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Leadership

Recognizing and cultivating the leadership potential in individuals is a goal of the College of Business not limited to our enrolled students. The College of Business offers a variety of programs to help the business and community leaders of tomorrow develop their leadership skills. From high school students to mid-level managers, the programs seek to foster the skills and talents that distinguish leaders in their professions and in service to their communities.

Master of Science in Organizational Leadership Program

As you advance in your career—whether it is in business or education, healthcare or criminal justice, or elsewhere—greater responsibilities demand new leadership skills. Our Master of Science in Organizational Leadership offers the strategic business focus to empower the leader in you.

Springfield Leadership Institute

For more than 30 years, the College of Business has cosponsored and administered the annual Springfield Leadership Institute. Offered in collaboration with the Affiliated Chambers of Commerce of Greater Springfield, Inc., the program provides leadership training for mid- to upper-level managers. Participants agree to make the commitment to serve for at least one year either on a community service organization's Board of Directors or in some other leadership role. Participants learn the tools of effective leadership. Six members of the Management faculty serve as instructors for the Institute each year.

The Management Institute

Every organization includes people who bring talent, commitment, and energy to their work. However, as these individuals advance and their responsibilities grow, they may require new skillsets to lead successfully in the organization. The Western New England University Management Institute offers businesses throughout New England a fully customized program to help nurture and develop these leadership and team-building skills.