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Designed for high-achieving executives interested in earning a world-class MBA without leaving their jobs, the Columbia Business School Executive MBA Program, through its cutting-edge curriculum, flexible design, and incomparable network, imparts the skills and mindset that create lifelong opportunities and enable success in any field.

To better accommodate the needs of busy professionals, Columbia’s Executive MBA Program offers three scheduling options for completing this rigorous program: EMBA-New York Friday/Saturday, EMBA-New York Saturday, and EMBA-Americas. Also, through partnerships with London Business School and the University of Hong Kong, students have the opportunity to pursue Columbia Business School’s world-class MBA on three continents.

Students from all the School’s EMBA offerings come together at points during the program, capitalizing on the global connections and perspectives that arise from a diverse array of faculty members and students.

Core Options

Friday/Saturday Option

The Friday/Saturday option begins in late August. Classes run from 8:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. approximately every other Friday and Saturday. Two residency weeks are required, as is employer sponsorship of time. Employer financial sponsorship is not required, though it is welcome. Learn more about the Friday/Saturday option.

Saturday Option

With a start date in May, the Saturday option meets from 8:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. weekly on Saturdays. Three residency weekends are required in the first year. Employer sponsorship of time is not required, while employer financial sponsorship is welcome, though not required. Learn more about the Saturday Option.

EMBA-Americas

Designed for executives living throughout the United States, Canada, and Latin America, Columbia EMBA-Americas is the newest addition to Columbia Business School’s Executive MBA Program. EMBA-Americas runs for five terms over 20 months and meets approximately once a month, in a weeklong format, primarily in New York City. During the first year, students will also have weeklong meetings in Silicon Valley, Toronto, and São Paulo. Learn more about EMBA-Americas.

EMBA Programs Fri/Sat Saturday Americas
Total number of terms to complete the program 5 6 5
Total number of months to complete the program 20 24 20
Number of terms for the core 2 3 2
Number of required core courses 14 14 14

* Each term is approximately four months.

Electives

Upon completion of the core curriculum, all Columbia EMBA students embark upon the electives portion of the program. Over the last three terms, students choose from a vast array of elective offerings.

In addition to electives offered on the respective regularily scheduled class weekends, students also take international seminars and weeklong global elective. Additionally, EMBA students have the option of enrolling in electives offered by the Full-Time MBA Program, as well as at other graduate schools at the University.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Saturday, October 25 -Uris Hall, Room 140
EMBA Portfolio Information Session >

Saturday, November 1 - Uris Hall, Room 326
EMBA Portfolio 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.

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Application Deadlines

EMBA-Americas >

January 2015 Entry
Regular Decision: October 29, 2014

 

EMBA-NY Saturday >

May 2015 Entry
Early Decision: January 12, 2015
Regular Decision: March 2, 2015

 

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

 

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Since 1916, Columbia Business School has lived at the heart of the business world, New York City, building symbiotic relationships with leading innovators and global trendsetters and offering students exposure to the very pulse of industry.

Today, we continue to enjoy daily insights from the influential figures driving current practices. Our renowned faculty members are leaders in their fields, producing groundbreaking research across areas, and our worldwide alumni network continues to grow and impact change. At the Business School today, we’re celebrating our place at the very center of it all.

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The Core: Experience the Impact of Knowledge

The Columbia Core Curriculum imparts unparalleled perspectives that inspire and challenge, and connect the dots to success.

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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: January '15
Final: 10/8/14

Entry: August '15
Early: 10/8/14
Merit Fellowship Deadline: 1/7/15
Final: 4/15/15

EMBA-Americas
Final: 10/29/14

EMBA-New York Saturday
Early: 1/12/15
Final: 3/2/15

EMBA-New York Fri/Sat
Early: 3/18/15
Final: 6/3/15

Did you Know?

38%

of the 2014 incoming class were non-US citizens

 

41,000

alumni in the Columbia Business School network

 

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