The Mini MBA

Advance Your Career. Earn a Certificate in Business in 7 weeks

Flexible. Affordable. Applicable

Sofia’s affordable short-term certificate business program covers the main functional areas of business – leadership, team building, finance, budgeting, management, ethics, human resources, marketing, and strategic decision-making – in a highly interactive and applied program. The 7-week hybrid program will provide students with applicable skills needed to jump-start a career in business or start a new one including:

  • How to read and use three types of financial statements
  • Create budgets for projects, departments, and strategic initiatives
  • Utilize 4 P's of marketing to drive unique selling value
  • Harness business principles to build long-term strategies and operations

Program Details

Location: Costa Mesa, California

Length: 7 weeks

Format: Hybrid – Online & Onsite

Cost: $450

Admissions Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or minimum of 3 years small-business experience

Materials Needed: Access to personal computer and internet for online classes


Relevant Course Material

– Project Management
– Financial Statements
– Leadership
– Marketing 101
– Business Planning
– Team Supervision


Our program is one of the more affordable options. Request more information to see for yourself!


Complete your certificate in 7 weeks. Classes begin October 25th.

In-Person + Online

Students will attend the first and last session at the SoCal campus in Costa Mesa. Online sessions are 2 hrs per week for the remaining weeks and can be completed on your schedule.

Small Class Sizes

Small class sizes ensure you get the personalized attention you need to succeed.

Program Faculty

Dr. Jorge Chavarin & Dr. Dennis Morrison

Dr. Jorge Chavarin is the CEO of JO Chavarin Consulting Group and Director of Education/Business for the Veterans Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Dennis Morrison is the Manager Director of STG Dorian-James, providing financial advisory and business turnaround consulting to small and mid-sized firms. 

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