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Sign up for the Chamber’s new MBA qualification

The Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce is offering you the chance to study for a Mini MBA qualification. Become a more effective and skilled professional in a much reduced timeframe, with modules covering people, performance, marketing, strategy and finance.

This groundbreaking new Mini MBA course from The Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce sets out to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of fundamental management skills, through accelerated learning and a structured curriculum led by practical insights blended with conceptual managerial frameworks. Delivered by recognised experts in their field, this Mini MBA allows you to take away an enviable skillset that could otherwise take years to develop and is supported throughout by mentor support, workbooks and approved reading material.

Who is the Mini MBA for?

This Mini MBA is ideal for anyone looking to progress their career and add value to their business. It also offers an excellent opportunity for those looking to decide if they wish to pursue a full MBA degree or other management award. The Mini MBA is also perfect for those new to business and those that may be moving from functional to general management, or stepping into a senior management or board level position.

How does the Mini MBA differ from other business courses?

The Mini MBA covers the core knowledge and skills taught in many traditional MBA courses but in a much shorter space of time. The programme is flexible to fit in with your own busy schedule. Each course module will be held within the board and meeting rooms of leading Island based businesses, giving students a real-world perspective and learning environment together with the opportunity to hear briefly from business leaders first hand on their business success.

What will I learn?

In addition to the four core modules covering people, performance, marketing & strategy and finance, optional enrichment modules provide further opportunities to enhance understanding and skills across the important areas of Effective Customer Service, Stress Management, Presentation Skills, Motivation, and Time Management. These enrichment modules also provide an opportunity for those wishing to evaluate the Mini MBA prior to fuller commitment.

How does the Mini MBA differ from other business courses?

Students will not only receive a Mini MBA Graduation Certificate from the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce but importantly an industry recognised CPD Certification. We are working closely with the CPD Standards Office in London to ensure that the Mini MBA course becomes a recognised and approved CPD Training Course, adding significant value and recognition to the course for students. CPD is an essential and recognised part in maintaining career development, professional qualifications, license to practice, memberships and reflects the high standard and value of this Mini MBA course.

How long will it take to complete the Mini MBA course?

Each of the four core modules will take a day to complete and a further day for your chosen enrichment module. Outside of this a little time should be allocated to preparation before each module and recommended reading to enhance your learning.

How do the sessions work and what is the price of the Mini MBA?

The Mini MBA will be run over five full days, spread over a time period of up to six months. The programme is designed to work around you and your business. Each module costs £105 for Chamber Members, with total investment of £525 +VAT. For non Chamber members it is £135 per module, totalling £675 +VAT.

“The Mini MBA blends academic knowledge and practical insights into a broader understanding and exposure to the business world. Going beyond the business basics, it works to furnish students with the skills to improve decision making and performance within their company and professional career. Few people can afford the time or the money for a full-time MBA course. But this does not mean that they can’t gain and use the key principles of an MBA in their everyday business life. We have created this to help managers to grapple with the very latest challenges facing business today and as a great alternative for those who may not have time to attend a full-time MBA programme or other management award”. Course Director Dale Howarth

Island Business July 2018

Island Business July 2018



18jul3:15 pm5:00 pm**Exclusive Event** BoRo Bike Experience with IW Chamber CEO

25jul9:30 am11:30 amFinancing Business Start Ups & Generating New Business

25jul1:30 pm3:30 pmTax Break Opportunities & Revenue Growth for Established Businesses

26jul9:30 am4:00 pm50 Plus Start Me Up - Free One-Day Business Start Up Course

26jul9:30 am4:00 pmFree One-Day Business Start Up Course


03aug7:30 am9:00 amNetworking Breakfast - Ventnor Botanic Gardens

06aug12:00 pm3:00 pmIsle of Wight Chamber Cowes Week Lunch

10aug9:00 am11:00 amThe Benefits of Joining the Isle Of Wight Chamber

14aug8:30 am5:00 pmIsland Riding Centre Family Open Day – I would like to Exhibit

14aug9:00 am5:00 pmIsland Riding Centre Family Open Day – I would like to attend

30aug9:30 am4:00 pm50 Plus Start Me Up - Free One-Day Business Start Up Course

30aug9:30 am4:00 pmFree One-Day Business Start Up Course

31aug2:00 pm5:00 pmNicholson Road Business – Summer Party

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