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New York, New York 10025, United States

Best B-School Road Trip: Columbia Business School

Bloomberg Businessweek's Jeniece Pettitt and Rachel Crane go uptown to New York City's Columbia Business School to see what makes it one of the top business programs in America.

About Columbia Business School

Columbia Business School seeks to provide a truly global business education that lasts and evolves over a lifetime, preparing students for strong leadership in any industry. Our cutting-edge curriculum bridges pioneering academic theory with industry practice, imparting not only functional skills but also the entrepreneurial mindset required to recognize and capture opportunity in a competitive business environment. The School offers MBA and Executive MBA (EMBA) degrees, as well as non-degree executive education programs. For more information, visit www.gsb.columbia.edu.

Events Calendar

  • Oct 21
    Persuasion: Influencing Without Authority

    New York, NY

    At a time when leadership requires less emphasis on giving orders and more of a focus on building consensus, personal persuasiveness and the ability to negotiate effectively have become critical skills for success. Drawing on sound psychological research, Persuasion: Influencing Without Authority covers the range of interpersonal and intergroup persuasion challenges, from one-on-one negotiations to driving change in an organization's culture. The focus is on practical skills and immediate application to participants' real-world challenges.

  • Oct 27
    Leading Strategic Growth and Change

    New York, NY

    Leading Strategic Growth and Change is a five-day program focused on the process of finding opportunities, launching new ventures, and leading necessary organizational changes to revitalize an organization. Participants learn how to thrive in rapidly changing and highly uncertain environments, gain insight into a current pressing change initiative within their own organization, and immediately begin to apply the learning to make rapid progress on the issue.

  • Oct 28
    Pricing Analytics

    New York, NY

    Pricing Analytics is a two-day program focused on teaching executives how to use business analytics to understand your customers and determine the right prices and products to target them.  Participants will learn how to develop this as a key business capability and understand why pricing analytics needs to be incorporated into an effective business process and linked to corporate strategy in order to be effective.


About Columbia University

Tuition: Can I afford it?

Open Enrollment Cost
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Individual Cost
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Individual Cost
0 Open enrollment executive non degree programs run in other countries 5 Custom executive non-degree programs
Custom Program Cost
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Company Cost
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Academics: What will I learn?

  • Full-Time Non-Tenured
  • Full-Time Tenured
  • Part-Time
19% 19
44% 44
11% 11
Non-Degree Programs Offered
31 Open Enrollment Programs 40 Custom Programs

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Experiential learning
45% 45
26% 26
22% 22
More Information
Course Title Type Of Course Course Length Estimated Price Comments
Columbia Senior Executive Program Comprehensive Management 26 $53,500 The Program is an incomparable 26-day journey of intellectual, personal and professional discovery, transformation and growth for senior executives.
Columbia Essentials of Management Comprehensive Management 13 $24,850 Columbia Essentials of Management enables high-potential executives to build critical business foundations in functional areas while developing superior leadership skills.
Columbia Management Institute Program Comprehensive Management 13 $23,000 The Columbia Management Institute Program provides an MBA-inspired core management education focused on the practical execution of business concepts in a modular format convenient for busy professionals living in the tri-state area.
Value Investing Finance 3 $6,850 Exclusively offered at Columbia, Value Investing led by Professors Bruce Greenwald and Tano Santos upholds the traditions of Graham and Dodd's value-based theory established at Columbia Business School and its successful applications.
High Impact Leadership Leadership 6 $10,950 High Impact Leadership is a challenging and deep experience focused on self awareness and chance through 360-degree feedback, intensive one-on-one coaching, small-group sessions and provocative lectures.
Emerging Leader Development Program Leadership 6 $9,400 The Emerging Leadership Development Program is designed especially for executives who have been targeted to assume significant managerial responsibilities.
Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Executive Finance 5 $8,600 Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Executive provides executives with limited financial background the opportunity to gain practical understanding of financial concepts and become more discerning of possible problems.
Creating and Executing Breakthrough Strategy Strategy 6 $9,400 Creating and Executing Breakthrough Strategy provides executives with proven techniques for skillfully developing highly differentiated strategies and action plans that take full advantage of market opportunities and build a competitive edge.
Leading Strategic Growth and Change Strategy 6 $8,650 Leading Strategic Growth and Change focuses on the process of finding opportunities, launching new ventures and leading necessary organizational changes to revitalize your corporation.
Personal Leadership and Success Leadership 3 $5,650 Personal Leadership and Success reverses the external leadership approach and focuses on the aptitude to understand and direct one's internal environment–goals, motivations, mindsets, and emotions.
Class Offerings
Course Title Type Of Course Country Partners Year Established
GE Corp. Leadership: Entrepreneurial Leadership Train'g Strategy & Leadership Dubai 2012
CITIC Advanced Corporate Finance Program Finance China 2012
Pudong Institute of Finance: Int'l Financial Markets Finance China 2011

Students: Who are my classmates?

40 Companies that ran custom programs
33 Female Students 54 International Students
Ethnicity of Students
School Partners
  • Program Title Partner
  • Personal Leadership and Success Online Institute for Personal Leadership
  • Driving Strategic Impact Online Institute for Personal Leadership
  • GE Corp. Leadership: Entrepreneurial Leadership Train'g General Electric
  • Center for Curatorial Leadership Program Center for Curatorial Leadership
  • Greater Returns Bank of America

Alumni: How strong is my network?

41,470 Living MBA Alumni 37 Countries where alumni clubs exist
69 Active alumni clubs
16% Participating in gift donations Yes Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.