This application is for the inaugural cohort of EC-America 2022-2023
Part 1: Company Information
Part 2: Participant 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:
- What are the main challenges facing your company at the moment?
- At this point, 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 and what are your primary goals?
Part 5: Terms and Conditions of Enrollment
When you enroll in the EC-America Program, you are subject to the terms and conditions of Columbia Business School Executive Education Cancellation Policies and EC-America Academic Policies. These are outlined below.
All notification of withdrawals and substitutions must be sent in writing to the Deming Center. Up to 30 days before the start date of each phase of the program, payment will be 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-America 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-America 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 program. No transfers of EC-America program fees will be considered valid.
It is expected that students will successfully demonstrate the skills, tools, and perspectives introduced in the program through three program deliverables: a Process Improvement Project, which involves the creation, implementation, and evaluation of actionable strategies to improve company performance; a Business Growth Plan, which outlines both an immediate roadmap and an executable 5-year plan; and a final Case Study, which reports on the methods, projects, and results undertaken over the course of the program. Students who cannot demonstrate impact on their companies as the result of their Process Improvement Projects will not be asked to continue the program through Phase II. 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-America 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-America Academic Policies. Applications cannot be processed without this agreement.