PROGRAM OVERVIEW

GMCA: Business Fundamentals (formerly GMCA mini-MBA) is a 10-week online course designed to provide graduate students and post-docs with an introduction to fundamental business concepts. Trainees will then apply concepts learned from the course directly to a business problem in a case competition judged by consultants and industry professionals!

Course Format:

Lectures will be taught by industry professionals from diverse backgrounds and cover concepts from the popular “The Ten-Day MBA” book by Steven Silbiger. This year, the curriculum of our Business Fundamentals program will cover the below topics and conclude with a case competition in the last day of the course.

1. Case Analysis
2. Accounting
3. Marketing
4. Finance
5. Economics
6. Operations
7. Strategy
8. Entrepreneurship
9. Industrial and Organizational Psychology

At the end of the course, students will have the opportunity to participate in a case competition, which will be judged by a panel of consultants.

Please note, this is an immensely popular offering, and our waitlists are usually full. If you cannot attend 9/10 of the lectures, please consider taking the class the next time that it is offered. No late applications will be accepted. Spaces are limited and successful applicants will be notified through email by Saturday, January 2nd, 2020.

For questions, please contact us at info@gmcacanada.com.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Business Fundamentals: Online Course

If you’re a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow interested in participating in our GMCA: Business Fundamentals online course, apply by December 18th, 2020 (11:59 PM)! Successful applicants will be notified through email by Saturday, January 2nd, 2020.

Each class is composed of the following:

  • A lecture instructed by an industry professional;
  • A case analysis or activity, which will utilize knowledge and techniques covered in the lecture;
  • An open discussion of the different solutions for the case analysis or activity.

DATE AND TIME

January - February 2021

VIRTUAL VENUE

Details to be provided to succesful applicants.

Business Fundamentals: Case Competition

Following the online course Trainees will have apply concepts learned from the Business Fundamentals: Online Course directly to a business case in a case competition.

 This will be a great opportunity for trainees to collaboratively tackle real-life business challenges and receive constructive feedback from judges who have successfully transitioned into the industry.

DATE AND TIME

January - February 2021

VIRTUAL VENUE

Details to be provided to succesful applicants.

TESTIMONIAL

"I would suggest [trainees] take the course especially if they want a window into the business world. I learned a lot about the various aspects of business of which I was previously completely ignorant"
"Business Fundamentals" Attendee
2020