Mini MBA - Bentonville, Arkansas

The Location:

The Courtyard in Bentonville, is a premier award winning hotel for business, pleasure and small meetings. Our staff focuses on all it takes to make your stay comfortable as well as successful. The Courtyard Bentonville is located just off I-540 at Exit 88. The hotel is next door to the superior River Grille restaurant. The Courtyard is located 4 miles from the Wal Mart/Sam9s Club National Headquarters in beautiful NW Arkansas. Our 90 room hotel features 41 King Rooms, 41 Double Rooms, 3 Two Room King Suites, and 5 Spa King Rooms for a treat in relaxation. All of our guest rooms have the convenience of a microwave and refrigerator, coffee maker and large work desk. With our compliments come high speed internet access, guest laundry, heated indoor pool and spa jacuzzi, and for the healthy at heart we hope you will enjoy our Brand New workout facility with state of the art equipment. Regardless of your reason for travel, it is our commitment to you that you will feel We Are Your Home Away From Home!

Mini MBA:

To be successful in your career in you need to speak the “language of business”.  To be competitive you need a strong overall business foundation and understanding of concepts, techniques and principles of finance, strategy and management. To make better management decisions about issues affecting your company and career, you need the business skills that improve communication and enhance individual, team and company performance.  


Program Overview:

 The Mini-MBA Workshop offers the flexibility of a 2-5 day experience that provides an interactive MBA style learning environment. Participants learn the gain an understanding of the broader financial, strategic and management concepts that enables them to succeed in their jobs. A team of experienced business professionals present the program in an interactive MBA style learning environment in a collegial atmosphere.  The workshop provides the subject areas, techniques, skills and business practices that lead to improved job performance.

Skills you will acquire:


The Mini MBA Workshop features interactive learning experiences and case studies centered on subject areas including:







Human Resources


Customer Service


Who Should Attend:

  1. Individuals who need the knowledge of an MBA but don’t have the time to commit to a degree program
  2. Business and technical professionals who want to improve their business skills and business acumen.
  3. Mid-career professionals who want to refresh their knowledge and gain new insights to business trends.
  4. Professionals who are leading projects and change within their organizations.
  5. Employees who want to advance within their organizations.
  6. Experienced or high potential managers who are seeking a stronger foundation in current business theory and practice
  7. Employees who are interested in changing careers  

Value of program:

The Mini-MBA Workshop offers you an opportunity to understand current business theory and practices. You will prepare for future business challenges in a highly interactive workshop environment. You will learn through interaction, analyzing mini-cases, and discussions with the course faculty and fellow participants.



Accounting: This module focuses on how to manage resources including financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement) and identifies tools to analyze the financial performance of businesses and explores how management decisions impact financial performance.

  • Principles of managerial accounting, planning, controlling and decision making
  • Analyzing financial statements
  • Financial Performance measures 

Finance: This module focuses on understanding financial information requirements in capital expenditures and identifies how to determine a project’s financial viability.

·        Financial decision-making

·        Analyze investment opportunities

·        Cost, profit and financial planning and evaluating projects


Strategy:  This module focuses on understanding business strategy as it relates to the company’s plan to achieve sustainable competitive advantage.

  • Strategy versus tactics
  • Competitive advantage
  • Analysis of internal and external environment (SWOT; value chain analysis) 

Marketing: This module focuses on the essentials of marketing and communications, understanding the marketing concepts, brand management and competitive analysis.

·        5 Ps of marketing

·        Marketing tools

·        Customer relationship management.


Management:  This module focuses on the managerial role and functions of management. Understanding your own management style and the key responsibilities of effective managers.

  • Manager vs. leader
  • Motivational management techniques
  • Change management

Human Resources: This module focuses on human resources and performance management cycles and discovers the concepts of behavior based interviewing.

  • Employee recruitment and selection process
  • Performance appraisals
  • Employee development

Ethics:  This module focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to the study of business ethics while exploring conceptual frameworks and decision making tools.

  • Ethical conflicts and dilemmas
  • Ethical styles of decision making
  • Case studies

Name Sales End Price
Attendee Ended $2495
Chamber of Commerce Member/Member Employee Ended $1875

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