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Cornell Leadership Program

Leadership, Integrity, Community, Humility, Gratitude and Motivation

The Cornell Leadership Program provides extraordinary opportunities for high potential business students to develop leadership skills and business acumen through a carefully designed set of honors-type experiences. Students travel domestically and internationally engaging with business thought leaders and learning hands-on what it means to be successful and ethical business leaders.

All of our CLP grads get great jobs - network with alumni at companies such as:

Ascent Private Capital Management, AT&T, Boeing, Boston Consulting Group, Cerner, Deloitte, DISH Network, E&J Gallo Winery, EY, Facebook, General Mills, Goldman Sachs, Google, JP Morgan, KPMG, Morgan Stanley, PwC and Procter & Gamble

What to expect as a member of the Cornell Leadership Program:

  • Participate in corporate trips to various companies throughout the country and internationally to locations such as New York City and Ireland.
    • Kansas City/St. Louis
    • Cincinnati/Dallas/Denver/New York
    • Costa Rica/Nicaragua
    • Cuba/Ireland
  • Engage with Mizzou alumni at networking events in locations such as Chicago, Dallas, Denver and New York
  • Participate in an honors leadership seminar incorporating contemporary business cases, book discussions, simulations and leadership activities
  • Attend lectures and presentations by business leaders from around the country
  • Participate in luncheons with visiting executives and scholars
  • Dedicated scholarships for members of the Cornell Leadership Program, including study abroad opportunities
  • Opportunities to take on leadership roles with the CLP and help guide the future of the program

Meet the director

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Mary Beth Marrs

Mary Beth Marrs oversees undergraduate programs, business career services, study abroad and international programs, Professional EDGE, business administration courses and serves as Director of the Cornell Leadership Program and Director of the Heartland Scholars Academy. A three time Mizzou alumna (BSIE ’87, MBA ’95, PhD ’99), Mary Beth is the recipient of multiple teaching awards, including the university’s Faculty-Alumni Award and the William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence.

Contact Us: 

Cornell Leadership Program

362 Cornell Hall

Phone: 573-882-7455

mubusclp@missouri.edu