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For Leaders in Asia Pacific, India, Middle East and Africa
Columbia Business School’s Executive Program in Management (EPM) is an intensive, 10 month, multi-modular, general management and leadership program that is aimed at helping leaders scale new heights in their careers. Senior Executives begin in the fall by spending an immersion week at Columbia’s New York Campus. This is followed by an immersion week in Dubai where the focus shifts to emerging markets and their opportunities and challenges. Participants then return to the campus again in spring 2017 for a week long immersion. Between these three immersions, executives receive faculty lectures through virtual delivery, continue work on designated personal and business projects and start putting their learning into action. There also is a virtual component to maintain the class connection and community, and share learning and reflections that reinforce bridging theory to practice.
The Career Management sessions are integrated into the program to help participants think about how they can plan their careers strategically. For many this might mean a career transition; for others it might mean exploring larger roles with their existing employers.
By exploring a wide variety of cutting edge management practices, through interaction with world renowned faculty, diverse peer interaction and action learning, participants emerge from EPM stronger and more focused leaders, better equipped to take the next step in their leadership journey.
EPM is an exceptional way to:
- Engage with Columbia Business School’s world class faculty around both their latest research and their experience in such areas as leadership, strategy and finance
- Increase your network connections with experienced business people from a wide variety of cultures, nationalities and backgrounds
- Understand the latest developments in global markets, emerging economies, financial institutions and finance
- Combine theory and practice by working on application projects relevant to each participant
- Establish lifelong connections to Columbia Business School by receiving select Columbia Business School alumni benefits
Program Partner: Eruditus Executive Education is the program partner for Columbia’s Executive Program in Management. Prospective participants with questions on the program are encouraged to contact them for further information by email (email@example.com) or phone +91-22- 61623112 (India) or +971 44302011 (Dubai) or +1 862 252 5823 (USA).
Columbia’s EPM is a general management program that is unique because it takes an integrated view on Leadership, Strategy, Global Business and Financial Acumen. Some of the key program benefits include:
- Access to expert Columbia faculty who are world renowned experts in their fields.
- Global knowledge and learning through faculty, cases and a diverse peer group.
- Flexible program structure which minimizes time away from work.
- Applied learning. Learn key concepts in an academic module, apply the same at your work place, and share learnings in the next module. Learn. Work. Learn.
- New York as a leadership laboratory. As the financial capital of the world, the city will be leveraged for some interesting learning experiences.
- Peer learning from a high quality group of co-participants who bring diverse experiences, cultures, nationalities and perspective to the classroom.
Participants receive these Columbia Business School alumni benefits upon completing the program:
- Access to Columbia Business School Alumni Career Services resources
- Invitations to alumni events and programs around the world
- Eligibility to join a Columbia Business School alumni club
- A 25 percent tuition benefit for yourself and up to four colleagues each year for programs lasting up to seven days
- Global networking opportunities
- Lifetime Columbia Business School forwarding e-mail address
- Subscriptions to all Columbia Business School alumni publications
The academic content of the program will be delivered in a mix of classroom sessions in the New York campus and telepresence sessions globally.
Leadership & Management
Your Leadership Journey
Networking and Building Social Capital
Negotiations and Influencing
Communication and Conflict
Strategy & Innovation
The Strategic Learning Cycle
Strategy Application Project
Global Business & Financial Acumen
Global Economic Environment
The Changing Distribution of Global Power
Institutional Investment & Asset Allocation
Building and Managing a Customer Centric Organization
Leadership: People, Teams and Organizations
In addition to classroom sessions the program will incorporate many experiential sessions such as:
- Leadership Jazz – using a live Jazz session as a metaphor for leadership lessons
- Personalized Assessment Tools
- Welcome reception and a networking dinner
- Reflection projects and mini application projects
For a complete program schedule download the agenda (coming soon).
For more information about each session, please download the Session Descriptions.
The career management section of the EPM program is designed to help senior executives evaluate their long term career direction, start thinking about how to accelerate their career progress and help them take concrete steps to achieve their career goals. This module of the program is designed and delivered by Caroline Ceniza-Levine. Caroline will leverage her rich experience of working with executives globally in helping them achieve their career goals, in bringing concrete, actionable career management advise to participants of EPM.
The career management module consists of 6 topics:
- Personal Branding and Career "Insurance"
- Career Assessment and Targeting/Goal Setting
- Traditional Job Search Market (Headhunters and Job Postings)
- How to set up Exploratory Meetings and Job Interviews with Hiring Managers
- Offers and Onboarding: Due Diligence, Negotiation, and New Job Preparation
- Personal Branding and Career “Insurance” – Assessment, Review and Action Plan
Participants will leave with a good sense of how to think strategically about their careers and also what steps to take today & tomorrow to achieve their goals.
Please note: participants are responsible for their own career paths, no job search facilitation will be provided.
