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Mini MBA: Business Essentials

An Intensive 5-Day Training Course

Mini MBA: Business Essentials

Lead, Engage and Sustain your Organisation

Scheduled Dates

08 - 12 Jul 2024 Dubai - UAE $5,950
04 - 08 Nov 2024 London - UK $5,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

This PetroKnowledge Mini-MBA: Business Essentials training course is designed for senior executives and managers aspiring for senior roles from all functions across every industry. The Mini MBA in Business Essentials course is ideal for executives seeking to improve their knowledge across a wide spread of advanced business skills. It offers delegates a challenging and rewarding experience that will equip them with the advanced skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen profession.

Executives and Managers of all levels use this course as a springboard since it focuses on the key pillars of today's business: Strategy, Leadership, Innovation, Communication and Corporate Governance. It has been designed to foster a broad range of business skills that are in high demand across all areas of industry. Delegates will be equipped with many of the key insights, comprehensive management practices, benchmarks, and business strategy tools necessary to strengthening professional performance, confidence, and decision-making abilities. This training course will help you take your career to the next level whilst giving you maximum impact on your career with minimum time away from the workplace.

This Mini-MBA: Business Essentials training course will highlight:

  • The concepts, tools, and techniques of ‘strategy’ and ‘strategic planning.’
  • Leadership qualities needed to inspire, motivate, and engage their staff.
  • Creating an agenda of creativity and innovation to meet new challenges.
  • Aligning Communications and Organizational Goals.
  • Corporate Governance: ensuring the organization can respond to a changing external environment

What are the Goals?

At the end of this Mini-MBA: Business Essentials training course, you will learn to:

  • Comprehend the business model that enables strategy to be successfully targeted towards customers.
  • Develop the human dimension of leading and managing people in contemporary, successful organizations.
  • Understand disruptive and open innovation, as well as lean and agile methodologies.
  • Learn the multiple facets of our communication.
  • Significance of corporate governance and how it might optimally work.

Who is this Training Course for?

This Mini-MBA: Business Essentials training course is beneficial for professionals across every department of the organizations who are dealing with strategic and leadership decisions. This PetroKnowledge course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Middle managers, department heads and senior managers
  • Business professionals who need a wider understanding of leadership and strategic principles.
  • Professionals whose task it is to create and implement strategy.
  • Executives and leaders responsible to ensure Corporate Government initiatives.
  • Professionals who would like a refresher course in MBA type topics and want to be familiar with current thinking.

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge training course will utilize a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, and retention of the information presented. This includes stimulating presentations supporting each of the topics together with an interactive trainer leading discussion. There will be practical sessions where participants can practice and experience course-related activities. Realistic and exercises, short video presentations, small group work and feedback, will be used to facilitate learning. Interactive activities will be used throughout the course.

Organisational Impact

Your organization will benefit through improved critical understanding of the key competency areas required for success within a business – enabling more informed and commercially viable strategic decisions. In summary, your organization will benefit from:

  • More effective leaders who align strategic objectives.
  • Leaders who focus on results and goal achievement.
  • Improved managerial communications.
  • Higher levels of accountability and productivity
  • Engagement that tackles change and innovation head-on.
  • Clearer thinking and faster decision-making leading to cutting edge business practices

Personal Impact

This Mini-MBA: Business Essentials training course will give participants the confidence, drive, and skills to challenge themselves towards higher leadership & strategic performance. Specifically, they will develop:

  • Appropriate strategies for day-to-day leadership
  • Ways to use communication, influence, and persuasion to engage with colleagues.
  • Ways to manage performance and turn people around.
  • How to engage others in the achievement of targets
  • The skills to meet ever changing challenges and complex problems.

Daily Agenda

Day One: Understanding the Strategic Environment

  • What is strategy and why is it important?
  • Analysis of Internal criteria to the company.
  • Analysis of external criteria to the company.
  • Strategic choice: focus, concentration, dealing with the life cycle effect
  • The strategic impact of value migration during globalization.
  • The linkage and alignment of strategic and operational management
  • Strategic Formulation
  • Strategic Implementation.

Day Two: The Art of Leadership

  • Keys to personal leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Balance as a key to resilient leadership
  • Leadership zone of empowerment
  • The paradox of leadership in the information age
  • Delivering customer value
  • Employee & Team Engagement
  • Ensuring staff capability

Day Three: Achieving Innovation

  • How our thinking works.
  • Vertical and lateral approaches; benefits and weaknesses.
  • Testing ideas for practicality and relevance.
  • Apply the more fluid style to the left and right hemispheres of the brain.
  • Recognize obstacles to creativity in approach and working environment.
  • Understand the limitations of conventional problem solving.
  • Ensure that creativity becomes a tool for day-to-day problem solving.
  • Decision Making processes.

Day Four: Communications

  • Connecting: Gaining rapport and building credibility.
  • Consulting: Effective questioning and listening skills.
  • Ways to be more convincing and overcoming conflict.
  • Negotiating agreement and getting a win-win.
  • Working together to achieve your goals: the secrets of great team working.
  • Coordination activities in the digital age; tools and techniques.
  • How to present your ideas, plans and projects well.
  • How to manage meetings of your team or stakeholders.

Day Five: Corporate Governance

  • The responsibilities of Corporate Governance
  • The history of sustainability
  • Benefits of business sustainability
  • Stakeholder expectations
  • Sustainability operating systems
  • Company policies
  • Organizational structures
  • Profit, People, Planet



  • On successful completion of this training course, a PetroKnowledge Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

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GLOMACS Training

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Oxford Management Centre

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

For corporate fees and group registration, please send your query to

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