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Columbia Business School’s Executive MBA Program attracts talented professionals who want to deepen and broaden their impact on the world of business. Responding to today’s quickly evolving business environment, Columbia Business School created the EMBA-New York Saturday option for high-potential professionals to pursue the MBA degree without imposing on their time in the office.

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“My company was very supportive of my pursuit of an MBA program and is even helping sponsor me, but I just couldn’t afford to be out of the office on Fridays. Saturdays are much more negotiable, and I’m so glad Columbia offers that option for students who still want a top-notch experience.”
—Charon Darris '13


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Ideal for those whose careers are accelerating rapidly or who work in fast-changing industries, where time away can result in missed opportunities, the Saturday option offers the same curriculum, instruction, and networking power as the School’s other paths to the MBA — but requires no time away from the workplace.

Key Features

  • Meets weekly on Saturdays, except holidays and breaks.
  • Runs for six terms over 24 months, beginning in May.
  • Employer sponsorship — either through time off or financial support — is welcomed, though not required.
  • Features the same collaborative, supportive cluster system as other EMBA programs.
  • Upon completing the core curriculum, Saturday students can choose electives from our Saturday menu of elective courses or any other elective offered at the school.
  • Full access to the wealth of benefits offered by the Career Management Center.

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Application Deadlines

EMBA-NY: Saturday >

May 2014 Entry
Early Decision: Jan. 15, 2014
Regular Decision: Feb. 26, 2014


EMBA-NY: Friday/Saturday >

August 2014 Entry
Early Decision: Mar. 19, 2014
Regular Decision: Jun. 4, 2014


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


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Entry: August '14
Merit Fellowship Deadline: 1/8/14
Final: 4/9/14

EMBA: Saturday
Early: 1/15/14
Final: 2/26/14

EMBA: Friday/Saturday
Early: 3/19/14
Final: 6/4/14

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