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Personalized leadership development is integral to the Michigan Ross Executive MBA experience. It's a key differentiator of our program and the reason why Leadership Excellence consistently ranks Michigan Ross the best business school for leadership development.

The EMBA Program's Leadership Development Program (LDP), weaves leadership building courses, workshops, and coaching into your experience throughout the program. The LDP is customized to help you identify and achieve your unique leadership goals.

At the outset of the program, you will create your own leadership development plan through individualized coaching, guided self-assessment, 360-degree feedback, and more. Throughout the program, you will work on this plan and gain the skills, tools, and insight to maximize your leadership effectiveness. You'll emerge from Michigan Ross with:

  • New tools to understand and leverage your personal leadership style
  • A step-by-step plan to expand your leadership influence in your career
  • Honed and refined leadership skills for senior-level executive success

Practical topics such as building and managing high performing teams, delivering powerful presentations, and managing the media will also be explored.

  • Creating Effective Teams
  • Building Consensus
  • Leading Innovation
  • Competing Values Leadership
  • Negotiating Across Boundaries
  • Becoming a Global Manager
  • Ethics in Leadership
  • Global Citizenship
  • Interacting with the Media
  • Delivering Powerful Presentations
  • Executive Communications


  • Career Development Sessions
  • Networking
  • Executive Career Coaching
  • 360 Feedback and Personal Coaching Sessions
  • Peer Feedback Sessions
  • Self-Marketing Strategies to Develop a Personal Brand
  • Developing a Personalized Leadership Plan