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Business Offerings Overview

Business Offerings

With the business world shifting at break-neck speed, how do you learn to anticipate and lead through change? To align with today’s dynamic markets, Columbia offers several business program options to fit your schedule, career trajectory, and existing skill set. 

Choose from a multitude of business courses and customize the curriculum to meet your goals and advance your career.

Are you preparing for a master’s degree? Are you a business professional who wants to hone your leadership or marketing skills? Do you need to up your business communication skills in English? These programs have been created to help you turn your aspirations into impact.

You’ll learn from scholar-practitioner faculty members who are leaders in their fields. Choose from flexible options including on-campus, online, full or part-time as well as summer and academic year study.

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20+ Courses to choose from in marketing, finance and leadership
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300,000 In the Global Network you join as a Columbia Grad
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50+ Award-winning faculty who are leaders in their respective fields

Accelerate your career or prepare for a master’s alongside business thinkers who are on the cutting edge of their fields.

Columbia SPS attracts the best and brightest faculty and students--a cohort that will inspire your best work.

Program Options
Program Required Experience Course Format Time Commitment
Advanced Graduate Certificate in Business

For Bachelor’s degree holders or business professionals.

On-campus or online,  full-time or part-time,  during fall, spring and summer terms.

Option to complete the 24 credits in two semesters of full-time study or 3 years of part-time study.

Custom Business Program

For Bachelor’s degree holders or business professionals.

On-campus or online,  full-time or part-time,  during fall, spring and summer terms.

Option to complete the 12 credits in one semester of full-time study or over 2 years of part-time study.

Business Plus

Applicants must have a TOEFL iBT score between 85 and 99, a minimum SPS/ALP level of 7, or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5.

On campus; full-time, during fall, spring and summer terms.

One semester.

Business Edge

For advanced undergraduates.

On campus; Available during Summer Session II.

The program consists of four modules, career-related workshops and a case study over six weeks.

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Learn more about Business Offerings at Columbia University School of Professional Studies, or contact the program advisor.

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As admissions to our program are highly competitive, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Learn more about the application process, deadlines, and requirements.

* International students are responsible for ensuring they have read and understand the University’s student visa application eligibility and requirements. Please note that it is not permissible to enroll while in B-1/B-2 status. In addition, if studying on a student visa, you must enroll in the full-time option (12 credits per term), if available, and study on campus.