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Why Columbia Business School

Find yourself at the center of new ideas — where world-renowned scholars and practitioners share groundbreaking ideas across all areas of business. Where cutting-edge insights are informed by the world’s leading-edge business environment: New York City.

Columbia Business School Executive Education’s broad spectrum of programs deliver the frameworks and tools you need to meet the challenges you face not only today, but in the future.

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Paths to Earning Your Certificate

At Columbia Business School Executive Education, we recognize the investment you’re making in your professional development. We have two ways of formally acknowledging your accomplishment.

Certificate in Business Excellence
Earn your Certificate in Business Excellence by completing 18 days of programming over four years in any or all categories (comprehensive management, finance, leadership, marketing, social enterprise, or strategy), and you will receive the following Columbia Business School alumni benefits:

  • A 25 percent tuition benefit for you and up to four colleagues each year for programs lasting up to seven days*
  • Invitations to alumni events and programs around the world
  • Global networking opportunities
  • Lifetime Columbia Business School e-mail address
  • Access to Columbia Business School Alumni Career Services resources
  • Subscriptions to all Columbia Business School alumni publications, including Ideas at Work and Columbia Business
  • Eligibility to join a Columbia Business School alumni club

Certificates in a Business Specialty
Complete 13 days of programming, with 8 of those days in one subject area, over four years or less to earn a Certificate in Management, Finance, Leadership, Marketing, Social Enterprise, or Strategy, and you’ll receive the following benefits:

  • A 15 percent tuition benefit on an Executive Education program lasting up to 7 days, for you and up to two colleagues each year*
  • Subscriptions to Columbia Business School publications

*Includes all programs lasting up to seven days. Excludes Family Wealth Management.

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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.

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