At Goizueta, leadership is more than a mind-set. Leadership skills are central to business success. That’s why we make cultivating these talents central to our MBA programs. The Weekend Program develops you as a holistic, principled leader through integrated learning, hands-on practice, and immediate feedback.
Through our Leadership Development Program, you'll learn across three pillars: academic, experiential, and reflective. The program helps you understand major issues in organizational theory and business practice, as well as the changing requirements of effective leadership in a new economy and global environment.
A primary goal of our Weekend Program is to equip students with the tools necessary to reach the next level in their leadership potential. The program relies on assessment instruments, individual coaching, and related coursework to help our students become more self-aware. Through the Emory Psychoanalytic Institute, your team will be partnered with an executive coach to ensure optimal performance and receive personal assessments, coaching, and peer feedback to further support your team skills development.
Being a well-rounded leader at Goizueta means practicing your skills in real time. Weekend Program students can participate in our challenging Leader's Reaction Course at Fort Benning, an interactive way to hone your team-based problem solving, decision making, and communications skills. In addition, our Leader-in-Residence Program brings leaders into the classroom to facilitate interaction with leaders with significant senior experience. Finally, efforts like our After-Action Review training will facilitate immediate application of your learning at work.
At Goizueta, creating dynamic leaders is infused into every aspect of what we do. We provide the tools and insights to help you find your authentic leadership style.
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 US 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
Discovering Your Leadership Style
Becoming a leader is a continuous process. A primary goal of our Executive MBA Program is to equip students with the tools necessary to reach the next level in their leadership potential. The program relies on assessment instruments, individual coaching, and related coursework to help our students become more self-aware.
We believe successful leaders must have competencies in each of the following areas, and students learn these competencies in the classroom through a variety of tools:
- Cognitive - Strategic thinking and problem solving
- Behavioral - Leading others and communication skills
- Emotional - Self-awareness and understanding others
- Relational - Managing interpersonal relationships
Additionally, Executive MBA students participate in the following courses which are built into the curriculum to formalize leadership training with the academic experience:
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
"Our Goizueta IMPACT core course, focused on structured problem solving for real-world businesses, has featured many high profile companies as their clients, including Home Depot, Coca-Cola and Porsche."- Did You Know?