Executive Development Program

Requirements
This program is suitable for mid- to upper-level executives across disciplines and industries who lead a functional, country, or unit role.

Requirements

This program is suitable for mid- to upper-level executives across disciplines and industries who lead a functional, country, or unit role.

Learn more
Requirements
This program is suitable for mid- to upper-level executives across disciplines and industries who lead a functional, country, or unit role.

Requirements

This program is suitable for mid- to upper-level executives across disciplines and industries who lead a functional, country, or unit role.

Learn more

Executive Development Program


Requirements
This program is suitable for mid- to upper-level executives across disciplines and industries who lead a functional, country, or unit role.

Requirements

This program is suitable for mid- to upper-level executives across disciplines and industries who lead a functional, country, or unit role.

Learn more

Overview

Hear about the program from past participants and Faculty Director Grant Ackerman.

Impact

Summary of benefits

Develop immediate and lasting leadership skills for yourself and your organization. A 360-degree survey identifies the strengths and weaknesses of your leadership style, equipping you with the tools and insights to develop your personal Leadership Credo and to assume larger responsibilities in the future.

Gain proficiency in critical functional business areas, including leadership, strategy, accounting and finance, innovation, and marketing.

Create solutions to your actual business challenges. Participants work in teams on personal cases and develop a personal action plan to implement when they return to their organization, giving them the opportunity to apply and integrate their learnings in real time and receive actionable feedback from peers and faculty.

 

Learn from faculty who are experts on essential business topics. Faculty members who teach in the School's MBA program lead you through case discussions, focused leadership sessions, self-development exercises, and workshops in an intensive off-site format.

 

Build a network of executives from various industries and functions. Throughout the program, you will learn from and network with other executives from around the world, giving you varied perspectives for a deeper understanding of global business challenges.

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We Bring Proof*

percent of participants said they developed new skills in the Executive Development Program.
97
percent of participants said the knowledge gained in the program was applicable to achieving their professional goals.
96
percent of participants said the knowledge gained in the program was applicable to achieving their professional goals.
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Certification

Program Structure

Personal Leadership Growth

Constituting the foundation of the program, these critical tools will help you understand your current leadership strengths and weaknesses, identify your opportunities for growth, and develop your future leadership agenda.

  • Leadership Evaluation & Feedback. Before arriving at the program, participants complete a 360-degree feedback instrument. During the program, participants review their 360 report with experienced coaches who can help identify existing strengths and opportunities for improvement.
  • Learning Styles. Participants begin the program by looking at how preferences for various learning styles impact the learning process. By evaluating their own preferences and those of their colleagues, participants begin to develop a cohesive and effective learning community.
  • Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and Derailers. Participants explore and apply various elements of Emotional Intelligence as they develop a better awareness of self and a better understanding of the needs of others. Particular attention is given to “derailers,” those personal and professional attributes that start out as strengths but can become weaknesses if not properly managed.
  • Leadership Credo. The leadership credo exercise provides participants with an opportunity to inventory their personal beliefs about leadership and assess what will make their organization a success. Elective Leadership Communications sessions help participants develop their skills in public speaking and presentations.
  • Personal Cases. During the two-week program, participants work in teams on personal cases that provide an opportunity to apply and integrate their knowledge of strategy, leadership, marketing, operations, and finance. Plenary discussions and team presentations during the program showcase thought leadership in action. After receiving feedback about their case from peers and faculty, each participant develops a Personal Action Plan to implement these ideas when they return to their organization.
  • Individual Development Plans. During the second week of the program, after receiving their 360 feedback, each participant creates a personalized plan that will serve as a guide for his or her continued learning and development.
  • Tomorrow, Today. This capstone session at the end of the program explores what the world will look like in the not-so-distant future. Drawing on all of their learnings from the program, participants consider ideas and opportunities that can be accessed right now.

 

Participant Profile

Years of Management Experience

Years of Management Experience %
20+ 3
16-20 5
11-15 22
6-10 35
1-5 35
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Geographic Spread

Years of Management Experience %
Africa 7
Asia 38
Europe 7
Middle East 8
N. America 29
Oceana 3
S. America 9
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Faculty

Grant Ackerman

Grant Ackerman

Faculty Member, Columbia Business School Executive Education

Faculty Director
Grant Ackerman

Grant Ackerman

Faculty Member, Columbia Business School Executive Education

Grant Ackerman’s research and teaching focuses on executive leadership, collaborative leadership models, managing conflict and consensus within and between firms, cross-cultural negotiations and dispute resolution, organizational justice, and lessons for leadership from the creative and performing arts. He has extensive experience in organizational consulting and has provided his expertise to such companies as Avon, Banker's Trust, Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Ford Motors, Sampoerna (Indonesia), GE Credit Corporation, Lend Lease Americas, Time Warner, United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, and World Vision, USA. For several years, he served as director of the Institute for International Trade with Educational Services Exchange with China, Inc. (ESEC).

Bob Bontempo

Robert N. Bontempo

Adjunct Professor of Business
Faculty Member, Executive Education

Bob Bontempo

Robert N. Bontempo

Adjunct Professor of Business
Faculty Member, Executive Education

Robert Bontempo is a leading advisor to senior executives worldwide. He advises on the leadership of organizational change and the implementation of business strategy to such companies as Goldman Sachs, Boeing, Glaxo-Welcome, and NASA. Bontempo has advised the US State Department under both democratic and republican administrations, and has worked closely with the UN Population Fund. His observations on leadership have been featured in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and The Economist, and he has been named by Businessweek magazine as one of the top MBA professors in the U.S.

