Columbia Management Essentials (Online)

Master managerial skills with an MBA-inspired curriculum

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Course Dates

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April 30, 2024

Course Duration

DURATION

3 months online
6-8 hours per week

Course Fee
Course Fee

For Your Team

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Early Registration Benefit

Apply now to secure your place at US$2,937 by . Connect with a learning advisor for more information.

Key Learning Outcomes

In order to achieve a well-rounded perspective as a leader, you will need the ability to manage people, products, and projects — all with sound financial intuition. The key components of this program are:

  • Enhancing Leadership Effectiveness
  • Developing Financial Intuition
  • Effective Decision Making
  • Launching New Products
  • Influencing Others
  • Leading and Managing Teams
  • Customer-Centric Marketing
  • Building Social Capital

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Newly Appointed Managers

Gain financial and leadership fundamentals as you advance into the management of people, projects, and products.

Aspiring Managers

Develop the leadership and decision-making capabilities you need for future managerial roles in a range of industries.


Middle and Senior Managers

Enhance your business experience with the latest marketing, finance, and leadership strategies taught by Columbia Business School.

Program Highlights

World-Renowned Faculty

Learn from accomplished faculty, and industry experts whose diverse backgrounds encompass a broad range of disciplines

Peer Interaction

Stimulating discussions with like-minded global peers expand your professional network and build a supportive community

Engaging Assignments and Activities

Hone business acumen and executive skills with try-it activities that help you redefine your potential

Case Studies

Through exploratory sessions, examine practical examples and find innovative solutions to strategic challenges

Who Will Benefit

Newly Appointed Managers

Gain financial and leadership fundamentals as you advance into the management of people, projects, and products.

Aspiring Managers

Develop the leadership and decision-making capabilities you need for future managerial roles in a range of industries.


Middle and Senior Managers

Enhance your business experience with the latest marketing, finance, and leadership strategies taught by Columbia Business School.

Participant Testimonials

"The best part was the leadership, decision making, and networking."

— Carolin Hümpel, CEO, Carolin Hümpel Fashion Agency, Germany

"Very practical. I could relate the content to my real life and put it into practice immediately."

— Greg Davies, Sales & Marketing Director, Oxford University Press Mexico, Mexico

"The content level was right, and left me wanting more!"

— Terry Park, Director, Columbia University, United States

"…very well constructed and provided a wide range of important insights and tools that will be useful in my career. I always felt supported by the team."

— Pedro Castro, Export Manager, Secil - Companhia Geral de Cal e Cimento, S.A., Portugal

"Financial videos were great and helped fill in gaps where I had the least experience."

— Romain Gautiez, Environment Health and Safety Specialist, Google, Belgium

"The peer learning was key for me — I would not have learned so much without such a diverse group of people!"

— Asawari Mokashi, Consulting, Code Unlimited, United States

Participant Profile

On your journey to learning management principles with Columbia Business School Executive Education, you’ll be in good company. Past participants come from a wide range of industries, job functions, and management levels.

Representative Industries

  • Healthcare
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Retail
  • IT Products
  • Consulting
  • IT Services

Representative Companies

  • Accenture
  • Amazon.com, Inc.
  • Bloomberg L.P.
  • Cisco
  • City Centre Commercial Company K.S.C.C.
  • Daikin Middle East & Africa
  • Deloitte
  • Ecolab Inc.
  • FedEx
  • Forefront Analytics
  • Google LLC
  • ICICI Bank Limited
  • Oxford University Press México
  • UBS AG Singapore
  • Walgreens

Program Topics

Module 1:

Orientation and Welcome

Gain an overview of the learning journey, program outline, and how to leverage the 360 assessment tool for your progress.

Module 2:

Leadership and Decision Making

Master a structured approach to decision making and the six logical steps that can guide leaders to the right decision.

Module 3:

Influencing Others

Explore the techniques for influencing people in a way that is both ethical and fair and learn how to maximize the perceptions of fairness when you are allocating scarce resources.

Module 4:

Being Customer-Centric

Discover the concepts of customer worth, customer lifetime value (CLV), economic value to customers (EVC), and delivering value through marketing strategies like segmenting, targeting, and positioning to appeal to the consumers.

Module 5:

Developing Financial Intuition

Learn about the fundamental concepts in finance and the rules of capital budgeting—the time value of money, how to compute the future, and how to present value of cash flow.

Module 6:

Launching New Products

Understand the new product development process and how to apply various ideation templates to new products that would be successful in the marketplace.

Module 7:

Leading and Managing Teams

Learn how winning teams can integrate diverse ideas and identify personal ineffective aspects of your leadership style for change and develop strategies to enact change.

Module 8:

Building Social Networks

Learn the three principles of networking to understand your personal network through the lens of your career success.

Module 9:

Capstone Case and Conclusion

This assignment challenges you to apply the concepts you've learned over the course of this program.

