Upon entering the program, our MBAs undergo a rigorous assessment process to identify the competencies they wish to strengthen.
Next, we help each student create a customized personal development plan. Then, with our team of faculty, staff, external coaches and alumni, we provide a unique learning environment where the traditional learning model is complemented with new opportunities for our MBAs to develop skills that prepare them to lead today’s organizations. These opportunities exist within their courses and beyond, through a vast assortment of co-curricular activities like our Corporate Champions program, internships, case competitions and leadership initiatives that are closely related to and integrated with classroom learning experiences. Throughout the process, a real-world focus is paramount, with emphasis on the skills employers have identified as critical for future leaders. In their final semester, students are evaluated, and those who are successful receive LeaderCORE certification.
For more than a decade, the School of Management has built the
foundation of LeaderCORE by learning what employers seek in MBAs
and integrating that information into our curriculum. One course in
particular, LeaderCORE Development I (formerly Leadership PACE), is
based on the belief that success in today’s business world
depends on more than just technical expertise. This course
helps our students understand and manage themselves and others, and
enhances their ability to learn and adapt to new and changing
situations. The LeaderCORE program was developed to expand on
the outstanding success of Leadership PACE, and brings together
faculty, staff, alumni and business partners interested in
developing the skills of our next generation of leaders.
LeaderCORE is different from other leadership programs in a number of ways.
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School of Management
University at Buffalo
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Buffalo, NY 14260-4010