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The ParetoMBA Experience
We have condensed a traditional MBA curriculum into an 8-week cohort program with microlearning, spaced repetition, case studies and exercises. Study at your own pace for 3-4 hours per week, then go deeper together with our teachers and your class in weekly live sessions.
Module Content Drops
We release every week's learning content during the weekend before, for self-paced studying. The material usually requires 3-4 hours of studying.
Weekly office hours with the team
Mid-week, we host live office hours where you can ask any questions you might have about the learning content.
Friday workshop with peers
On Fridays, we work together with cases, team assignments and masterclasses in a live call.
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Who is ParetoMBA for?
New or aspiring leaders
You are a specialist in tech, sales, marketing or similar who is aspiring for a leadership role.
You are running a small or medium-sized business as owner or CEO but lack formal skills.
You want a better set of tools for developing businesses that you work with as an external advisor.
You want to grow in your role by learning about modern business models and industries.
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What you will learn
The ParetoMBA Curriculum
Week 1: Basic Business Skills and Tools
You will learn key concepts and business language, how to use basic business tools and why some businesses are better than others.
Week 2: Business Models, Resources and Strategy
You will learn how to evaluate business opportunities, compare business models and communicate an opinion on vision and strategy.
Week 3: Marketing and Sales
You will learn how to approach the market with a product or service and how to think about niches, customer segments, branding and positioning.
Week 4: Growth, Expansion and Finance
You will learn how businesses grow and how to lead a growing organization, get familiar with scalability, unit economics and how to finance growth.
Week 5: Leadership and Communication
You will learn how to lead yourself and your team, and how to communicate your ideas clearly.
Week 6: Management, Operations and Culture
You will learn how companies are structured and operate in the real world, how to organize and measure work, and to prioritize and delegate tasks.
Week 7: Adversity and Change
You will learn to detect signs of trouble, how to deal with tough times both personally and as an organization, and how to think about change.
Week 8: Finance, Acquisitions and Synergies
You will learn the basics of buying and selling companies, including valuation, types of deals and what an acquisition process can look like.
Watch a Sample Interview from Module 2 with Niklas Agevik, CEO of Reason Studios
Listen to Niklas Agevik, CEO of Reason Studios (a music making software used by artists such as The Weekend and Tyler the Creator) tell the story about how the company switched business models from perpetual license to Software as a Service / SaaS. The case is part of Module 2, where we discuss business models and strategy.Get the Program Guide
Frequently asked questions
Yes! Although this is a cohort program, all the material is available for you to study in your own pace. However, if you want the full learning experience, some of the assignments come with a deadline so that we can discuss the learnings in class.
Yes and No. Some things take time, and you cannot expect to have read as much material in a part-time 8 week program that you would in two years full-time.
However, when we look back at our own studies at leading MBA programs, a few important experiences stood out as being much more valuable than others while also being time-efficient. As an example, recording one short video of yourself presenting quarterly results will teach your much more than reading 50 theoretical cases on corporate communication, and negotiating an actual deal with someone else will teach you more than reading 10 full books on negotation.
It's both. Materials are available for you to study at your own pace, but to maximize learning and to get added value from interactions with other participants, we've included weekly workshops (on Fridays) during which you'll engage in practical exercises and reflect on what you've learnt. We also have office hours on Wednesdays, meaning you can reach out to us with any questions you may have. We're also individually onboarding every single participant to set goals and expectations, and follow up continuously during the program.
We are an online business school. Our team is Nordic and American, and our corporate headquarters and legal entity are based in Stockholm, Sweden.
We are on a mission to democratize business education and help people build better businesses. We want to be the best in the world at curating and teaching business knowledge, tools and techniques online. Pareto is the "intellectual gym" for the busy professional, preparing you for real-life business situations.
No, the Pareto mini-MBA is not accredited, and this is by design. We want to be an affordable and accessible business program, we don't even see traditional MBA programs as competitors. We do things differently, and, we believe, more efficiently and with an emphasis on practice rather than theory. You will also not receive any ECTS or any other credits when finishing the Pareto mini-MBA, again by design.
Yes! All of our students are eligible for a full refund within 15 days of starting the program.