Module 1:

Orientation and Welcome

Gain an overview of the learning journey, program outline, and how to leverage the 360 assessment tool for your progress.

Module 6:

Launching New Products

Understand the new product development process and how to apply various ideation templates to new products that would be successful in the marketplace.

Module 2:

Leadership and Decision Making

Master a structured approach to decision making and the six logical steps that can guide leaders to the right decision.

Module 7:

Leading and Managing Teams

Learn how winning teams can integrate diverse ideas and identify personal ineffective aspects of your leadership style for change and develop strategies to enact change.

Module 3:

Influencing Others

Explore the techniques for influencing people in a way that is both ethical and fair and learn how to maximize the perceptions of fairness when you are allocating scarce resources.

Module 8:

Building Social Networks

Learn the three principles of networking to understand your personal network through the lens of your career success.

Module 4:

Being Customer-Centric

Discover the concepts of customer worth, customer lifetime value (CLV), economic value to customers (EVC), and delivering value through marketing strategies like segmenting, targeting, and positioning to appeal to the consumers.

Module 9:

Capstone Case and Conclusion

This assignment challenges you to apply the concepts you've learned over the course of this program.

Module 5:

Developing Financial Intuition

Learn about the fundamental concepts in finance and the rules of capital budgeting—the time value of money, how to compute the future, and how to present value of cash flow.

At the End of the Program, You Will Be Able To

  • Explain leadership styles and their impact on team dynamics
  • Apply the six steps to a rational decision model and six psychological truths to a group case study
  • Identify influencing techniques as they apply to leadership and customer service
  • Compute values expressing CLV, present values, and capital budgeting rules
  • Match ideation templates with product development scenarios
  • Compare networking options and their benefits
  • Compare case study data regarding cash flows with OTC and mobile wallet models

For full details of the curriculum, please download the brochure.

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Faculty

Profile picture of course faculty Gita Johar

Gita Johar

Meyer Feldberg Professor of Business in Marketing

Gita Johar is an influential scholar in the field of consumer psychology who has published several articles on consumer responses to marketing efforts. Her expertise in persuasion makes her uniquely qualified to lead a program on marketing and innovation, generating creative ideas... More info

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Oded Netzer

Professor of Business, Marketing

Professor Netzer’s research at Columbia Business School centers on one of the major business challenges of the data-rich environment of the 21st century: developing quantitative methods that leverage data to gain a deeper understanding of customer behavior and guide decisions... More info

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Adam Galinsky

Paul Calello Professor of Leadership and Ethics

Adam Galinsky received his PhD from Princeton University and his BA from Harvard University. Professor Galinsky has published 200 scientific articles, chapters, and teaching cases in the fields of management and social psychology... More info

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Daniel Wolfenzon

Family Business Program, Chair of Finance Division, Stefan H. Robock Professor of Finance and Economics

Daniel Wolfenzon received a Masters and a PhD in economics from Harvard University and holds a BS in economics and a BS in mechanical engineering from MIT... More info

Profile picture of course faculty The Late Katherine Phillips

The Late Katherine Phillips

Reuben Mark Professor of Organizational Character

The late Katherine Phillips joined the faculty at Columbia Business School as the Paul Calello Professor of Leadership and Ethics in fall of 2011... More info

Certificate

Example image of certificate that will be awarded after successful completion of this program

Certificate

Upon completion of the Columbia Management Essentials (Online) program, you will receive a certificate of participation from Columbia Business School Executive Education. This certificate also awards two credits towards the Certificate in Business Excellence, which grants select alumni and tuition benefits. Learn More

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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.

FAQs

  • How do I know if this program is right for me?

    After reviewing the information on the program landing page, we recommend you submit the short form above to gain access to the program brochure, which includes more in-depth information. If you still have questions on whether this program is a good fit for you, please email learner.success@emeritus.org, and a dedicated program advisor will follow-up with you very shortly.


    Are there any prerequisites for this program?

    Some programs do have prerequisites, particularly the more technical ones. This information will be noted on the program landing page, as well as in the program brochure. If you are uncertain about program prerequisites and your capabilities, please email us at the ID mentioned above.


    Note that, unless otherwise stated on the program web page, all programs are taught in English and proficiency in English is required.


    What is the typical class profile?

    More than 50 percent of our participants are from outside the United States. Class profiles vary from one cohort to the next, but, generally, our online certificates draw a highly diverse audience in terms of professional experience, industry, and geography — leading to a very rich peer learning and networking experience.


    What other dates will this program be offered in the future?

    Check back to this program web page or email us to inquire if future program dates or the timeline for future offerings have been confirmed yet.

  • How much time is required each week?

    Each program includes an estimated learner effort per week. This is referenced at the top of the program landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the program brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page.


    How will my time be spent?