AUDIENCE & TESTIMONIALS
Participants might come from large organizations or medium sized companies or even from startups. EPM will help talented leaders prepare to take on larger, 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
- Confident fluency in written and spoken English
Vice President, Morgan Stanley
"I entered the program with 2 things in mind: 1. Get exposure on new topics on finance and strategy which I do not encounter in my current job. 2. Intellectually challenge myself by building network with experienced Professors and highly accomplished batch mates. It has been well balanced program from a time commitment perspective for working individuals, and at the same time it leaves you with enough 'food for thought' to take a topic to the next level."
Lead Principal – Learning and Development, Infosys
"Studying on an Ivy League campus in its centennial year leaves a significant impression on anyone. Walking through the halls of a library that holds treasures and sitting in classrooms that happen to be the most captured in cinema world over, are some of the memorable parts of the entire experience.
"The classes on Negotiation left me thinking and Professor Todd Jick’s class on Managing Change drew a unanimous standing ovation from our batch! That I believe is a reflection of the knowledge and facilitation abilities some of our professors have for an experienced learner. All this set in the bustling business city of New York certainly made for many a reflective moment in the months that followed.
"It was interesting to meet people from different geographies working across varied industries who stood to gain from this cultural melting pot. The cross functional work groups created allowed for us to leverage the knowledge and experience of others for the varied assignments both on campus and off."
CFO, TATA Power
"EPM has been a wonderful experience. It has given me an insight into the latest thinking on management. It gives an overview of leadership, strategy and finance, which was very useful at this stage of my career. For a finance person like me, an insight into softer aspects like human behaviour and social interactions was really useful and noteworthy.
"It was always a dream to attend a program at an Ivy League campus. CBS situated right in heart of NY, has been a great experience. On campus modules were exciting and provoked thinking. It was a pleasure to learn from world renowned faculty of CBS right in the campus. Vibrant campus with lot of history and surrounded by great institutions of learning, was a highlight of the EPM program."
CFO – Net Magic & CEO Radiowalla Network Pvt. Ltd
"I have always been involved in the businesses as a functional expert. It was my dream to be an alumni of Columbia Business School and improve my skill sets in Leadership and Strategy. When I read about the EPM Program, I knew that this was my calling. The Faculty has brought fresh and practical insights into managing the business situations and the Program has given me tremendous opportunity to expand my network of friends from all over the World."
General Marketing Manager, Johnson & Johnson
"After around 16 years of sales and marketing experience in the consumer goods sector, I was finding my learning experience plateauing a bit and felt the need to re-stimulate myself to the current thinking and developments in the business world.
"The Executive Program in Management from Columbia Business School seemed a perfect choice which gave me an opportunity to immerse myself into a world class learning environment from a globally renowned faculty and a very experienced international peer group from different industries and functional areas.
"The experience so far has been absolutely fabulous. With so many fantastic insights on different aspects of business, it has really re-energized my thinking to look at my current role from multiple lenses and be better prepared to take on future leadership roles."
IATA Area Manager, Gulf
"Columbia EPM program has been an excellent experience, allowing me to gain and consolidate knowledge in management techniques thanks to the large experience of Columbia instructors and the collaboration with other executive students, with a special emphasis on the financial pillar. This is extremely important in order to understand better today’s global economy and the more and more complex trends, including capital markets and investments, asset management, M&As and strategic value. The program is designed in a very practical way, allowing time-constrained executives to practice with real examples and to share experiences from classmates. I’m sure this program will be instrumental in my career."
SVP & Head of Client Services, HDFC AMC
"Undoubtedly one of the finest business schools worldwide with such a high pedigree, quality of teaching and a great campus in the financial world’s capital city - New York. The experience of EPM has been very fulfilling, enriching and has given me cutting edge knowledge of leadership, strategy and finance. The faculty has been highly inspiring and the teaching - most captivating. Its worth any spend for someone who wants to add to or sharpen their current backgrounds to gain a distinct peer advantage - the Columbia advantage!"
Head – Merchant Acquiring, Bank Muscat
"I've met with some great people and it was great to be back in a classroom. My intention to join the course was to assess where I am at my career and plan the next half of my career. The course has definitely helped me in this assessment. I think the course does not spoon feed you but introduces concepts which you may not be aware of and it’s up to you to then develop on that and apply it in your daily life.
"I especially enjoyed the sessions focusing on softer skills like Negotiation skills, Managing Change, Strategy, the sessions where we understand our own personality and other personality types etc. The caliber of the professors was exceptional and it was clear that they have had experience in their respective fields. The interaction between the faculty and the students was also great."
EPM Faculty Director
Chase Manhattan Bank Foundation Professor of Financial Institutions
Columbia Business School
Director, India Global Initiative
Suresh Sundaresan is the Chase Manhattan Bank Foundation Professor of Financial Institutions at Columbia University. He 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.
