THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

MBA Essentials

Duration

10 weeks, excluding
orientation

Effort

8-12 hours per week
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules
flexible learning

ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:

1

MBA-focused skills that address the core pillars of business: strategy, finance, and people, guided by thought leaders and LSE experts.

2

The ability to make informed business decisions, and lead with confidence and influence in your contemporary business context.

3

 A better understanding of your business environment and challenges to enhance your organisation’s competitive advantage.

4

A network of global professionals and a certificate of competence from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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.

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This course is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service, and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The course has an estimated 95 hours of learning.

Note: should you wish to claim CPD activity, the onus is upon you. The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and GetSmarter accept no responsibility, and cannot be held responsible, for the claiming or validation of hours or points.

Your Course Convenor

Dr Connson Locke

Senior Lecturer in Practice, LSE Department of Management

Connson joined LSE in 2008 from the Boston Consulting Group and her areas of expertise are leadership, negotiation, decision making and organisational behaviour. She is part of the academic leadership team for the Executive Global Master’s in Management – LSE’s on-campus cutting edge alternative to an MBA – and also teaches the School’s most successful executive course on campus: Achieving Leadership Excellence. Connson holds a PhD and MSc in Organisational Behaviour from the University of California, Berkeley and a BA in Sociology from Harvard University.

COURSE CURRICULUM

Orientation Module:
Welcome to Your Online Campus
Module 1
Leading with influence

SECTION I: THE STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENT

Module 2
Economics for managers
Module 3
Competitive strategy
Module 4
Corporate strategy

SECTION II: THE FINANCIAL TOOLKIT

Module 5
Financial accounting
Module 6
Management accounting
Module 7
Analysing financial statements

SECTION III: THE HUMAN ELEMENT

Module 8
In the mind of the manager
Module 9
Nudging behaviour
Module 10
Organisational culture as a leadership tool

AN ONLINE EDUCATION THAT SETS YOU APART

This LSE online certificate course is delivered in collaboration with online education provider GetSmarter. Join a growing community of global professionals who've already had the opportunity to:

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Gain verifiable and relevant competencies and earn invaluable recognition from a world-leading social science university, entirely online and in your own time

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Enjoy a personalised, people-mediated online learning experience created to make you feel supported at every step

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Experience a flexible but structured approach to online education as you plan your learning around your life to meet weekly milestones

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