The Brown University School of Professional Studies and School of Engineering, which jointly offer the Brown Executive Master in Science and Technology Leadership (EMSTL) program, are proud to welcome the Class of 2019 to campus next week for the program’s first residential session. This new cohort begins their 16-month journey at a Brown University convocation ceremony where they 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.
At the ceremony, students will hear from,
- Brown Dean, School of Professional Studies and Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Karen Sibley
- Brown Dean, School of Engineering Larry Larson
- Brown Dean, Graduate School and Professor of Medical Science Andrew G. Campbell, and
- Convocation Keynote Speaker, Ximedica Executive Vice President, Technology and Operations Michael Pereira.
The class of 2019 boasts a group of 25 accomplished professionals. Reflecting the value of the EMSTL curriculum and experience, a quarter of these students were referred by members of the program’s Corporate Advisory Committee and current students.
With over 30% holding advanced degrees, cohort members average 14 years of experience in a variety of roles in science and technology industries. From software developers to systems engineers, medical directors and scientific researchers, the selectivity and diversity of the student cohort are key benefits of the program.
During their first week-long, on-campus session, EMSTL students dive into intensive coursework with Brown’s world-class faculty on game theory, global supply chains, the theory and practice of effective leadership, and strategy and finance. Students also begin EMSTL’s intensive leadership training program to hone their leadership styles in a signature series of one-on-one executive coaching sessions with experts in communications, reflective writing, and professional development based on a 360 assessment.
Guest speakers include Brown Professor of Computer Science and Co-Director of Brown’s Humanity-Centered Robotics Initiative Michael Littman who will give a talk, Fairness, Accountability and Transparency in Machine Learning.
“We designed the EMSTL program to cultivate a new generation of technology leaders who can mine intelligence from the humanities, social sciences, business and traditional STEM disciplines to drive innovation in today’s complex, digitally-paced, global markets,” said EMSTL Program Director Sandra Smith.
“As our inaugural class graduates this spring, we look forward to meeting the class of 2019 and helping to expand their perspectives and refine their leadership to lead innovation and propel industry forward.”
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.