In today's economy, having a broad base of business knowledge is essential for executives and professionals, especially individuals coming from functional areas who need a deeper understanding of the fundamentals to advance their careers.
The Columbia Management Institute program provides an MBA-inspired management education focused on the practical execution of business concepts in nine sessions over five months for busy professionals.
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The Columbia Management Institute program is a convenient option to master fundamental management concepts that will help executives develop into more well-rounded business leaders. It is a comprehensive program focusing on essential business concepts in management, leadership, strategy, finance, and marketing.
The program is designed to be accessible for executives and entrepreneurs seeking an intense yet convenient learning experience by offering a 13-day program consisting of Friday and Friday and Saturday sessions over five months. This schedule not only allows executives living within commuting distance to New York City to continue working, but also provides them with tools they can implement immediately and realize the benefits in real time, adjusting and customizing their experience at Executive Education as needed along the way.
To help participants utilize their learning immediately in a way that will be meaningful for them, executives have the option to come with a specific real world project or problem from their organizations that they will work on, which is called the Applied Personal Project. During the 13 days, participants will collaborate with a team of their peers working on similar issues as well as with coaches to help them address their projects.
Participants will have the opportunity to consult their colleagues at work, make adjustments to the Applied Personal Project and return to Executive Education to receive additional feedback and direction. At the end of the program, each participant would be equipped to present their findings to their organization."Columbia Business School is excited to offer a convenient, new program created for nontechnical specialists who are looking to become more well-rounded, developed business leaders. In this modular program participants work with a diverse group of faculty members to gain a complete understanding of business processes, organizational structures, and change management, as well as tools for improved leadership, strategy, and management skills that they will be able to apply immediately."
–Mike Malefakis, Associate Dean, Columbia Business School Executive Education
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The Columbia Management Institute is designed for mid-level executives, professionals, and entrepreneurs who wish to strengthen their business acumen and understand key business functions. Participants may come from industries such as healthcare, financial services, shipping and transportation, manufacturing, oil and gas or energy, and information technology and from functions where is it difficult to take time away from the office. This program is ideal for working professionals in the New York City area or those able to commute to New York City weekly for whom the convenient schedule would be beneficial.
During Columbia Management Institute program, you will gain a broad base of business skills as well as go through a personal assessment and participate in exercises designed to develop your specific leadership and organizational management skills on a timeline that fits within your schedule. Success during this program is not grade-driven, but rather learning-driven. The program focuses on providing tools and actionable skills that empower you to make better leadership decisions. Key takeaways will include:
- Gain a comprehensive understanding of critical, functional business subjects.
- Create a strategy for your own real-world business challenge that you can implement.
- Acquire a greater awareness of your leadership style and development opportunities.
- Learn from an all-star team of faculty experts in functional subjects.
- Collaborate with peers and faculty coaches.
Upon completion of this program, you will earn 13 days towards a Certificate in Business Excellence. Learn more.
Assistant Dean for Teaching Excellence
Professor of Accounting
Philip H. Geier Jr. Associate Professor of Marketing
Additional Program Faculty
|Katherine W. Phillips|
Paul Calello Professor of Leadership and Ethics
Stefan H. Robock Professor of Finance and Economics
Research Director The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center
|Raymond J. Fisman|
Lambert Family Professor of Social Enterprise
Bernstein Faculty Leader
Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Professor of Leadership and Ethics
Regina Pitaro Associate Professor of Business
David and Lyn Silfen Professor of Business
The Columbia Management Institute program is inspired by the education provided in Columbia Business School's MBA and Executive MBA programs. The subjects covered in the program are the essential subjects central to the School's management education. Columbia Business School faculty members will dive into leadership, strategy, finance, operations, marketing, and accounting to provide a broad base of business knowledge.
Leadership and Organizational Change
- Becoming and creating great leaders
- Leading by shaping, influencing, and changing your approach
- Negotiating win-win solutions
- Formulating winning strategies
- Executing strategy successfully
- Strategies for growth and globalization
- Making sound financial decisions
- Creating the optimal financial structure
- Demonstrating the financial value of your business decisions
- Achieving operational excellence
- Increasing business efficiency and effectiveness
- Using operations as a competitive strategy
- Launching successful new products and services
- Developing marketing concepts and strategies
- Managing sales and marketing programs
- Understanding the language of their business
- Using accounting information to make good business decisions
- Analyzing financial results to understand the sources of success and future opportunities
The Columbia Management Institute program is designed to be accessible for executives and entrepreneurs seeking an intense yet convenient learning experience by offering a 13-day program consisting of nine Friday and Friday and Saturday sessions over five months. This schedule not only allows executives living within commuting distance to New York City to continue working, but also provides them with tools they can implement immediately and realize the benefits in real time, adjusting and customizing their experience at Executive Education as needed along the way.
The program begins with participants diving into the material immediately with a two-day session, which is followed by day-long sessions on Fridays or two-day sessions on Fridays and Saturdays over the course of five months. The program concludes with an intense two-day session where participants synthesize the concepts they've learned.
Applied Personal Project
Each participant has the option to come to the program with a specific real world project or problem from their organizations that they will work on during the program. Over the 13 days, participants will collaborate with a team of their peers working on similar issues as well as receive coaching to help address their projects.
Throughout the program, participants will have the opportunity to consult their colleagues at work, make adjustments to the project and return to Executive Education to receive additional feedback and direction. At the end of the program, each participant would be equipped to present their project findings to their organization. They also will have the opportunity to present their findings to their fellow participants.
For more information on the Applied Personal Project, please download the project outline.
Proficiency in English is essential. View the language requirements