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Silvia Bellezza

Silvia Bellezza

Gantcher Associate Professor of Business

Silvia Bellezza

Silvia Bellezza

Gantcher Associate Professor of Business

Silvia Bellezza is the Gantcher Associate Professor of Business in Marketing at Columbia Business School. Her research focuses on status signaling in consumption. Specifically, her work examines traditional status signals (e.g., conventional luxury brands and products) and alternative status signals (e.g., nonconformity, minimalism, vintage). Professor Bellezza’s research has been published in top-tier academic journals, including the Journal of Consumer ResearchJournal of Marketing Research, and Management Science. Her work has also received extensive media coverage in popular outlets, such as The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalThe Atlantic, and Scientific American.

Before joining Columbia, she earned her doctorate in marketing at Harvard Business School and worked in the marketing departments of L.V.M.H. and Dannon. Professor Bellezza currently teaches the core marketing course to MBA and Executive MBA students.

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Joel Brockner

Joel Brocker

Phillip Hettleman Professor of Business

Joel Brockner

Joel Brocker

Phillip Hettleman Professor of Business

Joel Brockner is a leading authority on a variety of psychological issues in the workplace, including change management, leadership, decision-making, the role of the self, and cross-cultural differences in work behavior. He has consulted about the planning and implementation of significant organizational change, leadership development, and decision making with such organizations as the Association of Art Museum Curators, Canadian Health Services Research Foundation, Citigroup, ConocoPhillips, Eastman Kodak, IXIS Capital Markets, MBNA, Pfizer, State Farm Insurance, Southern New England Telephone, and Stratus Technologies.

Brockner’s book publications cover decision making in "sunk cost" situations, causes and consequences of employees’ self esteem, and the role of justice in the workplace. He has published more than 100 articles and book chapters in a variety of prestigious outlets, including Harvard Business Review and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. He has served on the editorial board of numerous management and psychology journals including the Academy of Management Journal, the Academy of Management Review, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

Brockner is a fellow of the Academy of Management and of the American Psychological Association (Division of Industrial and Organizational Psychology). He served as the chairman of the management division from 2005 to 2011 at Columbia Business School.

Along with Professor Brockner, additional Columbia Business School faculty contribute to and teach in the program.

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Gita Johar

Gita Johar

Meyer Feldberg Professor of Business in Marketing

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, 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.

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Peter Meola

Peter Meola

Adjunct Professor,
Management Division

Peter Meola

Peter Meola

Adjunct Professor,
Management Division

Peter has a BA in Economics from Union College (Schenectady, New York) and an MBA from the College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, Virginia). He is an elected member of Beta Gamma Sigma, a national scholastic honor society in the field of business and has attended post-graduate educational programs at the Wharton School, INSEAD and Stanford University.

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Doron Nissim

Doron Nissim

Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting & Finance

Doron Nissim

Doron Nissim

Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting & Finance

Professor Nissim earned his PhD in Accounting at the University of California, Berkeley, and joined Columbia Business School in 1997. He was granted tenure in 2005, and full professorship in 2007. He served as the Chair of the Accounting Division during the years 2006-2009 and 2014-2016.

Professor Nissim’s research is primarily in the areas of earnings quality, fundamental analysis, equity valuation, financial institutions, and corporate finance. His studies have been published in such internationally acclaimed accounting and finance journals as the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Accounting Research, the Accounting Review, the Review of Accounting StudiesContemporary Accounting Research, and Journal of Banking and Finance, as well as in practitioner-oriented journals such as the Financial Analysts Journal and The Journal of Financial Perspectives. Professor Nissim’s research is frequently cited in the popular press, including The Wall Street Journal, TimeThe New York TimesBloombergChief Executive MagazineThe Economist, and the International Herald Tribune. Professor Nissim served as an editor of the Review of Accounting Studies from 2006 to 2013, and as the director of The Initiative on Banking and Insurance in the Program for Financial Studies at Columbia Business School from 2015 to 2017.

At Columbia Business School, Professor Nissim teaches MBA, EMBA, MS, and PhD courses in financial accounting, earnings quality, fundamental analyses, valuation, investment management, financial institutions, and research methods. He also serves as the director of three executive education programs — Financial Analysis and Valuation, Finance and Accounting for the Non-financial Executive, and Finance and Accounting for New York Presbyterian Hospital — and he teaches in several other open enrollment and custom executive education programs.

Professor Nissim consults extensively, both to buy- and sell-side firms as well as to other entities. His consulting focuses on equity valuation, fundamental analysis, earnings quality, investment management, and financial institutions.

Professor Nissim has received several honors and awards, including a prize from the Financial Executive Research Foundation for “the article from those published in the Accounting Review, which had the greatest import for users and preparers of financial reports;” Morgan Stanley Award for Contributions to the Development of ModelWare Core Strategies; two nominations for the Brattle Prize at the Journal of Finance (outstanding paper in corporate finance); and two teaching awards: Columbia Business School Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in a Core Course, and Columbia Business School Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence.

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Clifford Schorer

Clifford Schorer

Entrepreneur in Residence,
The Eugene Lang
Entrepreneurship Center

Clifford Schorer

Clifford Schorer

Entrepreneur in Residence,
The Eugene Lang
Entrepreneurship Center

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