Global Banking Program: Fintech | Digital | Analytics

Become a strategic finance leader

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Course Duration


6 Months
Online and In Person

Course Fee

Leverage Fintech and Drive Digital Transformation

Fast-paced technological developments have significantly transformed the banking and financial services sector. Leaders now need to possess a combination of strategic skills and analytical expertise to thrive in this digital age. As you prepare to take on a leadership role, you need to better understand the economic and technological forces driving disruption and leverage them responsibly.

The Global Banking Program from Columbia Business School Executive Education is designed to give experienced professionals like you a practical understanding of the innovations in fintech and analytics that are transforming the banking and financial services sector. You will benefit from a structured approach across four modules—two online and two in person in New York City—that will prepare you to drive transformation in your organization.


of banks say they are investing heavily to develop digital and fintech capabilities.

Source: KPMG State of Banking Survey


of banks find competition for technology-capable talent to be a challenge.

Source: KPMG State of Banking Survey

Designed for Your Success

The Global Banking Program is designed with the needs of busy executives in mind. The program offers a blended learning format, including online and in-person faculty sessions, guest lectures, and case studies for maximum career and business impact.


Draw upon the cutting-edge research and groundbreaking thought leadership of Ivy League faculty and some of the top business minds from the world’s leading financial center.


Exchange insights with accomplished peers, industry practitioners, and expert faculty during immersive in-person modules on Columbia Business School's new Manhattanville campus in New York City.


Devise solutions to real-world challenges with a strong emphasis on implementation through the theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience you have acquired.

What You Will Learn

This immersive learning experience will enable you to:

  • Understand the changing dynamics in the global banking and financial services sector
  • Leverage fintech and analytics to drive innovation and digital transformation
  • Develop a growth mindset to create better business strategies while managing risk
  • Improve customer experience by implementing emerging technologies
  • Drive transformation in your organization

Key Program Features

Core curriculum

Develop the skills, tools, and frameworks required to navigate a volatile banking and financial services sector.

World-class faculty

Interact with Ivy League faculty who bring deep research and wide industry experience.

Peer interaction

Connect with a distinguished group of peers who bring diverse experiences and perspectives to the classroom.

Group project

Work in small groups and apply program concepts and frameworks to solve real-world business challenges.

Immersive learning

Engage with peers, industry experts, and faculty during in-person modules held on the Columbia Business School campus in New York City.

Alumni benefits

Join a distinguished network of over 47,000 alumni worldwide and receive select Columbia Business School alumni benefits.


The Global Banking Program offers a tailored curriculum to equip you with the tools and frameworks required to thrive in today’s rapidly digitalizing financial services sector. It covers seven overarching themes:
    • Banks and Fintech Integration
    • Cryptocurrency and Blockchain
    • Practical Fintech
    • Fintech and Its Impact on Banking Functions
    • Blockchain and Applications
    • Cryptoassets and Impact
    • ESG Investing
    • Growth Mindset
    • Stress Testing
    • Financial Intermediation
    • Risk Management
    • Global Economic Environment
    • Globalization
    • Capital Markets—Debt and Sovereign
    • Central Banking
    • Banking Regulation
    • Securitization
    • Customer Service in the Age of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
    • Machine Learning and AI: Financial Services and Beyond
    • Digital Transformation
    • Digital Innovation
    • Analytics and Big Data
    • Business Analytics
    • The Ethics of Personal Data

Note: Session topics are subject to change.

Group Project

A key aspect of the program’s learning journey is the group project. Participants will be assigned to small groups to solve a business problem by applying concepts and tools learned in the online, live online, and in-person sessions.

The project can be a real-world problem that one person in the group is facing in their organization, or it can also be a new business idea that a group member is developing. This project will enable participants to effectively tackle real-world business problems by applying the tools, frameworks, and lessons learned in the program.

Project Schedule

Module 1: Group Project Introduction | Group Formations | Problem Submissions

Module 2: Project Work

Module 3: Final Presentations

Meet the Faculty

Learn from world-renowned Columbia Business School faculty and industry practitioners who are experts in the fields of banking and financial services and provide participants with cutting-edge insights and thought leadership.

