IS NOT AN MBA RIGHT FOR YOU?
Full curriculum and course details inside.
ABOUT NOT AN MBA
An eight-week accelerated executive education programme to develop strategic leaders for the new world of work.
MBAs are long, boring and expensive. Not An MBA teaches you the five key skills of strategic leadership, without all the bore and burnout.
- Comprehensive self-led video curriculum replaces dull reading material
- Interactive online learning sprints replaces boring lectures
- Practical weekly assignments replace pointless essays.
ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
naMBA is an eight-week online leadership course founded in 2021 by Alicia McKay. It provides a safe space to challenge the status quo, learn new perspectives on leadership and connect with other ambitious leaders who are passionate about making meaningful change.
Not an MBA has transformed the lives and work of hundreds of leaders across New Zealand and Australia from government, business and NFPs.
Enrolment is limited to 50 students per intake.
We use a digital course platform to host our video curriculum and supplementary resources, and hold weekly 3 hour learning sprints on Zoom to facilitate action learning and discussion amongst the group.
All students are required to complete eight practical assignments, applying what they've learned to change the way they work immediately.
TIME AND MONEY
naMBA is a commitment of approximately 5-8 hours per week across the course of the programme.
This includes watching the video curriculum, reading You Don't Need An MBA, engaging in learning sprints and completing assignments.
“In this moment, we need leaders more than ever. But as Alicia McKay helps us understand, waiting two years for a piece of paper isn’t required to make a difference. Start where you are and start now.”
- Seth Godin
Founder of alt MBA, best-selling author of 'Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us'
Not an MBA is quite different from other executive education programmes. All things point to action, with lots of space for discussion and debate amongst your community.
We structure our programmes to inspire curiosity, challenge and creativity and ask our students to do rather than memorise.
There's no such thing as a stupid idea at naMBA, and we learn as much from each other as we do from the course content.
The Not An MBA curriculum is based on the five modules of strategic leadership outlined in You Don't Need An MBA: Leadership Lessons that Cut Through the Crap. This is required reading for the course.
Students work through each modules across eight sprints, guided by a series of short, thought-provoking videos featuring Alicia McKay.
Key curriculum areas include:
- Channelling perspective in times of change
- Making strategic decisions
- Setting boundaries around time and energy
- Thinking in systems to solve problems
- Engaging others in change
- Building influence in the workplace.
JUNE 2022 - INTAKE FULL
The June intake kicks off on Tuesday 28 June, 2022.
Learning sprints are held every Tuesday from 9AM - 12PM NZST, with our final showcase held on Tuesday 16 August.
The October intake kicks off on Tuesday 18 October, 2022.
Learning sprints are held every Tuesday from 9AM - 12PM NZST, finishing with our final showcase session on Tuesday 6 December.