Emerging Leader Program

Learning to lead yourself is the foundation to success, especially as you begin your college experience. 

Applications open in June 2023.

Earn an Emerging Leader Certificate

As an incoming first-year undergraduate management major, you can apply to join a small-cohort certificate program focused on the art of self-leadership. 

As an emerging leader, you will:

  • Participate in a structured program that helps you uncover the habits, values and attitudes of self-leadership. With greater self-awareness during your first year, you will be able to apply your strengths and discover ways to grow through your challenges.
  • Become a part of a small, meaningful community of peers within the School of Management. Creating a sense of belonging and community enhances your learning experience. 
  • Earn an Emerging Leader Certificate to boost your résumé. Your participation in this program will help you add value to your future engagement in student organizations, internships and other experiences.

This certificate program starts each fall semester and is completed in both the fall and subsequent spring semester.  

Contact Us

Leadership, Learning and Community Center
School of Management
University at Buffalo
B20 Jacobs Management Center
Buffalo, NY 14260-4010

Tel: 716-645-9200

Meet the Team

Hours of Operation
Spring 2023 (until May 12)
Mondays through Fridays
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Hours may vary during spring break.

  1. Submit an online application.
  2. Email any supporting documents, such as a personal statement, résumé or recommendation letters, to mgt-llcc@buffalo.edu. This is an optional step.

Applications will be reviewed throughout the summer or until the cohort is full. Candidates may be contacted for a brief phone interview before the start of the fall semester. 

Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance into the program.


If you have questions about the program, contact mgt-llcc@buffalo.edu.