    We have designed this program to fit into your current working life as efficiently as possible. Time will be spent among a variety of activities including:



    • Engaging with recorded video lectures from faculty
    • Attending webinars and office hours, as per the specific program schedule
    • Reading or engaging with examples of core topics
    • Completing knowledge checks/quizzes and required activities
    • Engaging in moderated discussion groups with your peers
    • Completing your final project, if required

    The program is designed to be highly interactive while also allowing time for self-reflection and to demonstrate an understanding of the core topics through various active learning exercises. Please email us if you need further clarification on program activities.


    What is it like to learn online with the learning collaborator, Emeritus?

    More than 300,000 learners across 200 countries have chosen to advance their skills with Emeritus and its educational learning partners. In fact, 90 percent of the respondents of a recent survey across all our programs said that their learning outcomes were met or exceeded.

    All the contents of the course would be made available to students at the commencement of the course. However, to ensure the program delivers the desired learning outcomes the students may appoint Emeritus to manage the delivery of the program in a cohort-based manner the cost of which is already included in the overall course fee of the course.

    A dedicated program support team is available 24/5 (Monday to Friday) to answer questions about the learning platform, technical issues, or anything else that may affect your learning experience.


    How do I interact with other program participants?

    Peer learning adds substantially to the overall learning experience and is an important part of the program. You can connect and communicate with other participants through our learning platform.

  • What are the requirements to earn the certificate?

    Each program includes an estimated learner effort per week, so you can gauge what will be required before you enroll. This is referenced at the top of the program landing page under the Duration section, as well as in the program brochure, which you can obtain by submitting the short form at the top of this web page. All programs are designed to fit into your working life.

    This program is scored as a pass or no-pass; participants must complete the required activities to pass and obtain the certificate of completion. Some programs include a final project submission or other assignments to obtain passing status. This information will be noted in the program brochure. Please email us if you need further clarification on any specific program requirements.


    What type of certificate will I receive?

    Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a smart digital certificate. The smart digital certificate can be shared with friends, family, schools, or potential employers. You can use it on your cover letter, resume, and/or display it on your LinkedIn profile.
    The digital certificate will be sent approximately two weeks after the program, once grading is complete.


    Can I get the hard copy of the certificate?

    No, only verified digital certificates will be issued upon successful completion. This allows you to share your credentials on social platforms such as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.


    Do I receive alumni status after completing this program?

    No, there is no alumni status granted for this program. In some cases, there are credits that count toward a higher level of certification. This information will be clearly noted in the program brochure.


    How long will I have access to the learning materials?

    You will have access to the online learning platform and all the videos and program materials for 12 months following the program start date. Access to the learning platform is restricted to registered participants per the terms of agreement.

  • What equipment or technical requirements are there for this program?

    Participants will need the latest version of their preferred browser to access the learning platform. In addition, Microsoft Office and a PDF viewer are required to access documents, spreadsheets, presentations, PDF files, and transcripts.


    Do I need to be online to access the program content?

    Yes, the learning platform is accessed via the internet, and video content is not available for download. However, you can download files of video transcripts, assignment templates, readings, etc. For maximum flexibility, you can access program content from a desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device.

    Video lectures must be streamed via the internet, and any livestream webinars and office hours will require an internet connection. However, these sessions are always recorded, so you may view them later.

  • Can I still register if the registration deadline has passed?

    Yes, you can register up until seven days past the published start date of the program without missing any of the core program material or learnings.


    What is the program fee, and what forms of payment do you accept?

    The program fee is noted at the top of this program web page and usually referenced in the program brochure as well.

    • Flexible payment options are available (see details below as well as at the top of this program web page next to FEE).
    • Tuition assistance is available for participants who qualify. Please email learner.success@emeritus.org.

    What if I don’t have a credit card? Is there another method of payment accepted?

    Yes, you can do the bank remittance in the program currency via wire transfer or debit card. Please contact your program advisor, or email us for details.


    I was not able to use the discount code provided. Can you help?

    Yes! Please email us with the details of the program you are interested in, and we will assist you.


    How can I obtain an invoice for payment?

    Please email us your invoicing requirements and the specific program you’re interested in enrolling in.


    Is there an option to make flexible payments for this program?

    Yes, the flexible payment option allows a participant to pay the program fee in installments. This option is made available on the payment page and should be selected before submitting the payment.


    How can I obtain a W9 form?

    Please connect with us via email for assistance.


    Who will be collecting the payment for the program?

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

  • What is the program refund and deferral policy?

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

Financing Options

Climb Credit*

We offer financing options with our partner, Climb Credit*. Click here to learn more.
*Applicable for US Residents

Flexible Payment Options For All

Flexible payment options allow you to pay the program fee in installments. Click here to see payment schedule.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Write to us at learner.success@emeritus.org or Schedule a call with one of our Academic Advisors or call us at +1 315 387 4431 (US) / +44 203 838 0836 (UK) / +65 3138 4449 (SG)

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