Rutgers Launches Online Mini-MBA Program in Entrepreneurship

Online format of Rutgers Center for Management Development certificate program offers flexibility and convenience to aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners

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Rutgers Online Mini-MBA Program in Entrepreneurship

Rutgers Online Mini-MBA Program in Entrepreneurship

While being a successful entrepreneur is highly rewarding, starting and running a business can also be overwhelming, emotionally draining and financially risky.

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (PRWEB) February 18, 2014

The Rutgers Center for Management Development (CMD) announced today that it is launching an Online Mini-MBA Program in Entrepreneurship. The Rutgers University certificate program for aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners will be held from March 31 to June 23, 2014. The class is entirely online, with partipants able to move through the course materials at their own pace at the time they find most convenient. There are also opportunities to interact with faculty and other students throughout the program, via weekly Virtual Office Hours.

The goal of the 12-week course is goal is for participants to leave the class ready to take their business to the next level. Each participant is expected to create an actionable business plan or pitch deck as a final project, synthesizing all of their learning into a real-world application.

Jennie Fine, the Rutgers CMD Program Manager, said, “While being a successful entrepreneur is highly rewarding, starting and running a business can also be overwhelming, emotionally draining and financially risky. The difference between success and failure often lies in the ability to create a logical plan, mitigate risk, minimize mistakes, and build a strong support system.”

She added, “The Rutgers Online Mini-MBA Program in Entrepreneurship focuses on these key elements of business success in a flexible, convenient format. Taught by both Rutgers faculty and seasoned entrepreneurs, the coursework combines the theory of traditional MBA programs with the real-world entrepreneurial training needed to lead a business venture to success.”

The program fee is $3,995 and includes the new Apple iPad, containing the pre-loaded program materials, for each participant.

This certificate program is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners and will enable participants to:

  •     Understand the legal implications of business ownership and how to best mitigate risk.
  •     Identify, quantify, and articulate the market opportunity.
  •     Write a compelling and thorough business plan.
  •     Communicate the value proposition to potential investors.
  •     Use financial data to make better management decisions.
  •     Develop a network of executive mentors.
  •     Negotiate and sell effectively.

The curriculum for the new Online Mini-MBA Program in Entrepreneurship develops a framework for understanding the entrepreneurial process. Participants will explore the challenges, problems, and issues faced by entrepreneurs who start new businesses.

During the course, students will learn to identify and evaluate business opportunities, develop business concepts, assess and obtain the required resources, market themselves, negotiate, and write a business plan. Forms of business ownership (LLCs, Corporations, etc.), fundamental entrepreneurial questions, critical risks, and business plan best practices will be covered.

All of Rutgers University’s Online Mini-MBA Certification Programs are self-paced courses and 100% online. Each module of the course includes videos that can be viewed online when it’s convenient for participants, as well as exercises, quizzes, readings, a final exam, and a final project.

During the weeks of the course, the respective faculty member for each module will be available to answer any questions participants may have either through a discussion board or scheduled virtual office hours. The time commitment differs from person to person, but generally our online courses will take about 35-40 hours to complete.

All of the course materials are available for a 12 week time frame. Rutgers CMD does not require GRE or GMAT testing to register.

About Rutgers Center for Management Development

Founded in 1947, the Rutgers Center for Management Development (CMD) provides management and leadership training for professionals in business and human resources. Instructors are Rutgers faculty members from the Rutgers Business School-Newark and New Brunswick, and the School of Management and Labor Relations, as well as industry experts. Programs bring practitioners from different organizations and industries together in a diverse learning environment designed to develop skills and enhance knowledge through a combination of expert class instruction and peer interaction.

For more information about the Rutgers Online Mini-MBA Program in Entrepreneurship, contact Jennie Fine, Rutgers CMD Program Manager, at 848-445-9418 or jennie.fine(at)ree.rutgers(dot)edu or go online to http://cmd.rutgers.edu/programs/online-mini-mba-entrepreneurship#tab-Overview.


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