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Fall Update

At SPS this fall, all courses, other than pre-established online courses, will be offered face-to-face in our New York City classrooms. Some of these face-to-face courses will be offered in the HyFlex format to ensure that all of our students can make progress toward their degree requirements, if faced with delays due to student visas or vaccination effectiveness wait times.
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In light of the COVID-19, the Strategic Communication: International Perspectives program is postponed until 2022.

Requirements

Applicants should have at least seven years of experience working in corporate communication for a multinational corporation or global nonprofit organization, with a title of director, vice president, or equivalent.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability for critical thinking and analysis, and be fluent in English.

Deadlines

Admission is done on a rolling basis so we encourage interested candidates to apply as soon as possible.

Please note: The Early Bird registration fee of $7,850 is available until March 3, 2020.

Application Process

  1. Email a copy of your current resume to  cp2746 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu for consideration.
  2. The program office will review your information to ensure it meets our admission criteria and contact you shortly thereafter.
  3. Upon acceptance into the program, you will be provided a formal invitation email with a link to submit the deposit or full tuition payment to hold your seat in the program.
  4. Registered participants will receive specific program information approximately 4 to 6 weeks prior to the program date.

Visa Information

If you require a visa, you may qualify for a B1 business visa. Note: Some embassies may ask that you apply for a student visa, but because this program is non-degree, professional development and participants are visiting the US on business, you may want to request the B1 visa.

U.S. State Department guidelines for the B1 visa may be found on the Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website. SPS complies with those guidelines as well as the University policy that prohibits a University representative or its designee to contact the consulate or embassy directly on behalf of a participant. However, once you have been accepted into the program, SPS will provide you with a standard letter to present to the embassy or consulate if needed. If you would like to request this letter, please contact us.