Do you want to gain the most important knowledge and learn skills that are needed for a successful international career! Join the Mini-MBA course and discover nowadays business tendencies, develop leadership skills, visit companies and build a network with professionals who might help you in your future career!
The course takes place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and focuses on the labour market in the EU and particularly in the Netherlands. The course will be also interesting for those who are considering an international career and moving to Europe.
Amsterdam is one of the most international cities in the world! It is one of the global capitals of transnational business! If you see yourself as a global leader – Amsterdam is the best place to choose for your career development!
We tried to fit in a short period of time numerous studies and help you to enhance your career!
If you consider doing a full-time 1-year MBA – during the Mini-MBA course, you have the chance to visit universities in Amsterdam and learn about their full-time MBA scholarship programs (for example, one of the universities we usually visit – Nyenrode University).
All participants receive a certificate at the end of the course.
What is this mini-MBA program about?
Boost your career
Mini-MBA is a super booster for your career! You get the knowledge and skills that help you to advance your career and develop it worldwide!
You build the network with people who can help you with your career! Moreover, you learn how to network! It is not a secret that the networking process in different countries is happening in different ways – you learn what are the effective ways for networking in the Netherlands! You will go to various networking events in Amsterdam where you can meet people working in different business areas!
Visits to companies
You visit the companies and see how the actual international business is done. You will meet people who have strong experience in business and who will share with you the information about their companies.
You will acquire the knowledge and experience that will greatly contribute to your personal development!
You will understand yourself better – your strengths and weaknesses. A person will always be more successful in trying to build the career basing on own strengths and not weaknesses. Being aware of your strong sides, you will be able to understand better what are the ways of working that can deliver the best result for you.
You learn about the modern tendencies of the business, you will learn the basics of the theories that are commonly accepted by the modern business environment. You receive the professional knowledge which helps you to understand current business trends better and be able to make a better decision while acting in practice.
You will develop your leadership skills. You have unique gifts and natural leadership skills that you were born with, and personal strengths you’ve developed over your lifetime. Realizing and utilizing these gifts and strengths will assist you in being a formidable leader. And we will help you to do it!
Having great leadership skills includes your ability to clearly and specifically communicate your vision, goals, skills, intentions, and expectations to others. This also includes your ability to listen to what other people are consciously or unconsciously communicating. To become a great communicator, continually strive to improve your verbal, nonverbal, and listening skills. The course helps you to develop your communication skills – especially public speaking skills!
The world is becoming an ever ‘smaller place’. We are increasingly brought into contact with different languages and cultures. Through multicultural societies, international organizations and online connections. Communication has become an international – and therefore an intercultural – matter. The importance of understanding cultural parameters and mutual perceptions is rapidly increasing in fields such as business, education, conflict resolution, and more. You will develop your intercultural communication skills and start understanding better people from other countries and with other cultures!
Starting your own business
If you already have your start-up or considering starting one – the course will help you to get the knowledge and skills needed for the development of your own business. You will learn about leaning start-up, writing a business plan and how to determine the business model for your future business. And of course – we share with you some information on where to look for funding for your future business if you think about business in the Netherlands.
You will be given the consultation on your career. You will learn about the specifics of the development of your career in Europe, particularly – in the Netherlands. You learn how to approach the Dutch labour market. We share with you tips & tricks while writing a CV and cover letter for applying for the jobs in the Netherlands. If you are certain about the development of your career and inform us about your choice before the arrival in the Netherlands – we might be able to arrange for you a meeting with the recruiter from your chosen field.
Sunday is the arrival day. There are no activities planned on Sunday. No meals provided on Sunday. The sessions will be from Monday to Thursday. Friday is the departure day. There are no sessions planned on Friday. Breakfast will be served on Friday.
Travelling after the course
We offer mini-trips with sightseeing to nearby countries after the course. Travelling is offered for an additional fee and includes tickets and one night stay. Click here to learn more. Please let us know in your application form if you are interested.
All the participants are provided with accommodation in Amsterdam for the whole period of the course. The type of accommodation is a shared room for 2 people. The accommodation in a single room can be arranged for an additional fee – please see the additional services section. Participants have access to the kitchen, which they can use. The accommodation is well-connected by public transport with all the tourist places in Amsterdam. During the program, sessions will be conducted in the classroom, which is within walking distance from the accommodation. Participants will be provided with a detailed description of the venue and information on how to reach it from the airport.
We offer comfortable accommodation where you can stay during the program and fully enjoy your time in Amsterdam!
Meals (breakfast, lunch, and coffee breaks) are included in the price – please see the price section.
|1-week program||€ 850 (2023) / € 950 (2024)|
The price includes:
Tickets to and from The Netherlands are not included in the price.
If you want to travel to the Netherlands, you might need a visa. Here you could determine whether you require a visa. Please tick “90 days or less” in the first question. Or just email us and we will advise you.
When you apply to our programs and provide mandatory pre-payment, we provide you with a visa assistance: an official visa invitation letter, which is necessary for applying for a visa. Also, we will guide you on the visa process and consult you regarding the documents that you need to prepare for the successful visa application. We will be happy to look through the package of the documents that you will prepare for the visa application, analyse it and help you to prepare all the documents correctly. Usually, visa type required to attend our courses: Short-term business visa. But it would be better to make a double check at your local Consulate / VFS Center.
Please go to your local Consulate / VFS website and make an appointment. Sometimes you can make an appointment only 1–2 months in advance. We recommend doing that as soon as possible and then proceed to Step 2.
Please learn more about the list of all the required documents (typically, those documents are listed on the website of your local Consulate / VFS. This list also includes the visa invitation letter that we send). Often, we send a visa invitation letter within 1–3 days after receiving the required pre-payment from the applicant.
With the full list of documents and completed visa application form, you have to go to the local Consulate/VFS on the appointment day and submit them. The fee for the visa might differ depending on the country where you apply. VFS might also apply an extra charge for their services.
We strongly recommend checking all the documents before the submission and make sure you provide the correct information to the Consulate and in that case, you most probably will receive a visa without any difficulties.
If you have any questions, we would be happy to assist at any stage of your application!
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Good command of English is required to attend the course.
We do not have any age or geographical limits for the applicants. A person of any age from any country is welcome to apply for the program.
Please be aware, that we confirm registration only after the receipt of a guarantee deposit in the amount of 50% of the course fee. Please learn more about payment methods here.