Professionals from a wide range of industries are attracted to Columbia Business School — the only Ivy League school at the center of business. When admitted to the EMBA Program, you’ll join high achievers who work in banking, real estate, media, healthcare, and many other professions.

A network forms. By learning together and interacting closely, you and your classmates will gain a distinct advantage that extends far beyond the classroom. The relationships that you develop will form your professional network for years to come.

Many perspectives. The diversity of perspectives in the classroom will lead to fresh insights and give you an ability to look at challenges from many angles.

Below is the profile of the Friday/Saturday class that began in August 2021.

Class Makeup

Class size 144 (in two clusters)
Women 36%
International 17%
Average age 33
Average years of work experience 10

Industry Background

Industry %
Financial Services 30
Healthcare 12
Other 11
Marketing & Media 10
Technology 9
Consulting 8
Government, Military & Non-profit 6
Real Estate 6
Retail/Wholesale 3
Energy/Utilities 2
Entertainment & Leisure 2
Consumer Products 1
Education 1

The sections add to 100% but may be slightly lower or higher due to rounding. 


Sponsorship %
Company (full) 15
Company (partial) 51
Self 35

The sections add to 100% but may be slightly lower or higher due to rounding.