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School of Management MBA LeaderCORE™ ropes course

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Raised toward our $30,000 Goal
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Project ended on April 30, at 11:59 PM EDT
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School of Management MBA LeaderCORE™ ropes course

The School of Management needs your help to continue offering a ropes course as an invaluable part of its LeaderCORE™ Program. LeaderCORE is a selective personal and professional development journey that runs concurrently with four semesters in the UB MBA program, with an emphasis on developing the skills employers have identified as critical for future leaders.

Seven years ago, several MBA students saw the value of incorporating a ropes course (a day of challenging personal development and teambuilding activities in a beautiful outdoor setting) into the LeaderCORE experience to encompass the fundamental dimensions of the program, including motivation, people and thinking. These behavioral skills go beyond industry knowledge and are highly valued by employers. They are truly at the core of every great leader.

The ropes course is a highlight of LeaderCORE and provides an impactful experience that, in a single day, allows participants to explore many of the LeaderCORE competencies, bond with their teammates, challenge themselves, learn and reflect. The ropes course experience encourages students to solve problems, overcome obstacles (including personal fears and doubts regarding their ability), motivate themselves and others to complete the physically challenging courses, and give and accept encouragement to and from their peers.  

Ultimately, participants recognize the value of transferring the learned competencies and experiences from conquering the ropes course to academia, the professional world and life.

Our goal is to raise $30,000 to endow this fund and ensure future generations of LeaderCORE students will benefit from the invaluable lessons the ropes course instills. Since its inception, participants have spoken passionately about their takeaways from this important program. Your support – at any level – will have an immediate impact on this year’s cohort and all those to come. Please consider helping us continue to develop the next generation of leaders by contributing to the ropes course fund.

For more information or to make a pledge commitment, please contact Dan McCarthy, Associate Director of Advancement, at 716-645-0997 or

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