The application for the EC-Africa Class of 2022 is now closed. If you are interested in learning more about the next class, please complete the interest form on this page.
Part 1: Company Information
Part 2: Participant's Information
Part 3: Assessment
Part 4: Letter of Intent
In the space below, include a Letter of Intent, which outlines your reasons for applying to this program. Please note this portion of the application is mandatory. Be sure to respond to the following questions:
- During this Columbia program, do you want to improve operations, add new products or services, expand to new markets or locations? Please specify.
- What are the main challenges that you face in your company at the moment?
- Which of these challenges do you intend to work on during the program?
- How do you see your organization evolving in the next 5 years?
Part 5: Terms and Conditions of Enrollment
When you enroll in the EC-Africa program, you are subject to the terms and conditions of Columbia Business School Executive Education Cancellation Policies and EC-Africa Academic Policies. These are outlined below.
All notification of withdrawals and substitutions must be sent in writing to the Chazen Institute. Up to 30 days before the start date of each phase of the program, payment is refunded in full. If written notification is not received prior to 30 days before the start of the program, 30% of the amount due for that phase is assessed to cover irrecoverable costs paid to service providers on the participant's behalf. Any withdrawals, substitutions, and transfers after the start of the program are subject to the sole discretion of the Faculty Director of the EC-Africa program and may result in relinquishment of up to 100% of the amount due for that phase.
Withdrawals. Notification of withdrawal must be received at least 30 days prior to the start date of each program phase to avoid penalty. Within 30 days of the start date, withdrawals are subject to 30% of the amount due. After the start of the program phase, any withdrawal will result in forfeiture of the full amount due.
Substitutions. All substitutions of participants are subject to the sole discretion of the Faculty Director of the EC-Africa program. Requests must be submitted with an application and will be reviewed based on applicant qualifications and time required to complete preparatory work. Substitutions within the same firm may only be made with the prior approval of the Faculty Director.
Transfers. Applicants cannot make transfers to any other Columbia Business School Executive Education or Endeavor program. No transfers of EC-Africa program fees will be considered valid.
It is expected that students will successfully demonstrate the skills, tools, and perspectives introduced in the program through two program deliverables: a Think Bigger Project, which may involve the creation, implementation, and evaluation of actionable strategies to improve company performance and/or grow the company; and a final Case Study, which reports how students attempted to grow their businesses throughout the program. Students who cannot demonstrate impact on their companies as the result of their project will not be able to graduate. These students will be refunded a portion of their program fee.
I, the undersigned, have read and understand Columbia Executive Education Cancellation Policies and EC-Africa Academic Policies. I agree to abide by these policies and to be responsible for and pay all fees.
By submitting this application, the applicant understands and agrees with Columbia Executive Education Cancellation Policies and EC-Africa Academic Policies. Applications cannot be processed without this agreement.