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The Bauer Mini-MBA

Currently Offering Mini-MBA's in:

Now, more than ever, it’s critical to equip yourself with key business fundamentals needed to succeed in any industry. But how do you find the time?

The Bauer Mini-MBA is designed to expose you to the basic fundamentals of business. Led by the same faculty who teach within the renowned Bauer Executive MBA, the Mini-MBA offers high-caliber instruction within a consolidated timeframe.

In addition, each Mini-MBA has a specialization that focuses in more detail on a specific discipline. Whether you need to be more effective in your current role, or you’re looking for a credential to stand out from the crowd, the Mini-MBA is executive development designed to give you just what is needed to lead in one week.

About the Program

  • A student who has successfully passed the certification assessment will receive a scholarship up to $5,000 toward our Executive MBA degree. (*Note: Rules and restrictions do apply, including, but not limited to, the need to pass a final assessment and/or final project with a B- or higher. Please contact for complete eligibility requirements.)
  • The first 3 days of the Mini-MBA are comprised of core classes to give you an overview of general fields in the business world. For the last 2 days, you will take classes related to the specialization you are interested in. Core classes will be taken together then you will split into your chosen specialization group.
  • 35 hours of instruction from Monday to Friday with each session being 3.5 hours, one in the morning and afternoon.
  • Students will receive a Bauer Mini-MBA certificate upon completion along with 3.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
  • Although the Mini-MBA is not a regular graduate degree from the University of Houston, it prepares you as a student and gives you a glimpse into the Bauer Executive MBA program.

Who Should Attend?

  • Experienced professionals wanting to update or broaden their business knowledge and skills.
  • Non-business majors wanting to understand business fundamentals in order to work more effectively with senior management or transition into management roles.
  • Individuals considering a graduate degree and interested in obtaining an overview of MBA fundamentals.

What Will You Gain?

  • Comprehensive understanding of key business concepts
  • A framework for making better strategic business decisions
  • Increased ability to think critically and act strategically
  • Enhanced confidence in your ability to speak up in meetings
  • Access to a high-value professional network


Register for your specialization of choice below:

Mini-MBA in Digital Marketing

Dates: Available dates coming soon | Cost: $4,995

Mini-MBA in Management & Leadership

Dates: Available dates coming soon | Location/Format: In person, Location TBA | Cost: $4,995

Mini-MBA in Healthcare

Dates: Available dates coming soon | Cost: $4,995

Mini-MBA in Data Analytics

Dates: Available dates coming soon | Location/Format: In Person, Location TBA | Cost: $4,995