Previously known as the Invited MBA, The 12-Week MBA is available in 12- and 3-week course formats to both individuals and enterprise audiences. This transformation aligns with the release of The 12-Week MBA book by Abilitie’s Bjorn Billhardt and Nathan Kracklauer, now available.
Poets and Quants interviewed Bjorn Billhardt to discuss how The 12-Week MBA program is disrupting business education.
“In 12 weeks you can get the basics of business acumen and people management so that you can advance in your career … without getting that big elite-school MBA.”
Fast Company published “Most Workers Fit Into One of These 8 Motivations Styles,” an excerpt of The 12-Week MBA, written by Bjorn Billhardt and Nathan Kracklauer.
“Motivation comes from within; managers cannot create it. But we can try to understand our employees’ motivators”
Authority Magazine published “Social Impact Authors: How & Why Author Nathan Kracklauer Is Helping To Change Our World.”
In this recent interview, Nathan Kracklauer discusses his unique career journey, insights from his time at Abilitie, and the inspiration behind the new book, The 12-Week MBA.
Published in NerdWallet and distributed to The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, The Houston Chronicle, and more.
“The Invited MBA, by Texas-based corporate leadership development company Abilitie, offers a 12-week program that includes live virtual sessions, team business competitions, study groups and online happy hours.”
Because of its focused curriculum and experiential learning model, the Invited MBA stands alone as a high-value and dynamic virtual learning program. Perhaps its most important strength, however, is the opportunity it provides for rising leaders to learn from and connect with other professionals from around the world.
From Bjorn Billhardt, Invited MBA Founder and CEO of Abilitie, an award-winning leadership development organization, “We now know that all learning is social, and… we still need to get together, [albeit digitally,] and interact socially to enable growth.”
“While traditional MBAs are still desired for many leadership roles, digital alternatives are gaining momentum, as demand for flexible and affordable learning increases.”
“We’re experiencing explosive growth,” says Bjorn Billhardt, chief executive of Abilitie.
By shifting virtual learning from a passive, video-conference model into an active, participant-driven program, the Invited MBA gives students the power to take control of their own learning.
The Abilitie team was able to leverage its previous successes and industry expertise to create a mini-MBA program that both allows ambitious individuals to adapt in an ever-changing business landscape and delivers the critical business skills required to be successful.
Instead of investing significant time and money in a traditional MBA program, VP of Product Luke Owings talked to NerdWallet about mini-MBAs and certificate programs as practical options for individuals seeking to enhance their skills and marketability in the job market amidst an economic downturn.
Podcasts & Interviews
Bjorn Billhardt joined the Austin Tech Connect podcast to talk about The 12-Week MBA book and program.
Bjorn Billhardt joined Naphtali Hoff to share how you can combine your passion with your work.
Luke Owings joined Daphne Gomez to discuss how the Invited MBA (now The 12-Week MBA) helps teachers.
Luke Owings and career expert Ashley Stahl discuss the myth of being 100% ready for your next role.
Luke Owings and Roger Huang of Springboard answer questions about advancing into leadership.
Megan Fanale joined Ashley Stahl to discuss what leaders should pay attention to when making their own development plans.
Caroline De Arriba and Luke Owings discuss how upskilling programs can fit into career plans.
Luke Owings and Raul Hernandez Ochoa discuss how education has rapidly shifted in recent years.