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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
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. View the curriculum for the two-week core.
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
- View the curriculum for the two-week deep dive
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
- View sample tracks for this format
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