Micro MBA Certificate Program


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The Micro MBA at Providence College is a certificate program* that was developed for individuals who want or need a rapid foundational education in the principles of business. The Micro MBA Certificate at PC does more than just present the basics; it helps people synthesize and integrate ideas and information across a variety of important business concepts from accounting to finance to information technology to marketing. The program breaks down all the key areas of business and builds a robust, usable framework to provide the skills and confidence necessary to make effective administrative decisions.

Unlike some certificate programs, the Micro MBA at PC is taught exclusively by faculty selected based on their extensive academic and real-world experience. These award winning faculty, combined with the resources of a Bloomberg Businessweek-ranked business school, provides students with a varied and incredibly informative experience.


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Who Should Enroll?

High-performing employees who have been promoted to administrative or management positions. The program is also an excellent refresher for those who wish to update their business skills or those considering pursuing a part-time MBA program in the future.

Learn the Fundamental Principles of:

Accounting • Economics • Finance • Marketing • Managing Information Systems
Leadership •  Social Media • Business Law • Organizational Behavior • Business Strategy


Micro MBA Certificate Sample Outline


Week 1: Introduction to the Micro MBA & Marketing

Overview of the course and management decision making

The customer as central organizing principle of the firm

Understanding an effective marketing mix


Week 2: Organizational Leadership

Leading organizations and leading change

What every manager needs to know about how to bring out their leadership skills


Week 3: Accounting

Budgeting: A primer

The income statement


Week 4: Economics and Finance

What to watch in the economy

Key concepts in financial management


Week 5: Business Law

Overview of the current legal environment

Where ethics and law collide


Week 6: Organizational Behavior

How to get the most out of your organization


Week 7: Managing Information Technology

Survey of techniques and tools


Week 8: Introduction to Social Media

How to get started

Measuring and assessing results


Week 9: Business Strategy

Seeing the big picture

Internal capabilities in a complex world


Week 10: Capstone Experience

Bringing it all together

Completion celebration

Sample Micro MBA One-Pager with further details


Contact Information


Contact us if you are interested in registering for our Micro MBA Program, and check back for updates about our future sessions.

If you are a person with a disability and require an assistive device, service, or other accommodation to participate in this event, please contact our Central Reservations coordinator in advance of the event at 401-865-2070.