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The Art of Negotiating
The Smith EMBA program is more than a degree program — we
like to think of it as an 19-month-long executive development experience. That
experience is dynamic and life-changing, opening your mind to the essence of
strategy, broadening your circle of connections to include new peers and
faculty, and developing your ability to lead in ways that are difficult to
imagine…and difficult to explain through a Web page. In fact, we’d much rather
you open a personal dialogue with us than open our Web
page. Nevertheless, we do encourage you to explore this Web site, see our
students and faculty, and discover the multifaceted ways the program is designed
to help you become the fully developed business leader you know you can be.
What is an 19-month executive development experience? It includes core
courses that cover the critical business disciplines in any MBA program, but the
similarities with other programs end there. Unlike traditional education
programs, Smith EMBA eschews a linear approach. Rather, we have found that
seasoned professionals learn best when concepts are viewed, reshaped and
reinforced from multiple perspectives at every point in the program.
How do we do this? Four key concepts make the Smith EMBA program the program
of choice for talented executives:
Development & Executive Coaching, and
Action Learning Projects.
How these components are woven together makes the Smith EMBA the most engaging
and rewarding educational experience of its kind. Like the systems approach on
which it is based, the program focuses not on a narrow aspect of executive
development, but rather the enrichment and growth of you, the whole person.
The Smith EMBA program 19-month executive development experience focuses on
outcomes. We seek only two for you: wisdom and the ability to lead others.
Wisdom is the integrated understanding of the
actions necessary to produce sustained organization performance. Leadership is the capacity to mobilize people
in the execution of collective actions that will produce sustained performance.
With these two outcomes, you will have the power to impact your organization’s
performance in unparalleled ways.
May you make the best use of the knowledge, experience and understanding
gained here. May you use good judgment in all decisions. And may you have a
positive impact on your organization and society.