Mini-MBA: Team Management Essentials

Mini-MBA: Team Management Essentials

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08 Oct
12 Week Program


Successful professionals in contemporary workplaces understand that their success at work depends on more than their mastery of the tasks and skills associated with their direct workflow responsibilities. Interacting effectively with others, and understanding how their colleagues, managers, and team managers need and want to be treated, is key to true professional success. Strategies in problem solving, goal setting, performance management, conflict resolution, communications and related areas is critical, regardless of seniority, functional area, or specific job responsibilities.

The Mini-MBA: Team Management Essentials teaches managers, individual contributors, and team members to work collaboratively, understand each other’s priorities and experiences, and create and function within a productive, supportive environment, leading to personal and team productivity and satisfaction.

Program Benefits
  • Specifically designed to introduce new or aspiring team leaders to core management skills such as collaboration, performance assessment, and conflict resolution.
  • Provides structured, formalized instruction led by professionals with industry experience. Our “learn and do” model provides opportunities to apply your learnings as you move through the course.
  • Participate in a rigorous university program and earn a program certificate as well as academic credits that can be applied toward future education goals.
Program Outcomes
  • Manage with greater confidence and increased competencies in key leadership skills. Communicate to your team with more clarity and assess performance accurately and fairly.
  • Understand and participate in management-level decisions with the ability to contribute as a peer. Become a thought leader who brings new solutions that you can introduce and implement.
  • Become not only a better manager, but better employee and team member, as you can articulate and identify core strengths in yourself and others, set goals accordingly, and provide action-oriented feedback.

Defining the Mini-MBA

Dive deeper into the makeup of the Mini-MBA and what makes this credential unique and beneficial in support of lifelong learning.

Rutgers Business School Livingston Campus location

Faculty Spotlight

Jerry W. Kim

Assistant Professor

Jerry Kim is an Assistant Professor of Management and Global Business at Rutgers Business School. He teaches innovation management and technology strategy in the MBA program, and was selected as “Professor of the Year” by the MBA class of 2018. Prior to joining Rutgers in 2016, he was an Assistant...

Who Should Attend

This is an excellent course for professionals new to leadership, those who aspire to management roles, or who are now experienced managers but had little or no formal training in supervisory skills. This Mini-MBA will also be of benefit to professionals switching employers, industries or functional areas. Everybody in any of these groups can benefit from a structured, foundational education in team management and will find the coursework very useful for finding new solutions and methods adaptable to different types of corporate culture.


Featuring ten modules presented by Rutgers Business School faculty and subject matter experts, this program will help you change your perspective from player to coach, and learn specific skills to help you become a better leader and effective collaborator with both management and direct reports.

Topics include:

  • Directing and influencing relationships: Learn the importance of building and cultivating relationships with your mangers, peers, and reports, as well as strategies to help those around you create productive relationships with each other
  • Performance management: Understand and implement the successful appraisal and communication methods that lead to superior individual performance as well as employee retention and growth
  • Diversity of cultures and thought: Understand the considerations in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) in contemporary workplaces of all sizes, and how they impact both people and organization.

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Questions about this program?

Please contact Jennie Fine, Program Manager at (848) 445-9418 or