Two-Year MBA Leadership Expeditions
Leadership Expeditions are a chance to practice, rather than just talk about, real leadership.
Expeditions are designed to give students the opportunity to go through the Johnson leadership learning cycle of instruction, experience, and review multiple times in an intensive, condensed time frame.
Navigating the team from one island to another with a compass and map in hand forced me to lean on others and make decisions under uncertainty.
Venus Yam, MBA ’16
It comes back to the focus. When you're really uncomfortable, can you get the job done? Can you listen to your leader, can you pay attention to your teammates, can you focus on the goal? In extreme situations, how do you perform?
Bryson Saez, MBA ’14
The removal of distractions and the simplification of being immersed in the wilderness made it easier to identify aspects of my leadership that need further development, as well as to find the salient strengths I already possess.
Nora Hansanugrum, MBA ’13
Because I was successful in dealing with several unexpected challenges, I feel like I'm more prepared for future unknowns. I have confidence now that I can achieve more than I might initially think.
Stephen Markgraf, CQEMBA ‘13
A NOLS expedition provides a unique opportunity to fail, to give and receive face-to-face feedback, and to reflect.
Jamie Hunt, MBA ’13 and NOLS instructor