Executive Microcertificate Program Information

The BRIMM executive education program in mineral and exploration economics is led by a hybrid industry/academic team focused on delivering early- and mid-career development. Our Executive Microcertificate is powered by 13 well-designed courses that can be completed remotely and are offered throughout the year.

Most executive education programs focus on the generic. This program focuses on the specific issues faced by a heavily siloed industry by cross-training content to make it relevant for a diverse set of stakeholders and students.

The program is 100% online via a combination of live learning on an interactive zoom platform and additional content that can be accessed by all types of learners.

  • Short targeted courses that can be taken while working full-time
  • Live presentations, interactive assignments and group work
  • Industry-focused content that will deliver actionable results
  • Networking built into the program
  • An open Q&A period in every live program

Executive Microcertificate

A microcertificate from BRIMM at the University of British Columbia is an excellent choice for a combination of formal recognition and practical learning focused on the unique challenges facing the mining and exploration industry.  Our goal is to give students the tools for a career transition or vertical growth. The program’s structure and pace are up to you –  you can choose your track (pick two if you want) and earn the micro-diploma on your time clock. 

Adult learners can earn micro-diplomas in four tracks:

  • Sustainability Economics
  • Mineral Processing Economics
  • Exploration Economics
  • Finance Economics

Microcertificates are earned by completing a minimum of seven courses, with a focus on your chosen track. You have between 120 days and five years to finish your microcertificate. Most participants will graduate within the first year. None of the courses require on-site coursework. However, we will be offering in-person classes, workshops and events globally in major mining cities once the COVID-19 crisis has passed.