Leader Development

Become the Leader You're Meant to Be

Graduates of Goizueta are primed for success. But success isn't our only goal. While Goizueta graduates are successful, principled leaders, they're leaders of significance. They contribute. They improve. They make a difference, transforming the business world -- and society -- for the better.

A Matter of Character, Not Just Coursework

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

From the fall semester of your first year, you'll delve into the core values that drive principled, effective leaders -- the timeless values of courage, integrity, accountability, rigor, diversity, teaming, and community. Upon that foundation, you'll be immersed in a series of experiential Leader Development sessions in spring. You'll explore the leadership facets of self-awareness, resilience, high-performing teams, influence, and giving and receiving feedback. A second-year MBA student mentor will pair with you to help guide your development.

Take action in your second year, starting with Lead Week. This weeklong class explores leadership through deepening your self-awareness and a focus on planning for personal development. Further study includes advanced topics, such as leading and facilitating teams, coaching, mentoring, and ethics.

Reach Further With the Goizueta Advanced Leadership Academy (GALA)

Take your leadership to a higher level with the Goizueta Advanced Leadership Academy. This program explores leadership in every context. Want to maximize your leadership development during your pursuit of your MBA? Then the GALA program is for you.

Two-Year students may apply to become GALA Fellows in the fall of their second year while One-Year students may submit their applications in their second semester. GALA Fellows put their advanced leadership to the test in the Capstone Challenge, exclusively for GALA participants.

The 2013 Capstone was a five-day sailing adventure in the British Virgin Islands.

Lead While Still on Campus

With dozens of clubs and organizations at Goizueta, the vast majority of our MBA students hone their leadership abilities early and often.

Choose from such offerings as the Entrepreneurship Club, Microfinance Club, Human Capital Club, and more. Whether you want to be involved in a club to enhance your career, extend your global connections, or connect with students of similar interests or backgrounds, you're sure to find a club at Goizueta.