Be the Leader You Would Follow.
Strengthen your leadership acumen and perspective. At Goizueta Business School, creating dynamic leaders is infused into every aspect of what we do. Through tools and insights, you’ll not only achieve your leadership goals, you’ll find and hone your authentic leadership style.
Leadership Skills for Personal and Professional Mastery
There is a big difference between developing “people skills” and growing your leadership prowess. Uniquely, our curriculum takes your invaluable business and personal experiences and incorporates personal assessments, coaching, and coursework with an academic focus on facilitating holistic leadership growth. Your learning centers on four key areas of leadership: cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and relational — and is designed for you to better understand how leaders manage themselves, their teams, and the organizations they lead in order to drive positive change. Our talented faculty provide countless opportunities for you to learn and practice being a leader, inside and outside of business.
Hone your ability to identify and manage your own emotions and those of others — your emotional intelligence. Are your values clear to yourself and to others? Do you live your espoused values? Do you stand on principle? Do you show individualized concern for those you lead? Do you practice inclusive leadership? Will you speak up? Will you stand alone? Will you do what is right rather than what is easy?
Our Leadership Practice courses give a wellrounded view of what it takes to excel and drive a business forward in real-time, and our focus on integrated experiential opportunities lets you practice being a resilient leader in real life.
The Gift of Feedback
Being an effective and supportive member of a team is a critical component of success in the Modular MBA for Executives Program. Our 360-feedback instrument, developed by our leadership faculty specifically for this program, provides you regular peer assessments throughout the program. Get insights into leadership style and performance in team situations that can be applied on your job.
Our team coaches — leadership coaching professionals, individuals with extensive senior leadership experience, and business psychologists — help you and your team identify strengths and opportunities with an eye toward better performance in team situations on the job.
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 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 U.S. Army's most valued experiences.
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. Leadership Development activities include feedback from executive coaches who are key thought-leaders in both the academia and the business community.
Student Leadership Activities
Core Courses & Required Leadership Seminars
These are non-credit, experiential learning opportunities available to students.
- Early intensive focus on teamwork and team leadership
- Birkman Method leadership assessment instrument
- Ethics seminar
- Developing Team Dynamics and Reflection Process Seminar
- Crisis Leadership seminar
- Gettysburg Battlefield Strategic Leadership Experience with Army War College
- Peer feedback and executive coaching initiative
Leadership Course Offerings
- Organizational Behavior & Leadership
- Leading and Managing Teams
- Leadership & Lifework
- Managing Teams & Individuals
- Leading with Integrity