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Combine Your PhD With MBA-Level Knowledge That Is Required For Management Positions In Industry

Introducing Scientist MBA by Cheeky Scientist

  • Transition from academia directly into a management-level position in industry
  • Avoid getting hired into an entry-level position in industry working side-by-side or beneath M.Sc’s or B.Sc’s
  • Get promoted from your current entry-level position into a management-level position 5-8 years ahead of schedule
  • Learn the entire curriculum of top MBA programs without having to pay the standard $238,800 in tuition and fees (Forbes)
  • Get lifetime access to a private community of 1,000+ MBAs & PhDs working in management-level positions in industry
  • Join the ScientistMBA waitlist below to learn how to get mentoring from top 10 MBA school graduates.

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About ScientistMBA

Through 8 advanced MBA-level modules, 41+ videos with instructors from top 10 MBA programs, and graded exams to test your knowledge, you will learn the core MBA concepts you need to get hired into a management position. Once you join, you will be given immediate access to an elite network of 1,000+ MBAs and PhDs in management roles in industry who will answer all of your questions and coach you on core MBA topics, including: Economics, Sales & Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Quantitative Analysis, Operations Management, Corporate Strategy, Finance, Accounting, Ethics, Culture, Industry Hierarchy, Mergers & Acquisitions, and much more. You will get to join members-only live webinars with industry executives and be taken through weekly business case studies by our private group mentoring team led by a former management consultant from Bain.

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Module #1 – MBA Foundations (Part 1)

In Module #1, you’ll discover the basics and grasp the concepts of sales and marketing, organizational behavior, quantitative analysis, economics, and ethics.

Using 5 different library topics, 5 quizzes, 2 case studies, and 1 exam, you will have a vast knowledge of…

  • Scarcity, microeconomics and macroeconomics, and behavioral economics.
  • How to leverage marketing with the 4 P’s — product, price, promotion, and place.
  • Advertising and selling principles — micro-level, meso-level, and macro-level behaviors.
  • How to leverage Google and Amazon.
  • The difference between connection and output.
  • How to gather, analyze, and use big data and mathematical modeling for major industries, such as telecom and banking.
  • The ins and outs of Value-at-Risk and From-Bench-to-Bedside.
  • How to maximize efficiency and profit.
  • The difference between Just-in-Time and Just-in-Case manufacturing.

Module #2 – MBA Foundations (Part 2)

In Module #2, you’ll master the second half of MBA Foundations.

During Module #2, you will get a firm grasp on…

  • Corporate strategy and how to manage a big business.
  • Management consulting.
  • The blunders and successes of small businesses.
  • The differences between personal and corporate banking.
  • Financial products in accounting and corporate strategy.
  • Financial statements, such as balance sheets, income statements, cash-flow statements, investing, and operations.
  • The meaning and importance behind “Cash is King.”
  • Ethics mastery, including enforceable laws and frameworks, corporate social responsibility, and business policy and regulation.
  • Company culture guidelines for startups and corporations.
  • Human resources and talent acquisition.

Module #3—Industry Structure

In module #3, you’ll discover the structure of the world’s biggest and highest paying industries that need PhDs who have business acumen.

In this module, you will master…

  • Industry hierarchy, including organizational hierarchy levels and the difference between managers and workers.
  • Formal and collaborative methodology.
  • Corporation types, which include monopolies, for-profits, and nonprofits.
  • How to implement measuring management with respect to budgeting and deadlines.
  • The ins and outs of private companies, including size and structure, equity, hiring, and operations.
  • Analysis of cost versus benefits.
  • The anatomy of public companies, including size and structure, shareholders, management, bureaucracy, salary caps, and regulation.
  • Government industries, including the services and drivers.
  • Electoral cycles, societal fairness, and funding.
  • The problem with the lack of innovation and rate of change in funding.
  • The difference between startups and small companies.
  • Securing investors and venture capital.

Module #4—Management Activities

Module #4 prepares you for the daily activities and operations performed once you land your new management position.

You will discover…

  • Mergers and acquisition techniques.
  • Merger partners, target companies, and the problem with redundancy.
  • Employee effects of mergers — including pay rate.
  • Why acquisitions occur, examples of acquisitions, and how to negotiate.
  • Target company management and acquiring company management.
  • Restructuring companies relative to the economy and corporate strategy.
  • Examples of successful and failed corporate restructuring.
  • Restructuring goals, including profitability and competitiveness.
  • Friendly and hostile takeovers.
  • The difference between public and private takeovers—including shareholder considerations.
  • Bankruptcy laws, insolvency, liquidation, creditor considerations, and chapter 11.
  • Why startups often fail.

