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A Focus on Leadership Development

Our accelerated academics will challenge your mastery of business fundamentals and focus on your leadership abilities. You’ll build key skills that are imperative to having significant impact in the world, including:

  • Critical analysis: the ability to make informed and effective decisions
  • Self-awareness: knowledge of your personal strengths and weaknesses and how you affect others
  • Interpersonal acumen: understanding of others’ needs and motivations
  • Situational awareness: sensitivity to context that influences thinking and behavior
  • Holistic communication: setting vision and intention through presence and clarity of message

In addition to rigorous coursework, you will expand your leadership aptitude holistically through a variety of structured activities.

Executive Modules Straightaway in your first quarter, you will work with a diverse group of your peers to learn and apply leadership skills critical for effective team formation and functioning.
LEAP 360 Feedback Assessment Feedback from former managers, direct reports, and colleagues is used to create a personal handbook of your strengths and blind spots, giving you clear direction for development.
Leadership Coaching Using your LEAP assessment as a starting point, take advantage of sessions with executive coaches to plan how you will maximize your program year to achieve your leadership development and career goals.
Study Trips You will spend time interacting with and learning from business and government leaders who shape policies and affect industries globally. MSx Study Trips travel to New York City, Washington, DC, and Seattle. There may also be opportunities to participate in a Global Study Trip during winter or spring break to examine a global business issue.
Communications Coaching Elevate your communications skills through practical workshops and continue your development through one-on-one work with a professional communication coach. You can also choose to craft a five-minute presentation and deliver it to your class through Storytelling BBLs, a brown bag lunch series.
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Tip: Make the Most of Your Experience

You will be able to get the most out of this experience if you come in with:

  • An awareness of your growth opportunities
  • A desire to understand your strengths and address blind spots
  • A list of topics to learn or subjects to learn
  • Forethought into how this knowledge will complement your prior career experience