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Designed for high-achieving executives interested in earning a world-class MBA without leaving their jobs, the Columbia Business School Executive MBA Program, through its cutting-edge curriculum, flexible design, and incomparable network, imparts the skills and mindset that create lifelong opportunities and enable success in any field.
To better accommodate the needs of busy professionals, Columbia’s Executive MBA Program offers three scheduling options for completing this rigorous program: EMBA-New York Friday/Saturday, EMBA-New York Saturday, and EMBA-Americas. Also, through partnerships with London Business School and the University of Hong Kong, students have the opportunity to pursue Columbia Business School’s world-class MBA on three continents.
Students from all the School’s EMBA offerings come together at points during the program, capitalizing on the global connections and perspectives that arise from a diverse array of faculty members and students.
The Friday/Saturday option begins in late August. Classes run from 8:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. approximately every other Friday and Saturday. Two residency weeks are required, as is employer sponsorship of time. Employer financial sponsorship is not required, though it is welcome. Learn more about the Friday/Saturday option.
With a start date in May, the Saturday option meets from 8:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. weekly on Saturdays. Three residency weekends are required in the first year. Employer sponsorship of time is not required, while employer financial sponsorship is welcome, though not required. Learn more about the Saturday Option.
Designed for executives living throughout the United States, Canada, and Latin America, Columbia EMBA-Americas is the newest addition to Columbia Business School’s Executive MBA Program. EMBA-Americas runs for five terms over 20 months and meets approximately once a month, in a weeklong format, primarily in New York City. During the first year, students will also have weeklong meetings in Silicon Valley, Toronto, and São Paulo. Learn more about EMBA-Americas.
|Total number of terms to complete the program||5||6||5|
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* Each term is approximately four months.
Upon completion of the core curriculum, all Columbia EMBA students embark upon the electives portion of the program. Over the last three terms, students choose from a vast array of elective offerings.
In addition to electives offered on the respective regularily scheduled class weekends, students also take international seminars and weeklong global elective. Additionally, EMBA students have the option of enrolling in electives offered by the Full-Time MBA Program, as well as at other graduate schools at the University.
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.
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