Leadership Development

At Fuqua, there are ample opportunities for students to exercise their leadership and engage in more advanced leadership development experiences (the MBAA, student clubs, orientation team, and fellowships such as executive fellows, admissions fellows, career management fellows).

Although COLE impacts every single Daytime MBA student through the End-to-End Leadership Experience, it also offers specific programs for students to deepen their leadership knowledge, in addition to the COLE Leadership Fellows Program. These programs led by COLE Fellows include:

  • Leadership Cohort Experience (LCE): This unique leadership opportunity is designed to carve out time to focus on the transformational leadership aspects of Fuqua MBA students. This student led program provides select first and second year Daytime MBA students the opportunity to learn more about leadership development and personal leadership styles, reflect on their leadership path, and define actionable items for improvement.
  • Leadership Engagement and Discussion Series (LEADS): An interesting emergent student led discussion series designed to continue the conversations begun in the LCE, but completely facilitated by students for students, with assistance by the COLE Fellowship. Students meet in small groups of 6-8, over the course of 6-session per term, and following a programmatic design to enhance their own self-awareness, articulate a leadership style, and build their leadership skill set. This series is designed to fuel student interest in leadership and continue to solidify the leadership language and culture at Fuqua.
  • First Year and Second Year Daytime MBA Capstone Experiences: A annual event designed and led by our COLE Leadership Fellows as part of Fuqua’s End-to-End leadership experience.  For First Years, it’s an opportunity to reflect on their time at Fuqua so far and think about how to make the most of the summer and second year from a career, leadership, and personal development perspective. For the Second Years, it’s an opportunity to reflect on their Fuqua journey, celebrate accomplishments and relationships, and think about how to leverage their two-year experience in the years to come.