Columbia's Advanced Management Program

Columbia Business School

Columbia Business School


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Who should attend

  • Interest in reaching an even greater level of impact and achievement through the exploration of new ideas, perspectives, experiences, networks, and realities
  • Curiosity about themselves, a willingness to view their strongest convictions with humility, and the belief in continuous learning and progress to discover what else they can do for their organization and who else they can become in the future
  • Substantial leadership responsibilities and professional success. Participants who can benefit from the content, contribute to their classmates' learning, and have the potential and desire for future leadership impact will be welcomed.

About the course

Join the Advanced Management Program that puts you at the very center of business. The program that allows you learn, reflect, and practice the abilities and ideas that will matter most to you and those you lead — all backed by Columbia Business School’s history, scale, and resources.

As our flagship comprehensive leadership program, the Advanced Management Program uses a mix of learning methods, weaving together insights from faculty and industry thought leaders with state-of-the-art experiential learning sessions, peer learning, personal assessments, and individual and group coaching.

Past participants from around the globe are calling the program “eye-opening,” “empowering,” and “transformational.”


Executives emerge from the Advanced Management Program stronger and more focused leaders, ready to better communicate their strategy and execute change for their organizations.

Personal Leadership

  • Build a “personal board of directors” to support you in your career from the outstanding global executives who will be your peers in class
  • Analyze your leadership strengths and weaknesses through Columbia’s proprietary 360-degree leadership feedback
  • Hone your personal beliefs about leadership, guided by Columbia Business School executive coaches
  • Leverage your personal values for authentic and sustainable leadership
  • Develop long-term positive health practices through daily “Executive Well-Being” sessions

Interpersonal Leadership

  • Master the latest ideas on how to align your whole organization in pursuit of shared goals
  • Improve the performance of your teams with new tools for motivation and better decision making
  • Achieve buy-in across the organization by applying mission-critical persuasion techniques
  • Harness the power of diverse, inclusive, and aligned teams
  • Become more effective at negotiations by understanding and focusing on your interests and recognizing opportunities to create mutual value

Strategic Leadership

  • Successfully manage your organization’s business challenges and drive results
  • Foster organizational culture by building shared beliefs and values
  • Obtain new perspectives on real-life organizational challenges you are currently facing from world-renowned faculty and your global peer set
  • Identify inflection points in your business before they occur so you can lead your organization for disruption
  • Implement complex change in your organization

Program Structure

Columbia's Advanced Management Program is comprised of two parts — the core and the deep dive.

First Half: Core

You begin your Advanced Management Program journey with the core of the program — two weeks of cutting-edge classroom learning at the state-of-the-art GE Management Development Institute just outside of New York City.

Second Half: Deep Dive

For the second half of the program, choose from one of two learning paths — with scheduling options that meet your needs.

Learning Path 1: Two Weeks in NYC

  • Come to the Columbia University campus in NYC to experience two more curated, integrated weeks of learning
  • Take the two weeks immediately following the core of the program (Consecutive) or the following Fall (Modular)
  • Includes experiential sessions at iconic NYC locations

Learning Path 2: Customized Learning Path

  • Build a custom path of shorter programs designed to sharpen your expertise in focused areas (Customized)
  • Choose from a wide range of programs in leadership, strategy, finance, and marketing
  • Take the short programs within a year from the first half of the Advanced Management Program


Rita McGrath

Rita Gunther McGrath, a Professor at Columbia Business School, is regarded as one of the world’s top experts on strategy and innovation with particular emphasis on developing sound strategy in uncertain and volatile environments. Her ideas are widely used by leading organizations throughout the w...

Paul Ingram

Biography Paul Ingram is the Kravis Professor Business at the Columbia Business School, and Faculty Director of the Columbia Advanced Management Program, Columbia’s flagship residential program for senior executives from around the globe.  His PhD is from Cornell University, and he was on the fac...

Bruce Craven

Biography As director of the Advanced Management Program, Bruce partners with the faculty director and the on-site and off-site Columbia teams, working with visiting faculty and conference center staff to deliver a transformational educational opportunity for the global classes of senior executiv...

Oded Netzer

Biography Professor Netzer's research centers on one of the major business challenges of the data-rich environment of the 21st century: developing quantitative methods that leverage data to gain a deeper understanding of customer behavior and guide firms' decisions. He focuses primarily on buildi...

Doron Nissim

Biography Professor Nissim earned his PhD in Accounting at the University of California, Berkeley, and joined Columbia Business School in 1997. In 2014, he was reappointed as the Chair of the Accounting Division, after previously serving as the chair from 2006 to 2009. Professor Nissim’s researc...

Tano Santos

Biography Professor Santos' research focuses on two distinct areas. A first interest is the field of asset pricing with a particular emphasis on theoretical and empirical models that can account for the predictability of returns, both in the time series and the cross section. A second interest of...

Hitendra Wadhwa

Hitendra Wadhwa is Professor of Practice at Columbia Business School and founder of the Institute for Personal Leadership (IPL).  He teaches Columbia's most popular MBA leadership class on Personal Leadership & Success.  He also teaches MBA and Executive Education programs on Driving Strategi...

William Duggan

William Duggan is the author of three recent books on innovation: Strategic Intuition: The Creative Spark in Human Achievement (2007); Creative Strategy: A Guide for Innovation (2012); and The Seventh Sense: How Flashes of Insight Change Your Life (2015).  In 2007 the journal Strategy+Business na...

Modupe Akinola

Biography Modupe Akinola is the Sanford C. Bernstein Associate Professor of Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School. Prior to pursuing a career in academia, Professor Akinola worked in professional services at Bain & Company and Merrill Lynch. Professor Akinola examines how organiza...

Vanessa Burbano

Biography Vanessa Burbano is an Assistant Professor of Management in the strategy area at Columbia Business School. Her research is on topics at the intersection of corporate strategy and social/environmental issues, and on employee motivation. Her research has been recognized with awards from th...

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