He is the author of the text "Fixed-Income Markets and Their Derivatives" and has served on the Treasury Bond Markets Advisory Committee as well as testified before the United States Congress on the transparency of Corporate Bond Markets. His current research work focuses on corporate bankruptcy, design of bankruptcy code, the role of collateral in interest rate swaps, and the role of central bank in providing liquidity to private capital markets. More recently, he has been working on micro-lending with a view to characterizing defaults, recovery rates, and interest rates in micro-loans.
He has worked as a senior strategist at Lehman Brothers in their Fixed Income Division during 1986-1987. He has consulted full time for Morgan Stanley Asset Management during 2000-2001. His consulting work focuses on term structure models, swap pricing models, credit risk models, valuation, and risk management.
At Columbia University, he is responsible for teaching two MBA elective courses: Debt Markets, and Advanced Derivatives and has conducted training programs for leading investment banks including, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, CSFB and Lehman Brothers.
Our 152 full-time faculty members stay on the cutting edge of business and education by routinely partnering with businesses in New York and across the globe to test, refine, and put new ideas into practice. They capitalize on their extensive experience in the corporate world to develop course content that addresses the conditions and challenges of today’s business environment while anticipating tomorrow’s business needs.
Working in our five main divisions – Accounting, Management, Marketing, Finance & Economics, and Decision, Risk, and Operations – or across divisions through our Cross-Disciplinary Areas in Competitive Strategy and Decision Making and Negotiations, faculty members give Columbia Business School students an extraordinary education that will prepare them to become exceptional leaders.
To this exceptional group of full-time faculty members, we add in practitioners: adjunct professors who come to the School directly from the world of business (sometimes, just a short subway ride away). They apply real-life experiences to their teaching, creating precisely the right environment for students’ professional and personal growth.
Our faculty assets don’t stop there. The Executives in Residence program brings senior executives to the School to hold regular one-on-one advising sessions with students, as well as to teach classes, participate in student-run conferences, or organize informal lunches for groups of students with common interests.
Columbia Business School faculty members are world-renowned not only for generating new thinking in their fields but also for having a genuine impact on current business practices. Our professors routinely partner with businesses in New York and across the globe to test, refine, and implement new ideas for the ever-changing business landscape. Faculty members give you an insider’s view into their industry and the tools you’ll need to take those lessons into your chosen field.
To succeed, leaders need to stay a step ahead of their competitors. That means looking for ideas in unexpected places, and absorbing them in original ways. EPM has a number of experiential class sessions to help participants create more organizational and professional value. Many of these sessions take advantage of our unique location, using New York City as a laboratory to study innovation, improvisation, and robust organizations. From Columbia University, we bring the finest relevant, cutting-edge research, so participants can engage promising ideas on improving performance before they become widely diffused. Below is just a sampling of what we do.
Lessons for leadership can come from a variety of sources including the creative and performing arts. In this showcase session, we work with a live Jazz ensemble to introduce participants to the world of Jazz musicians. Using the Jazz experience as an organizing metaphor, participants consider the origins of Jazz – an art form born of conflict and crisis – and how lessons for leadership from a Jazz ensemble can help teams and organizations work better together.
The Biology of Leadership
In this session, participants will explore the impact of human biology on leadership skills. We will introduce research showing how one’s levels of testosterone (a dominance hormone) and cortisol (a stress hormone) are related to leadership behaviors.
Participants will have the opportunity to get tested for these biomarkers and how we will discuss how testosterone and cortisol levels can be modified.
Alignment: Getting Everyone to Pull Together
Even the best strategy will fail if an organization isn’t capable of executing it. We bring the latest ideas, from both expected and unexpected sources, on building an effective organization. For example, we bring research evidence from Columbia’s Global Leadership Matrix project (www.gleam.org) on how networks can be used to create flexible and responsive organizations. Participants then use that information to analyze their own relational capabilities, and those of their organizations.
Organizing to Innovate
While it’s important for an organization to execute a strategy, there also must be space to be inventive. In the EPM classroom, we meet with thought leaders, such as Rita McGrath and Bill Duggan, to discuss strategic innovation. We also examine innovation up close, allowing participants to practice the leadership and interaction patterns that encourage new ideas.
Leadership: From One into Many
At Columbia, we see leadership as helping others to do better. To do that, though, one also has to lead oneself. So to help participants impact their organizations, we also help them impact themselves. We discuss social styles and the lifeline journey, which help participants reflect and prioritize what they’ve learned and allow them to better manage their time, priorities, and focus back at work.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to the program kindly send in the following materials to our program partner, Eruditus, at EPM_columbia@eruditus.com before the application deadlines:
- The completed EPM application form
- The application fee
- A recent resume or a link to your updated Linkedin profile
Admitted participants will have to pay 10% of the fee within 10 days of their admission to confirm their seat. Please note that if a candidate is admitted and accepts the admission, the application fee is adjusted with the Program Fee payable.
Please note that admissions to the program are on a rolling basis. We strongly recommend interested participants apply early.
The first module of the program takes place in the United States. For those applicants who need a visa to travel to the US, it is recommended you apply by the early application deadline to allow sufficient time for your visa processing formalities.