Faculty Member Suresh Sundaresan, PhD

Suresh Sundaresan, PhD

Faculty Director; Chase Manhattan Bank Foundation Professor of Financial Institutions, Columbia University

Suresh Sundaresan is an expert on risk management, investment theory, and asset pricing. His current research focuses on corporate bankruptcy, microlending, and the role of central banks in providing liquidity to private capital markets. Sundaresan has conducted training programs for leading investment banks, including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, CSFB, and Lehman Brothers. He is the author of Fixed-Income Markets and Their Derivatives.

“In a rapidly digitalizing financial services sector, organizations are increasingly looking for leaders who bring both strategic and analytical skills to the table. Recognizing this, the Global Banking Program from Columbia Business School Executive Education offers a tailored curriculum to equip you with the tools and frameworks required to thrive in this evolving financial arena.”

— Suresh Sundaresan, PhD
Faculty Director; Chase Manhattan Bank Foundation Professor of Financial Institutions, Columbia University

Contributing Faculty

John D’Agostino
Guest Lecturer

R.A. Farrokhnia
Executive Director, Dean’s Office; Adjunct Associate Professor of Business

Daniel Guetta
Associate Professor of Professional Practice

Paul Ingram
Kravis Professor of Business Management

Michael Johannes
Ann F. Kaplan Professor of Business Finance

Harry Mamaysky
Professor of Professional Practice

Sandra Matz
David W. Zalaznick Associate Professor of Business

Ryan McManus
Guest Lecturer

Ciamac C. Moallemi
William Von Mueffling Professor of Business

Patricia Mosser
Director, MPA Program in Economic Policy Management

Tomasz Piskorski
Edward S. Gordon Professor of Real Estate

Shivaram Rajgopal
Roy Bernard Kester and T. W. Byrnes Professor of Accounting and Auditing

Medini R. Singh
Senior Lecturer in Discipline of Business

Pierre Yared
MUTB Professor of International Business

Assaf Zeevi
Kravis Professor of Business

Note: Faculty list is subject to change.



Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be awarded the Certificate in Business Excellence from Columbia Business School Executive Education.

Who Is It For?

The Global Banking Program is ideal for:

  • Senior executives looking to take on larger and more critical roles within the banking, financial services, fintech, and consulting industries
  • Experienced professionals from large or medium-sized organizations as well as startups

Program eligibility criteria include:

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

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

Program Calendar

This six-month program features two in-person modules and two online modules. The in-person modules give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the dynamic city of New York and engage with peers and experts. The online modules enable you to conveniently learn at your own pace through a combination of video lectures, discussions, and assignments.

Pre-Work | May 2023
Online | Program introduction session and pre-readings

Module 1 | Part 1: May 22–26, 2023 | Part 2: June 12–16, 2023
Live online | Ten half-day sessions

Project Work | June–July 2023
Online | Project check-in

Module 2 | July 17–21, 2023
New York City | Five days in person

Online Module on Blockchain in Business | July 26–September 13, 2023
Online | 3–4 hours per week

Project Work | September–October 2023
Online | Project check-in

Module 3 | October 9–13, 2023
New York City | Five days in person


  • Columbia Business School Executive Education’s Global Banking Program is a multimodal Ivy League learning journey that aims to provide participants with an understanding of the economic and technological forces driving this change and to learn how to harness them in a responsible way. Participants receive select alumni benefits from Columbia Business School upon completion of the program.

  • Participants in the Global Banking Program 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 financial industries.

  • The program has a total of four modules—two online and two on campus in New York City, as well as two online project check-ins.

  • Upon completion of the Global Banking Program, participants will be awarded the Certificate in Business Excellence from Columbia Business School Executive Education. Participants will also receive a certificate of completion for attending the Global Banking Program.

  • Applications to the Global Banking Program can be made online and should include an updated resume/LinkedIn profile as well as professional references. The application fees vary by rounds. 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.

Questions? Connect with a Program Advisor.


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