We have an insatiable desire to learn everything we can. Not just about our business, but also about ourselves. We embrace curiosity and are open to new ideas because global markets change, new technologies emerge and our clients’ needs evolve. The world never stands still, and neither do we. At BlackRock, we’re always asking ourselves, what do we need to learn today?
Master your role anytime, anywhere, through virtual and classroom courses that will help you up your game while gaining the skills and knowledge you need to be a high performer and leader at BlackRock. Some of our programs include:
The BlackRock Academies Master Classes are designed to help employees stay connected and thrive in our “new normal.” There are five Master Class themes: Virtual Work, Racial Equity and Inclusion, Embracing Business Not as Usual, Mastering the Markets, and Connecting to Our Culture. Each class includes helpful resources as well as conversations from our executive leadership to answer questions like:
- How can I be a better ally?
- How can emotional intelligence and self-awareness help us navigate this uncertain time?
- How can I stay informed on what’s currently happening in the markets?
- How can we effectively connect and collaborate with colleagues while working virtually?
The Professional Networks provide resources, learning opportunities and meaningful networking to help our employees build their careers and capabilities at BlackRock. These networks host hundreds of programs and events annually in offices around the globe and are proudly designed by employees, for employees.
Here at BlackRock, we aim to foster leadership at all levels. Through our leadership development activities, we identify and grow our leaders to help them achieve their career goals while driving our firm’s future growth. Select employees are invited to participate in our flagship programs, which include assessments, executive coaching, sponsorship and hands-on work, or they can receive executive coaching, sponsorship or other support outside of a program.
Women’s Leadership Forum (WLF)
Enterprise Leadership Acceleration at BlackRock (eLAB)
Leadership Excellence and Development (LEAD)
You’ll discover how you can shape our collective future using case studies from the Harvard Business School as the basis of your learning. Explore the case studies below:
BlackRock: Organizing for the Future
This case details the state of the firm from 2010 to 2015, as well as key trends and emerging opportunities shaping the asset management industry. It also explores BlackRock’s approach to streamline the organization, codify its culture and develop the next generation of business leaders.
BlackRock: Integrating Barclays Global Investors
This case covers 2007-2009 and discusses the acquisition of — as well as integration challenges with — Barclays Global Investors (BGI). This deal would forever change BlackRock’s investment strategy, global footprint and culture.
BlackRock: Acquire Merrill Lynch Investment Managers
This case study reviews the evolution of the asset management industry in the early 2000s, the business rationale for growth by acquisition and synergies between BlackRock and Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM).