MBA Program | Farmer School of Business - Miami University
THE ISAAC & OXLEY CENTER FOR BUSINESS LEADERSHIP (CBL) The average age professionals receive leadership development  is 42 years old. The CBL provides industry level leadership development to our Farmer students by the age of 22.
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MISSION: To build a transformative, values-driven undergraduate business leadership development experience. STRATEGY: The CBL Student Fellows are the heart of what we do. By investing in the leadership development of our Fellows, we empower them to then invest in the development of others as Farmer Leadership Coaches. CULTURE: The core values of the CBL (authenticity, inclusivity, relationships, holistic perspectives, integration, and interdisciplinary thinking) are the compass for all we do. We emphasize accountability, proactivity, and the power of strengths-based collaboration.
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Olivia Nash HCML & Sustainability Dallas, TX Why CBL? I chose CBL because I was looking for a place to grow in my professional leadership skills where I would be surrounded by others who would encourage and champion growth.CBL is a place to learn about yourself as an individual and as a teammate. I am grateful for the development opportunities and the ability to gain important skills that I would likely not have received for another 20 years.
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Jack Watson Accounting and Supply Chain Buffalo, NY How Has CBL Developed You? The people! CBL has surrounded me with such amazing people between the directors, fellows and executives, and I learn so much from every interaction I have. It has been extremely exciting to be around such high caliber people with so many different backgrounds and passions. I am constantly challenged to refine my thought process, and I approach everything from work to conversations differently because of CBL.
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CBL 2.0

Why Statement

The CBL Experience:

Michael Oxley’s CBL Dedication Conversation

Michael Oxley filmed this dedication for the center several weeks before his passing on January 1, 2016.