Module #5—Management Networking (Part 1)

When it comes to climbing the corporate ladder quickly, it’s not what you know but whom you know that matters.

Module #5 removes the guesswork of networking. You will discover…

  • Why networking is vital and how to get good at it.
  • Confidence indicators and quality communication traits.
  • Networking scripts.
  • Relationship-building techniques.
  • Online, offline, and social media networking strategies.
  • Maintaining rapport with professional communities.
  • Following up with prospects.
  • Networking through personal websites.
  • LinkedIn growth and statistics.
  • Building a quality LinkedIn profile, including photos, headlines, secondary connections, introductions, keywords, and common mistakes.
  • Email networking  — including how to speak with current and new contacts, canned emails, and
  • reconnecting with cold contacts.
  • Phone networking, which include finding the numbers of hiring managers and recruiters, cold calling, and phone introduction.
  • Professionalism, voice, and tone.

Module #6—Management Networking (Part 2)

They say that “relationship riches” are the best form of currency. That’s true in the world of industry.

In Module #6, you’ll discover…

  • How to do event networking, including event mindset, navigating webpages, following up, and adding value.
  • How to use your existing communication abilities.
  • How to combine strength with warmth.
  • Your personal tics.
  • When to execute the elevator pitch and how to answer the questions of “who are you?” and “what do you want?”
  • How to establish a unique selling proposition.
  • The difference between a proposition and a pitch.
  • Determining the right proposition, including differentiation and specialty.
  • Your personal value proposition.
  • How to conquer public speaking once and for all — including your purpose and audience identification, delivery, clarity, organization, and the “rule of three.”
  • How to engage and ease an audience, pause for effect, establish a conversational tone, and overcome anxiety.

Module #7—Management Resumes

There’s a big difference between an academic CV, entry-level resume, and a management resume.

In Module #7, you will learn how to…

  • Write a persuasive resume.
  • List your achievements and job duties.
  • Establish a visual center and professional summary.
  • Outline your work experience and education.
  • Find the purpose and audience.
  • Work your way around how industries filter candidates, including tracking software, eye-tracking studies, keywords, and job advertisements.
  • Leverage existing transferable abilities, such as people, product, and information management, as well as market knowledge.
  • Use competitive intelligence, industry trends, and commercial acumen.
  • Create results versus responsibilities and demonstrate outcomes.
  • Learn from the best-example structures — including situation, complication, and resolutions.
  • Stand out in the recruitment process.
  • Leverage your technical knowledge with keywords and industry jargon.

Module #8—Management Interviews & Offers

Now it’s time to learn what to do with an offer and how to interview.

In Module #8, you will gain the MBA-level knowledge required to…

  • Use referral statistics, phone screens, site visits, presentations, and the Management-STAR method to your advantage.
  • Prepare for your interview and know the corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, department restructuring, and culture.
  • Leverage your talking points and internal sponsors.
  • Follow up the right way and use referral workflow.
  • Interview your interviewer.
  • Make a positive first impression with the correct body language, pitch and proposition, and questions.
  • Avoid desperation and many other mistakes.
  • Handle credential questions, opinion questions, behavioral questions, and the difference between situational and subjective responses.
  • Ace personality tests, stress tests, and competency questions.
  • Negotiate your job offers with the correct attitude and approach.
  • Discuss your salary and benefits.
  • Ask open-ended questions and offer counters when appropriate.
  • Know when to reject or accept an offer.

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Designed To Get You Into Management

SMBA is designed to get you into management because you get lifetime access to the program and because our team of MBAs and PhDs will never stop helping you elevate your career. SMBA is the most complete MBA-level program for PhDs who are looking to increase their business acumen, elevate their career trajectory and excel in industry. This program is taught by MBAs from top 10 MBA programs, including those with experience working in senior roles at Amgen, Shire, Takeda, Google, Amazon, and more. SMBA will ensure you skip working in an entry-level position and move directly into a management role in industry. If you are already in industry, you can get promoted into a management position quickly instead of having to wait the average 5-8 years to be promoted.

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2% of CEOs at Fortune 500 companies have PhDs (Forbes).
51% of CEOs should have PhDs. This is ScientistMBA's goal.
5-8 Years is how long it normally takes PhDs to get promoted into management-level positions (Rasmussen).
88% is how much more likely employers are to hire job candidates with management backgrounds(McKinsey).
3 of 4 employers are more likely to hire PhDs with SMBA or similar credentials on their resume (New Market).
$238K is the average cost of tuition for a full-time MBA program. Lifetime access to SMBA is less than 0.3% of this cost.

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