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Who

Columbia Business School’s Executive MBA Program is designed for professionals who have demonstrated career achievements and leadership potential.

Students enter the program with a wide variety of work experience in industries ranging from banking and healthcare to law, media, and nonprofit work. More than half will have their EMBA partially or fully sponsored by supportive employers who know they will get an exceptional return on their investment.

How

Attend an information session to learn more about getting the right recommendations, taking the GMAT, requesting sponsorship, and other details you’ll need before you apply. Our admissions team is also here to support you through the application process.

When all your materials are ready, submit your application securely, entirely online, including your transcripts and recommendations.

When

The Admissions Office reviews candidates on a rolling basis, which means applicants do not have to wait until after the application deadline to receive a decision. It is always advantageous for you to submit your application as early as possible. For more detailed information, see our application requirements.

For more detail on the timing of applications for specific EMBA tracks, as well as our early decision options, see our Application Deadlines page.

If you are reapplying to the School or want information on pre-enrollment requirements, visit our Admissions FAQ.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Saturday, August 8 - Uris Hall, Room 142
EMBA Information Session >

Thursday, August 13 - Uris Hall, Room 326
Special Event: Experience EMBA-Americas Information Session >

For a full list of upcoming EMBA-Global information sessions, both for EMBA-Global Americas and Europe and EMBA-Global Asia, please visit the EMBA-Global website.

Application Deadlines

 

EMBA-Americas >

January 2016 Entry
Regular Decision: October 28, 2015

 

EMBA-NY Saturday >

May 2016 Entry
Early Decision: January 13, 2016
Regular Decision: February 29, 2016

 

EMBA-NY Friday/Saturday >

August 2016 Entry
Early Decision: March 23, 2016
Regular Decision: June 1, 2016

 

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

Student Profiles

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Get to know past and present MBA and EMBA students and learn about their experiences as part of the Columbia Business School community.

VISIT STUDENT PROFILES >

 

Sponsorships

800

Over the past 30 years, the number of organizations that have sponsored Executive MBA students at Columbia Business School as a means of investing in — and retaining — their most valued employees and thus making an investment in the future of their firms.

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MBA
Entry: January '16
Final: 10/7/15

Entry: August '16
Early: 10/7/15
Merit Fellowship Deadline: 1/6/16
Final: 4/13/16

EMBA-Americas
Final: 10/28/15

Applications for EMBA-NY Sat and EMBA-NY Fri/Sat will become available in early August.

Did you Know?

38%

of the 2014 incoming class were non-US citizens

 

42,000

alumni in the Columbia Business School network

 

find out what the CBS community is thinking

 

 

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