management essentials - University of Alberta


management essentials - University of Alberta
L e a d e r s f r o m Al b e r t a f o r t h e W o r l d
The Management Essentials Program (MEP) has been designed to
provide a rich but concise survey of graduate level business courses.
Key themes found in the U of A’s internationally-ranked MBA program
are the basis for each course, giving you the opportunity to examine
and discuss current research and theories while applying concepts to
case studies and situations from today’s business environment.
Is This Program for You?
Program Highlights
• You are a manager or leader wanting to increase
your business skills and build your business
• Comprised of four, three-day modules, the program
explores: Leadership and Strategy Development,
Financial Development, Business and Operations
Development, Business Development and Special
Topics that are important in business today.
• You have a minimum of two years experience
with a public or private sector organization.
• You are interested in exploring the topic areas
associated with the Alberta MBA.
• Utilization of a variety of tools to address the subject
matter, including guest speakers, case studies,
assessment tools and Harvard Business Simulations.
• Inspired by our MBA program, the program
increases your knowledge on a variety of business
MBA Credit
Successful completion of the Management
Essentials Program is recognized by the
University of Alberta MBA program.
Participants who successfully complete the
program are eligible for up to three credits
to be applied to the University’s MBA
degree program.
• The intent of the program is to provide you with
tools and new ways of thinking, enabling you to
make better tactical and strategic decisions in your
• Gain an expanded network of contacts, enhanced
skills for meeting challenges head-on and a new
perspective for advancing your business within the
• The module format allows you to immediately
integrate the learnings into the work place while
benefiting from the support network of the program
“The Management Essentials Program has been an outstanding
experience. The group size and diversity of disciplines, both
private and public, enriched the program as perspectives and
experiences were shared in group activities. Every day, every
topic, left me with the feeling that I had learned something
valuable and applicable to my current role.”
- Jackie Hillis, RN, BSCN, Clinical Care Manager, iRSM,
Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine
Module 1: Leadership and
Strategy Development – 3 days
Module 3: Business and
Operations Development – 3 Days
Leadership – This session enables you to take
a strategic look at leadership and assist in the
formation of a strategy to get the most out of
yourself and those you interact with.
Marketing – The objective of this session is to
develop a working knowledge of marketing as
it relates to the establishment of a sustainable
differential advantage in a competitive market.
Strategic Thinking – You will leave this session
with a clear understanding of what strategy is,
how it is constrained, formulated, developed and
implemented and what that can mean for your
Innovation – This session examines how
organizations engage in successful innovation,
including the role of the leader in developing and
supporting organizational innovation capacity.
Module 2: Financial Development
– 3 days
Decision Making – This session will explore how
leaders engage in problem solving and decision
making activities as they address different types of
issues and challenges.
Understanding Financial Statements – This session
enables you to analyze the financial statements of
real companies, and explore the relationships that
exist between statements.
Module 4: Business Development
and Special Topics – 3 Days
Business Economics – Within this session you will
discuss basic economic principles and put them in
context of the practical business world.
Canada and the Global Economy – Within this
session you will examine the changing global
business environment and how it impacts business
decision making.
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or call 1-866-492-7676
Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility –
Examine how ethics and business are fundamentally
connected. In this session you will be introduced
to the emerging importance and complexity of CSR
and begin to explore stakeholder responsibility. Case
studies will be used.
Negotiations – This intensive session aims to
improve your skill set and understanding of the
process of negotiation, both within an organization
and between organizations.
ModulesFall ProgramFall Program Spring Program
Calgary Edmonton
Leadership and Strategy Development
Strategic Thinking
Nov 4-5, 2014
Nov 3, 2014
Nov 19-20, 2014 Mar 16-17, 2015
Nov 21, 2014
Mar 18, 2015
Financial Development
Understanding Financial Statements
Business Economics
Canada and the Global Economy
Dec 8, 2014
Dec 9, 2014
Dec 10, 2014
Dec 10, 2014
Dec 11, 2014
Dec 12, 2014
Apr 29, 2015
Apr 30, 2015
May 1, 2015
Business Operations and Development
Managerial Decision Making
Feb 19, 2015
Feb 20, 2015
Feb 18, 2015
Feb 3, 2015
Feb 4, 2015
Feb 5, 2015
May 25, 2015
May 26, 2015
May 27, 2015
Business Operations & Development Special Topics
Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility Apr 15, 2015
Mar 3, 2015
Jun 15, 2015
Jun 16-17, 2015
L e a d e r s f r o m Al b e r t a f o r t h e W o r l d
Program Details
Time: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Location: University of Alberta, Enterprise Square
Please note this is our downtown location.
Full Program Fee: $7,195 CAD (plus GST)
Individual Session Fee:
$725 per one-day module (plus GST)
$1450 per two-day module (plus GST)
Fees include all program materials, breakfast,
lunch and refreshments.
MBA Credit
Successful completion of the Management
Essentials Program is recognized by the
University of Alberta MBA program.
Participants who successfully complete
the program are eligible for up to three
credits to be applied to the University’s
MBA degree program.
Logistics: An electronic confirmation will be sent to
you in advance of the program start date. Pre-course
material will be sent via e-mail (where applicable)
prior to each session.
Registration and Payment
To register for the program, please visit and click on Register Now!.
Payment is due prior to the commencement of the
program. Acceptable methods of payment include:
credit card (MasterCard, American Express or Visa),
purchase order/invoice to the organization, or
cheque made payable to the University of Alberta.
If you choose invoice as your payment option,
please be advised that we require a purchase order
or letter of authorization from your organization to
accompany actual payment.
By phone: (780) 492-5832
By fax: (780) 492-1432
Cancellation policy
Notification of cancellation from the program must be received via email 21 calendar days prior to
More than 21 calendar days
prior to program start
Between 21 and five calendar
days prior to program start
After program start date
Cancellation: You receive a full
refund of the program fee.
Cancellation: You incur a
$150.00 cancellation fee.
Assessed on a case-by-case
basis. Please contact Kate
Wylie at 780-492-2260.
For More Information: Please contact Kate Wylie at 780-492-2260,
[email protected] or toll free at 1-866-492-7676
Executive Education
Executive Education is one of the four pillars of the Alberta School of Business. As the School’s professional
development provider, we serve clients across all industries and in the public sector. With over 30 programs
offered and serving over 5000 participants per year, we continue to work toward becoming the premier
executive education source in Canada. As Alberta’s premier broker of intellectual capital, we focus on
providing education solutions that enable today’s business leaders in government, publicly traded companies,
and privately held organizations to lead change and increase organizational performance.
2-006 Enterprise Square
10230 Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 4P6
Phone: (780) 492-5832
Toll free: 1-866-492-7676
Fax: (780) 492-1432
Email: [email protected]
While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained within this material, program dates, content, and instructors are subject to change. Please note, a
T2202A form or official tax receipt will not be issued for programs and/or modules. Please refer to the Canada Revenue Agency website for further information
July 2014

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