Leeds School of Business’ Executive MBA program was recently recognized for its emphasis on DEI in the Executive MBA Council’s (EMBAC) magazine, Executive Connections—the global voice of the Executive MBA industry.
They lauded Leeds for the intentional design of its EMBA program, based on three interwoven pillars considered critical for successful leaders: inclusion, innovation and leadership. The program takes its DEI education further than just ensuring teams are adequately represented; it emphasizes that each team member must feel heard and appreciated.
Part of the curriculum is the Inclusive Leadership course, which helps students evolve into inclusive leaders by exploring their unconscious biases around gender, race, class and sexual orientation. Given Leeds’ expertise in this area, program directors decided DEI was just as important to integrate into the curriculum as fundamental business disciplines.