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[LSE] MBA Essentials

The MBA Essentials online certificate course equips you with holistic business skills to thrive in any business environment, at a fraction of the cost and commitment of a full MBA. This course balances the knowledge and theory which will enable you to think differently with the practical skills and techniques required to achieve a greater impact within your organisation. Gaining these skills online and in a short period of time, you’re able to continue working whilst you study.

Note: this MBA Essentials online certificate course is not a credit-bearing course. If you wish to apply for an MBA, you should be aware of the specific entry requirements and prerequisites.

Course Duration

10 weeks (excluding orientation), starting from 31 July 2019. Module 1 starts from 7 August 2019.
8-12 hours per week, entirely online

Deadline for registration: 23 July 2019

Course Outline

Developed by LSE academics from the Departments of Management and Accounting, this course empowers you to make better business decisions as you lead with influence, by focussing on three core pillars of business leadership:

  • The strategic environment
  • The financial toolkit
  • The human element

Orientation Module: Welcome to Your Online Campus
Module 1: Leading with influence
Module 2: Economics for managers
Module 3: Competitive strategy
Module 4: Corporate strategy
Module 5: Financial accounting
Module 6: Management accounting
Module 7: Analysing financial statements
Module 8: In the mind of the manager
Module 9: Nudging behaviour
Module 10: Organisational culture as a leadership tool

Course Outcome

  • Identify and maximise your organisation’s strategic competitive advantage as you develop your understanding of the strategic environment and the market you operate within
  • Analyse and optimise the performance of a business using technical business and accounting tools
  • Use human behaviour insights and leadership frameworks to influence decisions at all levels of your organisation, and externally with investors and consumers, through greater knowledge of human behaviour and decision making processes



Get the programme prospectus here.

Contact Information

London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
Tel: +44 (0)20 7405 7686
Facebook: lseps
Twitter: @LSEnews
LinkedIn: london-school-of-economics

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