What is PwC Mini MBA programme?
PwC Mini MBA training programme is focused on developing the most important business skills.
The training course provides participants with a clear picture of organisations, their structure and management methodology. Participants will have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge that has value and can be used in everyday business activities.
Who is it for?
The training course is intended for managers at all levels in all lines of service, owners of small and medium-sized enterprises and those who intend to start their own businesses.
Managing an organisation or its segment requires specific and very often diverse business skills and knowledge. Therefore, it is very important that managers have the relevant knowledge on company’s operations and understanding of company’s strategy, human capital, marketing and other operational challenges.
Business Acumen is crucial, especially in these rapidly changing times.
Methods of training
PwC Mini MBA programme comprises nine related sessions designed to offer insight into successful business strategies in the modern world.
In the course of these sessions, we will try to provide a systematic framework and clear structure of organisation management, which will help participants to apply the acquired knowledge in their own organisations.
16days (100 training hours) and 2.5 hours for the final exam.
Lectures will be held on Fridays (18 -22h) and Saturdays (9-17h) in PwC’s Academy.
Agenda & Topics
Session 1 : Business Breakdown & Map
(8 - 9 March - 12 hours)
The basics (Vision Mission Stakeholders & Governance) & Environmental Analysis - Competition. Understanding the profitability of an industry as well as its markets.
Lecturer: Dr Constantine Kiritsis
Session 2: Corporate & Business Strategy
(15 - 16 March – 12 hours)
Understanding strategy development based on critical success factors, portfolios & internal analysis. Selecting options for growth & being innovative.
Lecturer: Dr Constantine Kiritsis
Session 3: People Management
(22 - 23 March – 12 hours)
Human Resources & the Cultural Dimension.
Lecturer: Eugene O` Curry
Session 4: Management Skills
(6 April – 8 hours)
The basics – Time Management, Stress Management, Communication.
Lecturer: Edin Veljovic, MBA
Session 5: Marketing
(12 - 13 April - 12 hours)
From traditional promotion techniques to internet based marketing.
Lecturers: Dr Constantine Kiritsis and Aleksandar Djukic
Session 6 : Leadership & Negotiation
(19 - 20 April - 12 hours)
Understanding your client & how to lead & gain new business.
Lecturers: John Paul Kawalek, PhD, MBCS, CITP and Edin Veljovic, MBA
Session 7: Accounting Basics, Financial Management and Macroeconomics
(10 – 11 May - 12 hours)
Accounting Basics & Financial Management & overall performance management.
Lecturer: Biljana Bogovac
Session 8: Project Management & Business Processes
(17 - 18 May - 12 hours)
Understanding principles and tools of effectively managed projects.
Lecturer: Miro Smolovic, PMP
Session 9: Linking it all together through the use of a map ©
(25 May – 8 hours)
- Business Analysis Map.
- Introducing the case study.
Lecturer: Dr Constantine Kiritsis
The Final Exam
(7 June – 2.5 hours)
Our trainers are experienced local and international experts in various fields.
Constantine Kiritsis, PhD – lecturer at several MBA programmes in Europe
John Paul Kawalek, PhD, MBCS, CITP – Director of MBA programme at University of Sheffield
Eugene O’Curry – experienced management skills trainer and capacity building professional
Biljana Bogovac – Director of Assurance Services within PwC Serbia
Miro Smolovic, PMP – PwC’s Academy Serbia Leader
Edin Veljovic, MBA, MCMI – Senior Consultant, PwC Academy Serbia
Aleksandar Djukic – marketing and communications expert
More details about our trainers you can find in the
Mini MBA brochure
Lectures and materials are in English language.
Registration deadline is 1 March, 2013.
For registration please fill in
early registration or
standard registration form and send it by fax (+381 11 3302 101)
or by e-mail.
To find out more about this programme or if you would like any additional information about our other courses, professional qualifications or tailored solutions, please contact us directly:
Tel: + 381 11 3302 100
Fax: +381 11 3302 101
Registration fee: EUR 2,000 + VAT
Corporate discounts are available
Detailed Programme description
For more information on Mini MBA Programme pleas download PwC Mini MBA programme brochure.
Upon completion of the programme, participants will receive a PwC certificate. It requires 76 hours of attendance and passing the final exam.
Previous generation on PwC Mini MBA Programme
Aleksandar Grujić, CEO, Saint Gobain
“PwC Mini MBA is perfect tool for any manager who wants to improve business by adapting it to modern challenges, embodied in the rapidly changing business conditions. Training is dynamic and proactive, with many practical examples.”
Boško Gavović, CEO, TUV SUD
Maja Mrklaj, HR Manager, Dr. Oetker
“Makes you think :)”
Željko Andjić, Senior Project Manager, SAP West Balkans"
"I have learned a lot about management skills, global trends, group work with amazing people and moreover, I have learned a lot about myself. It was worth it.”
Bojana Gaković, Training Manager, Coca Cola HBC.
“PwC Mini MBA is exactly what its name says – a short, but adequate MBA training course, providing participants with sufficient information, theory and examples concerning business operations and business in general. The course is specific in content, comprehensive and purposeful, especially for those participants who have specialized in one area and have no opportunity to deal with all aspects of business.
The atmosphere and environment are great, which contributes to an even better interaction between participants and certainly to the success of the program.”
Milena Pejović, Collection Department Manager, Pireaus Bank
“Programme was long enough to ensure understanding and short enough to avoid becoming boring. Brief theory base provided participants with fundamental principals which were later practiced in case studies. Trainers are charismatic and, even if among best specialist in their fields, easy approachable. They constantly encourage all participants to discuss open issues from different points of view and find common solution. In summary, this course gave to all participants answers on two main questions: how to create/establish/develop successful business and how to keep it successful for a long time (without going crazy on the way)”
Nikola Božić, CEO of Petnica Fund, Petnica Science Centre.
“I come from Petnica Science Center, an organization dealing with gifted school students interested in science. My basic background is electrical engineering, but I have worked in management ever since the beginning of my career. As I am coming from a non corporate world this PwC program helped me to give the right names for the phenomena I already experienced in my work. I systematically put in order everything that is important for my job, topics that I did not studied during my previous education. Both good lectures and lecturers were important for me at this MBA. The experience from other participants helped me to understand better all important issues and facts. Also the people I met will definitely be an asset in the future.”