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Never Enter a Partnership Lightly.

Always demand proof of success. With Columbia Business School Executive Education, you enter a proven partnership that puts you At the Very Center of Business.™

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What Will You Bring to the Table?

You’re already successful in what you do because you’re always thinking about what else you can bring to your role. When you partner with us, you will bring your expertise, goals, business challenges, and drive for continuous growth and transformation.

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of executives said Columbia Business School Executive Education is pertinent to succeeding in today’s rapidly changing business climate.*

What Will We Bring to the Table?

Here, your business challenge is the subject. You will bring your personal case project and return to work with an action plan in hand. The perspective and cognitive diversity of your professors and your cohorts will prove invaluable for years to come.


of senior executives felt better prepared to solve their business challenges after coming to Columbia Business School Executive Education.*

Ways to Partner

Open Enrollment Programs

Our open enrollment portfolio is ever-evolving to meet the current needs of today’s business leaders. Choose from more than 50 programs—in person and online—based on your individual and organizational development goals.

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Program Offerings

Advanced Management Program

Senior executives take a 27-day journey of intellectual, personal, and professional growth with a curriculum centered around three pillars: strategic thinking, authentic leadership, and decisive execution.

Executive Development Program

This program’s MBA-inspired curriculum enables mid- to upper-level executives to develop their critical business foundations while building superior leadership skills in only two weeks.

Programs in Social Enterprise

Nonprofit organizations face greater complexity than ever before with even more limited resources. Here, nonprofit leaders gain strategic management and leadership skills to develop actionable plans. Behind every great cause is a great leader.

Programs in Leadership, Strategy, Finance, and Marketing

Our short-format, topic-focused programs are designed to help you address your specific business challenges and provide a learning experience that produces immediate and long-term results.

Certificate Paths

Certificate in Business Excellence

Earn your Certificate in Business Excellence by completing a total of 18 days of programming within a four-year period and receive select alumni benefits, including access to a powerful 46,000-person network.

Certificate in Business Specialty

Earn your Certificate in Management, Finance, Leadership, Marketing, Social Enterprise, or Strategy when you complete 13 days of programming within a four-year period, with eight of those days in one subject area.

Custom-Designed Programs

Our custom-designed programs are developed in partnership with your organization to meet its leadership and development needs.

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Your Culture

Our team tailors the program structure and content to align with your organization’s unique culture, vision, and challenges.

Our Approach

Designed to bring executives a unique mix of pedagogical rigor, content, and frameworks, our programs combine active case application, role-playing, group discussion, and focused lectures—so you can return with actionable strategies to change behaviors and organizational outcomes.

Collaborative Design

A Columbia Business School faculty director partners with you to establish program objectives, recruit specific faculty members, lay out the road map, and adapt in real time.

Sustainable Solutions

The outcome is strategic approaches that allow you to deliver on your company’s mission with impact.

Online Programs

With our online programs, you’ll achieve a return on learning without ever having to leave your home or office.

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These are not just online courses.

This is technology putting you at the center of business. You’ll meet other executives where they are and connect with faculty members, subject matter experts, and a vast community of leaders.

A growing portfolio of online programs—run by us and in partnership with other organizations—ensures that you have the access to the learning and development you need, when you need it.

You’ll obtain strategic and global leadership essentials and access the thought leadership of our acclaimed faculty members and industry experts outside of the classroom or conference center.

*All statistics on this page are sourced from the 2018 Columbia Business School Executive Education Global Past Participant Survey.