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Executive MBA

Two Formats, One EMBA

EMBA-NY Friday/Saturday Option

EMBA-NY Friday/Saturday Option

— Orientation starts in August

— Classes begin in September

— Classes are generally held from 8:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

— Length of program: Five terms, meeting approximately every other Friday and Saturday, over 20 months

— Requires two five-day residencies, held at the start of the first two semesters

— Employer sponsorship of time is required. Employer financial sponsorship is not required, though it is welcome

EMBA-NY Saturday Option

EMBA-NY Saturday Option

— Orientation starts in April

— Classes begin in May

— Classes are generally held from 8:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

— Length of program: Six terms, meeting approximately every Saturday, over 24 months

— Requires three three-day residencies, held at the start of the first three semesters

— Employer sponsorship of time is not required

— Employer financial sponsorship is welcome, though not required

The Columbia Advantage

1. The Digital Future

Digital electives have increased five times over the past seven years with 90% of students taking at least one advanced analytics course. Examples include Python for MBAs, and People Analytics.

2. Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Led by the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center, notable courses, incubators, and early-stage financial support help students to turn ideas into action.

3. 21st Century Finance

As the birthplace of Value Investing, Columbia Business School continues to shape, define, and pioneer the future of finance.

4. Intersection of Business and Society

Innovative courses like Social Entrepreneurship for the 21st Century, and more showcase our long-standing commitment to exploring the interface between business and society.

5. Climate & Sustainability

Our Climate Change and Business Program includes courses on portfolio management, finance, and energy markets—critical business components of the climate crisis.


At the beginning of the Core term, you and your fellow EMBA-NY students will study together for three to five days, depending on your course schedule. The in-residence session takes place off campus at an all-inclusive conference facility in the New York City area.

Away from the distractions of work and home, you will work intensely with your learning team and cluster to cover approximately a quarter of the term’s coursework over the course of a few days.

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Participant Profile

Application Process

Application Deadline

Columbia EMBA tuition fees:

  • All required textbooks, delivered to your home or office each semester
  • Meals on all EMBA weekends and EMBA block weeks (breakfast, lunch, and snacks)
  • Conference center accommodations during residence weeks
  • Your residence and meals during the weeklong international seminar in the second year

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