Executive Program in Management

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In partnership with
Eruditus Executive Education

Module dates are:
Module I: November 11–15, 2019 (New York)
Module II: January 20–24, 2020 (Dubai)
Module III: June 8–12, 2020 (New York)
Virtual Sessions: December 2019–May 2020

“This program has been very enriching and given me cutting-edge knowledge of leadership, strategy, and finance. The faculty has been highly inspiring and the teaching most captivating. Its worth any spend for someone who wants to add to or sharpen their current background to gain a distinct peer advantage — the Columbia advantage!”
– Past Participant John Matthew, SVP & Head of Client Services, HDFC AMC

Executive Program in Management

Columbia Business School’s Executive Program in Management is an intensive, eight-month, multi-modular general management and leadership program that is aimed at helping leaders scale new heights in their careers. Senior Executives begin in the fall by spending an immersion week at Columbia’s New York Campus. This is followed by an immersion week in Dubai where the focus shifts to entrepreneurial leadership and operations. Participants then return to the campus again in Spring 2018 for a week long immersion. Between these three immersions, executives receive faculty lectures through virtual delivery, continue work on designated personal and business projects and start putting their learning into action. There are also online programs as well as a virtual component to maintain the class connection and community, and share learning and reflections that reinforce bridging theory to practice.

The Career Management sessions are integrated into the program to help participants think about how they can plan their careers strategically. For many this might mean a career transition; for others it might mean exploring larger roles with their existing employers.

By exploring a wide variety of cutting edge management practices, through interaction with world renowned faculty, diverse peer interaction and action learning, participants emerge from the program stronger and more focused leaders, better equipped to take the next step in their leadership journey.

The Executive Program in Management is an exceptional way to:

  • Engage with Columbia Business School’s world class faculty around both their latest research and their experience in such areas as leadership, strategy and finance
  • Increase your network connections with experienced business people from a wide variety of cultures, nationalities and backgrounds
  • Understand the latest developments in global markets, emerging economies, financial institutions and finance
  • Combine theory and practice by working on application projects relevant to each participant
  • Establish lifelong connections to Columbia Business School by receiving select Columbia Business School alumni benefits

Program Partner: Eruditus Executive Education is the program partner for Columbia’s Executive Program in Management. Prospective participants with questions on the program are encouraged to contact them for further information by email (epm_columbia@eruditus.com) or phone +91-22- 61623112 (India) or +971 44302011 (Dubai) or +65 6871 4030 (Singapore).


Columbia’s Executive Program in Management is a general management program that is unique because it takes an integrated view on Leadership, Strategy, Global Business and Financial Acumen. Some of the key program benefits include:

  • Access to expert Columbia faculty who are world renowned experts in their fields.
  • Global knowledge and learning through faculty, cases and a diverse peer group.
  • Flexible program structure which minimizes time away from work.
  • Applied learning. Learn key concepts in an academic module, apply the same at your work place, and share learnings in the next module. Learn. Work. Learn.
  • New York as a leadership laboratory. As the financial capital of the world, the city will be leveraged for some interesting learning experiences.
  • Peer learning from a high quality group of co-participants who bring diverse experiences, cultures, nationalities and perspective to the classroom.



Upon completion of the program, executives earn the following select Columbia Business School alumni benefits:

  • A 25 percent tuition benefit for themselves and up to four colleagues each year for full-price Executive Education in-person programs lasting up to seven days and all full-price online programs
  • Global Columbia Business School alumni networking opportunities
  • Access to Columbia Business School Alumni Career Services resources, including access to unique career content, a job board, an online networking platform, the alumni directory, and more. Download the full list of resources
  • Lifetime Columbia Business School forwarding email address
  • Subscriptions to the Columbia Business alumni magazine
  • Eligibility to join a Columbia Business School alumni club. View the alumni clubs list


The academic content of the program will be delivered in a mix of classroom sessions in the New York campus and virtual sessions globally.

