EMBA Scheduling Options
To best accommodate the needs of busy professionals, Columbia’s Executive MBA Program offers three scheduling options for completing this rigorous program, allowing students from all over the world to find a way to access this world-class MBA without leaving their jobs.
* Each term is approximately four months
The Friday/Saturday option begins in late August. Classes run from 8:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. approximately every other Friday and Saturday. Two residency weeks are required, as is employer sponsorship of time. Employer financial sponsorship is not required, though it is welcome.
With a start date in May, the Saturday-only option meets from 8:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. weekly on Saturdays. Three residency weekends are required in the first year. Employer sponsorship of time is not required, while employer financial sponsorship is welcome, though not required.
Designed for executives living throughout the United States, Canada, and Latin America, Columbia EMBA-Americas is the newest addition to Columbia Business School’s Executive MBA Program. EMBA-Americas runs for five terms over 20 months and meets approximately once a month, in a weeklong format, primarily in New York City. During the first year, students will also have weeklong meetings in Silicon Valley, Toronto, and Sao Paulo. Visit the Columbia EMBA-Americas web page for more information.
Upon completion of the core curriculum, all Columbia EMBA students embark upon the electives portion of the program. Over the last three terms, students choose from a vast array of elective offerings. In addition to electives offered on the respective regularily scheduled class weekends, students also take international seminars and block week courses. Additionally, EMBA students have the option of enrolling in electives offered by the Full-Time MBA Program as well as at other graduate schools at the University.