EML Academics

The Executive Master’s in Leadership (EML) curriculum helps executives advance their leadership skills and gain a deeper understanding of management strategy.


The Executive Master’s in Leadership (EML) teaches students the art and science of effective leadership behaviors necessary to address the critical issues facing business and society. The 32-credit curriculum explores leadership as a set of interrelated competencies — understanding and making changes to optimize the self and relationships, your organization, and global and local communities.



EML students, throughout the duration of the program, participate in three experiential residencies – two domestic and one global – that allow them to actively engage and put into practice the concepts and skillsets they learn in the classroom. .


2020 – 2021 Program Calendar

The program begins in June and spans 12 months. Classes are held in-person* Fridays (12:30 – 5:30 p.m.) and Saturdays (8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) of alternating weeks in addition to three residencies.

*EML courses may be adjusted due to developments related to COVID-19. Students will learn of further updates, if any, from the EML Program Office.   

Educating Principled Leaders

The intensive EML curriculum is rooted in the concept of principled leadership. Each course throughout the duration of the program exposes and teaches students how to to apply ethically based decision-making frameworks that enhance their business and broader society.


EML classes are led by experienced faculty who offer practical and applicable knowledge and who are equally committed to our students as mentors beyond the classroom. This group of noted experts and educators understand the nuances of leadership and deliver rich, practical insights to our Executive Master’s in Leadership students.

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