The 12-Week MBA’s business programs are designed to help busy professionals gain real knowledge and skills through experiential learning.
Who are your programs for?
Our leadership programs are designed for a diverse audience, catering not only to emerging leaders who have recently entered management roles but also to seasoned senior leaders looking to further elevate their skills and insights. Whether you’re navigating the early stages of your leadership journey or seeking to refine your strategic approach as a experienced professional, our programs provide an ideal foundation for leadership positions within any organization.
Beyond imparting essential knowledge, our programs focus on instilling the three key Cs: competence in both business and people management, confidence in the workplace, and meaningful connections with fellow business professionals.
These elements are essential for effective leadership at any career stage, ensuring that our programs resonate with and benefit leaders across the spectrum of experience.
Can I work during the program? What is the time commitment?
Yes, our programs are designed for busy working professionals who want to get ahead without putting their lives on hold. Nearly all enrolled students continue working full-time and are able to balance program requirements with other responsibilities. Schedules are subject to change.
What if I can’t make all of the scheduled meetings?
If an emergency pops up, we can work with you to be flexible; however, in order to successfully complete the curriculum and receive a certificate of completion, you must attend no less than 80% of all sessions.
What will I learn in The 12-Week MBA program?
Our program covers people management, financial literacy and business acumen, influencing skills, and strategic planning. You’ll engage in experiential learning via guided case studies, high-impact simulations, and an Action Learning Project.
- 20+ hours studying financial and business acumen
- 10+ hours analyzing Harvard and London Business School case studies
- 20+ hours practicing leadership skills in business simulations
- 20+ hours architecting and applying business skills to real-world project(s)
Who teaches the course content?
The immersive, experiential learning modules that form the foundation of The 12-Week MBA are led by distinguished Abilitie faculty. Our faculty have taught senior executives and high-potential employees at leading organizations across the globe. Case study discussions are facilitated by experienced mentors from a variety of industries.
Each small group will also meet with real-world business leaders who provide feedback on participant Action Learning Projects and give insight into how to translate The 12-Week MBA experience into the real world.
We believe education should have a practical impact on you and your career, so all of our programs have been designed with learning outcomes and practice top of mind.
Is the program accredited? Will I receive proof of completion or a verifiable certification upon completion?
The 12-Week MBA is based on Abilitie’s award-winning, immersive 12-Week MBA curriculum, which has been completed by rising and senior leaders at over 50 Fortune 500 companies and institutions like Harvard Business School, MIT, and the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. The 12-Week MBA itself is not an accredited Master’s of Business Administration. It is designed as a cost-effective alternative to a longer MBA experience.
Upon completion, graduates receive an exclusive The 12-Week MBA credential issued by Credly as proof of their accomplishments.
What do program graduates say about the programs?
Alumni report feeling more capable, more confident in their skills, and excited to apply their learning in their careers. More than half of our graduates make a desired career move within six months of their graduation, and many alumni say they are excited to continue growing in their current role.
What happens after the program ends?
When you participate in The 12-Week MBA program, you become part of a global community of ambitious, dedicated professionals. We offer continued networking opportunities virtually and in-person, refresher courses on finance and other key business topics, and career events at which you gain direct access to senior executives and C-suite leaders.
I already have a business undergraduate degree or minor. Is The 12-Week MBA for me?
The 12-Week MBA is for any leader who wants to hone their skills and advance to a senior-level leadership role in the future. Because the curriculum is hands-on, practical, and case-study-based, you’ll likely learn and benefit from the program even if you already have a foundational knowledge of business. Furthermore, the connections to accomplished peers, senior-level mentors, and company executives make the curriculum worthwhile.
What kind of outcomes can I expect from The 12-Week MBA?
The 12-Week MBA imparts essential business knowledge crucial for achieving success as a proficient senior leader across various corporate functions, encompassing sales, marketing, operations, and R&D. Rather than delving deeply into a specific area like finance or operations, it serves as a comprehensive business course that establishes a robust foundation for your business acumen and leadership abilities. Drawing from more than 20 years of corporate HR experience, the creators of The 12-Week MBA understand the keys to business leadership success. Consequently, they’ve developed a curriculum that equips you with fundamental tools in finance, operations, leadership, and people management to excel in your chosen field.
Admissions & Tuition
Our mission as an organization is to create world-class experiences that inspire, develop, and propel business professionals to their leadership potential.
How do I apply?
It’s easy. We do not require transcripts or application fees. What matters most is your desire to learn and engage with fellow participants.
How much do your programs cost?
We believe a quality business education should be accessible to everyone. We also know, after working with Fortune 500 companies since 2015, that you don’t need to spend $100,000 on a 2-year degree to excel in business.
The cost of our programs ($2,350: The 12-Week MBA and $850: 3-Week Programs) is just a fraction of a traditional university. We are committed to providing a variety of equitable, affordable, and comprehensive solutions to leveling up your career, and many of our students receive tuition reimbursement from their employers.
Do you offer scholarships?
We’re committed to making our education accessible. That’s why we offer early bird discounts and scholarships to professional organizations like Teach for America, the Project Management Institute, and The Room.
You must complete the application to qualify for a scholarship.
Can I use my employer’s professional development stipend to pay for the programs?
Many employers recognize the value of lifelong learning and offer tuition credit or reimbursement for continuing education opportunities such as The 12-Week MBA business programs. We’ve made it easy for you to utilize your company’s professional development benefits. Simply download our sample employer reimbursement request letter here.
The 12-Week MBA graduates have taken part in our programs from all over the world – we do our best to make sure our programs are accessible and that technology isn’t a barrier.
What are the technical requirements for The 12-Week MBA programs?
A strong internet connection (WiFi or wired) is required, as the synchronous portions of the program are online.
Our digital program platforms are compatible with most browsers and devices. However, we recommend using a desktop/laptop for the program for the best user experience.
How long do I have access to the program?
You’ll have lifetime access to networking and one full year of access to our proprietary Learning Portal and Fluent in Finance, our award-winning financial acumen course that you can use to refresh your knowledge and review key concepts.
For Small Businesses
Our programs are built on a foundation of more than two decades of delivering high-impact experiential learning to Fortune 500 organizations and high-growth companies. We’re excited to bring The 12-Week MBA to your organization.
Do you offer group discounts for small businesses that are looking to send employees through open enrollment programs?
Yes! We believe there is significant value in entering The 12-Week MBA programs along with other leaders from your organization. If you’re interested in enrolling as a group, or you’re a Learning & Development or HR leader interested in sending multiple learners from your organization through a program, we’re happy to offer discounted tuition. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get connected.