Programs for Organizations

Columbia Business School Executive Education’s custom programs blend scholarly research and practical approaches to address your organization’s specific challenges. We see custom programming as a partnership, collaborating to create an effective experience.

Design and Development

Each custom program is carefully designed to fulfill your organization’s specific needs. The process is iterative and comprised of four steps:

  • Step 1 The design and development begins with a needs assessment and contextual analysis of the challenges you are facing.
  • Step 2 The second phase is a collaborative effort among our faculty members, designated representatives from your organization, and the Columbia team. In a highly collaborative, iterative process, the Columbia Business School Executive Education team works with you to co-create custom curricula that meld the best ideas of both our faculty and client stakeholders.
  • Step 3 Design teams from your organization and Columbia Business School Executive Education then meet to determine the program’s structure which includes content and session structure such as case studies, simulations, and materials.
  • Step 4 After delivering the program, an evaluation and refinement process takes place in order to make the necessary adjustments for the next iteration.


In light of the current pandemic, our programs for organizations are fully virtual, offering the same interactivity and high-touch learning environment you would experience in person.

Virtual Format
Flexible schedules

Flexible schedules, providing you with broad access to our Columbia Business School faculty bench.

No travel constraints

No travel constraints, allowing you to optimize networking opportunities for your leaders across the globe.

Virtual breakout rooms

Virtual breakout rooms that create intimate settings for peer learning and project groups.

While current circumstances preclude in-person executive education programs, we have been heartened by the trust clients have placed in us to deliver programs virtually, and we are confident in our ability to provide you with a rewarding and beneficial learning experience in a virtual setting.

Case Studies


Find out how Columbia Business School helped a world-class hospital system build a leadership pipeline critical to patient-centered healthcare.

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See how this New Zealand utility company leveraged the intellectual power of Columbia Business School to develop top leadership skills and new mindsets for a changing industry.

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Graham Windham

Read how Columbia Business School empowers leaders at the nonprofit Graham Windham so they can help young New Yorkers and their families thrive.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

About Our Program Leadership Education and Development for Physicians (LEAD) Partnership with New York-Presbyterian

“The change in format from in person to fully virtual this year was seamless. The Columbia Business School faculty were creative and innovative. Although the learning platform was completely different than prior years, there was no change in participant engagement. In fact, all of our attending physicians were impressed and are excited to continue with the upcoming modules, whether virtual or in person. We look forward to continuing to work with Columbia Business School.”

— Alia Koch, Program Director at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

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About Our Partnership with the Africa Business School

“Participants in this transformative program grew more confident in their management, leadership, and communications skills, better equipped to assume leadership roles in their organization, and empowered to realize their full personal and professional potential. Columbia Business School Executive Education is fulfilling an important mission by shaping a generation of graduates who will help drive continued economic growth in Morocco and Africa”.

— Hicham El Habti, Provost of University Mohammed VI Polytechnique (UM6P), Morocco

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Client List

Select recent clients include:

Africa Business School

Center for Curatorial Leadership

China Construction Bank

Debevoise & Plimpton LLP


Deutsche Bank

Development Bank of Japan

Eruditus Executive Education

Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA)

First Eagle Investment Management



IPADE Business School


NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital

OCP Group

Proskauer Rose LLP

Simpson Thacher

Société Générale

Sun Yat-sen University

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Young Presidents’ Organization


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To inquire about custom programming for your organization, please visit our inquiry page. We’ll help you design the best course of action for you and your team.