For over 20 years, hundreds of high-potential managers have prepared for advancement by participating in the Minnesota Management Institute (MMI). An exciting alternative to a traditional MBA degree, the MMI program provides a basic understanding of the entire scope of the business enterprise in today's emerging economic environment.
2013 Dates: March 10–15,
NEW for 2013
MMI “Action Learning” Project: Integrated, Real-World Problem Solving
Participants will identify a specific challenge they and their organization are experiencing. This challenge will provide a platform for solving real business problems using the new mindsets, tools, and methods they're learning in MMI. Throughout the sessions, participants will check in with their peers and a faculty advisor to monitor their progress and tackle obstacles. By the end of the program, participants will have moved their challenge from concept to resolution. They will leave the program with a game plan for moving their organization forward.
As a participant in Minnesota Management Institute, you will:
Improve organizational performance. MMI provides excellent development activities that make a difference in a manager's career and his or her ability to contribute to improved organizational performance. Participants learn in an environment where they are exposed to business fundamentals and practical applications of key principles, forming a foundation to develop the strategic knowledge and insights needed to succeed at the next level.
Re-energize with the best and brightest. Participants who share your journey tend to be energetic individuals who come from a broad cross-section of organizations. You will learn cutting-edge material from both the faculty and each other. Through robust discussion with other high-potential managers from leading organizations, you will understand best practices and share a passion for knowing the art, science, and business of management.
Benefit from Carlson expertise. All of the MMI faculty are seasoned executive professors, thought-leaders, coaches—people who "walk the talk" and can provide useful insights as well as content knowledge. Many of the faculty teach in the MBA program at the Carlson School; others are corporate leaders with a national reputation; others have proven successes in business applications; and still others are wise protagonists of the business enterprise.
Gain confidence in your knowledge. You will become more certain in your understanding of the business enterprise and in your ability to problem solve. The MMI program explains content and context to unravel the mysteries of management. Your knowledge, experience, and insights—as well as those of the others in the program—will be vital to creating a group setting filled with respect and confidence.
Strengthen your business competencies. Completion of the Minnesota Management Institute leaves you with increased confidence that you have mastered the topics in a broad basic business education and can successfully accelerate your career. You will:
The program pays for itself. You and your company will see an immediate payback. Even before your third week is completed, you'll have valuable tools and skills to bring to your company and implement. You'll find you have a much clearer understanding of how business operates and the ability to make decisions in that overall context. That knowledge will enable you to make the right strategic or operational decisions and provide you with distinct career advantages inside your organization.
This program is designed for high-potential managers who seek a solid business education and an experience that will dramatically accelerate their development. Participants hold titles such as: Director, Functional Area Manager, Product Manager, Project Manager, or Controller.
To enhance the overall learning experience, we seek to admit people to the program with comparable management responsibilities and diverse skills and experiences. The Admission Committee takes into account a candidate's organizational level, management experience, present duties, and career goals. We seek to admit high-potential managers who reflect a broad range of industries, functions, and backgrounds to enrich the networking and learning experience.
Class size is limited to maximize classroom and team participation, so early application is encouraged. Program applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed upon submission until the program fills.
Time Commitment: Minnesota Management Institute (MMI) takes place during one week a month, for three months.
Tuition for MMI Modules 1–3: $14,000, which includes tuition, notebooks, and materials.
MMI Conference Center Accommodations: MMI is an intensive, highly-interactive residential program with evening sessions scheduled and team assignments that sometimes take place after the sessions. Even if you live in the Twin Cities, we strongly encourage you to reside at the program sites in order to take full advantage of the opportunities for socializing and networking and to complete your team assignments.
Lodging and meals are not included in the program tuition. A negotiated MMI group rate for lodging and meals is payable to the conference centers. Please note that if you are unable to reside at the program sites you will still be responsible for the Day Meeting Packages (facility, meals, snacks, and other incidentals). Hotel accommodations for the MMI Finance Module, if necessary, are the responsibility of the participants. The MMI Finance Module is non-residential, but if you need lodging, see our Travel Information page for local accommodations.
MMI Modules – 2013 Dates and Locations
Minnesuing Acres, Lake Nebagamon, WI (Map & Directions)
MMI Finance Module option: Prior to the program start, you have the option of taking the Finance Module which is a finance fundamentals course recommended for anyone without a substantial financial background. The fee for the 2-day Finance Module includes tuition, instructional materials, continental breakfasts, lunches, and coffee breaks each day.
Date: March 7–8
Location: Carlson School of Managment, Minneapolis, MN
Quantity Discount: A discount of 15% will apply to registrations of 3 or more people from the same company registering as a group for the same specific program. Please note that this offer is contingent upon all registrants enrolling in the same program having the same start date. Program cancellations and program transfers affecting the minimum number of people enrolled in the program for which the discount applied will void the discount.
|Lori J. Abrams, Senior lecturer, Department of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota|
|John Busacker, Carlson Executive Education Instructor|
|Arthur V. Hill, the John and Nancy Lindahl Professor for Excellence in Business Education, Supply Chain and Operations Department, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota|
|Barbara Hoese, Carlson Executive Education Instructor|
|Leo Hopf, Carlson Executive Education Fellow|
|Dave Hopkins, Director, Carlson Brand Enterprise, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota|
|Edward Joyce, Professor of Accounting, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota|
|Peter Krembs, Carlson Executive Education Fellow|
|Christopher J. Nachtsheim, Frank A. Donaldson Chair of Operations Management and Chair of the Supply Chain and Operations department, Carlson School of Management, University of MN|
|Myles Shaver, Pond Family Chair in the Teaching and Advancement of Free Enterprise Principles, and Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota|
|Amy Tolbert, Carlson Executive Education Fellow|
|Mary Zellmer-Bruhn Associate Professor, Department of Work and Organizations, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota|
Faculty Listing Subject to Change
"I now have a much clearer perspective on what I want to stand for as a leader, which will better enable me to achieve my leadership goals."
– Michelle Edwards
Director, Customer Operations
Xcel Energy, Inc
"You can try to guess how to approach business and leadership, or you can attend MMI and be given tools that you can immediately apply to increase your chances for repeat success."
– RJ Singh
Director, Enterprise Architecture
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
"The atmosphere in MMI is just phenomenal. You're free to present ideas, and the feedback you receive is truly life changing."
– Terry Solberg
Director of Product Management
Thermal Products Division
Berquist Company Inc.
Sr. Business Development Manager