Columbia Business School Launches EMBA-Americas

Columbia Business School has announced the launch of a program specifically tailored for executives located throughout the United States, Canada, and Latin America.

The five semester, 20-month program—called EMBA-Americas—will include three semesters of core curriculum and cohort electives delivered approximately once per month, in week-long formats mostly at Columbia’s New York City campus, and at locations in California and Latin America.

“EMBA-Americas is another step in Columbia’s ongoing program innovation,” says Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia Business School.

“The new EMBA delivery format will solve the dilemma facing exceptional talent across the Americas: convenient access to the Columbia MBA. With this new modular design, we have eliminated a significant barrier to achieving that goal by providing yet another way that high-potential executives can learn  to incorporate management theory into everyday practice.”

During two semesters of elective courses, EMBA-Americas students will have the opportunity to join all other EMBA students in choosing from elective offerings in different formats: global elective weeks, either bi-weekly or weekly EMBA-NY electives, or those offered in the full-time MBA program.

Columbia Business School’s vice dean Amir Ziv says, “The MBA degree has long been recognized as a critical tool for success in the complex arena of business leadership. Now, the EMBA-Americas’ modular program, centered in New York, will afford uncomplicated, straightforward access to the Columbia MBA from across the country, in a manner not available before.”

The new program will also follow stringent admissions standards, including the GMAT or GRE test prerequisite. Applications begin on July 1, 2012 for the inaugural EMBA-Americas class, which will open in January 2013. The application deadline is set for October 31, 2012. EMBA-Americas will mirror the School’s MBA and Executive MBA programs in requiring 60 course credits embedded in the same rigorous curriculum.

Interested applicants can visit http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/emba/americas to learn more or sign up for updates.

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