Global Banking Program:
Fintech | Digital | Analytics

Columbia Business School's Global Banking Program is a nine-month multimodular program that will provide executives with a comprehensive understanding of Global Markets, Strategic Management, Fintech and Digital Transformation and Customer Strategy. Upon completion of the Global Banking Program, participants will be awarded the Certificate in Business Excellence from Columbia Business School Executive Education.

Global Banking Program: Fintech | Digital | Analytics

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Global Banking Program

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

9 month learning journey9

Month learning journey

15+ Faculty & practitioners15+

Faculty & practitioners

20+ Topics covered20+

Topics covered

1 Capstone Project1

Capstone Project

3 Classroom immersions across 2 locations3

Classroom immersions
across 2 locations


Alumni Benefits

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



  • Banks and Fintech Integration
  • Cryptocurrency and Blockchain
  • Practical Fintech
  • Fintech and its impact on Banking Functions
  • Blockchain, Crypto assets, and their impact

Strategy and Execution

  • Value Investing
  • Growth Mindset
  • Stress Testing
  • Financial Intermediation
  • Risk Management: Market/Liquidity

Global Markets

  • Global Economic Environment
  • Market Microstructure
  • Capital Markets—Debt and Sovereign
  • Central Banking
  • Banking Regulation
  • Securitization
  • Algorithmic Trading

Customer Centricity

  • Customer Experience in Financial Services
  • Marketing of Financial Services
  • Retail and Business Banking

Digital Transformation

  • Digital Transformation
  • Digital Innovation


  • Analytics, Big Data
  • Business Analytics

Project Work

  • Project Definition
  • Project Work
  • Final Project Presentations
Note: Sessions are subject to change based on faculty availability

meet the faculty

Suresh Sundaresan
Suresh Sundaresan
Faculty Director

Suresh Sundaresan has published in the areas of Treasury auctions, bidding, default risk, habit formation, term structure of interest rates, asset pricing, investment theory, pension asset allocation, swaps, options, forwards, futures, fixed-income securities markets, and risk management.

Note: Faculty is subject to change

Participant Profile

Participants might come from large or medium-sized banking and financial services companies or Fintech startups. The program will help talented leaders prepare to take on larger, critical roles within the banking and Fintech industries.

Participants are expected to have:


*Past participants have come from the marked geographical areas

Participant Testimonials

Program Schedule

Module Date Location
Online Coursework January 2021–March 2021 Online module
Module 1 March 29–April 2, 2021 New York City
Project work April–May 2021 Live online
Module 2 June 21–25, 2021 London
Project work June–August 2021 Live online
Module 3 September 20–24, 2021 New York City

Application Deadlines And Program Fee

Round Date Application Fees
Round 4 Sep 22, 2020 600 USD
Round 5 Oct 27, 2020 600 USD
Program Fee: 29,000 USD


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