Leader Development

At Goizueta, the idea of creating principled leaders isn't relegated to a single course or a passing notion, it's infused into every aspect of your MBA experience. Every student participates in our Leadership Development course. You'll delve into the core values that drive principled, effective leaders. You'll also explore other key leadership areas such as self-awareness, resilience, high performing teams, influencing others, and giving and receiving feedback. From there, you'll dig into more advanced topics, such as leading and facilitating teams, coaching, mentoring, and ethics.

Become the Leader You're Destined to Be

Graduates of Goizueta are primed for success. But success isn't our only goal. Goizueta graduates are successful, principled, and leaders of note. They contribute. They improve. They deliver "next day effectiveness" making an immediate difference. They transform the business world for the better and positively impact society.

Character Matters

At the core of leadership is character. It's more than lessons learned from a textbook or trending topics in professional organizations. At Goizueta, we aim to develop principled leaders for global enterprise from the start of your MBA experience continuing through graduation.

At Program Immersion, you will learn the core values that drive principled, effective leaders -- the timeless qualities of courage, integrity, accountability, rigor, diversity, team, and community. With that foundation, you will then have leader development infused into every aspect of your MBA curriculum. You will also explore other key leadership areas such as self-awareness, resilience, high performing teams, influencing others without direct authority, and driving performance by giving and receiving feedback. From there, you will dive into more advanced topics, such as leading and managing teams, coaching for success, mentoring, and ethics.

Apply to the Leadership Academy

The Evening MBA Leadership Academy is customized for students who are also working professionals. Evening MBAs seeking to maximize their leadership refinement during their time at Goizueta can apply to the Academy as early as the fall of their second year. The EvMBA Academy helps to define your leadership style promoting "next day effectiveness" and accentuating the skills necessary for your future leadership development. In partnership with the Associate Dean for Leadership, the Evening MBA Program Office, and their employers, past participants have created personalized development plans and worked through complex issues in private coaching sessions and group workshops. Our Academy incorporates contemporary theory into real-life workplace situations and challenges providing support as working professionals grow as leaders. Some activities include:

  • Personal work-style assessments
  • Experiential leadership activities
  • One-to-one coaching
  • Effective team building, management, and leadership
  • Workshops to strengthen emotional intelligence

Turn Ideas Into Action

Despite busy schedules, many Evening MBA students take advantage of the opportunity to apply their leadership skills through MBA clubs, associations, and committees. All Evening MBAs are members of the Graduate Evening Business Association (GEvBA), an organization dedicated to giving students a voice in decisions regarding the program and the means to implement initiatives of their own.