UU Business School and Axiom pilot mini-MBA

Dr Trevor Cadden, left, with Joan Mashalla, director of US projects, Axiom Chicago and UU Business School executive dean, Prof Mark Durkin

Ulster University Business School has launched a ‘Mini MBA’ programme in partnership with American legal firm Axiom.

Designed to complement the company’s “Developing Leaders” curriculum the first cohort will compromise 15 of Axiom’s ‘talent pool’ from the local office in Belfast as well as their offices in Poland and Chicago.

“We are already engaged with Axiom in Belfast providing financial and legal ‘continuing professional development’ training,” said senior lecturer, Dr Trevor Cadden.

“This concept began with a blank page where we co-designed a programme that focused around Axiom’s key talent and how they could be equipped with the requisite skills to lead and manage the exponential growth the company is undergoing. From these joint design discussions, the ‘mini MBA’ concept was borne.

Davy McAlinden, Axiom talent and leadership development director added, “Axiom Law is the leading provider of tech-enabled legal services to some of the largest companies in the world. Our Belfast Centre of Excellence has grown from 6 to 250 staff in the last five years, and is now a market leader attracting some of the brightest, most innovative and creative minds in the legal industry.”

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