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The Center for Innovative Leadership curates and delivers a variety of high-impact leadership experiences at key moments during students’ journeys at the Carey Business School.

  • The Center's flagship, 10-month CIL Fellows Program for Flex MBA students is designed to help experienced, working professional students advance their management and leadership skills through research modules, coaching, and periodic short-format innovation experiences and excursions. The first cohort of this exclusive program launches 2023. Contact the Center for more information about applications.
  • The MBA Leadership Challenge is an immersive crisis leadership experience for full-time and Flex MBA students. While working through a two-day simulation leading an organization responding to a crisis, students benefit from faculty research briefings, guided reflection, and developmental feedback to hone their innovative leadership.
  • Leadership Development Expeditions are two-credit courses offered for both full-time and Flex MBA students that draw on outdoor experiential education theory and challenge participants to serve as leaders during an adventure expedition. The hands-on approach to leadership development embedded within the expedition activities, coupled with extensive feedback and coaching, allows each student to focus on their growth as a leader prepared to tackle challenging, uncertain environments.

Leadership Development Opportunities

In addition to CIL experiences, the Carey Business School offers a variety of other leadership development opportunities for students and working professionals.