Executive Program in Management

Columbia Business School's Executive Program in Management is an intensive, nine-month, multi-modular, Ivy League learning journey that is aimed at helping leaders scale new heights in their careers.
Participants use the dynamic city of New York as a hub to study leadership and management, strategy and innovation, and global business acumen from Columbia Business School's world-renowned faculty and industry practitioners.

Executive Program in Management

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Executive Program in Management

We are closely monitoring the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and have advanced virtual sessions to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of the entire community. We are committed to providing you with the most current information available about the program. Our aim is to ensure the academic integrity and learning experience of the program that you are applying for.

Every effort is being made to deliver programs as planned but contingencies may be implemented in order to continue to deliver an outstanding academic experience in a safe learning environment.

Program Highlights


In-Class Immersions


Learning Themes


Session Topics


Hours of Learning


Faculty and
Guest Speakers


Career Coaching



Leadership and

  • Crisis Leadership
  • Leading Change
  • Values Leadership
  • Negotiation and Decision Making
  • Persuasion and Influencing
  • Social Styles
  • Communication and Conflict
  • Flexible Thinking
  • Executing Vision
  • Cultivating a Growth Mindset: Prevention vs. Promotion-Focused Motivation Systems
  • Leadership Lessons from Game of Thrones

Strategy and Innovation

  • Strategic Intuition
  • The Strategic Learning Cycle
  • Discovery Driven Growth
  • Strategic Planning
  • Evolution of Multi-National and Supply Chain Management
  • Seeing Around Corners: The New Strategy Playbook
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking and Leadership
  • Design Thinking and Innovation
  • Artificial Intelligence

Global Business

  • Global Economic Environment
  • Globalization of Services
  • Business Analytics
  • Thinking Globally
  • Corporate Governance
  • Quantitative Intuition
  • Internet of Things
  • Fintech

Digital Strategies
For Business

  • Five Domains of Digital Transformation
  • Customer Networks and the New Path to Purchase Platform Business Models
  • Coopetition, Disintermediation, and Asymmetric Competitors Building Data as a Strategic Asset for Your Business
  • Big Data at Work: New Data, New Tools, and Templates of Value
Note: Sessions are subject to change based on faculty availability

Participant Profile

Participants might come from large or medium-sized organizations. The Executive Program in Management will help talented leaders prepare to take on larger, more critical roles. All the key elements of the Executive Program in Management experience—the professors, the content, peer interactions, and application exercises, etc.—are designed specifically for executives with:


Others include: Agriculture, Civil construction, ECommerce, Education, Electronics/Hardware, Industrial Goods, Telecommunications, Tourism/Hospitality, Transportation/Logistics
Note: Data from across previous cohorts
Geographic Locations
Geographic Locations

Program Schedule

Module Date Location
Pre Program Preparation Oct 2020 Online
Module 1 Oct–Dec 2020 Live Online Sessions
Module 2 Dec 2020–Feb 2021 Online Module
Module 3 Mar 8–12, 2021 New York City
Module 4 Mar–Apr 2021 Live Online Sessions
Module 5 Apr–Jun 2021 Online Module
Module 6 Jun 14–18, 2021 New York City


  • Inclusions: Program Materials, Coffee Breaks, and Lunches
  • Exclusions: Travel Costs and Accommodation


Round Date Application Fees
Round 1 Jul 7, 2020 300 USD
Round 2 Aug 4, 2020 400 USD
Round 3 Sep 3, 2020 500 USD
Round 4 Sep 22, 2020 600 USD
Program Fee: 28,000 USD

meet the faculty

Murray B, Low
Murray B. Low
Faculty Director, Executive Program in Management

An experienced entrepreneur and a leading authority on entrepreneurship in independent, corporate, and not-for-profit settings. As the founder of the Columbia Entrepreneurship Program, he has worked to make entrepreneurship a viable career option for MBA graduates. As the Co-Director of IE@Columbia, he has worked with faculty, students, and staff across the University to spread innovation and entrepreneurship.

Note: Faculty is subject to change

Alumni Benefits

Participants receive these select Columbia Business School alumni benefits upon completing the program:

Participant Testimonials

Frequently Asked Questions

Columbia Business School's Executive Program in Management is an intensive, nine-month, multi-modular, Ivy League learning journey that is aimed at helping leaders scale new heights in their careers. Participants receive select Columbia Business School Alumni benefits upon completion of the program.

The Executive Program in Management at Columbia Business School is aimed at leadership development and imparting general management skills to address to the needs of senior executives. Participants come from diverse backgrounds and different countries with a minimum of 10 years of work experience.

Columbia Business School's Executive Program in Management is structured as a combination of online and offline modules. Participants travel twice to the iconic Columbia campus in New York City to understand emerging global markets.
Columbia Business School's Executive Program in Management is structured around four key pillars - Leadership and Management, Strategy and Innovation, Global Business Acumen and Digital Strategies for Business. Participants combine theory and practice by working on a Group Project to apply their learning to real–world business challenges guided by the expertise of a Columbia faculty member and coach.
Applicants to the Executive Program in Management must submit an online application form including essays based on their professional journey as well as two professional references. The application fees vary by rounds - applying earlier help your chances of being accepted into the program.
Unlike an EMBA, the Executive Program in Management is ideal for more experienced candidates who are keen to take on leadership roles in their organizations.
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