Columbia Business School School of Professional Studies

In partnership with the Columbia Business School, Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies offers an intensive six-week summer program. Business Edge gives advanced undergraduates and recent liberal arts graduates the opportunity to acquire a world-class business education in the following core competencies:

  • Accounting
  • Leadership and Strategy
  • Marketing
  • Finance

The integrated curriculum, taught by Columbia Business School faculty, incorporates project-based study, as well as career-oriented workshops and guest lectures. A case study final project applies the knowledge and skills accrued in each of the course modules of the program.

“Taking Business Edge was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I can confidently say that I’ve walked away with the strongest fundamentals in business that I could've obtained.”Jovan Bursac
2013 Business Edge student

Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive an official Columbia University Statement of Attendance and will be better prepared to pursue an entrepreneurial path or an MBA. They will be able to analyze and interpret financial statements, understand the fundamentals of finance, develop innovative promotional strategies, and learn how to apply the core concepts of management and organizational theory in the workplace.

Offered during Summer Session 1 (D), May 22–June 30
Open to both international and domestic students
International student deadline: April 1, 2017*
Domestic student deadline: April 21, 2017**

*For undergraduate degree holders who graduated before May 2016, we recommend the Business Certification Program.

The application will close May 7.

The application for summer sessions is now closed.

Program Contacts

General Information, Admissions Questions, and Advising


Application Document Submission and Application Processing Questions


Mailing Address and Campus Location

Office of Enrollment Management
School of Professional Studies
203 Lewisohn Hall
2970 Broadway, Mail Code 4119
New York, NY 10027-6902
Office hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.