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Ongoing professional development is an important part of everyone’s career. To this end, Columbia Business School offers you the option to audit classes at no cost. Alumni also receive a discount on Executive Education courses. These classes are taught by some of our most popular professors. Finally, if you wish to engage a professional or executive coach to further support your career progression and success, we have a list of referred executive coaches available.
Professional Development Resources
Auditing Classes: All alumni may audit MBA and EMBA classes free of charge, with permission. The individual professor will set the guidelines. View current course information to browse offerings for the upcoming semester. To check availability and obtain approval to audit, please contact Megan Shaughnessy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-851-4327.
Executive Education: Columbia Business School Executive Education offers a continuum of programs and resources to help you throughout your career. The breadth and depth of the offerings give participants from diverse fields and industries the flexibility to choose programs that fit their individual needs. These intensive learning opportunities address today’s critical business issues in leadership, strategy, finance, and marketing. Columbia Business School alumni receive a 25 percent discount.
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