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The Larsen Leaders Academy

Leadership is the ability to guide others toward achieving a vision or goal. Those who can lead experience great career success. It’s a quality many desire, but only a select few truly possess.

The Larsen Leaders Academy will provide you with the tools to set you apart and position yourself on the radar of top companies seeking talent. It will translate your academic experiences — coursework, extracurriculars, case competitions, domestic and international travel, internships and more — into real-world leadership skills. You’ll discover more about yourself and your abilities than you thought possible.

When recruiters ask, “What have you done in the last four years?” you’ll have a compelling story to tell. You’ll have the talent, will and leadership experiences to set you apart. Your four years of dedication will grow into a successful business career lasting 10 times longer.

Become a Larsen Leader. Find your “why” to lead the way.


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"I feel much more ready for my future career. The LLA has helped me tremendously."

Jace Weaver, Class of 2024

Marshall and Susan Larsen

The Marshall and Susan Larsen Leaders Academy was established in 2018 thanks to the generosity of Marshall Larsen (MSIA ’77) and his wife, Susan.

Marshall was chief executive officer of Goodrich and was named one of the “100 best-performing CEOs in the world” by Harvard Business Review. He received the school's Business Leadership Award, our highest honor, in 2022.

The Larsens are committed to supporting high-achieving business students and often return to campus to spend time with LLA participants.

"Larsen Leaders Academy introduced me to like-minded, hardworking and dedicated people, and gave me access to special events that have enriched my education outside of the classroom."

Luca Olivito, Class of 2024

Our Guiding Principles

The Larsen Leaders Academy enriches the academic journey and professional development of its students with programming inspired and informed by our find your “why” to lead the way framework:

A chart displaying three pillars with various ideas, titled with Find Your Way to Lead The Way. Between each pillar are the phrases 'You Can Count on Me' and 'Mission 1st People Always'. Pillar one reads, What We Do: Build Community. Serve Others. Experience & Reflect. Develop as a Leader. Pillar two reads, How We Define Ourselves: Professional Integrity. Servant Mindset. Humiliity. Trustworthiness. Pillar three reads, How We Lead To Succeed: Envision. Think Clearly. Create. Inspire. Communicate. Connect. Drive Change. Act with Resolve.


Daniels Leads

Student-led speaker event sparks leadership development among participants

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Learning Leadership

Academy students study dedication, strategy at Gettysburg   

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Immersed in Learning

Students explore leadership in experiential study abroad course

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Learning Through Laughter

“A Night at the Improv” helps students create a climate of creativity and innovation

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Winning Solutions

Purdue team bests IU in annual case competition

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Prepared to Lead

Larsens’ gift will support new School of Business students, future leaders

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Lessons from the Battlefield

Immersion trip takes LLA students to Lincoln Leadership Institute at Gettysburg

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'You Can Count on Me'

LLA students examine self-leadership in spring intensive

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