Leadership Training

Multi-dimensional leadership training

Leadership development is woven throughout the Schwarzman Scholars program, both in its academics and in the student experience. The program offers a choice of courses focused specifically on leadership training.

In an environment that emphasizes interaction and collaboration, students will learn to cultivate broader perspectives, a key characteristic of successful leaders. Classes and activities are designed for students to learn from each other, and to understand and appreciate their different backgrounds, views, and strategies for confronting challenges.

Additionally, specific classes will teach the fundamental aspects of managing and leading people, including:

  • Group behavior and performance
  • Managing people one-on-one
  • Leading, motivating and aligning people toward a common vision

Coursework will feature case studies from multiple professional and cultural settings, with an emphasis on developing well-aligned, high-performing organizations and the challenges of leading change. Students will also receive training for the choices involved in managing a career, especially in its early stages.

The courses are taught by faculty from both Tsinghua University and leading international universities.

Scholars will also participate in a few additional leadership workshops throughout the academic year. These workshops are a valuable complement to the classroom and practical training components of the unique Schwarzman Scholars curriculum. In addition to skills building workshops, through its partnership with The Rhodes Trust, the program provides an Orientation workshop that is innovative and multi-disciplinary aimed at enhancing the leadership skills of Schwarzman Scholars and its alumni network.


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