NMSU’s Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellowship in Education Leadership Program

Nominations being accepted

Nominations Due By: Feb. 10, 2017
Fellowship Applications from Nominees Due By: April 1, 2017

About the Program


Contact Andrea Fletcher (NMSU COB) at 575.646.7642 or afletche@nmsu.edu for assistance and information.


School Leader Preparation at NMSU

New Mexico State University’s College of Business (COB) has partnered with the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and the University of New Mexico on this innovative master’s degree.

The Woodrow Wilson MBA Fellowship for Education Leaders at New Mexico State University is designed to provide a first class MBA to current and aspiring educational leaders in New Mexico. Educational leadership continues to be a very complex field, and educators often find themselves inadequately prepared when they enter leadership positions.

The Woodrow Wilson MBA Program was created to give educational leaders skills to help them in this demanding environment, including the ability to use data to identify effective and ineffective practices; think analytically to identify potential strategies and their risks and benefits; strategically allocate resources to obtain the highest benefit; develop and communicate an inspiring vision that motivates all stakeholders; recruit, retain, and build talent in an organization; manage change in an educational context; manage projects to insure implementation; develop feedback loops to guide strategy refinement; develop, refine and align systems that support the organization’s mission and vision; and develop and implement marketing and communication plans.

Applicants selected to be fellows through the Woodrow Wilson MBA for Educators Program will participate in a rigorous two-year program at no cost to the fellow, with the understanding that they will serve in an educational leadership role in New Mexico for at least three years. Fellows are eligible to apply for a New Mexico Level 3B Educational Leader license after completing the program and passing the school administrator exam. Upon completion of the program, all fellows will receive three years of executive coaching to support them in their role as school and district leaders.

Educators must be nominated by their school districts or charter organizations to be considered for the highly selective fellowships. Courses at NMSU cover topics including organizational leadership, data analysis, marketing, finance, technology and entrepreneurship with an emphasis on their application to education.

A generous fellowship covers tuition, books, fees and a boot camp to help fellows get up to speed on key prerequisites.

About New Mexico State University

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A comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning, New Mexico State University (NMSU) is dedicated to teaching, research and service at the undergraduate and graduate levels. NMSU is a NASA Space Grant College, a Hispanic-serving institution and is home to the very first Honors College in New Mexico.

Expert Business Faculty. Three of our faculty have won the Carnegie Foundation U.S. Professor of the Year award, the most of any university within the state of New Mexico.

AACSB Accreditation. NMSU’s College of Business is accredited through AACSB International, placing us in the top 15% of business programs worldwide.