“An outstanding balance of theory, experiential learning, and sharing between participants. A week well spent towards my future career development.”
Past Participant Lynne KnittelManager Corporate Benefits at Barnes Group Inc.
Faculty director Bob Bontempo discusses how the program helps participants get to the next level in their careers.
“This program has exceeded my expectations. So much knowledge and inspiration in just 5 days. I can only recommend. And on top of everything you get to know so many interesting people from all over the world.”
Anne Kathrine PetersenChief Sales Manager at Nordea Markets
“After attending the Emerging Leader Development Program, I have stronger leadership skills that I will immediately apply in my personal and professional life. I will definitely be a different leader with a broader perspective after being at Columbia Business School.”
Alejandro MejiaNational Sales Director, PepsiCo Foods Venezuela
“I was in charge of an acquisition of a small company in a neighboring country and I specifically used the takeaways from the Emerging Leader Development Program to negotiate with the people from whom we were buying the business. I used a lot of techniques from the program to convince the sellers. The course came at the right time for me to successfully achieve this merger.”
Didier HazoumeCOO, Lababidi Holdings
“An invaluable part of my career progression. I will certainly be attending Columbia Business School Executive Education for future study.”
Anthony MooreSenior Accountant, HA Jacob & Sons Pty Ltd (Jacob Group of Companies)
“It was a great learning experience for a budding leader like me. Bob was phenomenal and so were the visiting faculty. I would recommend the course to all those interested in becoming leaders in their respective fields.”
Otima BhanotMD at Green Fitness Club LLC
“In my professional career as well as in my personal life I came across a dilemma. How I perceived myself was not the same my co-workers, peers, and managers perceived me. In order to improve, I needed a fair assessment of myself from an outside eye. I came across the Emerging Leader Development Program at Columbia Business School and read about its 360 feedback that is combined with one-on-one consultation and group discussion. It provided me with an opportunity to discover my weaknesses so I could turn them into my strengths. After the program, I moved away from how I perceived myself to how I wanted to be perceived. I gained insight into my strengths and weaknesses, which allowed me to become more effective in dealings with my superiors, peers, friends, and family.”
Andria JokhtaberidzeConsultant (M&A), Magticom
Years of Management Experience
I’m interested in the Certificate in Business Excellence (CIBE), how do I get started?
At Columbia Business School Executive Education, you’ll be able to customize a unique learning experience by selecting programs that best interest you and are most suited for your needs. Any completed program, regardless of format (live online, in-person, or online), will count towards the Certificate in Business Excellence.
Which programs qualify for the CIBE?
Any completed executive education program, regardless of format (live-online, in-person, or online), will count towards the Certificate in Business Excellence. Partner programs will also count towards the certificate.
Which programs do not qualify for 25 percent tuition benefit?
- Advanced Management Program
- Executive Development Program
- Developing Black Leaders in Financial Services
- Strategic Wealth Manager
- Global Banking Program: Fintech, Digital, and Analytics
- Chief Financial Officer
- Chief Marketing Officer
- Venture Capital Private Equity
- Digital Business Leadership Program
- Executive Program in Management
What programs are considered partner programs?
Executive education programs developed and administered with our educational partners, bring the best of our combined knowledge, thought leadership, resources, and expertise. Kindly find a list of our partners here on our partnership page.
What are the costs of the certificate?
There’s no set cost associated with the certificate path since you’re able to customize your learning journey with in-person and online programs (price will vary depending on the program type and length).
Are there any tuition assistance or scholarships?
At Columbia Business School Executive Education, we offer non-degree and non-credit-based professional development programs to the global business community. As our programs are non-degree and non-credit, they do not qualify for financial aid.
How are CIBE credits determined?
Credits for a program are determined by the program duration and total learning hours.
Where do I find information on the credit value for a program?
You will find this information on each program page. Credits range from 0.5 credits – 26 credits per program.
How do I get enrolled in the CIBE?
Your certificate journey will start with your first program, and you have 4 years to complete your CIBE. You may register for any of our executive education programs on each program page. You may enroll using the “Enroll Now” button, and the application process should take 5-10 minutes.
How do I receive credits?
You are required to fully attend a program and complete all necessary coursework in order to receive CIBE credits. Credits are only awarded after you complete a program.
How do I check the status of my Certificate completion?
Kindly reach out to a Learning Solutions representative for any questions on the status of your CIBE credit count.
Do CIBE credits expire?
Credits are only valid for four years (Please note: While we are not able to offer in-person programming due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the duration to complete the programming has been extended to five years.). If you have not completed your CIBE within four years, we will only count non-expired credits towards your CIBE credit total.
Does the Certificate in Business Excellence expire?
Your Certificate in Business Excellence does not expire. Once you become a certificate recipient, you will join the greater alumni community at Columbia Business School.
I’ve reached 18 CIBE credits, what’s next?
Congratulations! You should receive a digital copy of your certificate at the end of your program. If you do not receive a copy from your program manager, kindly contact your Learning Solutions representative or your program manager for next steps.
Will I receive a physical certificate?
Upon completion, you will receive a secure, digital certificate through Accredible. Within the platform you will have the option to print your credential, post it to your LinkedIn feed, or display it on your profile as a certification. Please contact your program manager for the status of your digital certificate.
How do I get access to my alumni benefits?
Once you complete your CIBE, we kindly ask for your patience as we process your alumni credentials. The processing time can take anywhere from 8 to 10 weeks long.
Can I refer colleagues to the Certificate in Business Excellence?
If you are a certificate holder, you may sponsor up to four colleagues each year for full-price in-person programs lasting up to seven days and all full-price online programs.
Can I add the Certificate in Business Excellence to LinkedIn?
Yes! We will provide you with instructions on how to add your certificate to your LinkedIn profile after you become a Certificate recipient.
Preferred Pricing and Tuition Benefits for Alumni
Are there preferred pricing options available for live online programs?
Yes, preferred pricing is available for groups of two or more. To inquire, email email@example.com.
As a Columbia Business School alumni am I eligible for tuition benefit?
Columbia Business School alumni and up to four of their colleagues are eligible for a 25 percent tuition benefit for this program. More on the Alumni Tuition Benefit.
Will there be any homework or assignments?
For select programs, there will be some assignments to complete after the end of select program sessions. Assignments will typically consist of readings, self-reflections, and brief assessments. This approach is designed to help you practice your learnings.
How long will assignments take?
We do not expect that homework assignments will take up a large amount of time to complete.
Will there be any examinations or grades?
There will be no examinations or grades for our live online programs.
COVID-19 Safety Plans
Please review the latest COVID-19 related protocols at Columbia Business School.
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