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Mini Courses


Stay at the forefront of key and trending business issues with Mini Courses, a collection of fast-tracked courses offered in one- and two-day formats to accommodate your busy schedule. Mini Courses are designed to bring business leaders together, help you to develop skills, share knowledge with others, and transform your organization.


  • Build your Network
    Mini Courses combine expert instruction with opportunities to engage in learning with other professionals who share your interest in building your business and navigating changing requirements and expectations.
  • Learn from a Leader
    Each Mini Course is taught by an instructor who is a practicing expert in his/her field. The courses also reflect the high academic standards and quality of excellence of UC Irvine.
  • Expand your Influence
    Reach your career advancement and personal enrichment goals. Network with other professionals facing the same challenges and opportunities.
  • Develop Skills Faster
    Our concise learning format enables individuals and organizations to quickly gain new insight and skills that will have an immediate impact at work.

Custom Corporate Training

For more than 15 years UC Irvine Extension’s Corporate Training team has offered custom education to organizations of all sizes and across all industries, enterprise-wide. Delivered to your employees on your schedule, at your convenience, and around your needs, the training ensures that your employees receive effective, applicable skills and knowledge. The Corporate Training team can deliver or customize any of the programs covered in the Mini Courses series, or work with you to develop a new program that fits your organization’s specific needs. Visit Corporate Training or call (949) 824-1847 for more information.

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Who Should Attend

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Mini Courses are designed to benefit all functional areas of an organization. Though specifically of interest to mid-level managers interested in ensuring that they are staying ahead of the curve, all professionals will learn to expand their skills in these focused topics. Mini Courses are also ideal for those seeking quick, relevant courses with takeaways that can be immediately applied on the job.

Course Tracks

Swiftly enhance your professional skills, nurture a new talent, or increase your knowledge in a particular area for career growth. These courses give you the opportunity to experience a subject before committing to a full UC Irvine Extension certificate course or program.

Courses are grouped into two tracks depending upon your specific business needs:

  • Track 1: Business, Management and Communication
    Begins first week of each month
    • Situational Leadership
    • Developing a Social Media Approach for your Business
    • Effective Business Communication
    • Digital Marketing
  • Track 2: Project Management & Business Process Improvement
    Begins the third week of each month
    • Successfully Integrate Six Sigma Lean Concepts Into Your Organization
    • Systems Thinking: Facets of Leadership to Drive Business Results
    • Critical Chain Project Management
    • Foundations of Agile Project Management