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Advance your career by learning core business fundamentals

Professional Certificate in
PreMBA Essentials for Professionals

What you will learn

  • Understand and apply mathematical and statistical principles underlying key quantitative concepts
  • Understand the fundamentals of Accounting and Finance
  • Fundamental analytical skills, including presenting and summarizing data and how to make data-based decisions
  • Quantitative methods that will help you in your career and in an MBA program should you choose to pursue one

Gain a solid foundation in essential quantitative and analytical skills to succeed as a business professional and prepare yourself to pursue an MBA.

In this Professional Certificate program, you will learn key quantitative and analytical skills needed to succeed as a business professional. In the era of big data, it is vital for business professionals to understand what the numbers say, whether it be analyzing financial reports or presenting data in an effective way.

The subjects covered in this program not only provide foundational business skills but also prepare you to further your business studies and pursue an MBA, where you can build upon these skills and gain theoretical and practical training at a graduate-level to better understand general business management functions.

Each course offers a personalised learning plan that highlights the areas you need to focus on to give you a competitive edge within your company or in an MBA program.

Guided by experts in the field, you will use real world examples, interactive exercises and the support of your peers to learn the fundamentals of:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Maths
  • Data Analysis

This Professional Certificate program is targeted at:

  • Professionals preparing to or already working in a business environment who want to enhance their quantitative business skills.
  • Learners who are ready to embark on or considering an MBA program and want to identify and remove any gaps in their quantitative and analytical skills to ensure they are prepared to succeed in the program.

The “PreMBA Essentials for Professionals” Professional Certificate program will prepare you for success in an MBA at an institution such as Imperial Business School by helping you gain the fundamental skills you need to advance your studies. Imperial College Business School offers a world-class Global Online MBA program and we invite you to visit their website to learn more.

Expert instruction
4 skill-building courses
Progress at your own speed
6 months
3 - 5 hours per week
Discounted price: $284.40
Pre-discounted price: $316USD
For the full program experience

Courses in this program

  1. ImperialX's PreMBA Essentials for Professionals Professional Certificate

  2. 3–5 hours per week, for 6 weeks

    An introduction to the financial and management accounting skills needed to succeed in both MBA study and in business.

  3. 2–4 hours per week, for 6 weeks

    Discover how to use fundamental finance tools in both management and MBA learning contexts and understand common financial situations faced in everyday life.

  4. 2–5 hours per week, for 6 weeks

    Discover and acquire the fundamental maths skills that you will need to use while studying an MBA program, from algebra to differentiation and geometric series.

  5. 4–6 hours per week, for 6 weeks

    Discover and acquire the quantitative data analysis skills that you will typically need to succeed on an MBA program. This course will cover the fundamentals of collecting, presenting, describing and making inferences from sets of data.

    • According to Imperial College Business School’s latest employment report, 95% of graduates of the MBA Program are employed within 6 months, 56% change location for a new role and 61% accept a job offer in a new sector.
    • Near-term career prospects include roles such as a consultant, product manager, financial analyst, data analyst and others in industries such as management consulting, financial service, consumer product goods, pharma firms, biotech, health care, & energy

Meet your instructors
from Imperial College London (ImperialX)

Robert Kosowski
Associate Professor of Finance
Imperial College Business School
Catarina Sismeiro
Associate Professor
Imperial College Business School
David Lefevre
Director, Edtech Lab
Imperial College Business School
Jeremy Fernando
Senior Teaching Fellow
Imperial College Business School

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