Columbia Management Essentials (Online)
“To get ahead in today's business world and solve integrated, multi-faceted problems, leaders need to possess foundational business tools. At the end of this program, participants will be able to make decisions on business challenges that cut across different functions and geographies.”
Gita JoharMeyer Feldberg Professor of Business at Columbia Business School
Orientation and Welcome
- Launch of 360 Degree Assessment Tool
- Live Webinar “Program Outline & Learning Journey” with Professor Gita Johar
- Optional: Accounting Basics, Financial Statements, and Key Ratios
“The leadership module was excellent. My favorite part was the 360 Assessment. I now know how I rank amongst my peers in this class and areas I need to improve on.”
Kwansah NdemoPharmacist at Career Staff Rx, from Dallas
“The best part for me were the lessons in how to use information effectively and the focus on teamwork and perspectives. I have applied some of the teachings at the workplace and have seen improvements in many aspects.”
Omar FajardoVP of Affiliate Relations at The Mix Group, from Miami
“The leadership and social networking modules both completely changed my way to network and interact as a leader.”
Ghazi ChebilHead of Cluster Northwest Africa at SIG Combibloc Obeikan, from Tunisia
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, where the focus is on generating creative ideas as well as persuading consumers and colleagues to accept these ideas.
Johar has served as associate editor for such journals as the Journal of Marketing Research, the Journal of Consumer Research, and the International Journal of Research in Marketing. She began a term as editor of the Journal of Consumer Research in July 2014. At Columbia, Gita teaches in the MBA, EMBA, and PhD programs and has authored cases on consumer adoption of new products and on marketing and advertising planning.
Johar is the Meyer Feldberg Professor of Business at Columbia Business School and has been on the faculty since 1992. She received her PhD from the NYU Stern School of Business and her MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.
Arthur J. Samberg Professor of Business, Columbia Business School
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 firms' decisions.
He focuses primarily on building statistical and econometric models to measure consumer preferences and understand how customer choices change over time, and across contexts.
Paul Calello Professor of Leadership and Ethics, Columbia Business School
Adam Galinsky’s research and teaching focus on leadership, power, negotiations, decision making, diversity, and ethics. He is the co-author of the critically acclaimed and best-selling book, Friend & Foe, and he has published more than 200 scientific articles, chapters, and teaching cases in the fields of management and social psychology. His Ted talk, How to Speak Up for Yourself, is one of the most popular of all time with over 5.9 million views.
His research has received numerous national and international awards from the scientific community, including the most prestigious mid-career award in Social Psychology. He has received teaching awards at the Kellogg School of Management and Princeton University. Based on his research and teaching, Poets and Quants selected him as one of the World’s 50 Best B-School Professors in 2012.
Professor Galinsky has consulted with and conducted executive workshops for hundreds of clients across the globe, including Fortune 100 firms, non-profits, and local and national governments.
Co-Director, Family Business Program
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. Professor Wolfenzon previously taught at the University of Michigan, the University of Chicago, and NYU. He is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
His research interests are in corporate finance and organizational economics. He has studied control sharing in small firms, the effects of investor protection on ownership concentration, and the structure of business groups around the world.
His work has been published in top economic and finance journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Finance, and the Journal of Financial Economics.
The late Kathy Phillips
Reuben Mark Professor of Organizational Character
Katherine W. Phillips joined the faculty at Columbia Business School as the Paul Calello Professor of Leadership and Ethics in Fall of 2011. Before joining us here, she was an associate professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and co-director and founder of Northwestern's Center on the Science of Diversity.
She had also been a Visiting Professor at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Visiting Scholar at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences. Professor Phillips received her PhD in Organizational Behavior from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. Her Bachelors degree was in Psychology from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
Her research addressed the main questions of what is the value of diversity and what are the barriers that prevent society, organizations, and especially work teams from capturing the knowledge, perspectives, and unique backgrounds of every member.
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