Learn. Practice. Lead.
The Accenture Leadership Center (ALC) offers students unique, hands-on opportunities to develop leadership skills during their undergraduate careers. As one of only a few in-house business school leadership centers, the ALC enables students to complement their academic curriculum with a variety of curricular, co-curricular and student-led experiences. The Center is premised on the idea that leadership can be taught and seeks to provide students with a safe environment to develop and hone their leadership skills. Through the Center, students gain experience and knowledge to help them excel in classes, extracurricular activities and their future careers.
The ALC opened in September 2006 with the help of generous funding by active and retired senior executives at Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing firm. These founders remain involved in the ALC by developing curriculum and dedicating time to serve as role models and instructors in the program. The center is run by students who encompass the importance of leadership. Our vision is to be the primary catalyst center for developing effective leaders. Our mission is to develop passionate leaders with core values to be more market and career ready by creating opportunities to learn, practice, and lead. Overall, our center focuses on the following core themes, which we uphold through all of the opportunities we offer our students:
- Leadership Styles and Interpersonal Effectiveness
- Building High Performance Teams
- Managing Change
- Creating a Vision and Bringing it to Reality
- The Dynamics of Power and Influence
- Living and Leading with Integrity
The Ultimate Goal: Produce students who will graduate more inspired, more confident and with the leadership skills that will benefit their future companies and communities.
Students can practice their leadership skills in a variety of ways, both through involvement in student organizations and through programs offered by the Center. These programs include a leadership boot-camp (LeaderShape and Catalyst), leadership classes, case competitions, workshop speaker series and a leadership certificate. The Accenture Leadership Center partners with student organizations and corporate sponsors in hosting events throughout the year.