Leadership

Lead with confidence based on a strong business foundation.

At Kelley, you’ll learn leadership through more than a course or a center. Leadership opportunities are built in throughout the program, even before day one. We’ll help you find your own perspective on leadership—so that you can understand and implement what you, and the people around you, need to be successful.

Through our Full-Time MBA Program you will:

To be a successful leader, you must first understand yourself. In-depth, guided introspection begins prior to the start of your degree, then continues during orientation through our innovative Me, Inc. program. After Me, Inc., you will continue to discover more about yourself through your entire Kelley experience. 

Effective leaders are also effective team members, able to influence regardless of status or position. As you build self-awareness, you will also build team-based skills, enabling you to tackle challenges through collaboration. From your first team experience and throughout the MBA Core, you’ll refine your leadership abilities with strategic planning, giving and receiving constructive feedback and visioning: being able to see—and achieve—the long-term objective.

Self-evaluation and refinement of your leadership style continues throughout the MBA Program. During the second semester of your first year, you’ll push your abilities to a new level through a real-world Academy-based project, delivering real impact to companies in the industry of your choice.

During your second year, as you further tailor your education to your specific career goals, you can pursue additional leadership opportunities by participating in the Leadership Academy.

Journey of a Leader

Effective leaders must first know themselves. Meet Meghan Curran. As a leader of one of our Global Experiences, she takes a moment to reflect on what she’s learned and what’s ahead.

I’ve learned to adapt my leadership style, especially working with the Kelley Association of Women MBAs and overseeing my peers. I’ve learned to work with other leaders. And I can see many of my classmates will become leaders one day.

Andrea Manney, MBA '16, Associate Brand Manager, Nestle