Frequently Asked Questions About MDP
Q: What are the dates for this year's program?
A: It will begin Monday, September 9, 2013 and finish December 9, 2013. Class will not meet on November 25, 2013.
Q: Do I have to buy any books?
A: All the cases and notes are covered in the tuition.
Q: How do I pay for the course?
A: After we have processed your application, we will send you an invoice to present to your employer.
Q: How do I find the classroom?
A: Classes are held at the McColl Center on the Queens University campus. When you are accepted you will be sent a map and a parking permit.
Q: Will I get a Harvard Degree?
A: No. It is a non-credit course, not affiliated with the MBA Program at Harvard Business School.
Q: I am considering going for an MBA, should I take the course?
A: Yes, this program will give you the opportunity to test your interest in business problems and to test your ability to free up study time. So the Management Development Course is a good, low stress preparation for an MBA, as well as a solid, stand alone learning experience.
Q: I have an MBA already, should I take this course?
A: Yes, this course is a good continuation of your education. As a case based course, it is an opportunity to test some of you MBA skills in the case simulation of the real world. Each year we have several MBAs and others with advanced degrees in the course.
Q: I'm interested, but I have more questions.
A: Email Grace Hayes, Charlotte HBS Alumni Club Administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Is there much reading?
A: Yes, there is. The cases and notes assigned cover 30 to 75 pages each week. Reading a case is like reading a story, a mystery. What is going on here? However, analyzing the case takes more than a single reading. Your class room learning experience is greatly enhanced by your pre-class analysis and discussion with others.
Q: What will happen if I miss more than three classes?
A: We will hold your certificate until you make up the missed classes during the next session.