"Leadership is one of the things you cannot delegate. You either exercise it, or you abdicate it."- Roberto C. Goizueta
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 leadership 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.
Leadership Development Pillars
There is no question that leadership skills are central to being a success in business. That's why at Goizueta, we make cultivating these talents central to your MBA experience.
Throughout our courses and electives, you are exposed to the fundamental core values that drive principled, effective leaders. From there, you can join our Leadership Coaching Fellows Program, and take coaching skills, concepts, strategies, and tools learned throughout your core classes and practice them both in team and individual sessions.
We integrate experiential opportunities so you practice resilient leadership in real-life situations. Our challenging Leader's Reaction Course conducted at Fort Benning uniquely applies team-based problem solving, decision-making, and communications skills using one of the US Army's most valued experiences. The Evening MBA Leadership Academy applies leadership skills with our capstone open sea sailing excursion.
Woven throughout are opportunities for you to receive immediate and consistent feedback from coaches, mentors, faculty, and other students through individual and team action reviews, so you understand where you excel but also where you can improve. The Leadership Coaching Fellows Program even includes feedback from executive coaches who are key thought-leaders in both the academia and the business community.
Student Leadership Activities
- Birkman & Leadership Coaching with Professor Peter Topping