PwC Mini MBA

The value of knowledge

PwC Mini MBA, best described as a compressed MBA for practitioners, 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. It seeks to help participants develop the ability to see the big picture and understand different perspectives, which need to be taken into account when making a business decision.

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Programme syllabus - 2nd edition: Fall 2019

Session 1 & 2: Business Mapping, Ethics & Corporate Governance/ Corporate & Business Strategy

Session 3: Enabled Organisation

Session 4: Accounting Basics & Financial Management

Session 5: Marketing in the digital age

Session 6: Leadership in the 21. century

Session 7: Project Management in everyday business

Session 8 & 9: Innovation & Creative Thinking / Linking it all together

Case assessment paper

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Programme information

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.

The programme is most suitable for professionals with min. 3-4 years of experience who wish to deepen their understanding of business processes and strategy and enhance their managerial skills.

  • Young professionals identified as key talents
  • Business unit leaders with functional expertise preparing to take on greater responsibilities
  • Owners and directors of small and medium enterprises
  • Experienced professionals who wish to upgrade their knowledge, skills and mindset needed to be effective in performing their responsibilities and remain competitive in the job market

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Training method

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.

PwC's Mini MBA uses a mapping technique to explain interconnectedness of different segments of an organization. Mapping an organization and analysing it through a sequence, plays a significant role in comprehending the logic behind organisations, their structures and processes.

The initial session introduces the proprietary business map that serves as a roadmap for the remainder of the course, keeping the participants focused on how each individual business segment fits into the big picture, while the closing session pulls all the pieces into a whole.

The final day of the training programme is dedicated to solidifying the knowledge gained over the course of the programme. Participants get to work in teams on a Harvard business case that will address all aspects of planning, developing and implementing a business strategy, utilizing our proprietary business analysis map.

This is an important differentiating aspect of our programme: by linking all modules effectively into a whole, we train participants to move away from silo thinking and get into the habit of thinking about their everyday tasks in the context of the “big picture”. This contributes to better cooperation between different units and helps the overall business run more smoothly.

Please note that the programme is delivered in English.

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Duration and Certificate

The course comprises of 15 training days (100 training hours) and 2.5 hours for the final exam.

First day of each session is from 16:00 till 20:00 and the following days are from 09:00 till 17:00. Exceptions are: Module 1, 2, 8 and 9 (from 9:00 till 17:00 all days).

Upon completion of the programme, participants will receive a PwC Certificate.
It requires 76 hours of attendance and passing the final exam.

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Price

Price per participant:

11 500 PLN + VAT

Registration deadline:

16 September 2019

To discuss payment options, please give us a call.

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Trainers

Constantine Kiritsis, PhD

Dr Kiritsis is a lecturer at several MBA programmes at the several universities throughout Europe as well as at several PwC Academies. He is teaching topics such as Corporate Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Business Planning, Innovation, HR and Marketing.

Dr. Constantine Kiritsis is Curriculum Development Expert for PwC’s Academy in Serbia, consultant & Professional Trainer for PwC in the CEE (for ACCA, CIMA, CIA) as well as Part Time Lecturer for the American College of Greece (MBA).

He is a consultant and International Curriculum Development expert for PwC’s Academy in Serbia and founder of StudySmart. He is also the former Head of PwC’s Academy in Greece and has done work with PwC’s Global Steering Committee for Private Company Services and was instrumental in developing curriculum, methodology and mapping procedure for PwC’s Mini MBA programme being offered in the CEE region & the Middle East in 10 countries.

His knowledge areas span from Business Mapping, business analysis, Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Corporate level training to developing programmes, career management and education, Professional qualifications (PQs) and teaching topics such as Corporate Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Business Planning, Marketing and HR (for specialist qualifications (ACCA, CIA, CIMA, SHRM) and Universities (for the University of Surrey (UK), University of Strathclyde (UK), Henley Management School (UK), University of Nicosia (CY) and PwC Academies in Europe and the Middle East. Constantine has also been involved in corporate accounts training for well – known multinational firms such as Dell, Public S.A. Coca Cola,  Brinks Security, Amana Constructions, Abu Dhabi FSC, Piraeus Bank, Alpha Bank, Eurobank, BAT, ICAP, Cosmos Business Systems, etc. 

He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Connecticut (USA), a Masters and a PhD from the University of Surrey (UK), a Diploma in Corporate Governance from the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is a Fellow RSA UK, a Fellow of the Institute of Business Consultants UK, an Associate Member (AICA) of the International Compliance Association and a Senior Certified Professional from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM – SMP) USA.

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Miro Smolovic, PMP

Miro is an experienced Project Manager and internationally licensed trainer in Project Management

Miro presently holds a position of a Senior Manager responsible for managing PwC’s Academy in Serbia and coordination of PwC’s Academies in South-East Europe. He is a professional with over 20 years of experience in providing services within corporate, private and non-governmental sectors.

In the past he was working in the emerging markets of Central and Eastern Europe where he has gained a reputation for the quality of his management, organization and leadership of international, inter-disciplinary project teams on both private sector and donor funded development projects. His current focus is on business development and helping clients in various aspects of people development. He worked with clients in various industry sectors including banking, production, FMCG, public sector etc.

He delivered large number of project management and other management skills training in central and Eastern Europe and EU countries (Serbia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania and other countries in the region). Miro’s major clients include Banca Intesa, Tarkett, Nelt, Delhaize, Coca Cola, Lafarge, Schneider and many others.

He graduated from City University of Seattle and he is certified PMP (Project Management Professional).

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Edin Veljovic, MBA, MCMI, MIC, Assoc CIPD

Edin is a Senior Advisor within PwC's Academy. He is a guest lecturer on international MBA studies.

