BALINCA™ Plus – Mini MBA for Executives



What is BALINCA™ Plus?


A practical mini-MBA that focuses on finance and strategy, for experienced mid and senior-level professionals. Your senior people will learn how their financial decisions affect the profitability and sustainability of a business.

It’s a two-day mini-MBA, giving participants a holistic view of a business in an engaging, fun, and experiential way. They’ll take part in a two-day competition, competing for market share and learning and practicing advanced business fundamentals on the way.

Course Objectives

What outcomes will participants have

  • Form and operate a dummy business, competing with other teams over fve fnancial years
  • Form and execute pricing, asset optimisation, and investment strategies
  • Use key fnancial and proftability analysis tools
  • Practise effective budgeting
  • Learn and use key performance indicators to assess business health
  • Learn to monitor fnancial health and how to adapt strategies
  • Learn how to respond to competition and market change

Who should Attend

who-should-attend-balincaWhat should experience this workshop

  • Middle managers and senior executives who make strategic decisions for the company
  • Heads of departments and directorates within government and NGOs
  • Entrepreneurs
  • MBA students

Course Facilitators

Meet the trainers

lele-steenIele Steen

Iele Steen graduated with a Masters in Law and began her career practicing in London. Her move to Mexico and Singapore led her towards taking a position as a University Trainee in an international bank and it was from there that her desire to truly began. Further exploration of educational gaming and business simulation, supported her creation of BalinCa Plus™, a  business simulation that reveals the story behind the figures to finance and non-finance professionals alike. Iele’s True North is to demonstrate how every part of a business contributes and creates value to the financial health of the company and it is for this reason that she has successfully consulted and trained all over the world to some  of the largest global organisations such as Oracle, Cisco, Apple, Nokia an GE

Katrien-VangheluweKatrien Vangheluwe

Katrien Vangheluwe graduated from the University of Kortrijk (Belgium) as an industrial chemical engineer. In various sales and business development roles, she worked for European organisations that specialised in technical equipment and advanced technology. Taking the plunge into entrepreneurship, Katrien successfully opened and operated her own restaurant,building her business into a well-known, regional successful establishment. Equipped with frst hand experience, Katrien was attracted to helping others with business understanding and knowledge and it was in 1995  that she became involved in business simulations and their direct impact on teaching others the relationship between fnance and strategic decisions.


What our participants say

“The content of the program went beyond my expectation as the overall engagement of the team and challenges between the groups brought better understanding of planning toward achieving better financial outcomes.”

Nawaf Nassir Abdulla, CEO, DP World ME and Africa

“At long last, a clear and efficient method. Thanks.”

Roland Sanchez, General Electric

“It is not easy to sell quite a dry subject such as finance, but I must congratulate you – you did this in a very professional and motivating way.”

Alexander Hotz, Financial Controller, Kuehne + Nagel

“I definitely see the value of the training in my day-to-day work. I am taking the approach we learned to do budgeting for my company and I am now viewing next year from a completely different perspective, utilizing the key financial indicators to analyze and plan. I would even go so far as to say that I would like to do the workshop again to gain even more benefit the second time round.”

Faisal Shaheen, Deputy Managing Director, Five Moon Company Limited


Location: The Address – Marina


  • Early Bird Pricing
    Book and pay before 14, September 2022
  • Standard Price

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