Leadership & Management

  • Your Leadership Journey
  • Leading Change
  • Values Leadership
  • Negotiation and Decision Making
  • Persuasion and Influencing
  • Social Styles
  • Communication and Conflict
  • Flexible Thinking
  • CSR Accounting
  • Executing Your Vision
  • Cultivating a Growth Mindset: Prevention vs Promotion-focused Motivation Systems

Strategy & Innovation

  • Global Economic Environment
  • Globalization of Services
  • Macroeconomics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Leading Across Cultures
  • Value Investing
  • Thinking Globally

Global Business & Financial Acumen

  • Global Economic Environment
  • The Changing Distribution of Global Power
  • Capital Markets
  • Emerging Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
  • Institutional Investment & Asset Allocation

Online Programs

  • Building and Managing a Customer Centric Organization
  • Leadership: People, Teams, and Organizations

In addition to classroom sessions the program will incorporate many experiential sessions such as:

  • Leadership Jazz – using a live Jazz session as a metaphor for leadership lessons
  • Personalized Assessment Tools
  • Welcome reception and a networking dinner
  • Reflection projects and mini application projects

Career Management
The career management section of the Executive Program in Management is designed to help senior executives evaluate their longterm career direction, start thinking about how to accelerate their career progress and help them take concrete steps to achieve their career goals. This module of the program is designed and delivered by Caroline Ceniza-Levine. Caroline will leverage her rich experience of working with executives globally in helping them achieve their career goals, in bringing concrete, actionable career management advce to participants of the program.

The career management module consists of 6 topics:

  • Personal Branding and Career "Insurance"
  • Career Assessment and Targeting/Goal Setting
  • Traditional Job Search Market (Headhunters and Job Postings)
  • How to set up Exploratory Meetings and Job Interviews with Hiring Managers
  • Offers and Onboarding: Due Diligence, Negotiation, and New Job Preparation
  • Personal Branding and Career “Insurance” – Assessment, Review and Action Plan

Participants will leave with a good sense of how to think strategically about their careers and also what steps to take today & tomorrow to achieve their goals.

Please note: Participants are responsible for their own career paths, no job search facilitation will be provided.

Topics are subject to change


Participants might come from large organizations or medium sized companies or even from startups. The Executive Program in Management will help talented leaders prepare to take on larger, critical roles. All the key elements of the Executive Program in Management experience – the professors, the content, peer interactions and application exercises etc. are designed specifically for executives with:

  • A minimum of 10+ years of work experience
  • International exposure is preferred
  • An urgent agenda for change
  • Confident fluency in written and spoken English

Typical Participant Mix

Geographic Spread

Years of Work Experience





Hear from Past Participants:



Murray B. Low
Faculty of Executive Education
Adjunct Professor of Management
Columbia Business School

Professor Low is an experienced entrepreneur and a leading authority on entrepreneurship in independent, corporate and not-for-profit settings. As the founder of the Columbia Entrepreneurship Program, he has worked to make entrepreneurship a viable career option for MBA graduates. As the Co-Director of IE@Columbia, he has worked with faculty, students and staff across the University to spread innovation and entrepreneurship. He has also lead initiatives to improve business education in developing countries, particularly in Africa. Low consults to both small and large companies, family businesses and not-for-profits. He teaches executive seminars in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation and makes frequent presentations to academic and industry groups. He has published widely in academic and practitioner journals and is a regular commentator in the media. He is an active advisor, board member and angel investor.

Read more about Professor Murray Low.

Program Faculty

Our 152 full-time faculty members stay on the cutting edge of business and education by routinely partnering with businesses in New York and across the globe to test, refine, and put new ideas into practice. They capitalize on their extensive experience in the corporate world to develop course content that addresses the conditions and challenges of today's business environment while anticipating tomorrow's business needs.

Working in our five main divisions – Accounting, Management, Marketing, Finance & Economics, and Decision, Risk, and Operations – or across divisions through our Cross-Disciplinary Areas in Competitive Strategy and Decision Making and Negotiations, faculty members give Columbia Business School students an extraordinary education that will prepare them to become exceptional leaders.

