What if I can’t make all of the scheduled meetings?
We understand the complexity of a heavy schedule. We request that this program be made a priority and that you arrange your schedule to make it to all sessions, and we respect that this will take something to make it happen. If an emergency pops up, we can work with you to be flexible, however, to complete the curriculum, you cannot miss more than two discussion sessions and you must be able to attend all but one of the Immersive sessions.
Is the Invited MBA an accredited degree?
No. The Invited MBA is based on Abilitie’s award-winning Immersion mini-MBA curriculum which has been taken by rising and senior leaders at over 50 Fortune 500 companies and institutions like Harvard Business School, MIT, and the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. However, the Invited MBA itself is not an accredited program. It is a mini-MBA that is designed as a cost-effective alternative to a more in-depth MBA experience. Instead of an official accreditation, you will be able to display a badge of completion for the Invited MBA on your social networks (LinkedIn, etc.) and will be given a special ‘Top Talent’ status on the Invited job network that will identify you as a rising business leader.
Who teaches the course content?
The Immersive events that form the cornerstones of the Invited MBA are led by distinguished Abilitie faculty that have taught senior leaders from across the globe. In addition, the Case Study discussion groups are facilitated by experienced business professionals or post-graduate students. Each small group will also meet with top Executives for a group work project and will present their findings back to their assigned Executive.
What is the depth of the course content? Is this just the”MBA starter-pack”?
What are the time requirements from me?
The Invited MBA is taught across twelve weeks in the spring and fall each year. Each week, participants are expected to attend a two-hour small group Case Study Discussion. The entire cohort will also meet for four longer (four-hour) Immersion sessions. Additionally, participants are expected to complete self-study modules in Finance (approximately 12 hours for those new to Finance), prepare for their weekly Case Study discussions (approximately 2 hours each week), and work on an individual and a group assignment (approximately 20-30 hours total over the 12 weeks).
Is this the same content being taught to star employees at Southwest Airlines, McKinsey, GE, Dell, and Coca-Cola?
Yes, the curriculum that you will be exposed to is the same curriculum as Abilitie’s Immersion MBA, which is taught in high-potential leadership development programs at dozens of Fortune 500 companies. The curriculum has won numerous awards over the years; most recently, the 2018 Brandon-Hall Gold Award for GE’s Digital Technology Leadership Program.
What kind of outcomes can I expect from the Invited MBA?
The Invited MBA teaches the business knowledge necessary for success as a functional senior leader across all corporate business functions, from sales and marketing to operations and R&D. It is not an in-depth course of study into any one function (such as finance or operations) but rather a general-purpose mini-MBA that puts your business acumen and leadership skills on a solid foundation. With over 18 years of experience in corporate HR, the designers of the Invited MBA know what it takes to succeed as a growing and senior business leader and have designed a curriculum that will provide you with the foundational tools in finance, marketing, operations, leadership, and people management to be successful in your chosen area.
I already have a business undergraduate degree or minor. Is the Invited MBA for me?
The Invited MBA is for any leader who wants to advance to a senior-level leadership role in the future. Because the curriculum is a hands-on, practical, and case study based program, you will likely learn and benefit from the program even if you already have a foundational knowledge of business. Furthermore, the connections to accomplished peers, senior-level mentors, and company executives may make the curriculum worthwhile even if you already have advanced knowledge of finance and other MBA topics.
Will I truly get my money back for any reason after I completed the program?
Yes. Our full money-back guarantee continues in 2021. We believe that the Invited MBA program will add significantly to your career development. If you do not agree that you have received significant value from the program, you can request your money back at any time for up to one year from the program’s completion and we will refund you the full amount, no further questions asked.
How do the $1,000 scholarships work?
If you are not sponsored by an employer, you may apply for a $1,000 tuition scholarship. We have limited numbers of scholarships and they are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, so apply early!