of reading with an e-learning case, online exercise and online feedback with a personal evaluation.



Module # 5: Performance Management


This module includes:

» Reward management
» Charismatic management
» Situational management
» Value-based management
» Loyalty-based management
» Appreciative management
» Transformational management
» Holistic management

Measurement and evaluation:
» The Balanced Scorecard model
» The centralization / decentralization dilemma
» Critical success factors
» Ongoing implementation
» Etc.


Approximately 150 pages of reading including an e-learning case, online exercise and online feedback with a personal evaluation.


Module #6: Leadership and Empowerment


This module includes:

» Management of organizational change
» Targeted organisational development
» Organizational learning
» Development of knowledge-sharing strategies
» Communities of practice

Strategic development:
» Coaching
» Emotional intelligence
» Stronger networks
» Creativity and innovation. R & D.
» The developmental psychology of the manager
» Advanced interview techniques
» The hidden commands
» Crises and conflicts
» Mediation and conflict management methods
» Narrative methods
» Verbal and non-verbal communication training

Objectives and results:

» Follow-up on the business strategy
» The overall business strategy
» Personal action plan
» Etc.

Approximately 150 pages of reading including an e-learning case, online exercise and online feedback with a personal evaluation.



This includes a review of each participant’s test results after each module.

The teaching material is at
an MBA-level, but made accessible via a combination of theoretical knowledge and business cases. These cases are designed to make the participant reflect on the syllabus by applying theoretical knowledge to practical examples.  Furthermore, the programme will provide the opportunity to network with top managers and CEOs from leading private and public companies.

Read about our lecturers and collaborators here.


Who Should Attend This Programme?

The DIP-programme is designed and directed towards both new and experienced managers and consultants, for example:


- CEOs, SFOs, Directors, Senior managers and consultants moving

  towards the highest level of management.
- Functional managers, marketing managers,

  financial managers, production managers, IT managers,

  development managers, sales managers, client managers,

  office managers etc.
- Department managers
- Middle management
- Key employees in corporate functions
- Managers of projects
- Leadership and management consultants.

The Programme:

After signing up for the course, the participants will receive a password and a user name which will provide direct access to the online platform. The online platform consists of readings, libraries, links, material from the training days as well as a courseplan. Furthermore, the participants will gain access to an online dialogue forum where experts and professionals will contribute with cases and practical examples throughout the course. Through the dialogue forum, the participants will also be able to contact each other. The lessons are specific and job-related and the course is organised in a way which makes it possible for the participant to make direct connections between the learning and his or hers daily work.


Before the course starts, the participant will fill out a comprehensive questionnaire. When we have processed the answers, these will show the participant’s learning style profile and level within management. This profile will be compared to the participant’s results at the final exam.

Required equipment:

To be able to attend the Mini MBA programme you have to have access to a computer with an internet connection and an e-mail address.


Contact Aktiv Kurser:

For a personal consultation, please contact one of our dedicated consultants on +45 45 76 58 58 or send us an e-mail.

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