How It Works
The Certificate in Business Administration Program uses the proprietary Management through Applied Planning® (MAPP) system, a proven, step-by-step approach based on the realities of business growth. With your planning team, you'll build a management system for immediate improvement and long-term growth. Class sessions of the program are held at the University of Illinois Multi-University Center in Oak Brook and take place on eight alternating weekends over a four month time frame. The typical weekend schedule includes four, three hour sessions, 1:00 pm until 8:30 pm on Friday and 9:00 am until 4:00 pm on Saturday.
STEP 1 Organizing to Plan
You'll build a team for successful goal setting - and goal getting! By encouraging communications, you'll build a foundation for fact-based decision making. You'll also identify critical issues and develop your planning process and timeline.
STEP 2 Environmental Analysis
You and your team will analyze your company inside and outside. You'll ask questions like "Who are our prime customers?" and "What value do we provide?" You'll decide what's relevant to performance today, while paving a path for tomorrow.
STEP 3 Strategic Direction
You'll explore options to grow your business. Focusing on your competitive advantages, you'll work together to define written strategies and objectives. You'll also draft vision and mission statements to drive your plan toward long-term growth.
STEP 4 Implementation
This is your goal: Results. You'll build a strategy-driven action plan. Your resources will be focused on the most productive uses. Growth and development plans and process improvement projects will take place.
STEP 5 Performance Development
You'll experience an improved quality of life for yourself and your people. Employee loyalty and morale will be strengthened and together you'll fulfill more mutual goals.
The Company We Keep
Some of the CBAP companies who have benefited from our program over the last 28 years.
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