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What can you expect from a Columbia Business School Executive MBA program? It’s all about community. Hear from four recent EMBA alumni on how the Executive MBA program exceeded their expectations and changed their lives. What surprised them most? The incredibly demanding, highly supportive environment that added immeasurable value to their experience..
Make a far greater impact. It happens — sooner than you think. You’re earning your MBA at Columbia and suddenly you’re infusing your industry with new ideas, offering better approaches, and making an indelible mark. Here’s what makes our Executive MBA the best experience for high-achieving professionals:
Theory in Practice
Learn new skills on Saturday. Apply them at the office on Monday. How does that happen? It begins with faculty members who inspire you with new perspectives on pressing business issues. It happens when you share your own work challenges and benefit from the collective knowledge in the classroom. As you and your learning team work in collaboration, the problem-solving isn’t just academic. Get set! Your value at the office is about to rise.
Community Building Starts on Day One
Columbia’s diverse, talented EMBA student body is one of the largest in the country, yet it is remarkably close-knit. From the moment you step into class, you begin to experience a supportive community. The cluster and learning team structure fosters connection, but that’s not all. There are plenty of opportunities to connect with students in other EMBA programs and also with Full-Time MBA students. The relationships you make form a true network for years to come.
New York City Access
When you become part of Columbia, you become part of its special relationship with New York City. The city’s energy fuels our community with ideas and provides access to exceptional faculty members and practitioners. Sought-after thought leaders give of their time and talents through our Executives in Residence Program, speaking engagements, and conferences.
An Entrepreneurial Mindset
Our courses embrace a philosophy of individual initiative. No matter what your field, whether your firm is big or small, you will catch the entrepreneurial spirit — and it will serve you, enabling you to identify, value, and capture opportunity throughout your career.
Our Alumni Network Is Your Strength
From day one, you will be connected to 44,000-plus alumni who work in more than 100 countries, often at the top of their fields. No alumni network is more accessible or passionate about connecting than those who share the Columbia Business School experience. Alumni make themselves available through mentoring, lectures, internships, and much more. This will benefit you, your company, and your career for years to come.
Career Tools for Executives
Our Career Management Center (CMC) supports you and your classmates with a team dedicated to meeting the needs of executives in our program. The CMC team understands the unique challenges of EMBA students. Whether you want to advance within your company or steer a whole new career path, CMC will be there for you, providing strategic tools and guidance every step of the way.
Incredibly Demanding, Highly Supportive
As an executive, you’re used to demands and responsibilities. Yet, it can be challenging to harness your energies and stay focused on school. That’s why we have a dedicated staff member to help you navigate the program. We also offer services to make your daily life run smoothly: Free textbook delivery to your home or office, catered meals and snacks every class day, drop-off technical support for laptops, free tutoring services, and recorded and live-streamed review sessions.
Whether you’re stretched in multiple directions or living in another time zone, Columbia’s Executive MBA Program offers a solution with its scheduling options. Our program enables you to stay in your job. Block weeks and international seminars make it possible to live anywhere in the world and still earn a world-class MBA from the only Ivy League business school in New York City.