A leadership programme
for a new generation of Global Leaders
Up to 20 seats available in University of Colombo
(Exclusively for students who have two years to spend on campus)
The programme is offered to bright students from top universities across the world who have the potential to shape a more sustainable and inclusive world. Students follow the programme in parallel to their academic curriculum.
The programme is structured to improve the students’ ability to take initiatives and develop an entrepreneurial spirit. Students will be required to manage projects and teams. They will have access to leadership modules (i.e. awareness of their strengths and weaknesses, build trust, create meaning) and will be trained by professional coaches.
ShARE students acquire top corporate skills through training, projects with start-up and real life projects. Students will be trained by former consultants from top consulting firms (ie McKinsey, BCG, etc.). In particular, they will be trained in the methods of "problem solving", "effective communication", "analytics", "project management".
Openness to the world
The program is completely taught in English and students are grouped into international teams. Students from University of Colombo will work with African, American and European students who also follow the ShARE program.
Do well do good
Students collaborate on solving major societal issues such as poverty, inequalities, climate change and work on NGO projects.
Pedagogy is complementary to an academic curriculum. ShARE's pedagogy is based on 3 axes: learning by doing, emulation learning and learning by teaching.
Learning by doing
Students spend more than 60% of their time on real projects so they can sharpen their skills through practice.
Students are grouped into teams of 5. Groups compete and students grade is made of 50% of their own grade and 50% of their team grade.
Learning by teaching
2nd year students become teachers of the first year students. That’s the best way to ensure concept and skills have been fully acquired.
Programme overview and commitment
The programme runs over 2 academic years and it is adjusted to local context to ensure students can balance their time between the programme and their academic curriculum.
During a typical week, a student will spend 2 hours on e-learning, 3 hours on assignments and 1 hours in local team meetings.
Requirements and selection process
Candidates must be undergraduate students of University of Colombo for the 2-years duration of the programme and be enrolled during the academic year 2020-2021.
The selection will be done by a three-steps process in which candidates will have to take an analytical test.
Pre-selected students will then be interviewed individually by ShARE senior staff. The programme will begin soon after.
To apply to the programme, you must register here by completing the form below.
Will the programme cost me anything?
The programme is free of charge and it is a supplement to the academic curriculum of University of Colombo students.
Will the programme overlap with my courses?
The programme covers the basic knowledge of corporate skills required to become a successful leader. It is also very practical and hands-on.
Will I get any certification from the programme?
The programme offers a certification of completion at the end of the second year. Students will also join the Alumni community.
How will I interact with the ShARE international community?
Throughout the programme, students will have the opportunity to participate in two competitions (one per year) with other international students. Also, students that work in real corporate-client cases are partnered with students from other universities/countries.
Will the programme interfere with my academic obligations?
The ShARE programme is tailor-made to fit into the University of Colombo calendar and it will not interfere with exams or internships.
ShARE is an innovative start-up at the crossroad of education and consulting and which offers a leadership programme to university students to supplement their academic curriculum, and offers corporates a new way to do consulting, build innovation ecosystems and access top talent.
More information on ShARE.