Executive Program in Management

Step up to strategic leadership

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Course Dates


April 9, 2025

Course Duration


6 Months
Online and In Person

Course Fee


US$28,000 and get a referral benefit US$150 application fee

Course Information Flexible payment available

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Leverage the Intersection of Leadership and Innovation

Digital technology and globalization are redefining leadership. Today’s leaders must be agile — capable of adapting to new business strategies, working across cultures, managing virtual teams, and taking on new responsibilities.

The Executive Program in Management from Columbia Business School Executive Education gives leaders a firsthand opportunity to develop a core set of advanced leadership skills that lie at the nexus of innovation, global business acumen, and digital business strategies. You will grow your proficiency and challenge your limits while expanding your ability to think innovatively.

Through in-person and online sessions, you will experience a curriculum that combines Columbia Business School Executive Education’s academic excellence with real-time exposure to the pulse of business in New York City, giving you the skills you need to scale new heights in your leadership career.

A Comprehensive Program Journey


Balance theory and practice through interactive sessions with Ivy League faculty and industry practitioners, gaining exclusive insights into management, leadership, and strategy.


Immerse yourself in the thriving business hub of New York City, acquire firsthand knowledge from leading experts at top organizations, and form a lifelong global network of peers.


Build real-world problem-solving experience through a capstone project that challenges you to apply core concepts to solve an existing problem at your organization.

What You Will Learn

  • Cultivate strategic leadership skills for visionary leadership with a global perspective that includes coaching and mentorship for high-performing teams
  • Enhance your decision-making capabilities by leveraging data analytics, strategic thinking, and ethical considerations for effective, timely decisions
  • Deepen your understanding of global business dynamics, including the complexities of cross-cultural management and operating in international markets
  • Grasp the intricacies of leading digital transformation initiatives by examining emerging technologies and their strategic implications
  • Develop and adapt business models to respond to market changes and capitalize on emerging opportunities
  • Manage and lead innovation initiatives, from idea generation to implementation, to ensure sustainable organizational innovation

Program Highlights

Program Benefits

Immersive Learning

Study innovation and disruptive models, and learn from leading industry practitioners in dynamic New York City.

Ivy League Faculty

Learn from Columbia Business School's Ivy League faculty, who are world-renowned experts in their fields and have engaged with some of the largest organizations in the world.

Capstone Project

Combine theory with practice in a group project by applying your learnings to real-world business challenges under the guidance of a Columbia Business School faculty coach.

Expertly Developed Curriculum

Learn and apply an integrated view of leadership, strategy, global business acumen, and digital business strategies through immersive sessions and case studies.

Global Peer Networking

Engage with experienced and accomplished global participants across sectors who bring diverse experiences, cultures, and perspectives to the classroom.

Select Alumni Benefits

Receive select Columbia Business School alumni benefits upon completion of the program and become part of a distinguished global community.

Comprehensive Curriculum

The Executive Program in Management offers a multimodal learning experience that imparts the essentials of high-level leadership in today’s dynamic business environment, including leading change, strategic intuition, and business analytics. Designed and led by Ivy League faculty, the comprehensive curriculum combines live online, online, and in-person sessions and exposes participants to a host of engaging online guest lectures with leading industry executives. The flexible format allows for peer-to-peer learning and experiential sessions that integrate real-world case studies and a group project.

    Technology has transformed how we work, requiring a novel approach to leadership. By covering key principles of modern leadership, this program will help you develop the knowledge you need to gain the support of your team, make higher-quality decisions, and elevate your leadership style. 

    • Leadership Journey
    • Leading Change
    • Leadership Values
    • Negotiation and Decision Making
    • Persuasion and Influence
    • Social Styles
    • Communication and Conflict
    • Flexible Thinking
    • Executing Vision
    • Cultivating a Growth Mindset: Prevention vs. Promotion-Focused Motivation Systems
    • Corporate Governance

    Success in the digital age requires a breakthrough approach. Through a holistic examination of strategy, this program equips you with fresh perspectives on and deep insights into implementing change, encouraging growth, and creating a long-term advantage.

