Available to MBA students, the purpose of the Leadership Formation program is to offer them a special opportunity to explore leadership issues, develop and hone leadership skills, and practice leadership behaviors.
An Albers School of Business and Economics Leadership Formation Specialization will be granted to students upon successful completion of 12 quarter credits of program requirements. The program will be limited to 24 students per year.
To receive a specialization in Leadership Formation, students must complete 12 quarter credits of program requirements. Participating students must also satisfy community service requirements, and successfully lead a project involving other students. Students must complete an application process. The program is limited to 24 students per year.
Eligible candidates will be of good standing in the Albers School in the MBA or MIB programs. Selection criteria will include a written statement of interest as well as a resume demonstrating a portfolio of service and leadership achievements. Application.
Total of 12 elective credits
Participants in the program will take a minimum of 2 courses (6 quarter credits) from the following list of electives:
Students will take part in a two-course (6 quarter credits), three quarter seminar specially designed and directed for their cohort. Students register for MGMT 5305 in the fall and MGMT 5310 in the spring, but the seminar and ongoing project span over fall, winter, and spring and include a significant leadership challenge whereby students explore, process, demonstrate, and assimilate aspects of leadership theory and behavior in the context of social justice. Participants will engage in reflection and discussion, assess leadership role models, and complete a year-long practicum experience involving leadership skills such as setting direction, vision generation, persuasion, empowerment, and influence.
Please consult with graduate programs advisors for more information. Upon acceptance to the program, complete the "Addition of Another Major, Degree, or Specialization" form (available from PIGT 318 or the Office of the Registrar website) and return the form to PIGT 318.