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Center for Global Leadership and Team Development


Students on obstacle courseThe Center for Global Leadership and Team Development enables you to enhance your business and leadership skills. Through a variety of programs, the Center allows you to develop personal and managerial skills, to work directly with an executive mentor, and to learn valuable lessons in leadership and ethics.

Find out more about the Center for Global Leadership and Team Development.


Distinguished Speaker Series

One of the most notable programs offered by the Center is the Distinguished Speaker Series, which brings prominent C-level speakers to campus. Recent speakers have included the president of the Disneyland Resort and the CEOs of Mattel, Allergan, Ingram Micro and Volvo Cars of North America.

EMBA students attend the Distinguished Speaker Series free of charge, as well as the exclusive VIP networking receptions. Events are high-level networking opportunities for students – Merage faculty, staff, alumni, corporate partners and members of the Dean’s Leadership Circle frequently attend Speaker Series Events.

Find out more and register for the Distinguished Speaker Series.

Social Responsibility Initiative

The Social Responsibility Initiative (SRI) emphasizes the importance of corporate and personal responsibility in the community. The SRI pairs MBA student teams with local non-profit organizations for project-based consulting.

SRI has connected more than 100 students with 28 projects since its founding in 2001. Merage students have consulted for such organizations as the Boy Scouts of America, Discovery Science Center, Long Beach Museum of Art, and the Saddleback Valley Unified School District. While the students have gained a greater appreciation for social responsibility, the nonprofits gain otherwise unaffordable MBA consultation on a current issue facing their organization.

Find out more about the Social Responsibility Initiative.