What is the AE-MBA?

AENC has partnered with GoalMakers, ACAE, GSAE, SCSAE and TNSAE to bring you the foundations of a traditional MBA curriculum in the new AE-MBA Program. Over 10 weeks, learn, understand, and apply the best practices of organizational leadership and business finances with the knowledge and resources to immediately improve your association. Join this expanding community of association leaders from various geographies, industries, and backgrounds, coming together to share knowledge, experiences, and expertise.

Participating states include:

Participating States LogosThe AE-MBA will improve your management and grow your bottom line. It will teach you organizational leadership skills, help you understand the ins and outs of financials and how they affect your association (and the operations of your members), teach you to empower your entire team, help you identify your right markets and streamline ways to better serve them, and so much more!

Built for the busy professional, and keeping in mind that you are working full-time, the program is completely virtual and optimized for the modern learner. It’s no secret that eLearning is the most efficient way to learn, providing an easy anywhere, anytime accessible learning experience.

By the end of this course you will have the skills, knowledge, and resources you need to be more successful so let the world know it! Upon completion of this program, you will receive the AE-MBA Certificate of Completion as a digital badge for LinkedIn & professional credentials. Along with the certificate, you will have the opportunity to gain up to 10 CAE credits between the self-paced eLearning and the live group sessions.

Who is this program for?

The AE-MBA is primarily for new and experienced CEOs and Executive Directors, however, if you are/have a ‘future CEO’ on your staff as well, you can invite them to participate in the program with you.

Program Dates: 
March 26-June 4, 2024 
Live expert-led facilitations run Wednesdays from 12:00 PM EST to 1:00 PM EST
  • March 26 - Program Kickoff & Onboarding
  • April 9 - Vision, Goals & Planning Process
  • April 23 - The Right Team & Right Customers
  • May 7 - An Empowered System of Management
  • May 21 - Demystifying the Financials
  • June 4 - Applying the Financials & Graduation

Can't make one of the live sessions? No worries, all are recorded for you to review later! 


Up to 10 CAE credits.

The live hour portions of the program may be applied for 5 credits toward your CAE application or renewal of professional development requirements. While under review, we anticipate the self-study and assessment portion of the program will also have 5 additional CAE credits. 


$795 - early bird discount through 2/23/2024

$995 - regular price

Team discounts offered for more than 3 staff members participating.

More details and register here!

The program provided is not intended to and does not educate or train attendees in a program leading toward (i) examinations for licensing in a profession or vocation, (ii) employment at a beginning or advanced level, or (iii) a postsecondary educational credential of a Masters degree from a university.