Carnegie Mellon University

The Accelerate Leadership Center: Personalized Leadership

The Accelerate Leadership Center offers one-to-one coaching, a series of leadership workshops and programs, and a Leadership Development Certification for students to create action plans that advance their personal and professional leadership goals.

The Accelerate Leadership Center offers a premier leadership development experience and enhances high-performance analytical skills with essential leadership and communication behaviors. The center’s strength is its focus on individual assessment, reflection, action, and growth. The Accelerate Leadership Center is the hub for all co-curricular support of leadership development within the Tepper School.

Tepper MBA Leadership Journey: Nitin Mathur

Tepper MBA student Nitin Mathur offers insight into his personal leadership journey - the unique challenges, opportunities, and personalized coaching and leadership strategies that led to his growth as a successful leader.

How the Accelerate Leadership Center Works

Center Features

The center brings together several key components:

  • One-to-one leadership coaching (for MBA students)
  • One-to-one communication coaching (for MBA and Ph.D. students)
  • Immersive leadership training (for MBA students)
  • Customized leadership workshops and programs


Through the center's programs and workshops, students will learn how to:

  • Coordinate and guide people toward goals within today’s competitive global environment
  • Model leadership through action: identify goals and objectives and facilitate progress toward those leadership objectives
  • Demonstrate outstanding communication to accomplish individual and collective goals
  • Think critically and empathically about the world around them so that they will be adept at leading successful business environments where diverse teams thrive
  • Respectfully lead ethically responsible business endeavours in an ever-changing environment
  • Influence others in order to ensure positive outcomes for the good of a group, unit or organization

Accelerate Leadership Center Program Offerings