PwC's Mini MBA Programme

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PwC's Mini MBA programme

The Mini MBA is a unique programme focused on developing essential business skills and know-how. Our world-class, inspirational tutors will guide you through this prestigious programme, introducing you to valuable knowledge and skills in business, leadership, project management, and finance. They will also present proven business and marketing strategies. This training will help you grasp the bigger picture of the business world and understand the various perspectives that need to be taken into account when making business decisions.

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Awarded prestigious programme

In 2019, our PwC's Mini MBA programme won the prestigious Education Leaders Awards in the Best Learning Experience category.


Recently winning the Education Leaders Awards in Greece



Modules of the Mini MBA

Module 1: Business Mapping, Ethics & Corporate Governance

This module is focused on understanding how a business can be mapped by outlining the main areas that all organisations need to navigate. These areas are delineated through three key steps: Analysis (positioning), Choice (growth options), and Implementation.

The module develops an understanding of the three levels of strategy (Corporate, Business & Functional) and the objectives of each level. It does so by utilising various practical examples from well-known organisations. Furthermore, the module explains and analyses concepts such as Vision, Mission, Corporate culture, Stakeholder analysis, and governance issues.

Tutor: Spyros Kottoris, MBA, MEd

Module 2: Corporate Business Strategy

This module addresses the concept of the industry and how it can be analysed through practical examples. It delves into analysing business environments at the national & international level through the PESTEL (Politics, Economics, Social, Technology, Environment and Legal) framework before delving into the concept of competition and the “profitability of an industry”.

The module explores areas such as:
  • Barriers to entry

  • Customer switching costs

  • Supplier and buyer power

  • Substitute products & services

  • The role of international organizations and governments in shaping industries and competition

  • Regulations and opportunities for national competitive advantage

Tutor: Spyros Kottoris, MBA, MEd



Module 3: Enabled Organisation

This module addresses key topics like complexity and change, and looks at the management skills needed to respond intelligently. It is based on the idea that more traditional management styles (that place an emphasis on command and control) are becoming less suited to a business environment where talent is mobile, innovation is essential and connection is everywhere.

The module will also look at the importance of differentiating between ‘performance’ and ‘contribution’ when giving feedback and creating a more engaged workforce.

Tutor: Tim Kemp, MA, MBA


Module 4: Marketing in the Digital Age

This module explores market positioning, which combines offline and online marketing tactics, the use of social media for businesses, the significance of content and video marketing, and the quest for the right balance, as well as Customer Relationship Management through software systems and automation.

Marketing involves identifying customer needs and satisfying them through an appropriate "marketing mix." This module will focus on these aspects in conjunction with an analysis of the external environment from a marketing viewpoint, considering customers and competitors. Additionally, areas such as branding, internet marketing, social media marketing, and other related concepts will be explored.

The market is currently experiencing a strong shift towards visualisation, particularly videos, and content marketing. This module will delve into these trends along with other significant developments. Participants will gain the ability to apply various marketing tools and theories to real-life situations.

Tutor: Lazar Džamić

Module 5: Accounting Basics & Financial Management

This module provides the basic principles of Accounting & Finance as it includes the areas that people involved in business should be aware of mainly at an understanding level (not necessarily synthesis).

During the module, you will focus on:
  • Budgets
  • Analysis of financial statements
  • Capital, profit, revenues
  • Margin, dividends
  • Cash flows and other items

Tutor: Nemanja Djerkovic


Module 6: Leadership in the 21st Century

High-quality leadership is a hallmark of successful organisations. Some people have a natural talent for the role, but good leadership can also be learned through training, coaching and practice. The quality of leadership in place through the ranks of an organisation will, in large part, determine the success of that organisation in the long term. It is therefore essential that anyone entrusted with a position and responsibility for leading people fully understands and appreciates what this leadership role requires in practice.

In this module, the emphasis is placed upon the efforts to understand individuals and to create an environment where differences, new ideas, curiosity and innovation are encouraged and cultivated.

Tutor: Tim Kemp, MA, MBA



Module 7: Project Management in Everyday Business

This module has been designed to provide an understanding of the importance of project management methodology and approach in everyday business. The goal of the module is to help participants develop a unified approach to project management challenges, fostering the reduction of stress associated with project management, and increasing the likelihood of completing projects on time, within budget, and meeting the required quality standards.

