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The Invited MBA, by Texas-based corporate leadership development company Abilitie, offers a 12-week program that includes live virtual sessions, team business competitions, study groups and online happy hours.

Because of its focused curriculum and experiential learning model, the Invited MBA stands alone as a high-value and dynamic virtual learning program. Perhaps its most important strength, however, is the opportunity it provides for rising leaders to learn from and connect with other professionals from around the world.

From Bjorn Billhardt, Invited MBA Founder and CEO of Abilitie, an award-winning leadership development organization, “We now know that all learning is social, and… we still need to get together, [albeit digitally,] and interact socially to enable growth.”

“While traditional MBAs are still desired for many leadership roles, digital alternatives are gaining momentum, as demand for flexible and affordable learning increases.”

“We’re experiencing explosive growth,” says Bjorn Billhardt, chief executive of Abilitie.

By shifting virtual learning from a passive, video-conference model into an active, participant-driven program, the Invited MBA gives students the power to take control of their own learning.

The Abilitie team was able to leverage its previous successes and industry expertise to create a mini-MBA program that both allows ambitious individuals to adapt in an ever-changing business landscape and delivers the critical business skills required to be successful.

Instead of investing significant time and money in a traditional MBA program, VP of Product Luke Owings talked to NerdWallet about mini-MBAs and certificate programs as practical options for individuals seeking to enhance their skills and marketability in the job market amidst an economic downturn.

Podcasts & Interviews

Luke Owings joined Daphne Gomez to discuss how the Invited MBA helps teachers transitioning out of the classroom gain confidence, connections, and business conversancy.

In a conversation about fighting imposter syndrome, Luke Owings and career expert Ashley Stahl discussed the myth of being 100% ready for your next role.

Luke Owings and Roger Huang of Springboard got together for a YouTube Live and answered some of your burning questions about advancing into leadership.

The Invited MBA was mentioned on an episode of Trading Secrets, hosted by Jason Tartick.

Abilitie’s COO, Megan Fanale, joined Ashley Stahl for a career deep dive. They discussed her own leadership lessons and what she thinks aspiring leaders should pay attention to when making their own development plans.

Caroline De Arriba had recently made a career move when VP of Product, Luke Owings, joined her to discuss how upskilling programs like the Invited MBA could fit into professionals’ career plans.

Luke Owings joined #DoGoodWork host, Raul Hernandez Ochoa, to discuss the future of work and how education has rapidly shifted in recent years.

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The Invited MBA Gets Results

Libby Beavitz

Spring 2022 alum

This mini-MBA program has already helped me in my new career! I’ve seen an increase in my team’s clarity of vision, efficiency, and plans for growth.


Fall 2020 alum

Taking the Invited MBA set a foundation of skills for me to pivot into any career I want. That’s what I’ve done my whole life, and now I’m confident in the qualities and accomplishments I bring to the table, whatever comes next.


Spring 2022 alum

This has been an amazing experience that I wholeheartedly recommend to everyone. The best training simulations I’ve ever taken.