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Columbia Business School’s Executive MBA Program is designed for professionals who have demonstrated career achievements and leadership potential.
Students enter the program with a wide variety of work experience in industries ranging from banking and healthcare to law, media, and nonprofit work. More than half will have their EMBA partially or fully sponsored by supportive employers who know they will get an exceptional return on their investment.
Attend an information session to learn more about getting the right recommendations, taking the GMAT, requesting sponsorship, and other details you’ll need before you apply. Our admissions team is also here to support you through the application process.
When all your materials are ready, submit your application securely, entirely online, including your transcripts and recommendations.
The Admissions Office reviews candidates on a rolling basis, which means applicants do not have to wait until after the application deadline to receive a decision. It is always advantageous for you to submit your application as early as possible. For more detailed information, see our application requirements.
For more detail on the timing of applications for specific EMBA tracks, as well as our early decision options, see our Application Deadlines page.
If you are reapplying to the School or want information on pre-enrollment requirements, visit our Admissions FAQ.
Upcoming Information Sessions
Saturday, August 8 - Uris Hall, Room 142
EMBA Information Session
Thursday, August 13 - Uris Hall, Room 326
Special Event: Experience EMBA-Americas 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.
January 2016 Entry
Regular Decision: October 28, 2015
May 2016 Entry
Early Decision: January 13, 2016
Regular Decision: February 29, 2016
August 2016 Entry
Early Decision: March 23, 2016
Regular Decision: June 1, 2016
All deadlines are 11:59 p.m. EST on the date listed.
Over the past 30 years, the number of organizations that have sponsored Executive MBA students at Columbia Business School as a means of investing in — and retaining — their most valued employees and thus making an investment in the future of their firms.
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