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EMBA-New York’s Friday/Saturday option has a curriculum identical to the Full-Time MBA Program and requires the same number of hours in the classroom. The return on investment begins immediately and lasts a lifetime.

Key Features

  • Meets biweekly on Friday and Saturdays, except holidays and breaks.
  • Employer sponsorship of time is required; financial sponsorship is welcomed, though not required.
  • Runs for five terms over 20 months, beginning in August.
  • Upon entering the program, students are grouped into clusters and learning teams, providing a holistic, real-world, and lasting education.
  • The Career Management Center features a team focused exclusively on EMBA students, providing access to live and online seminars, one-on-one coaching, and job listings specific for an experienced-level executive.
  • EMBA students select from one of the largest slates of electives, including biweekly classes, intensive weeklong courses, and international seminars held around the world. Students also have access to full-time MBA courses and courses at Columbia’s other top graduate schools.

Upcoming Information Sessions

Saturday, April 4 - Uris Hall, Room 301
Special Event: EMBA Career Management >

Saturday, April 18 - Uris Hall, Room 303
EMBA 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.

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Application Deadlines


EMBA-NY Friday/Saturday >

August 2015 Entry
Regular Decision: June 3, 2015


EMBA-Americas >

January 2016 Entry
Regular Decision: October 28, 2015


All deadlines are 11:59 p.m. EST on the date listed.

Special Concentration in Business Management

Special Concentration in Business Management

Applications for the Special Concentration in Business Management is now closed. It will reopen Spring of 2016. 

If you are interested in learning more about the Special Concentration, please take time to carefully review the program details and FAQ.

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Entry: January '15
Final: 10/8/14

Entry: August '15
Early: 10/8/14
Merit Fellowship Deadline: 1/7/15
Final: 4/15/15

EMBA-New York Saturday
Early: 1/12/15
Final: 3/2/15

EMBA-New York Fri/Sat
Early: 3/18/15
Final: 6/3/15

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