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Mini MBA for HR | Online Course

Business acumen is essential for aligning HR strategy with business strategy. Yet 4 in 10 CHROs say that this skill is the most lacking in today's HR talent.

Set yourself apart from the competition with a deep understanding of the business. This Mini MBA for HR will empower you with the essential knowledge and insights necessary to understand your organization's goals and strategy — and become a truly effective and impactful partner to the business.


Online Self-paced

5 hours


Single course

only available as part of a certificate program


4 modules

Video-lessons + Quizzes

What you will do

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Upgrade your business acumen

This online MBA for HR professionals will give you the tools you need to make a real strategic impact in your business. Deepen your understanding of strategy, governance, international business and other key topics that will enable you to add real value and hit your career goals.

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Competitive Analysis and the Organization


Strategy Planning and Implementation


Governance and Decision-Making


Digital and Global Business

Download the syllabus for a detailed overview of all lessons, assignments, reading materials, and bonus content.

+ meet your instructor

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Eugène Hoogstad

Lecturer & Education Entrepreneur


Eugène Hoogstad is a creative and forward thinking entrepreneur at heart. He’s a lecturer and researcher at the University of Amsterdam. His expertise lies in organizational learning and innovation, and how this can help businesses increase performance.

Business strategy

From planning to implementation, take a deep dive into business strategy and see where you can make the difference.

Balanced scorecard

Learn how to build balanced scorecards and use them to surface critical information about your organization's strategy.

International business

Understand the benefits of an international strategy and learn how to successfully implement one.

Corporate governance

Learn how to identify, engage and align the stakeholders in your organization to ensure you reach your goals.

Download syllabus

Download the syllabus for the HR Leadership Certificate Program (includes the Mini MBA for HR course).

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Why should I enroll in this Online MBA for HR?

The key to an impactful and effective HR strategy is aligning it with the overall business strategy. In order to do that, you need the business acumen to fully understand the business strategy and how Human Resources can best support it.

This Mini MBA was created with the ambitious HR professional in mind. We have distilled the key topics into bite-sized and targeted online video lessons so that you can learn whenever and wherever works best for you. Whether you want to become more effective or speed your path to the position of CHRO, this is the course for you.

Why is this course not sold individually?

To optimize the quality of your learning experience, the Mini MBA for HR course is not available for standalone enrollment. The course is part of our Strategic HR Leadership Certificate Program and also included with the Full Academy Access License.

Why is this course not sold individually?

To optimize the quality of your learning experience, the Mini MBA for HR course is not available for standalone enrollment. The course is part of our Strategic HR Leadership Certificate Program and also included with the Full Academy Access License.


+   What is an MBA for HR?

This online MBA has been created specifically for HR professionals. While MBAs are incredibly valuable, they are also very time-consuming. That's why we have identified the Master's of Business Administration topics that matter most to Human Resources professionals and gathered them in a single online course. This course provides you with the essentials you need in order to take your personal effectiveness and strategic impact as an HR professional to the next level.

+   Is there a fixed schedule?

No. This training is 100% online and self-paced! When you learn and how much time you spend each day, week, or month is up to.

In total, you will need to invest approximately 5 hours to finish the course.

+   How long do I have access to the course?

In total, you will have 12 months of access to the member portal, all lessons, and learning materials.

+   Are there subtitles available?

Yes. All our online trainings come with English subtitles.

+   Is this online course the right fit for me?

If you’re not sure if this course is the right fit, we are here to help you determine which training best fits your goals and needs! Simply talk to one of our admissions advisors or send them an email at [email protected]

Set Yourself Apart From The Competition

Master Business Acumen to Become an Impactful Partner to The Business