StreetWise 'MBA'™ Curriculum
There’s theory, and then there’s practice. Interise developed our award-winning StreetWise 'MBA'™ curriculum to incorporate both. An established small business owner doesn’t need the same introductory information and training that someone launching a start-up might. We understand that you already have a lot of good experience in running a company. Our aim is to build on that.
Meeting at the intersection of street smarts and higher education, the StreetWise 'MBA'™ enables you to work “on” your business instead of just “in” it. It has been developed and refined by working hand-in-hand with small business entrepreneurs and business experts, and it has become the foundation of all Interise’s programs and networks.
Focused, Constructive, Inspiring
The StreetWise 'MBA'™ requires your commitment to learning how to manage and grow your business successfully. In return, it offers you the information, networks, and guidance you need.
You can focus on your business.
You can look at the big picture.
You can learn from your peers.
You can use what you learn.
You have a plan.
You are ready to tap into new networks.
"I was able to utilize the curriculum to begin strategizing and implementing goals from each module. The program gave me step-by-step strategic planning assistance, constructive feedback, and a dynamic support system. After completing the curriculum I have changed my approach to managing employees and my company has already experienced tremendous growth!"
Our focus is on relevant, real-world, applied learning. At every point in the program, you will be able to take what you are learning and use it immediately. As you begin making changes to your business, you will also be developing a strategic plan to support your company’s long-term growth.
The StreetWise 'MBA'™ curriculum is designed to run for nine months. During that time, you can expect to learn about:
- business development strategies
- strategic planning
- finance and financial management
- marketing and sales
- human resources
- accessing capital
- government contracts
Discussion and coaching are an important element in Interise’s approach to learning, and are customized for each group of participants. We find that when entrepreneurs are able to step back and see the big picture, then step forward and take specific actions, they are on the way to nourishing their company’s growth and success.