Only the UB MBA prepares you with LeaderCORE certification.
What is at the CORE of every great leader?
That's what the University at Buffalo School of Management has been asking corporate recruiters for decades. We know that corporate leaders want business school graduates with skills beyond industry knowledge and technical ability.
LeaderCORE™ is a selective personal and professional development journey that runs concurrently with your four semesters in the UB MBA program. Throughout the process, we focus on the real world and you, with an emphasis on developing the skills employers have identified as critical for future leaders.
The driving force behind LeaderCORE is a focus on core competencies considered vital by the business community for effective performance and successful leadership. These competencies are organized into three key leadership dimensions with integrity as a unifying value.
You will undergo a rigorous assessment process to identify the competencies you wish to strengthen and create a customized personal development plan. Over your second and third UB MBA semesters, you will work with our team of faculty, staff, external coaches and alumni, engaging in a learning environment focused on theory, practical application and personal experiences targeted to prepare you for future leadership roles.
You will have the opportunity to develop your core competencies within your courses, as well as beyond, through our Corporate Champions program, internships, case competitions, leadership initiatives and more. In your final semester, you will present and defend your progression on these competencies and, if successful, receive your LeaderCORE certification.