You have a full slate of responsibilities, yet you’re determined to earn the best MBA possible. We get it. That’s why we designed flexible options that meet the needs of working executives. The EMBA program is identical to our Full-Time MBA in every way but the schedule. That means you apply tomorrow what you learn in the classroom today. Which MBA is right for you?

Our two New York-based options, EMBA-New York Friday/Saturday and EMBA-New York Saturday, will enable you to complete the program successfully:

We also have partnerships with London Business School and the University of Hong Kong — giving you the opportunity to pursue Columbia Business School’s world-class MBA in multiple locations.

Your new global network. Prepare to gain knowledge, as well as a whole new network. You’ll meet students from all our EMBA offerings at various points. This will enhance your connections globally, as well as bring fresh perspectives as you meet a diverse array of faculty members and students. Here’s a quick look at the options:

EMBA-NY Friday/Saturday Option

EMBA-NY Saturday Option

  • Begins in May
  • Classes are generally held from 8:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
  • Length of program: Six terms, meeting approximately every Saturday, over 24 months
  • Requires three three-day residencies, held at the start of the first three semesters
  • Employer sponsorship of time is not required
  • Employer financial sponsorship is welcome, though not required
  • Learn more about the Saturday option

EMBA Global

Whether you want to take on a more senior role, redefine your career, or launch an entrepreneurial venture, the EMBA-Global program delivers an exceptional learning experience with a powerful network to match. Moreover, you will immediately broaden your perspectives and apply new insights to your organization.

EMBA-Global Americas & Europe

Jointly developed by Columbia Business School and London Business School, EMBA-Global A&E offers week-long classes each month and alternates between London and New York City. You’ll learn from expert faculty who shape global business and study with other high-potential, globally-focused executives representing a wide range of industries. The program features:

  • Monthly classes that alternate between London and New York
  • A unique program in which you earn two full MBA degrees after studying in these two major hubs of global business
  • Career services and alumni privileges at each school

Meet our students and learn more about the program on the EMBA-Global website.

EMBA-Global Asia

Columbia Business School, London Business School, and The University of Hong Kong are pausing admissions for the EMBA-Global Asia program due to ongoing pandemic-related travel restrictions. If you are interested in the EMBA-Global program, please reach out to the EMBA-Global admissions teams:

Electives for All EMBA Options

  • Offered during the last three terms
  • May be taken on the respective regularly scheduled class weekends, as well as during international seminars and as weeklong global electives
  • May be selected from electives offered by the Full-Time MBA Program, as well as at other graduate schools at Columbia University