Executive Program in Management

Columbia Business School’s Executive Program in Management is an intensive, nine-month, multi-modular, Ivy League learning journey that is aimed at helping leaders scale new heights in their careers.
Participants use the dynamic city of New York as a hub to study leadership and management, strategy and innovation, and global business acumen from Columbia Business School’s world-renowned faculty and industry practitioners.

Key Benefits

  • Experience an Expertly Developed Curriculum:
    Learn and apply an integrated view of leadership, strategy, global business acumen, and digital business strategies. Learn through immersive lectures, case studies, and academic and practitioner perspectives.
  • Learn from Ivy League Faculty:
    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.
  • Work on a Capstone Project:
    Combine theory and practice by working on a Group Project, where you'll apply your learning to real–world business challenges guided by the expertise of a Columbia faculty member and coach.
  • Immersive Learning:
    Use the dynamic city of New York as a hub to study innovation and disruptive business models and to learn from leading industry practitioners.
  • Connect with Your Experienced Peer Group:
    Engage with experienced and accomplished fellow participants across sectors, who bring diverse experiences, cultures, nationalities, and perspectives to the classroom.
  • Be a Part of an Elite Network of Alumni:
    Establish lifelong connections to Columbia Business School by receiving select Columbia Business School alumni benefits.

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Participant Profiles

Participants might come from large or medium-sized organizations. The Executive Program in Management will help talented leaders prepare to take on larger, more critical roles. All the key elements of the Executive Program in Management 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 (preferred)
  • An urgent agenda for change
  • Fluent written and spoken English
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Program Curriculum

  • Leadership and Management

    • Crisis Leadership
    • Leading Change
    • Values Leadership
    • Negotiation and Decision Making
    • Persuasion and Influencing
    • Social Styles
    • Communication and Conflict
    • Flexible Thinking
    • Executing Vision
    • Cultivating a Growth Mindset: Prevention vs. Promotion-Focused Motivation Systems
    • Leadership Lessons from Game of Thrones
  • Strategy and Innovation

    • Strategic Intuition
    • The Strategic Learning Cycle
    • Discovery Driven Growth
    • Strategic Planning
    • Evolution of Multi-National and Supply Chain Management
    • Seeing Around Corners: The New Strategy Playbook
    • Entrepreneurial Thinking and Leadership
    • Design Thinking and Innovation
    • Artificial Intelligence
  • Global Business Acumen

    • Global Economic Environment
    • Globalization of Services
    • CSR Accounting
    • Corporate Governance
    • Quantitative Intuition
    • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
    • Thinking Globally
    • Internet of Things
    • Fintech
  • Digital Strategies For Business

    • Five Domains of Digital Transformation
    • Customer Networks and the New Path to Purchase Platform Business Models
    • Coopetition, Disintermediation, and Asymmetric Competitors Building Data as a Strategic Asset for Your Business
    • Big Data at Work: New Data, New Tools, and Templates of Value
Note: Sessions are subject to change based on faculty availability

Meet the Faculty

  • Murray B. Low

    Murray B. Low

    Faculty Director, Executive Program in Management

    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.

Note: Faculty is subject to change

Dates & Fees

Dates Length Location Tuition Fees
Oct 2020 Pre Program Preparation | Online 28,000* USD
Oct–Dec 2020 Live Online Sessions
Dec 2020–Feb 2021 Online Module
Mar 8–12, 2021 5 Days New York City
Mar–Apr 2021 Live Online Sessions
Apr–Jun 2021 Online Module
Jun 14–18, 2021 5 Days New York City
Deadline Application Fees
Round 1 Jun 30, 2020 300 USD
Round 2 Jul 28, 2020 400 USD
Round 3 Aug 25, 2020 500 USD
Round 4 Sep 22, 2020 600 USD

Note:

  • • Inclusions: Program Materials, Coffee Breaks, and Lunches
  • • Exclusions: Travel Costs and Accommodation

*Applicants of Round 1 can avail an early registration benefit of 3,000 USD on the Program Price.
*Applicants of Round 2 can avail an early registration benefit of 2,000 USD on the Program Price.
*Applicants of Round 3 can avail an early registration benefit of 1,000 USD on the Program Price.

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FAQs

What is Columbia Executive Program in Management?

Columbia Business School's Executive Program in Management is an intensive, nine-month, multi-modular, Ivy League learning journey across New York City that is aimed at helping leaders scale new heights in their careers. Participants receive select Columbia Business School Alumni benefits upon completion of the program.

Who should attend this program?

The Executive Program in Management at Columbia Business School is aimed at leadership development and imparting general management skills to address to the needs of senior executives. Participants come from diverse backgrounds and different countries with a minimum of 10 years of work experience.

How is the program structured?

Columbia Business School’s Executive Program in Management is structured as a combination of online and offline modules. Participants travel twice to the iconic Columbia campus in New York City to understand emerging global markets.

What are the learning outcomes of this executive management program?

Columbia Business School’s Executive Program in Management is structured around four key pillars - Leadership and Management, Strategy and Innovation, Global Business Acumen and Digital Strategies for Business. Participants combine theory and practice by working on a Group Project to apply their learning to real–world business challenges guided by the expertise of a Columbia faculty member and coach.

How can I apply for this program?

Applicants to the Executive Program in Management must submit an online application form including essays based on their professional journey as well as two professional references. The application fees vary by rounds - applying earlier help your chances of being accepted into the program.