Global Banking Program:
Fintech | Digital | Analytics

The Global Banking Program from Columbia Business School Executive Education is a nine-month multimodal program that will provide executives with a comprehensive understanding of global markets, strategic management, fintech, 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.

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Program Highlights

9 Months Learning Journey9

Months Learning Journey

15+ Faculty and Practitioners15+

Faculty and Practitioners

20+ Topics20+


1 Capstone Project1

Capstone Project

2 Classroom Immersions2

Classroom Immersions


Alumni Benefits



  • Banks and Fintech Integration
  • Cryptocurrency and Blockchain
  • Practical Fintech
  • Fintech and Its Impact on Banking Functions
  • Blockchain and Applications
  • Cryptoassets and Impact

Strategy and Execution

  • ESG Investing
  • Growth Mindset
  • Stress Testing
  • Financial Intermediation
  • Risk Management

Global Markets

  • Global Economic Environment
  • Globalization
  • Capital Markets — Debt and Sovereign
  • Central Banking
  • Banking Regulation
  • Securitization

Artificial Intelligence

  • Customer Service in the Age of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence: Financial Services and Beyond

Digital Transformation

  • Digital Transformation
  • Digital Innovation


  • Analytics and Big Data
  • Business Analytics
  • The Ethics of Personal Data

Project Work

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

meet the faculty

Pierre Yared
Pierre Yared
Vice Dean, Executive Education;
MUTB Professor of International Business, Economics Division

Pierre Yared is the MUTB Professor of International Business and the vice dean for Executive Education at Columbia Business School. His research, which has been published in leading academic journals, focuses on macroeconomic policy, political economy, and growth.

Note: Faculty are subject to change

Participant Profile

The goal of this program is to prepare talented leaders to take on larger and more critical roles within the banking, financial services, fintech, and consulting industries. Participants might come from large or medium-sized organizations as well as startups.

All the key elements of the program experience — the professors, content, peer interactions, and application exercises — are designed specifically for executives with:


*Past participants have come from the marked geographical areas

Program Schedule

Module Date Location
Module 1 Part 1: May 9–13, 2022
Part 2: June 6–10, 2022
Live Online
Project work June–July 2022 Online
Online Module on Blockchain in Business July–August 2022 Online
Module 2 October 3–7, 2022 New York City
Project work October 2022–January 2023 Online
Module 3 February 6–10, 2023 New York City
Note: Order of sessions is subject to change and based on faculty availability. In case you are unable to travel for the in-person module/s due to prevailing COVID-19 travel restrictions/concerns, there will be a live-streaming option available.

Application Deadlines and Fees

Round Date Application Fees
Round 1 March 3, 2022 US$300
Round 2 April 7, 2022 US$400
Program Fee: US$29,000


  • Inclusions: program materials, coffee breaks, and lunches
  • Exclusions: travel costs and accommodation
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