Emerging C-Suite Leaders Program

For the big picture thinkers of tomorrow
Work Experience

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Learning Outcomes

The program will help equip emerging C-suite leaders program with the leadership skills, strategic acumen, and enterprise mindset required to successfully guide their organizations through periods of growth and transformation.

By the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Analyze complex business environments and growth opportunities to make informed strategic leadership decisions, fostering organizational growth and innovation

  • Assess disruptive challenges in business through a comprehensive understanding of industry trends, innovative leadership, and strategic adaptation

  • Apply advanced global macroeconomics knowledge to make well-informed decisions in a rapidly evolving international marketplace, using data-driven approaches

  • Develop high-performance teams through effective leadership, collaboration, and inspiration, resulting in excellence among diverse team members

  • Demonstrate advanced skills in influence and negotiation, employing effective communication and interpersonal abilities to consistently achieve successful outcomes in diverse professional scenarios

  • Implement effective product and market strategies to ensure sustainable business growth and a competitive edge in the market

Traditional leadership models are being challenged by a rapidly evolving business landscape. As a result, C-suite leaders must rely on an adaptive and human-centered approach that enables them to successfully navigate through this complexity and lead their organizations to greater heights. The Emerging C-Suite Leaders Program addresses this imperative shift by offering an outstanding opportunity to gain the strategic enterprise leadership capabilities and people skills that are critical for personal success and organizational transformation.
Faculty Director, Clinical Professor of Executive Education, Academic Director of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute (KELI)

Key Program Features

Holistic Curriculum
Holistic Curriculum

Develop an enterprise mindset and leadership perspective, beyond functional skills.

Frameworks and Tools
Frameworks and Tools

Gain the latest tools, frameworks and insights to lead your organization through disruption.

Capstone Project
Capstone Project

Apply program lessons to address a real-world business challenge.

Expert Faculty
Expert Faculty

Learn from strategically focused, cross-disciplinary faculty who are experts and thought leaders in their fields.

Guest Speakers
Guest Speakers

Hear from leaders who have successfully moved into C-suite positions.

Global Peers
Global Peers

Interact with a cohort of accomplished global peers and benefit from their diverse experiences.

Success Coach
Success Coach

Maximize your learning through sessions with a success coach assigned to your cohort.

Live Sessions
Live Sessions

Participate in regular live sessions with faculty, the cohort success coach, and guest speakers.

Networking Event
Networking Event

Engage in three days of in-person networking with peers, faculty, and industry experts.

Pathway to Executive Scholar Certificate
Pathway to Executive Scholar Certificate

Continue your learning journey through a pathway to the prestigious Kellogg Executive Scholar Certificate and receive select scholar benefits.

Program Learning Journey

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Program Curriculum

The program's learning journey is divided into 5 phases that cover the foundations of impactful leadership to propel your career trajectory and prepare you to scale your organization.

Note: Program schedule, outcomes, and curriculum are subject to change

Capstone Project

Capstone Project

The capstone project is a crucial aspect of the program that enables you to apply program learnings to real-life challenges.

Participant Profile

The Emerging C-Suite Leaders Program is ideal for executives who aspire to contribute to enterprise-wide strategy and growth, beyond leading a specific function. This program is specifically designed for high-potential mid-level and senior executives who are currently in or aspiring to take up their first leadership role.

Participants are required to have:

  • A minimum of eight years of work experience

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

  • International exposure (preferred)


Faculty Director, Clinical Professor of Executive Education, Academic Director of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute (KELI)

Diana Cordova is a recognized expert in the areas of leadership development, diversity and inclusion, and human motivation in organizational settings. She has consulted for Fo...


Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Marketing at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University; Senior Advisor at Boston Consulting Group

A trained executive coach, Sanjay Khosla advises many companies across industries. He is also the co-author of Fewer Bigger Bolder: From Mindless Expansion to Focused Growth, ...


MUFG Bank Distinguished Professor of International Finance Professor of Finance

Sergio Rebelo’s research focuses on macroeconomics and international finance. He has won numerous teaching awards at the Kellogg School of Management, including the Executive ...


Associate Dean, Digital Innovation, McCormick Foundation Chair of Technology; Clinical Professor of Marketing; Director of the Center for Research in Technology & Innovation

Prof. Sawhney is a globally recognized scholar, teacher, consultant and speaker in business innovation, modern marketing, and Artificial Intelligence applications in business....


Clinical Professor of Management & Organizations; Associate Chair of the Management & Organizations Department; Co-Director of the Leadership Development and Communications Program (LDEV)

Shana Carroll is a Clinical Professor at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, specializing in leadership, change management, and communication. She previousl...


Clinical Professor of Management & Organizations

A scholar, speaker, entrepreneur, and pastor, Dr. Nicholas Pearce is an award-winning Clinical Professor of Management and Organizations at the Northwestern University Kellogg...


F. Bere Professor of Management & Organizations

Edward Zajac's research, teaching, and consulting focuses on strategy, alliances, and corporate governance. He has worked with several well-known organizations, such as AstraZ...


Clinical Professor of Management & Organizations

Harry M. Kraemer, Jr. serves as an executive partner with Madison Dearborn Partners, a private equity firm based in Chicago. Previously, he was the chairman and chief executiv...


Harold T. Martin Professor of Marketing; Director of the Center for Market Leadership

Gregory Carpenter focuses on understanding how firms thrive by succeeding with consumers. He is currently exploring how luxury firms influence tastes through brands and how he...


Clinical Professor of Executive Education

Professor Buck's courses focus on the ways that leaders maximize their own performance and unleash the potential of others by addressing 1) how self-reflection and self-awaren...


J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations, Professor of Management & Organizations

Leigh Thompson’s research focuses on negotiation, creativity, virtual communication, and teamwork. Thompson directs several executive education programs, including: Leading Hi...

Pathway to Becoming an Executive Scholar

Participants who successfully complete the Emerging C-Suite Leaders Program will accrue credits towards becoming an esteemed Kellogg Executive Scholar; a unique credential that provides you the opportunity to customize your pathway to achieve your professional development goals.

Kellogg’s expansive program offerings allow you to build a variety of competencies that focus on practical application. More than about learning to lead, the path to becoming an Executive Scholar is about leading through learning.

Emerging C-Suite Leaders Program Certificate

Emerging C-Suite Leaders Program Certificate

Upon successful completion of the Emerging C-Suite Leaders Program, Kellogg Executive Education grants a verified digital certificate to participants. This program is graded as pass or fail; participants must receive 80 percent to pass and obtain the certificate of completion.


Connect with an Advisor for a 1:1 Session

Email: Kellogg_EMCS@emeritus.org

Phone: +1 567 350 1225 (U.S.) / +52 559302 0507 (LATAM) / +44 1313 812071 (U.K.) / +971 80 00321209 (U.A.E)

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Early registrations are encouraged. Seats fill up quickly!

Flexible payment options available.

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