Columbia Business School’s Executive MBA (EMBA) Program gives professionals with real-world experience the skills they need to achieve as leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Our strategic, cross-disciplinary approach combines cutting-edge research with active, application-based coursework and an emphasis on collaborative learning.
The Columbia MBA Experience
There is only one Columbia MBA. And as an EMBA student, you become part of the singular Columbia MBA experience. All Columbia Business School MBA students share the same faculty members, complete the same core curriculum, and spend the same number of hours in class. And all of our students are held to the same high standards.
A Flexible Structure
EMBA students enjoy a unique benefit: a flexible structure. The program is designed to fit your professional and personal life, with a schedule that requires minimal time away from the workplace, allowing you to keep your education and career on track without missing any opportunities. Columbia offers students the unique option of meeting either weekly on Saturdays or every other week on both Fridays and Saturdays while completing the core curriculum in the first year. As students enter the second year of the program, they gain access to one of the largest slates of electives of any EMBA program in the country.
A Strong Community
EMBA students at Columbia Business School are part of a diverse, vibrant, and supportive community. Our cluster system and learning teams help foster connections that begin in the classroom and last throughout your career. Through interactions with our partner programs at London Business School and the University of Hong Kong, all of our students expand their global perspectives and gain connections to classmates around the world.
Benefits Now and For a Lifetime
Columbia’s EMBA Program offers benefits now and for a lifetime. You can apply what you learn in the classroom immediately and bring your work challenges to class. During the program, a dedicated team provides career support and coaching. Upon graduation, you gain access to our alumni network: a powerful resource of more than 40,000 graduates spread across more than 100 countries. And you will have the tools necessary to create and seize opportunities in a constantly changing global market, now and at every stage of your career.