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Executive MBA

Access for even greater success and impact.
We know our Executive MBA students are prepared to work hard to take their careers to the next level. That transformation begins immediately at Columbia. We equip EMBA students with the tools to thrive in an increasingly unpredictable and global marketplace by exposing them to the very best in business, preparing them to increase their value to their company and fast-tracking their careers.
Our program begins with a flexible, dynamic curriculum identical to our Full-Time MBA Program in every way but the schedule. You get access to the same leading professors, prominent practitioners, and core classes that emphasize big-picture business skills and foster an entrepreneurial mindset. With multiple scheduling options, and even a new program for students outside of New York (EMBA-Americas), the degree you dreamed of is within your reach.

Benefits & Features

Our Executive MBA curriculum is identical to the Full-Time MBA Program’s, and it comes with the same benefits, too. When you join Columbia Business School’s diverse, supportive community, you gain access to expert career advisors who can help you manage your work life for years to come, tailoring their resources specifically to Executive MBA students. As a graduate, you also become part of our active, impactful alumni network, which stretches to well over 100 countries around the world and includes influential business leaders in a host of industries.

EMBA-Global

In an increasingly global business environment, we offer Executive MBA programs that take place on multiple continents. Through our EMBA-Global partner programs, immerse yourself in the different climates of London, Hong Kong, and New York while studying with world-renowned experts from these areas. What better way could there be for seasoned executives to broaden their horizons?

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The Program

Today’s economic environment demands versatility. Through a comprehensive, ever-evolving core curriculum and a vast array of electives that offer the opportunity to explore every area of business, we imbue our students with both the foundational knowledge and specialized skills essential to achieve success and have a positive impact in whatever industry they choose.

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Admissions

There's no prototypical EMBA student. Participants come from a variety of industries and backgrounds, bringing a diversity that acts as an essential element of our pedagogy. What unites all our students is their achievements. Through their hard work, EMBA students have all achieved success in their careers and have demonstrated leadership potential. If you'd like to join this impressive community, let us guide you through the application process.

Tuition

In the Executive MBA Program, your tuition covers more than just your classes. It also pays for your books, various accommodations, and even meals on class days. To cover the cost, many participants receive sponsorship from their employers, while others are self-sponsored.

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The best way to learn whether Columbia Business School is right for you is to come visit us. Drop by the office, schedule a student chat, or attend an information session. If you can't make it to campus, check out one of our recruiting events in your area or get in touch with us online.

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Application Deadlines

EMBA-NY: Saturday >

May 2014 Entry
Early Decision: Jan. 15, 2014
Regular Decision: Feb. 26, 2014

 

EMBA-NY: Friday/Saturday >

August 2014 Entry
Early Decision: Mar. 19, 2014
Regular Decision: Jun. 4, 2014

 

All deadlines are 11:59 p.m. EST on the date listed.

 

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The Columbia Core Curriculum is informed by thought leadership from the world’s leading-edge business environment. Our faculty's groundbreaking research influences business practices in every sector while our curriculum develops leaders who can create opportunity in any situation.

In an MBA program at the very center of business, you’ll learn to respond dynamically to any challenge. You'll gain the skills you need to succeed in a fast-moving, competitive business environment and see how to create opportunities where they once seemed impossible. At Columbia, at the heart of New York City, you’ll learn it all from the most influential figures in industry today.

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MBA
Entry: August '14
Merit Fellowship Deadline: 1/8/14
Final: 4/9/14

EMBA: Saturday
Early: 1/15/14
Final: 2/26/14

EMBA: Friday/Saturday
Early: 3/19/14
Final: 6/4/14

Did you Know?

37%

of the 2012 incoming class were international students

 

41,000

alumni in the Columbia Business School network

 

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