Bradley Philip Aspel
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business


Joann Baney
Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs


Bob Bontempo
Adjunct Professor of Business


Bruce Craven
Adjunct Associate Professor of Business


William Duggan
Senior Lecturer in Business


Paul Ingram
Kravis Professor of Business


Todd Jick
Senior Lecturer in Discipline in Business Management


Rita McGrath
Faculty, Executive Education


Stephan Meier
James P. Gorman Professor of Business


Ciamac Moallemi
Associate Professor, Decision, Risk, and Operations Division


Willie Pietersen
Professor of the Practice of Management


Shivaram Rajgopal
Roy Bernard Kester and T.W. Byrnes Professor of Accounting and Auditing


David Rogers
Faculty, Executive Education


Cliff Schorer
Faculty, Executive Education


Medini Singh
Senior Lecturer in Discipline in Business
Decision, Risk, and Operations


Pierre Yared
Professor of Business


Invaluable Adjuncts

To this exceptional group of full-time faculty members, we add in practitioners: adjunct professors who come to the School directly from the world of business (sometimes, just a short subway ride away). They apply real-life experiences to their teaching, creating precisely the right environment for students' professional and personal growth.

Top Executives

Our faculty assets don't stop there. The Executives in Residence program brings senior executives to the School to hold regular one-on-one advising sessions with students, as well as to teach classes, participate in student-run conferences, or organize informal lunches for groups of students with common interests.

Columbia Business School faculty members are world-renowned not only for generating new thinking in their fields but also for having a genuine impact on current business practices. Our professors routinely partner with businesses in New York and across the globe to test, refine, and implement new ideas for the ever-changing business landscape. Faculty members give you an insider's view into their industry and the tools you'll need to take those lessons into your chosen field.


Along with the above listed faculty, additional Columbia Business School faculty may contribute to and teach in the program. Faculty lineup is subject to change.


To succeed, leaders need to stay a step ahead of their competitors. That means looking for ideas in unexpected places, and absorbing them in original ways. EPM has a number of experiential class sessions to help participants create more organizational and professional value. Many of these sessions take advantage of our unique location, using New York City as a laboratory to study innovation, improvisation, and robust organizations. From Columbia University, we bring the finest relevant, cutting-edge research, so participants can engage promising ideas on improving performance before they become widely diffused. Below is just a sampling of what we do.

Leadership Jazz
Lessons for leadership can come from a variety of sources including the creative and performing arts. In this showcase session, we work with a live Jazz ensemble to introduce participants to the world of Jazz musicians. Using the Jazz experience as an organizing metaphor, participants consider the origins of Jazz – an art form born of conflict and crisis – and how lessons for leadership from a Jazz ensemble can help teams and organizations work better together.

The Biology of Leadership
In this session, participants will explore the impact of human biology on leadership skills. We will introduce research showing how one's levels of testosterone (a dominance hormone) and cortisol (a stress hormone) are related to leadership behaviors.

Participants will have the opportunity to get tested for these biomarkers and how we will discuss how testosterone and cortisol levels can be modified.

Alignment: Getting Everyone to Pull Together
Even the best strategy will fail if an organization isn't capable of executing it. We bring the latest ideas, from both expected and unexpected sources, on building an effective organization. For example, we bring research evidence from Columbia's Global Leadership Matrix project (www.gleam.org) on how networks can be used to create flexible and responsive organizations. Participants then use that information to analyze their own relational capabilities, and those of their organizations.

Organizing to Innovate
While it's important for an organization to execute a strategy, there also must be space to be inventive. In the EPM classroom, we meet with thought leaders, such as Rita McGrath and Bill Duggan, to discuss strategic innovation. We also examine innovation up close, allowing participants to practice the leadership and interaction patterns that encourage new ideas.

Leadership: From One into Many
At Columbia, we see leadership as helping others to do better. To do that, though, one also has to lead oneself. So to help participants impact their organizations, we also help them impact themselves. We discuss social styles and the lifeline journey, which help participants reflect and prioritize what they've learned and allow them to better manage their time, priorities, and focus back at work.

* Program location may vary. While the majority of our programs run on campus, some programs may run off campus in New York City.