Executive Program in Management

Columbia Business School’s 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 the expertise of a Columbia faculty and coach.
  • Use the dynamic cities of New York City and Dubai as laboratories to study innovation and disruptive business models, and to learn from leading industry practitioners.
  • Learn through immersive lectures, case studies, academic and practitioner perspectives, and peers who bring diverse experiences, cultures, nationalities, and perspective to the classroom.
  • 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. 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
  • Industry

  • Years of Work Experience

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  • Geographic Location

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Program Curriculum

  • Leadership & Management

    • Your Leadership Journey
    • Leading Change
    • Values Leadership
    • Negotiation & Decision Making
    • Persuasion & Influencing
    • Social Styles
    • Communication & Conflict
    • Flexible Thinking
    • CSR Accounting
    • Executing Vision
    • Cultivating a Growth Mindset: Prevention vs Promotion-focused Motivation Systems
  • Strategy & Innovation

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

    • Global Economic Environment
    • Globalization of Services
    • Macroeconomics
    • Behavioral Economics
    • Leading Across Cultures
    • Blockchain & Cryptocurrency
    • Thinking Globally
Note: The list of topics is not exhaustive and is subject to change.

Meet the Faculty

  • Murray B. Low

    Murray B. Low

    Faculty Director, The 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.


Dates & Fees

Dates Length Location Tuition Fees
Program Kick-off webinar
Sep 27, 2020
Online USD $33,000
Oct 12–16, 2020 5 Days New York City
Nov 2020–Feb 2021 Online
Mar 8–11, 2021 4 Days Dubai
Apr–May 2021 Online
Jun 14–18, 2021 5 Days New York City
Deadline Application Fees
Round 1 May 26, 2020 300 USD
Round 2 Jun 23, 2020 400 USD
Round 3 Jul 21, 2020 500 USD
Round 4 Aug 18, 2020 600 USD

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