Executive Program in Management

Executive Program in Management is an intensive, eight-month, multi-modular, Ivy League learning journey that is aimed at helping leaders scale new heights in their careers. Participants use the dynamic cities of New York City and Dubai as laboratories to study Leadership & Management, Strategy & Innovation and Global Business Acumen from Columbia Business School’s world-renowned faculty and Industry practitioners.

Key Benefits

  • Learn from Ivy League Columbia Business School faculty who are world-renowned experts in their fields and have engaged with some of the largest organizations in the world.
  • Learn and apply an integrated view of Leadership, Strategy and Global Business Acumen.
  • Minimize time away from work, with the flexible structure of your learning journey. Combine theory and practice by working on a Group Project to apply your learning to real–world business challenges guided by expert Columbia faculty.
  • Use the dynamic cities of New York City and Dubai as laboratories to study innovation, disruptive business models and learn from leading industry practitioners.
  • Learn through immersive lectures, case studies, academic and practitioner perspectives and a peer group who bring diverse experiences, cultures, nationalities and perspective to the classroom.
  • Establish lifelong connections to Columbia Business School by receiving Columbia Business School alumni benefits.

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Participant Profiles

Participants might come from large or medium-sized organizations. Executive Program in Management will help talented leaders prepare to take on larger, more critical roles. All the key elements of the EPM experience—the professors, the content, peer interactions, and application exercises, etc.— are designed specifically for executives with:

  • A minimum of 10+ years of work experience
  • International exposure is preferred
  • An urgent agenda for change
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
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Program Curriculum

  • Leadership & Management

    Your Leadership Journey

    • Leading Change
    • Networking and Building Social Capital
    • Negotiation and Decision Making
    • Persuasion and Influencing
    • Social Styles
    • Communication and Conflict
    • Flexible Thinking
    • CSR Accounting
    • Executing Vision
  • Strategy & Innovation

    • Strategic Intuition
    • The Strategic Learning Cycle
    • Discovery Driven Growth
    • Strategic Planning
    • Operations Strategy
    • Transient Advantage
    • Entrepreneurial Thinking and Leadership
    • Design Thinking and Innovation
  • Global Business Acumen

    Global Economic Environment

    • The Changing Distribution of Global Power
    • Macroeconomics
    • Behavioral Economics
    • Leading Across Cultures
    • Value Investing
    • Thinking Globally
Note: The list of topics is not exhaustive and is subject to change.

Faculty Director

  • Murray B. Low

    Murray B. Low

    Faculty of Executive Education

    Professor Murray B. Low is an experienced entrepreneur and a leading authority on
    entrepreneurship in independent, corporate, and not-for-profit settings. As the founder of the
    Columbia Entrepreneurship Program, he has worked to make entrepreneurship a viable career
    option for MBA graduates. As the Co-Director of IE@Columbia, he has worked with faculty,
    students, and staff across the University to spread innovation and entrepreneurship. He has
    also lead initiatives to improve business education in developing countries, particularly in
    Africa. Low consults to both small and large companies, family businesses and not-for-profits.
    He teaches executive seminars in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation and makes
    frequent presentations to academic and industry groups. He has published widely in
    academic and practitioner journals and is a regular commentator in the media. He is an active
    advisor, board member, and angel investor.



Dates & Fees

Dates Length Location Tuition Fees
Nov 11 – 15, 2019 5 Days Columbia University Campus, New York City USD $33,000
Nov – Dec 2019 Online
Jan 20 – 24, 2020 5 Days Dubai, UAE
Feb – May 2020 Online
Jun 08 – 12, 2020 5 Days Columbia University Campus, New York Cit
Deadline Application Fees
Round 1 June 24, 2019 $300
Round 2 July 29, 2019 $400
Round 3 August 26, 2019 $500
Round 4 September 23, 2019 $600

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