EMSTL Welcomes First Student Cohort: RI Governor Gina Raimondo to Address Class

We are proud to welcome the inaugural class of the Brown University Executive Master in Science and Technology Leadership (EMSTL) program jointly offered by Brown’s School of Professional Studies and School of Engineering. EMSTL is the first Ivy League program to meld core business curriculum with technology and intensive, personalized leadership development. It aims to prepare industry’s most promising engineering, science, and technology professionals to be global business leaders who will drive innovation in today’s complex, rapidly evolving, global markets. During the first week-long, on-campus session, EMSTL students dive into intensive coursework with Brown’s world-class faculty to assess innovation in unexpected places, use economics in strategic decision making, apply the theory and practice of effective leadership, and study finance and strategy. Students also begin to hone their leadership styles in a signature series of one-on-one executive coaching sessions with experts in communications and professional development based on a 360 assessment. They use reflective writing to personalize and solidify learning while perfecting their own coaching skills.

Reflecting the significance of this Brown leadership program to Rhode Island’s technology sector, Governor Gina Raimondo will address students during this on-campus session. Other guest speakers include technology visionaries and Brown alumni: Robert G. Markey, partner at Bain & Company; Frans Johansson, author of The Medici Effect; and Oscar Groomes, whose career highlights include CEO of GE Rail Services and CEO of Almatis.

The class of 2018 boasts a group of 22 accomplished professionals averaging 15 years of experience in a variety of roles in science and technology industries. From software developers to network engineers, product design professionals and scientific researchers, the selectivity and diversity of the student cohort are key benefits of the program.

“In EMSTL, we integrate humanities, social science, business and traditional STEM learning, grounded in real-world problem solving, to support leadership and professional development,” said EMSTL Program Director Sandra Smith. “The students entering the program build their leadership capacity, broaden their impact and become trusted members of the lifelong professional networks that form at Brown.”

The residential session begins with a convocation ceremony Sunday, March 5, 2017. Students will walk through Brown’s iconic Van Wickle Gates, one of the University’s most revered traditions reserved only for students to mark the beginning and end of their Brown experience.

We look forward to meeting the class of 2018 and learning with them as they transcend their silos and expand their perspectives to lead innovation and propel industry forward.


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