Furthermore, through practical exercises, participants will learn about the most essential project management tools and techniques.

During the module, you will focus on how to:
  • Initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control, and close a project

  • Understand and manage stakeholder requirements and expectations

  • Manage a project in line with organisational strategy

  • Understand the processes necessary for the successful completion of a project


Tutor: Miro Smolović, PMP

Module 8: Innovation & Creative Thinking

The main objective of this module is to stimulate participants and make them think differently, learning the techniques required to think creatively when dealing with innovation. It helps participants believe that they can use ideas to challenge the status quo at their organisation, and add more value by doing things better.

This can be achieved by helping participants understand that innovation is a necessary requirement for competitive advantage, not an option. Creative thinking is a skill and there are techniques to develop this skill that will be delivered during the workshop. This module also covers the importance of capabilities and Business Intelligence as areas where innovation can be found.

Participants will be inspired by:
  • Thinking differently
  • Learning techniques to think differently that can be applied daily
  • Understanding how to generate ideas
  • Understanding how to overcome obstacles in their own areas
  • Becoming supportive of innovation and “changes” in general with their teams
  • Making them understand how to screen ideas & implement them

Tutor: Miro Smolović, PMP or Dr. Antonios Michail

Module 9: Linking it All Together

This module links together all the other modules. It will help you to put the individual parts of the programme together into one cohesive whole and thus help you understand in depth the functioning of the business world.

At the end of it, you will take part in the Harvard Case Study Assessment Paper. By completing this case study, you will receive the PwC Mini MBA certificate. 

Tutor: Miro Smolović, PMP or Dr. Antonios Michail

Course details

PwC's Mini MBA comprises 9 related sessions that will provide you with comprehensive and practical-oriented business knowledge and skills which you can apply in your own company. It takes 15 days in total (100 training hours) and 2.5 hours for the case assessment paper.

All sessions are interactive and provide a lot of oportunites for discussions, exchanging ideas and networking. 


What is the difference between PwC's Mini MBA and a regular one?

  • PwC's Mini MBA programme is led by internationally recognised lecturers and experts from the business world who have extensive practical experience in managing their own projects and businesses.

  • It can be completed faster than a traditional MBA programme offered by business schools.

  • It features a unique “chartered flow” approach to understanding how organizations operate, which professionals can apply almost immediately in their workplace. 
  • Another distinguishing factor of the Mini MBA from the classic MBA programme is the “Linking it all together” module. This module helps you consolidate the individual parts of the programme, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of the functioning of the business world.

More than 1000 CEOs, managers, and entrepreneurs have already successfully completed the PwC's Mini MBA programme. Our experience thus far has been highly positive, even among CEOs, who have stated that the programme helped them update their knowledge and establish connections with various operational levels of management. Additionally, managers with technical backgrounds have noted that the programme aided them in comprehending broader aspects of business and encouraged more strategic thinking.

The Mini MBA is intended for:
  • Managers at all levels in various lines of service

  • Owners of small and medium-sized enterprises 

  • Individuals intending to start their own businesses or startups

  • Key talents in the succession pipeline aspiring to senior leadership roles

  • Anyone seeking to enhance their strategic thinking and gain a comprehensive understanding of organisational functioning

Participants are expected to possess relevant knowledge of the company's operations and an understanding of its strategy, human capital, marketing, and other operational challenges.

Upon completion of the programme, all participants receive a PwC's Mini MBA Certificate

In order to receive the certificate, 76 hours of attendance and passing the final Harvard Case Study Assessment Paper are required.



Early bird until 25 February 2024: EUR 2750 + VAT

Regular price: EUR 2950 + VAT


Tim Kemp, MA MBA

Tim has over 3 decades of experience as a leadership and management coach, author, program designer and facilitator. He has a long track record of producing relevant and original content delivered to a broad range of clients across geographies and sectors. He is the creative force behind a range of learning simulations, podcasts, video "triggers" and web seminars. Specific areas of interest and experience include: Leadership and the use of action learning to facilitate change; building cross cultural and innovative teams; and the transformation of managers to enablers.

Tim is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a Professor of Leadership at Rome Business School. His work with UNICEF has meant working with leadership teams on all five continents.

