Advanced Management Program 2x2

Apr 30 - Jul 21, 2017 $56,550
	Jennifer  Goez
Jennifer Goez
Director, Learning Solutions
New York City

Learn more in this video.

This session consists of two modules (April 30 – May 13 and July 9 – 21, 2017) with program support between modules.

"With the 2x2 option, the Advanced Management Program is really 130 days long, when you include the time in between sessions. Returning to work in between sessions provided a great opportunity to reflect on what I learned in the first half of the program. When I came back for the second half, I cemented my knowledge."
Past Participant Ahmed Elsheikh, General Manager at PepsiCo

Hear from three past participants on their Return on Learning at the Advanced Management Program.

Senior executives must solve complex problems, create opportunity, and make a powerful impact consistently – especially in unpredictable conditions. The Advanced Management Program at Columbia Business School helps executives respond to evolving leadership challenges and create a vision to lead their companies to success.

The 2x2 Option

The first two weeks of the Advanced Management Program 2x2 take place in the spring, concurrent with the consecutive four week program. Executives return to work after two weeks, and then continue the program during the second two weeks in the fall.

Between the two sessions, executive participants start implementing their learning, receive coaching on their progress, and continue to develop designated personal and business projects. Via a virtual component, the class connection and community is maintained, and executives are able to share learnings, reflections, and progress.

The 2x2 option allows participants to receive immediate feedback from colleagues, managers, and direct reports while back at work in between program sessions which they will leverage to further their progress with their program cohort, personal coaches, and faculty members upon return.

At the end of the program, executive participants emerge stronger and more focused leaders, better able to develop and communicate their strategy and execute change.

About the Advanced Management Program

This transformational program designed specifically for global senior-level executives weaves together more than 50 lectures led by Columbia Business School faculty, industry experts, and influencers with experiential learning sessions, personal assessments, and individual and group coaching.

The program’s four-week curriculum is highly integrated and designed to maximize linkages across three key themes:


LEADING Authentically

Become the leader you want to be.

  • Examine, reflect on, and strengthen the building blocks of your personal leadership abilities.
  • Identify and analyze your leadership strengths and weaknesses, targeting areas to develop or change through Columbia’s proprietary 360-degree leadership survey.
  • Develop your Leadership Credo by identifying and honing your personal beliefs about leadership, guided by Columbia Business School executive coaches.
  • Cement your growth mindset, the belief that talents can be developed through hard work, good strategies, and input from others, resulting in a more empowered and committed self and better support for collaboration and innovation within your organization.

THINKING Strategically

Lead your organization to success.

  • Hone your strategic thinking to successfully manage the different business challenges among your business units and drive results.
  • Understand how innovation happens by developing a proven framework that enables you to effectively use strategic tools and methods.
  • Create and maintain your winning proposition by examining the actions and ideas that will enhance your business’s competitive advantage at every level in your organization.
  • Address your Living Case, a unique opportunity to present and work through an organizational challenge you are currently facing, obtaining new perspectives from world-renowned faculty and your global peer set.

EXECUTING Decisively

Make a lasting impact.

  • Learn mission-critical coaching and persuasion techniques to achieve buy-in to support your goals.
  • Acquire new methods to harness the power of aligned teams to get the results and outcomes needed to drive success.
  • Create a conceptual model for change implementation to execute organizational initiatives.
  • Examine the key challenges of implementing strategic visions, and identify best practices for successful execution.


For more about the program, hear from past participants in these short testimonial videos and download the program agenda.