Executive Master of Leadership Blog

The Executive Leadership Cohort: Your Personal Board of Advisors

[fa icon="calendar'] May 21, 2019 11:32:44 AM / by Susan Gautsch posted in Cohort-Based Learning, Leadership Development

"Surround yourself with good people; surround yourself with positivity and people who are going to challenge you to make you better."

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How Much Work is an Executive Master of Leadership Degree?

[fa icon="calendar'] May 21, 2019 7:19:00 AM / by Susan Gautsch posted in Applying to Graduate School, Leadership Development


With 40 to 80 hour work weeks, countless business trips, responsibilities with kids, maintaining a marriage, and staying fit, many mid-to-senior level managers are overwhelmed as is, and the mere thought of taking on extra responsibilities can seem like a burden in itself.

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The Value of Leadership Development: Students Share their Experience

[fa icon="calendar'] May 17, 2019 11:56:43 AM / by Susan Gautsch posted in Leadership Development


Although going back to school can seem like a hassle, once students start the Executive Master of Leadership (EML) program, they find immense value. By working on themselves, investing in others, and integrating new perspectives, they become invaluable assets to their organization.

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What You’ll Learn in USC's Executive Master of Leadership Program

[fa icon="calendar'] May 14, 2019 10:08:00 AM / by Susan Gautsch posted in Applying to Graduate School, Leadership Development



Throughout history humans have always paid homage to our leaders, from hieroglyphs giving reverence to ancient Egyptian pharaohs to holidays honoring US presidents. This is for good reason; without leaders we’d be lost when adapting to change, creating innovations, and effectively settling disputes. As the tides of culture and technology rapidly shift in the 21st century, leadership skills are now more sought after than ever.

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Using your Executive Master of Leadership at Work

[fa icon="calendar'] May 9, 2019 2:43:12 PM / by Stone James posted in Cohort-Based Learning, Leadership Development


My name is Stone James, and currently I am a Director of Economic Development for the City of Cathedral City. I am also a doctoral student with USC's Doctor of Policy, Planning and Development class, and I've had the honor of being part of EML Cohort 12. This is my experience.

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