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Live Cary | North Carolina Bar Center
Wednesday-Friday, December 5-7, 2018

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Complement your legal skills with this Mini-MBA and immediately impact your organization and practice!

Join us for an active and rigorous, group-based hands-on business curriculum taught by a diverse array of talented instructors and business school professors. The chosen faculty has a reputation for engaging their audience and providing information that has immediate, real-world relevance.

Explore fundamental business disciplines that include organizational behavior, operations/logistics, negotiation, financial accounting, finance, management information systems, marketing, managerial accounting and business strategy. Expect to learn about leadership theory, strategic planning, optimization principles, supply chains, financial statements, accounting principles, market segmentation and targeting, financial decision making, budgeting, customer relations, and much more!

This three-day course culminates in a coordinated capstone business case and group case presentation highlighted by Meredith College School of Business Dean Kristie Ogilvie as primary instructor.

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Wednesday, December 5th
  7:15am  Registration 
  7:45  Welcome and Introductions 

Organizational Behavior | Woolard

  • Leadership theory
    • Servant leadership
    • Citizenship and engagement
  • Strategic planning
  • Benchmarking
  • Evaluation and control systems 
  10:00 Break 

Operations/Logistics | Martin

  • Operations basics
    • Production planning
    • Ordering
    • Staffing
    • Procurement and delivery
  • Optimization principles
  • Fundamentals of supply chains 
  12:15pm  Lunch 

Negotiation | Langenderfer
(Break Included)

  • Fundamentals of negotiation strategy
    • BATNA
    • Reservation point
    • ZOPA
  • Simple two-party negotiations
  • Complex two-party negotiations
    • Negotiation planning
    • Scoring system development and use 
  4:00 Adjourn for the day 
Thursday, December 6th
  7:30am  Breakfast 
  7:55  Announcements 

Financial Accounting | Flicek

  • Introduction to financial statements
  • Basic accounting principles
  • Accounting cycles
  • Adjusting entries 
  10:00 Break 

Finance | Yu

  • Introduction to finance
  • Present value calculations
  • Valuation of companies
  • Equity valuation
  • Financial decision making
  • Debt financing
  • Capital budgeting 
  12:15pm  Lunch 

Management Information Systems | Martin
(Break Included)

  • Components of MIS
    • Transaction processing
    • Inventory management
    • Supply chain
    • Accounting
    • Customer relations
  • Applied analytics/big data
  • Hardware/software impacts on industry
    • Internet of things
    • Virtual reality
    • Self-driving cars
    • 3D printing
  4:00 Adjourn for the day 
Friday, December 7th
  7:30am  Breakfast 
  7:55  Announcements 

Marketing | Monahan

  • Segmentation
  • Positioning 
  • Marketing analytics
  • Consumer insights
  • Branding 
  10:00 Break 

Managerial Accounting | Flicek

  • Accounting benchmarking/comparisons
  • Pro forma statements
  • Budgeting
  • Cost basics 
  12:15pm  Lunch 

Strategy/Capstone Case Presentation | Ogilvie and Langenderfer
(Break Included)

Capstone case preparation, presentation and feedback 

  4:30 Course Adjourned/Reception 
Product Information
Product Date:
December 05, 2018
NCBA Executive Education: Mini-MBA
TUITION RATE. Early and Membership discounts automatically apply at checkout. 

Register early and SAVE 10%! Live Cary early rate expires November 14. This course is limited to only 54 attendees. Act now to reserve your seat!

Standard: $1730 / $1555 Early
NCBA Member: $1440 / $1295 Early

  • CLE Premier Pass tuition rate is not available for this course. Please click here for the fine print regarding NCBA Executive Education courses.
  • Attendace is limited to licensed attorneys. This course does not qualify for CLE credit. 
  • Pre-course reading is required. Business cases and course material will be made available one (1) week prior to the course.
  • Attendees need to bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel for this course. If you do not have one, please contact Kate Leahy  
  • Group assignments will be communicated via email prior to arrival. 
  • Dress code is business casual. 


North Carolina Bar Center

8000 Weston Parkway, Cary, NC 27513 | 800.228.3402 | Driving Directions 

HOTEL INFORMATION. Contact hotels directly for reservations at the special NCBA room rate. Rates are based on availability and may sell out. 

Embassy Suites
201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary, NC 27513 | Driving Directions

  • Rates | $169 single/double
  • ReservationsClick here to book online (Group Code 2691626) 

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

120 Sage Commons Way, Cary, NC 27513 | Driving Directions

  • Rates | $114 studio queen with sleeper sofa (Sunday-Thursday)
  • Reservations | 919.678.0005 (Please ask for the NCBA corporate rate)


  Dr. Kristie Ogilvie is the Dean of the School of Business at Meredith College, having previously served as the Dean of the School of Business at Emporia State University and Associate Dean and Professor of Management at California State University-San Bernadino. Dr. Ogilvie holds a Ph.D. from Grenoble Ecole de Management, an MBA from the University of Tulsa, and a B.S. from California State University-Sacramento. Her teaching and research expertise lies in organizational behavior, strategy, entrepreneurship and knowledge management.
  Gregory Flicek is a Lecturer in the School of Business at Meredith College in Raleigh, NC. He is a licensed NC Certified Public Accountant and holds an MBA. His career has touched all facets of accounting including public accounting, accounting in private industry, managing business units using financial data, consulting and teaching. Mr. Flicek specializes in using financial data to drive performance improvement.
  Dr. Jeff Langenderfer is an Associate Professor of Marketing & Law and former Associate Dean in the School of Business at Meredith College. Dr. Langenderfer holds a Ph.D. in Business Administration (Marketing) from the University of South Carolina, a J.D. from North Carolina Central University, and a B.A. in Economics from UNC-Chapel Hill. He has more than 20 years of experience in legal and negotiation consulting and has published more than fifteen academic journal articles.
  Dr. Megan Martin has a Ph.D. in Business Information Technology from Virginia Tech, an MBA from UNC-Wilmington and a B.A. in Mathematics also from UNC-Wilmington. Dr. Martin’s teaching and research interests focus on Management Information Systems and Quantitative Methods. Previously, she managed the electronic training platform for a nationwide plasma collection company and served as the subject matter expert for technical training for executive leadership and end users. Dr. Martin is an active consultant in operations management and information systems.
  Dr. Lisa Monahan holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of South Florida, an MBA from Columbia University, and a B.A. from Amherst College. Currently an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Meredith College, Dr. Monahan previously spent 15 years working in business development and brand management positions in New York City for several national firms including Hanes, Citibank, Hartz, and Unilever, and as an advertising executive for J. Walter Thompson.
  Dr. Nathan Woolard is the Associate Dean and Assistant Professor of Management in the School of Business at Meredith College. Dr. Woolard holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Oklahoma State University, a Masters of Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma, and a B.S. from the University of Central Oklahoma. Woolard’s research and teaching interests focus on Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Organizational Behavior.
  Dr. Bing Yu is an Associate Professor of Finance at the Meredith College School of Business. Yu earned a PhD in Finance from Kent State University, an MBA from University of Toledo, and a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering in China. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Yu worked in international business and financial industrial areas in mainland China and Hong Kong for twelve years, first as a sales associate and later as an executive manager. His research interests lie in corporate governance, law and finance, international corporate finance, and corporate performance. His work has been widely published in academic journals and he has won numerous research awards.


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