Edin Veljovic, MBA, MCMI is a Senior Advisor for People Development and a Trainer at PwC’s Academy with extensive experience gained in both the profit and non-profit sectors providing services to multinational companies, small and medium sized enterprises, government departments and agencies and engaging himself in EU funded projects.

The extensive experience Edin has gained includes designing and delivering training programs in areas of business strategy, strategic human resource management, marketing and CSR strategies, entrepreneurship, innovation and personal effectiveness (leadership, team work, communication, critical thinking, and preventing the burnout syndrome).

Edin holds diplomas from respectable business schools in the UK such as the University of Sheffield Management School (Executive MBA programme), the Chartered Management Institute, Chartered Institute for Personnel Development and the Consultancy Academy which helped him boost his career prospects and update his professional experience.

Edin’s experience background includes seeking creating and implementing various initiatives within both the profit and non-profit organizations and industry sectors such as the telecommunications, public relations, IT, steel industry, rubber industry, textile industry, education, pharmaceuticals, publishing and healthcare sectors. Edin is affiliated lecturer on MBA programme of Grenoble Graduate School of Business.

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Tim Kemp, MA MBA Chartered FCIPD

Tim is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, a Member of the European Coaching and Mentoring Council and a Visiting Fellow at Bristol Business School

·       Over thirty two years working as a facilitator and Learning and Development specialist

·       Trained trainers and facilitators in over two dozen organisations

·       Creative force behind a range of learning simulations, podcasts, video ‘triggers’ and web seminars. 

·       Respected advisor and coach to strategic leaders in a variety of sectors and industries

·       Sparked and nurtured innovation-focussed, Action Learning programmes in over two dozen organisations in three countries

·       Adviser to GSK Project Management Academy, PwC HR Academy (with the CIPD) and Morrison’s Coaching Leadership Academy

Tim is respected as a designer and facilitator of markedly effective learning events and has written extensively on team working, HR issues and leadership.  He has developed a range of management learning simulations and web-based seminars for clients across EMEA and in the US.  His most recent work has been with The Economist, The PricewaterhouseCoopers Academy, GlaxoSmithKline, the Council of Europe, AT Kearney, Dell, Microsoft, MolsonCoors, the Royal Navy, McCann IPC and UNICEF.   In the banking sector, he has worked with the Bank of America, BancInter, CapitalOne, Abbey National and Barclays. He is retained by a small group of C-Level executives as a coach and leadership adviser.

He completed a Masters in Education in 1985 and a Masters in Business Administration at LBS in 1990. In 2010, Tim wrote the screenplay for the film ‘Hell’s Pavement’, which won three awards at the Beloit International Film Festival (including Best Film).

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Astrid Zakrzewska, FCCA, FCMA, CGMA

Astrid has over 20 years of experience in training in the field of finance and accounting. Conducted over 10.000 hours of trainings and workshops in Poland and abroad.

She specialises in trainings in the fields of management accounting, financial and strategic management. Has conducted courses preparing for CIMA, ACCA and CIA exams.

In the years 2002-2005 she held the position of finance and administration director at TVN S.A. In the years 1993-2002 she worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the assurance department, where she specialized in auditing financial sector institutions, including investment funds.

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Lazar Dzamic

Lazar Dzamic is a lecturer in Digital Marketing at the Faculty for Media and Communications in Belgrade (FMK) and one of the foremost brand and marketing strategists in the region, with more than 20 years of strategic marketing experience in one of the most competitive markets in the world.

He is a former Head of Brand Planning in Google's creative think tank ZOO in London, where he created the strategy team and introduced to the industry two of the world’s first Creative Data Scientists. His mission at Google was to ‘turn light into heat’: a vast amount of Google data into surprising and deep insights for creating great brand stories. Prior to Google, he also served as a Strategy Director in several London creative agencies and was one of the first digital strategists in the United Kingdom. He worked on campaigns and programmes for some of the UK’s most loved brands such as Tesco, John Lewis, Waitrose, Virgin Holidays, Nando’s etc.

After his return from London, Lazar is a much sought-after trainer for digital marketing transformation, working with some of the biggest local and regional clients such as Telenor, Mercator, Adidas, Erste Bank and others. He is also a member of the Serbian Prime Minister’s Creative Council, advising on aspects of developing Serbia’s creative sectors.

He is the creative industries consultant for The European Bank for Development and Reconstruction, an ex-journalist, contributor to The Guardian and a best-selling author in Serbia. He is a regular speaker at global and regional conferences on topics of digital marketing and brand storytelling.

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Global presence & recognition

PwC Mini MBA has been present and successful for years in many countries.
It is being brought to Poland for the first time driven by the exceptional testimonials of past participants of their experience with the programme. 

"It is a high quality training course that helps managers improve their competencies, deepen their knowledge in many areas, which is essential for quality management, and open their minds to new ways of thinking, at the same time recognising the ongoing change and challenges that the companies are facing. Highly competent energetic lecturers, and excellent motivators."

Bojan Milanović, Regional Director, Societe Generale Banka Srbija ad Beograd

“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.”

Aleksandar Grujić, CEO, Saint Gobain

"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.”

Zeljko Andjic, Senior Project Manager, SAP West Balkans

“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.”

Bojana Gaković, Training Manager, Coca Cola HBC

Contact us

Katarzyna Szac-Krzyżanowska

Menedżer, PwC Poland

Tel: +48 519 507 220

Dorota Lach-Wawryszuk

Koordynator szkoleń, PwC Poland

Tel: +48 22 746 4340

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