Executive MBA

Executive MBA

Master degree
24 months
Application deadlines: October 23, April 15
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: $85
Intakes: August, January
International tuition: $196,200
Domestic tuition: $196,200

Program overview

Make a far greater impact. It happens — sooner than you think. You’re earning your MBA at Columbia and suddenly you’re infusing your industry with new ideas, offering better approaches, and making an indelible mark. Here’s what makes our Executive MBA the best experience for high-achieving professionals: Theory in Practice Learn new skills on Saturday. Apply them at the office on Monday. How does that happen? It begins with faculty members who inspire you with new perspectives on pressing business issues. It happens when you share your own work challenges and benefit from the collective knowledge in the classroom. As you and your learning team work in collaboration, the problem-solving isn’t just academic. Get set! Your value at the office is about to rise. Community Building Starts on Day One Columbia’s diverse, talented EMBA student body is one of the largest in the country, yet it is remarkably close-knit. From the moment you step into class, you begin to experience a supportive community. The cluster and learning team structure fosters connection, but that’s not all. There are plenty of opportunities to connect with students in other EMBA programs and also with Full-Time MBA students. The relationships you make form a true network for years to come. New York City Access When you become part of Columbia, you become part of its special relationship with New York City. The city’s energy fuels our community with ideas and provides access to exceptional faculty members and practitioners. Sought-after thought leaders give of their time and talents through our Executives in Residence Program, speaking engagements, and conferences. An Entrepreneurial Mindset Our courses embrace a philosophy of individual initiative. No matter what your field, whether your firm is big or small, you will catch the entrepreneurial spirit — and it will serve you, enabling you to identify, value, and capture opportunity throughout your career.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • Duolingo English Test
A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution is required for admission to Columbia Business School. Applicants should scan and submit PDF versions of transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institution from which they have received a degree. If offered admission, you will be required to provide encrypted digital copies of your transcripts from each of the colleges or universities submitted on your application. Offers of admission are not binding until academic records have been verified. Applicants should report their grade point average as it appears on their transcript. Applicants must complete one short answer question and three essays. First-time applications require two recommendations unless applying for the Deferred Enrollment Program. Reapplicants are required to submit one new recommendation. If you have been working full-time for at least six months, one recommendation should be from your current supervisor. If you are unable to secure a recommendation from your direct supervisor, please submit a statement of explanation in the Employment section of your application.The second recommendation should be from either a former direct supervisor or from another professional associate, senior to you, who can share their insights on your candidacy. English Language Proficiency requirement: TOEFL 100 (Internet-based test) and 600 (paper-based test); IELTS minimum score of 7.0; DET (Duolingo English Test) minimum score of 120

Career opportunities

Our Career Management Center (CMC) supports you and your classmates with a team dedicated to meeting the needs of executives in our program. The CMC team understands the unique challenges of EMBA students. Whether you want to advance within your company or steer a whole new career path, CMC will be there for you, providing strategic tools and guidance every step of the way.

Campus location

New York City , United States

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