LLA students are admitted into the Larsen Leaders Academy Learning Community. You will have the option of joining the live-in portion of our learning community. Although not required, it’s a great opportunity to get to know other LLA students and develop a strong cohort.
Regardless of your living arrangement, all LLA Learning Community students will participate in a shared classroom through MGMT 11000 (Introduction to Management and Information Strategies) and MGMT 29500 (Professional Career Management), where you will learn the basics of the science of management as you start your professional development.
Other activities include a welcome conference, career fair workshop, study abroad fair and guest speakers. It’s all to provide the tools you’ll need to be a valued and effective leader.
Larsen Leaders Academy students in good standing will have the opportunity to enroll in unforgettable transformative experiential learning trips in their sophomore, junior or senior years. They include:
You can be awarded up to $1,000 to build your own dream. Some opportunities include, but are not limited to:
There’s almost no end to the possibilities of what you can do! Apply for a Transformational Experiences Grant. For more information, contact Steve Shelby, director of the Larsen Leaders Academy. View the Larsen Leaders Academy Transformational Experience Grant Guidelines.
Applications for the Academic Year 2023-2024 will be accepted August 1, 2022 – March 31, 2023.
Below are two videos from past recipients of the LLA Transformational Experiences Grant that showcase the types of opportunities you can engage in.
Many of the activities you will participate in as an LLA student will gain credit toward a Larsen Leadership Certificate, which will be noted on your official academic transcript. You can pursue the certificate through one of three tracks:
Through 14 credit hours of coursework and extracurriculars including case competitions, immersive experiences, internships and mentoring, you’ll develop skills that allow you to deliver real solutions to senior executive teams before you graduate, bringing your resume alive for recruiters.
The Larsen Leaders Academy offers several experiential learning opportunities that will complement, but not interfere with, your coursework.