Leadership Development Program

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Program Features

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Leadership Development Program (also known as LDP) is a nationally recognized opportunity for Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and all people of color to advance their leadership skills. After more than a quarter-century of operations and with over 550 graduates to date, the Leadership Development Program offers a curriculum and enriched programming that have enabled aspiring individuals to expand their perspectives, build new strengths, and fully realize their leadership potential.

Your courses and activities will propel your success both in business and in community settings as a multicultural manager. You will also actively build personal growth, organizational resilience, and focused networking, along with applicable business knowledge and skills for advancement as a decision maker and leader in today’s rapidly changing global workplace.

Online and on-site

Take your courses online (synchronous) and then network and learn in-person during three residencies.

Transferable Credits

Should you choose to continue your education and apply for an MBA or MS degree, you can transfer up to 14 credits earned in this program.

Network with leaders

Learn alongside your peers in a highly interactive setting. Share insights and build a network to remain connected after courses conclude.

Earn your certificate in 9 months

With flexible and compact courses and residencies, complete the program in nine months while continuing to work full-time.

Are you an aspiring leader? Join Johns Hopkins Carey Business School's Leadership Development Program to network and hone your skills in managing a diverse and inclusive workforce.


The depth of the Leadership Development Program experience involves three on-site residencies and online coursework (synchronous) between residencies. You will engage in discussions with corporate, government, and nonprofit leaders and work in teams on real-time entrepreneurship, business, and community-based projects. The Leadership Development Program curriculum features case studies and simulations, while exploring and integrating dimensions of leadership approaches and strategies applicable in the multicultural and multinational environment.

The Student Handbook provides access to information about services and resources for students as well as policies and procedures. 

The  2021 edition of the Carey Business School University Catalog is available.

Alumni Spotlight

Juan Torrico portrait

Juan Torrico, Leadership Development Program, ‘04, is a digital marketing professional, documentary photographer, seasoned entrepreneur, and expert in the American Latino market. As the Founder and CEO of TorricoMedia, a digital media agency, he works with underrepresented entrepreneurs and influencers throughout the country to drive business outcomes and brand awareness for his clients.

Claudia Bellony Atanga portrait

“The benefit is that the LDP program was built by minorities for minorities. Being in senior leadership roles, it is important to know your voice and to not shrink back or be intimidated when others don't agree. LDP prepared me to have tough conversations. It has given me that confidence to know my voice has value.”

Claudia Bellony Atanga, Leadership Development Program ‘10, MBA '11

At A Glance

Program Details

Washington, DC and Baltimore
Part Time
9 months, 15 credits

Tuition & Fees

Tuition Cost
Financial Aid

There are numerous options for financing your education including scholarships, loans, and payment plans available to those who qualify.  Learn more. 

Upcoming deadlines

Round 1: May 31, 2021
Round 2: August 2, 2021
Round 3: November 12, 2021