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Building on a rich tradition of innovative programming and experiential learning, Fisher College of Business has introduced the Dean’s Leadership Academy (DLA) — a new certificate program designed to prepare Ohio State students with the skills to serve as principled leaders in business and beyond.

The DLA Certificate in Leadership is a 15-credit-hour program for undergraduate students that is designed to foster leadership knowledge, self-awareness, leadership effectiveness, inclusiveness and community impact. The certificate, which is administered by the Fisher Leadership Initiative, utilizes consultative projects, simulation-based learning, performance-based feedback and meaningful self-reflection to cultivate and refine foundational leadership skills.

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“Leadership and the ability to lead with principles is foundational to any business or organization and is critical to individual personal development,” said Anil K. Makhija, dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business at Fisher. “We’re excited to broaden the scope of the DLA with a program that provides the next generation of leaders with the skills, experiences and personal feedback so critical to leadership development. We look forward to helping establish Fisher College of Business as today’s destination for tomorrow’s leaders.”

Fisher students and those selected from other colleges and programs throughout The Ohio State University are eligible to register for the DLA, further distinguishing the Certificate in Leadership as an interdisciplinary program.

Students enrolled in the DLA will:

  • build knowledge of essential leadership competencies and skills
  • cultivate self-awareness and identify leadership strengths and areas for development
  • hone their leadership effectiveness through practical application of skills and experiential learning opportunities

Completion of the DLA will earn students a Certificate in Leadership, which will be noted on their academic transcript.