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Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy


All notification of withdrawals, transfers, and substitutions must be sent in writing to Columbia Business School Executive Education. Full refunds can be obtained up to 30 days before the program start date. Due to the costs incurred for program preparation and administration, any cancellations or requests for transfers or deferrals received 30 days or less from the program start are subject to penalty fees as described below.


  • More than 30 days notice: 0% Cancellation - Transfer Penalty
  • 14 to 30 days notice: 30% Cancellation - Transfer Penalty
  • Less than 14 days notice: 50% Cancellation - Transfer Penalty


Columbia Executive Education, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to limit enrollments regardless of acceptance status. Individuals who have paid tuition but who are deemed ineligible to participate due to such enrollment limitations will receive a refund.


Substitutions: All participant substitutions are subject to the sole discretion of Columbia Business School Executive Education. Requests must be submitted in advance and will be reviewed on an individual basis, based on participant qualifications and lead time needed for any program pre-work.


Transfers: Transfer requests must indicate the new dates and/or new program the participant wishes to attend. Transfers are valid only within one year of the original program start date.


Refunds: Any remaining balance of a cancelled program’s payment can be applied to another Columbia Business School Executive Education program within one year of the program date. After one year, the balance is nonrefundable.*


Full tuition is nonrefundable under these conditions:


1. The registrant or substitute does not enroll in another program within one year** of the original start date, and/or
2. The registrant or substitute defers or transfers more than two times.


*Columbia Business School Executive Education is not responsible for travel or related costs under any circumstances. Participants may want to consider purchasing trip cancellation insurance in the unlikely event that a program is cancelled or they cannot attend for personal or professional reasons.


**For any program with more than two iterations in an enrollment year, tuition is nonrefundable after 2nd transfer.