Global Banking Program: Fintech | Digital | Analytics

Columbia Business School’s Global Banking Program is a 6 month multimodular program that will provide executives with a comprehensive understanding of Global Markets, Strategic Management, Fintech & Digital Transformation and Customer Strategy. Upon completion of the Global Banking Program, participants will be awarded the Certificate in Business Excellence from Columbia Business School Executive Education.

Key Benefits

  • Experience an Expertly Developed Curriculum: Develop capabilities to comprehensively understand the changing dynamics in Banking and Financial services, through innovations in global markets, fintech, digital, and analytics.
  • Learn from Ivy League Faculty: Learn from more than 15 Columbia Business School faculty and industry practitioners, who are world-renowned experts in the fields of banking and financial services.
  • Immerse in the Financial Centers of the World: Over the three in-class modules of the learning journey, immerse in the dynamic cities of New York and London, the leading financial centers of the world, and engage with experts.
  • Work on a Capstone Project: Combine cutting-edge thought leadership with application to real-world business challenges through a group project, guided by Columbia faculty and a Project Coach.
  • Connect with your Experienced Peer Group: Engage with experienced and accomplished group of fellow participants across banking and financial services sector, who bring diverse experiences, cultures, nationalities and perspective to the classroom.
  • Connect with an Elite Network of Alumni: Receive select Columbia Business school alumni benefits upon completing the program and be part of a distinguished network of over 47,000 Alumni worldwide.

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Participant Profiles

Participants might come from large or medium-sized banking and financial services companies or Fintech startups. The program will help talented leaders prepare to take on larger, critical roles within the banking and Fintech industries. Participants are expected to have:

  • A minimum of 10 years of work experience
  • International experience
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
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Program Curriculum

  • Fintech

    • Banks and Fintech Integration
    • Cryptocurrency and Blockchain
    • Practical Fintech
    • Fintech and its impact on Banking Functions
    • Blockchain, Crypto assets, and their impact
  • Strategy & Execution

    • Value Investing
    • Growth Mindset
    • Stress Testing
    • Financial Intermediation
    • Risk Management: Market / Liquidity
  • Global Markets

    • Global Economic Environment
    • Market Microstructure
    • Capital Markets—Debt and Sovereign
    • Central Banking
    • Banking Regulation
    • Securitization
    • Algorithmic Trading
  • Customer Centricity

    • Customer Experience in Financial Services
    • Marketing of Financial Services
    • Retail and Business Banking
  • Digital Transformation

    • Digital Transformation
    • Digital Innovation
  • Analytics

    • Analytics, Big Data
    • Business Analytics
  • Project Work

    • Project Definition
    • Project Work
    • Final Project Presentations
Note: The list of topics is not exhaustive and is subject to change.


  • Suresh Sundaresan

    Suresh Sundaresan

    Faculty Director

    Suresh Sundaresan has published in the areas of Treasury auctions, bidding, default risk, habit formation, term structure of interest rates, asset pricing, investment theory, pension asset allocation, swaps, options, forwards, futures, fixed-income securities markets, and risk management.



Dates & Fees

Dates Length Location Tuition Fees
Mar 23–27, 2020 Online 29,000 USD
Mar 30–May 8, 2020 Online
Jul 13–17, 2020 5 Days London
Sep 14–18, 2020 5 Days New York
Nov 02–06, 2020 5 Days New York
Deadline Application Fees


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

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What is Columbia Global Banking Program?

The banking and financial sectors are witnessing profound changes driven by innovations in technology, regulatory reforms disruptive business models and rising expectations from digitally empowered consumers. Columbia Business School’s Global Banking Program is a 9-month multi-modular Ivy League learning journey that aims to provide participants with an understanding of the economic and technological forces driving this change and to learn how to harness them in a responsible way. Participants receive select Alumni benefits from Columbia Business School upon completion of the program.

Who should attend this program?

Participants at the Global Banking Program might come from large or medium-sized banking and financial services companies or Fintech startups. The program will help talented leaders prepare to take on larger, critical roles within the banking and financial industries.

How is the program structured?

The program has a total of 5 modules – 2 Online, 2 on campus in New York City and 1 in London. The curriculum covers: Fintech, Strategy & Execution, Global Markets, Customer Centricity, Digital Transformation, Analytics and Project Work.

Will I receive a certification after completing this program?

Upon completion of the Columbia Global Banking Program, participants will be awarded the ‘Certificate in Business Excellence’ from Columbia Business School Executive Education. Participants will also receive a completion certificate for the Global Banking Program.

How can I apply for this program?

Applications to the Global Banking Program can be made online and should include an updated resume/ LinkedIn profile as well as professional references. The application fees vary by rounds - applying earlier help your chances of being accepted into the program.