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In today’s competitive business environment, it’s more important than ever for In-house counsel to understand the pressures on their colleagues and clients. At the Questrom School of Business, we give you the opportunity to kick your management skill set up a notch.

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), in partnership with Questrom, offers business education programs specifically geared towards In-house counsel. Each custom program is designed to provide you with the important business skills required to identify and solve the unique issues your organization faces in our increasingly global economy. They enhance and sharpen your management savvy in critical MBA disciplines:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Project management
  • Risk management
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Organizational behavior

You’ll gain the tools to work across functions vital to an organization—from managing teams to measuring performance to providing technical expertise. With the ACC and Questrom, you’ll find yourself immersed in an innovative learning environment that, before you know it, will have you working more effectively with line management and speaking the language of business.

Review the calendar below to choose the right program for you, and be sure to register early to secure your spot.


2023 Virtual Dates

2023 February Virtual Series

Monday, February 13, 6 – 9:30 PM ET
Wednesday, February 15, 6 – 9 PM ET
Thursday, February 16, 6 – 9:30 PM ET
Tuesday, February 21, 6 – 7:30 PM ET
Thursday, February 23, 6 – 9 PM ET

2023 June Virtual Series

Saturday, June 3, 1 – 4:30 PM ET
Monday, June 5, 6 – 9 PM ET
Wednesday, June 7, 6 – 9:30 PM ET
Thursday, June 8, 6 – 7:30 PM ET
Monday, June 12, 6 – 9 PM ET

2023 In-Person Dates   

2023 April In-Person Program

Dates: April 19-21
Location: Boston, MA, USA

2023 September In-Person Program

Dates: September 20-22
Location: Boston, MA, USA

2023 November In-Person Program

Dates: November 1-3
Location: Boston, MA, USA

2023 November-December In-Person Program

Dates: November 29-December 1
Location: Boston, MA, USA


This program introduces the important business skills you need to succeed in today’s competitive environment. Explore the essential business skills to enhance and sharpen your management knowledge in critical MBA disciplines: accounting, finance, strategy, and organizational behavior. A capstone project at the end of the course will allow you to practice and apply your new skills.

In this program, you will:

  • Enhance your ability to understand financial statements;
  • Learn the financial tools to increase value to all or part of a business;
  • Make an impact on a business’s strategic decisions and marketing goals;
  • Learn how to effectively manage work relationships; and
  • Develop methods for minimizing the risks of decision-making.

*Mini MBA for In-house Counsel has not been approved for CLE credit by the Texas bar.


Program Topics:

Corporate Strategy

  • Session objectives:
    1. To develop a deeper understanding of key strategy concepts.
    2. To explore the key decisions and frameworks of corporate strategy.
    3. To examine the dimensions and components of business-level strategies.

Financial Accounting

  • Session objectives:
    1. Understanding the balance sheet, the income statement, and the statement of cashflow.
    2. Identifying possible accounting red flags that raise legal concerns.

Managing People and Change

  • Session objectives:
    1. To understand the nature of the role of change agent and the related tasks, skills, and styles to be effective in influencing others and managing conflict.
    2. To apply concepts and frameworks to specific change situations and develop a portfolio of strategies and tools to build coalitions and effectively lead change teams in your clinic, lab, or department.
    3. To learn to diagnose complex change situations at multiple levels of analysis and to develop cognitively flexible ways of understanding and acting on change situations and opportunities.

Corporate Finance

  • Session objectives:
    1. To examine the aspects of capital budgeting and how firms make project decisions.
    2. Develop an understanding of analytical tools that indicate whether a new project will create value.

Implementing Corporate Strategy

  • Session objectives:
    1. To explore the link between strategy formulation & strategy implementation.
    2. To develop a deep understanding of the key elements of successful strategy implementation.