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Mastering Management: The Executive Program in Business Management

Overview

Mastering Management: The Executive Program in Business Management (formerly the Columbia Management Institute) is a convenient option to master fundamental business and management concepts that will help executives develop into more well-rounded business leaders. It is a comprehensive MBA-inspired program focusing on essential business concepts in management, leadership, strategy, finance, and marketing.

This program is designed to be accessible for executives and entrepreneurs seeking an intense yet convenient learning experience by offering a 12-day program consisting of Friday and Friday and Saturday sessions over four months. This schedule not only allows executives 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 12 days, participants will collaborate with a team of their peers working on similar issues as well as with faculty and 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 Executive Education Dean Malefakis"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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Benefits

During Mastering Management: The Executive Program in Business Management, 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.

Every business operates based on a set of fundamental business concepts. Having a good understanding of these concepts is at the heart of business leadership. This program will endow you with appropriate business acumen, skills, and vocabulary to become a successful leader.

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 12 days towards a Certificate in Business Excellence. Learn more.

Curriculum

Mastering Management: The Executive Program in Business Management 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

Strategy

  • Formulating winning strategies
  • Executing strategy successfully
  • Strategies for growth and globalization

Finance

  • Making sound financial decisions
  • Creating the optimal financial structure
  • Demonstrating the financial value of your business decisions

Operations

  • Achieving operational excellence
  • Increasing business efficiency and effectiveness
  • Using operations as a competitive strategy

Marketing

  • Launching successful new products and services
  • Developing marketing concepts and strategies
  • Managing sales and marketing programs

Accounting

  • 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

Audience & Testimonials

Mastering Management: The Executive Program in Business Management 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.

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Faculty

Oded Netzer, Faculty Director
Philip H. Geier Jr. Associate Professor of Marketing

Oded Netzer's research interests focus on customer relationship management, preference measurement (Conjoint Analysis), marketing research, and modeling various aspects of choice behavior, including how choices change over time, contexts, and consumers. He specializes in building statistical and econometric models to understand and predict consumer behavior. His research has appeared in the Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, Marketing Letters, and Journal of Consumer Psychology, and he is the winner of the John Little Best Paper awards and the Frank Bass Outstanding Dissertation award.

Prior to his life in academia, Netzer was a senior consultant in a marketing research, strategy and economic consulting group, developing spatial marketing strategies for leading chains stores.

Along with Professor Netzer, additional Columbia Business School faculty contribute to and teach in the program.

 

Special Features

Convenient Format

Mastering Management: The Executive Program in Business Management is designed to be accessible for executives and entrepreneurs seeking an intense yet convenient learning experience by offering a 12-day program consisting of nine Friday and Friday and Saturday sessions over four 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 four 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 12 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.

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Earn Your Certificate

The Certificate in Business Excellence (CIBE) is awarded to participants who complete a total of 18 program days within a four-year period.

Learn more about the benefits of earning a CIBE.