    • Strategic Intuition
    • The Strategic Learning Cycle
    • Discovery-Driven Growth
    • Strategic Planning
    • Operations Strategy
    • Transient Advantage
    • Entrepreneurial Thinking and Leadership
    • Design Thinking and Innovation
    • Artificial Intelligence

    A wide range of forces are responsible for shaping today’s global business environment and, consequently, how organizations deliver their services. By gaining a deeper understanding of business analytics, corporate governance, quantitative intuition, and the Internet of Things, you will develop the capabilities needed to help your organization thrive in an integrated ecosystem.

    • Global Economic Environment
    • Globalization of Services
    • Macroeconomics
    • Behavioral Economics
    • Leading Across Cultures
    • Business Analytics
    • Thinking Globally

    Today’s leaders need strategies that work for the digital world. By diving into leadership fundamentals for the next generation organization, including the domains of digital transformation, digital customer behaviors, and innovation through experimentation, this program will prepare you to navigate any business scenario.

    • 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
    • Internet of Things
    • Fintech

Note: Session topics are subject to change.

Capstone Project

The capstone project is a key aspect of the program learning experience. As part of a small group, participants will apply their learnings from the online, live online, and on-campus sessions to solve a business problem.

The problem can be a real-world problem that a group member is facing in their organization or a new business idea that a group member is developing. This project will give you the opportunity to effectively tackle real-world organizational challenges using the tools, frameworks, and lessons learned in the program.

Meet the Faculty

Faculty Member Murray B. Low

Murray B. Low

Academic Director in Executive Education

Murray Low, faculty director of the Executive Program in Management, is 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 Master's in Business Administration (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. He has also led initiatives to improve business education in developing countries, particularly in Africa. Low provides consultations to small and large companies, family businesses, and not-for-profit organizations. He teaches executive seminars in the areas of entrepreneurship and innovation and makes frequent presentations to academic and industry groups. He has been published widely in academic and practitioner journals and is a regular commentator in the media. Low also is an active advisor, board member, and angel investor.

Contributing Faculty

Brad Aspel
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business Management

Robert Bontempo
Adjunct Professor of Business Management

William Duggan
Senior Lecturer in Business Management

Todd Jick
Senior Lecturer in Discipline in Business

Stephan Meier
James P. Gorman Professor of Business and Chair of Management Division

Pierre Yared
Senior Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Vice Dean, Executive Education

Joann Baney
Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs

Bruce Craven
Adjunct Associate Professor of Business Management

Paul Ingram
Kravis Professor of Business Management

Rita McGrath
Faculty of Columbia Business School Executive Education

Ciamac Moallemi
William Von Mueffling Professor of Business in Decision, Risk, and Operations

Willie Pietersen
Professor of the Practice of Management

David Rogers
Faculty of Columbia Business School Executive Education

Medini Singh
Senior Lecturer in Discipline in Business

Jerry Kim
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business Management Division

Moran Cerf
Adjunct Professor of Business Marketing Division

Note: Faculty are subject to change.

Select Alumni Benefits

Join Columbia Business School’s worldwide network of more than 47,000 alumni and receive select benefits, including:

  • Access to Columbia Business School Alumni Career Services resources
  • Invitations to alumni events and programs around the world
  • Global networking opportunities
  • An additional tuition benefit on eligible future programs
  • Lifetime Columbia Business School forwarding email address

Certificate in Business Excellence

Certificate in Business Excellence

Upon completion of the Executive Program in Management, participants are awarded the Certificate in Business Excellence from Columbia Business School Executive Education. The certificate is a recognition of their achievement and the investment they and their organization have made in their education and development.

As a Certificate in Business Excellence holder, you will receive a 25 percent tuition benefit for full-price Executive Education in-person programs lasting three and four days and all full-price online programs. Exclusions apply **

Certificate holders will also be awarded select Columbia Business School Alumni benefits.

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Your digitally verified certificate will be issued in your legal name and emailed to you, at no additional cost, upon completion of the program, including all modules of the program (online, in person, or live online, inter-module). All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of Columbia Business School Executive Education.

On-Campus Immersion and Networking

The enriching environment of the networking event provides participants with the invaluable opportunity to build a robust network with global executives who bring diverse experiences, cultures, and perspectives. Engaging in thoughtful discussions, they can exchange cutting-edge insights and knowledge that are integral in staying abreast of industry trends. The networking event showcases the vibrant community that participants of the Executive Program in Management become an invaluable part of.

