The information on this page only applies to Executive MBA courses, which meet primarily on Fridays and Saturdays. This information also applies to select EMBA block week courses which meet all day Sun-Thurs or Mon-Fri, as well as select evening electives that meet weekly from 6-9PM. EMBA electives have course codes beginning with the number 7 (i.e. B7xxx-xxx).

For Information on cross-registration for business school courses offered through other programs, check the full-time MBA and PhD pages.

Fall 2022 EMBA Cross-Registration

To apply to cross-register for an EMBA course, students should send their request to the cross registration team at [email protected]. Requests must be received no later than 11:59pm on September 6, 2022. We will notify students the results of their application by September 8, 2022. Inquiries received after this deadline will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Important Information on Executive MBA Cross-Registration

Select Business School Executive MBA offerings, excluding core courses, are open to all currently enrolled Columbia University, Teachers College, and Union Theological Seminary graduate degree candidates, as well as post-baccalaureate students in the School of Professional Studies (SPS). Note that while undergraduate seniors are permitted to enroll in full-time MBA courses, they are not permitted to enroll in EMBA courses.

Executive MBA courses (B7000 Level) are primarily offered on the weekend, and are available on an exception basis for students who need to take weekend electives and have completed any pre-/co- requisites for the course. Cross-registration seats are offered on a space available basis after the EMBA selection process is complete. Note that not all EMBA courses will be available for cross-registration, due to issues of capacity and pedagogy.

In addition to our Friday/Saturday and Saturday offerings, we offer a small number of block week courses that generally meet 9am-5pm on the dates indicated, as well as a small number of evening electives that generally meet weekly from 6-9pm. Please note that the course list indicates which format each course is offered on. Friday/Saturday and Saturday courses are each part of a menu which corresponds to their specific meeting dates/times.

Almost all EMBA finance electives have the finance course Capital Markets & Investments (FINC B7306/B8306) as a corequisite. The following Columbia courses offered outside of the Business School have been approved as equivalent to Capital Markets & Investments:

  • IEOR E4711 Global Capital Markets (SEAS)
  • MATH GR5280 Capital Markets and Investments (GSAS)
  • INAF U6045 International Capital Markets (SIPA) and INAF U6022 Economics of Finance (SIPA) taken together fulfill the Business School's prerequisite of FINC B8306 Capital Markets & Investments.

All other stated prerequisites have to have been taken at the Business School. Instructors may not waive these prerequisites.

Students who believe they have the appropriate background may take an exemption exam for Capital Markets & Investments. The exam is three hours and administered online. If you're interested in taking the Capital Markets exemption exam, please email [email protected] for access.

Non-Business School students may take no more than 3 credits of business school courses (this includes MBA, PhD, and EMBA courses) per semester and no more than 12 credits during their entire Columbia course of study.

Non-Business School students will receive traditional letter grades (A, B, C, D, F) for courses taken at the Business School. Also, the Business School in general and EMBA program in particular follow a different academic calendar than most of the University. Students should review the EMBA calendar to ensure they meet required course and exam dates. Please be aware, most full-term EMBA courses begin the weekend of September 9, 2022, but specific meeting times for each course are indicated on the program-specific elective schedules.

Drop or Withdrawal Procedures and Deadlines

Full term courses

The deadline to drop full-term Fall 2022 EMBA courses is 4:00 p.m., September 15, 2022. Students may withdraw (with a notation of W on their transcript) from full-term fall EMBA courses until October 11, 2022.

Half term courses

The deadline to drop an EMBA half term course (1.5 credits) is before the start of the second course. Students may withdraw (with a notation of a W on their transcript) from EMBA half term courses before the start of the third course.

Block Weeks

The deadline to drop an EMBA block week course is the Thursday before the course begins. Students may withdraw (with a notation of W on their transcript) from EMBA block weeks before the start of the third day of the course.

Half Block Weeks

The deadline to drop an EMBA half block week course is the Thursday before the course begins. Students may withdraw (with a notation of W on their transcript) from EMBA half block weeks before the start of the second day of the course.

Executive MBA course drop or withdrawal requests must to [email protected].