PwC's Mini MBA module(s) taught by Tim:

  • Enabled Organisation
  • Leadership in the 21st Century
Tim Kemp Lecturer

Miro Smolović, PMP

Miro is an experienced project manager and internationally licensed trainer in Project Management. Currently he is a Partner in the training organisation StudySmart, and a Senior Advisor to PwC’s Academy in Central and Eastern Europe. Miro is an expert with more than 25 years of experience in providing services to corporate, private, and non-governmental sectors.

Prior to StudySmart, Miro spent 13 years at PwC’s Academy as a Leader for SEE, practicing also as trainer and consultant. Miro is an experienced PMP trainer covering different types of business training in both hard and soft skills.

PwC's Mini MBA module(s) taught by Miro:

  • Project Management in Everyday Business
  • Innovation & Creative Thinking
  • Linking it All Together
Tim Kemp Lecturer

Lazar Džamić

Lazar is a former Head of Brand Planning for Google's creative think tank Google ZOO in London, where he created the strategy team and brought in 2 of the world’s first creative data scientists. His mission at Google was to ‘turn light into heat’: transforming vast amounts of Google data into deep insights for creating great brand stories.

Lazar has also worked as a strategy director at several London creative agencies and was one of the first digital strategists in the UK. He is a regular speaker at global and regional conferences on digital marketing and brand storytelling.

PwC's Mini MBA module(s) taught by Lazar:

  • Marketing in the Digital Age
Tim Kemp Lecturer

Dr. Antonios Michail

Antonios Michail is the Marketing Director at the Greek training organization StudySmart. He has more than 15 years of experience in the commercial sector in different parts of the world. His key skills include, among many others, strategic planning, analysis of operating costs and marketing. He has written several publications focusing on marketing strategy.

PwC's Mini MBA module(s) taught by Antonios:

  • Innovation & Creative Thinking
  • Linking it All Together
Tim Kemp Lecturer

Nemanja Djerkovic

Nemanja Đerković is currently employed as a Finance Manager with Eaton Electric d.o.o. Previously he held the position of a Senior Associate with PwC Belgrade Assurance Services. From the very beginning of his professional career, Nemanja has been engaged to provide audit services to public companies and privately held companies, as well as to provide services to the Government and the NGOs. Since PwC’s Academy has been established in Serbia, Nemanja has been engaged as an IAS/IFRS and Finance for Non- finance Training Instructor, and as a Finance and Accounting Training Course Instructor.

PwC's Mini MBA module(s) taught by Nemanja:

  • Accounting Basics & Financial Management
Tim Kemp Lecturer

Spyros Kottoris, MBA, MEd

Spyros has practical experience of over 15 years through which he has delivered over 15,000 hours of professional training, using blended learning, interactive training methods and gamification in all formats (classroom, E-learning, online learning). He’s been working across Europe and the Middle East and in 12 different business industries (some of which are Construction, Telecom, Information Technology, Energy, Insurance, Tobacco).

Spyros is specialized in Corporate and Business Strategy, Business Ethics and Corporate Governance training.

PwC's Mini MBA module(s) taught by Spyros:

  • Business Mapping, Ethics & Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Business Strategy
Tim Kemp Lecturer

Dates and details*

Module Date Timing of sessions
Module 1 & 2: Business Mapping, Ethics & Corporate Governance and Corporate Business Strategy

28 March 2024  

29 March 2024   

30 March 2024 

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

09:00 - 17:00

Module 3: Enabled Organisation 

12 April 2024

13 April 2024

16:00 - 20:00

09:00 - 17:00

Module 4: Marketing in the Digital Age

26 April 2024

27 April 2024

16:00 - 20:00

09:00 - 17:00

Module 5: Accounting Basics & Financial Management

17 May 2024

18 May 2024

16:00 - 20:00

09:00 - 17:00

Module 6: Leadership in 21st Century  

31 May 2024

1 June 2024

16:00 - 20:00

09:00 - 17:00

Module 7: Project Management in Everyday Business

7 June 2024

8 June 2024

16:00 - 20:00

09:00 - 17:00

Module 8: Innovation & Creative Thinking 21 June 2024 09:00 - 17:00
Module 9: Linking it all together 22 June 2024
09:00 - 17:00
Final assessment paper (group work) June 2024  
*PwC's Academy reserves the right to change module dates, order or timing in the case of unforeseen circumstances
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