Carnegie Mellon University

Executive Leadership Program

Understand what it takes to anticipate disruption and successfully lead without limits.

The Carnegie Mellon Executive Leadership Program is an immersive, month-long residential program that balances classroom instruction, practical application, and hands-on experiences for full-scope leadership development.

Participants progress through four modules that emphasize effective leadership through higher management skills, innovation culture, emerging technologies, and executing to impact financial and social results. With engaging classroom instruction, the program includes panels, site visits, executive coaching, mentoring, team building, two live case studies, and an experiential project tailored to each executive’s unique organization-specific challenges.

Participants will gain valuable and current insight from faculty, business leaders, and expert guest speakers. Moreover, the program offers invaluable networking opportunities with a select group of peer leaders, encouraging knowledge-sharing and synergistic learning.

Key Takeaways

  • Develop the knowledge and agility necessary to drive change within a rapidly evolving environment.
  • Develop higher executive management skills, including adopting a strategic approach, a deeper understanding of analytic tools, and the ability to both drive and advocate for organizational innovation.
  • Develop the ability to create and manage a culture of innovation, including mastery of process, tools, resource allocation, and the people factor.
  • Develop your understanding of emerging technologies, how they are (and will) disrupt the business world, and how to effectively prepare.
  • Hone your ability to apply these skills to execute effectively and immediately in your own organization.

Who should attend?

This program is designed for senior level executives. Recommended participants include:

  • business executives with leadership positions no more than two levels removed from the CEO and/or selected as a key person in the organization’s succession plan
  • c-suite executives in small/medium-sized enterprises
  • senior executives/administrators with 20 or more years of professional experience leading large organizations and/or initiatives
  • GS-15 federal employees with senior director, executive director, head, and/or chief (x) officer titles/positions
  • senior executive service and executive service federal employees

Carnegie Mellon welcomes all individuals to participate in and attend Executive Education programs and events, on campus and/or online, as outlined in the university’s Statement of Assurance.

Additionally, we welcome the opportunity to accommodate requests for support for guests, visitors, and alumni with disabilities. To discuss your individual or group accommodation requests, please contact Carnegie Mellon's Office of Disability Resources at least two weeks in advance of your program start date.

Contact Executive Education at Carnegie Mellon

Contact a program director at 412-268-2304 or to learn more.