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 on three continents.

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

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