Program Calendar

This six-month program journey features one in-class immersion module, two live online modules, and two multi-week online modules.

Pre-Work | April 2025
Program introduction session and pre-readings

Module 1 | April 14–18, 2025 | May 5–9, 2025 | Live Online
Five days - three hour live online sessions

Module 2 | May 12–July 3, 2025 | Online | Leadership — People, Teams, and Organizations
Seven weeks online

Module 3 | July 14–17, 2025 | Live Online
Four days - three hour live online sessions

Module 4 | July 21–October 3, 2025 | Online | Digital Strategies for Business
Eleven weeks online

Module 5 | October 13–17, 2025 | New York City*
Five days of on-campus immersion in New York City

Note: Sessions are subject to change.

Who Is It For?

The Executive Program in Management will help talented leaders prepare to take on larger and more critical roles. The program is ideal for you if you are:

  • A senior executive from a large or medium-sized organization preparing to take on a larger, more critical role
  • A general management leader seeking a deeper understanding of management, leadership, and strategy
  • A functional leader, including marketing, sales, finance, consulting, technology management, operations, or HR, aiming to advance into larger leadership roles

Eligibility criteria for the program include:

  • A minimum of 10 years of work experience
  • International exposure (preferred)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

Hear from Our Participants

Faculty Member Namita Phadnis

Namita Phadnis

Founder and Managing Partner, auctusESG

"With over two decades in management and leadership roles, I found this program to be an outstanding refresher, adding to my knowledge base and aiding me with futuristic business navigation systems to steer through this new age world."
Faculty Member Jerry Huang

Jerry Huang

Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific Parallels Software

"The cohort’s diversity and depth of experience is one of the best parts of the program. We don't just learn from the faculty; we learn probably even more from each other."

Past Participant Profile

Past participants of the Executive Program in Management come from diverse backgrounds, industries, and experiences. The cohort’s diversity ensures that you interact with like-minded peers and gain new perspectives for your organization’s unique challenges.

Top functions:

  • General Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Finance
  • Consulting
  • Technology Management
  • Operations

Top industries:

  • Banking and Financial Services
  • IT Services and Products
  • Healthcare
  • Energy
  • Consulting
  • Advertising Media

Top countries:

  • United States
  • United Arab Emirates
  • India
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Singapore

Note: Data from across previous cohorts

Application Details

Round 1

Deadline: August 01, 2024
Application fee: US$150

Round 2

Deadline: September 05, 2024
Application fee: US$150

Round 3

Deadline: October 10, 2024
Application fee: US$200

Round 4

Deadline: November 14, 2024
Application fee: US$200

The program fee covers teaching fees, all academic material, and access to online coursework. The fee does not include accommodations for the two-day annual in-person reunion and networking event, travel expenses (domestic, international, visa fee, and more), and other expenses not specifically mentioned in the program fee.


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

  • The Executive Program in Management from Columbia Business School Executive Education features two in-class immersion modules, one live online module, and two multi-week online modules.

  • The Executive Program in Management from Columbia Business School Executive Education is structured around four key pillars — leadership and management, strategy and innovation, global business acumen, and digital strategies for business. Participants combine theory with practice by working on a group project to apply their learnings to real-world business challenges guided by a coach who is a Columbia Business School faculty member.

  • Applicants to the Executive Program in Management must submit an online application that includes essays based on their professional journey. The application fees vary by rounds, and applying earlier helps your chances of being accepted into the program.

  • Emeritus collects all program payments, provides learner enrollment and program support, and manages learning platform services.

  • For the program refund and deferral policy, please click the link here.

  • Program fees for Emeritus programs with Columbia Business School Executive Education may not be paid for with Title IV financial aid funds. Participants may be able to pay the program fee with funds from the GI Bill, the Post-9/11 Educational Assistance Act of 2008, or similar types of military education funding benefits. Participants must contact the Columbia University’s Office of Military and Veterans Affairs to determine benefit eligibility.

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Email: epm_columbia@emeritus.org

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