Skip navigation Jump to main navigation Jump to main navigation

Applications for 2024 Columbia Summer Session programs are now open!

Close alert

Curriculum & Courses

Full-Time or Part-Time

  • 36 points (credits) for degree completion
  • On-campus instruction*
  • Fall intake only
  • Full-Time: 3 terms
  • Part-Time: Up to 2 years 
  • Capstone Project

* Select coursework is available online.

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 full-time (12 points/credits per term) and study on campus.

Core Courses (Required for all Students)

Required or core courses provide all students, regardless of their backgrounds, with the knowledge and skills technology leaders must have to succeed in today’s fast-paced global environment. Through the study of relevant theoretical frameworks, strategies, and tools, students acquire the ability to consider technology challenges from varied perspectives. Case studies help students to apply these theories, strategies, and tools to develop solutions to challenges they face in their own industries and work environments and become highly effective technology leaders.

Sample Full-Time Pathway

First Term

Second Term

Third Term

Sample Part-Time Pathway

First Term (6 Points/Credits)

Second Term (6 Points/Credits)

Third Term (6 Points/Credits)

Fourth Term (6 Points/Credits)

Fifth Term (6 Points/Credits)

Sixth Term (6 Points/Credit)

Elective Courses

Students select related elective courses offered at the University that may help them advance their professional and academic interests.

Many electives are available on the School’s innovative distance-learning platform. Students and faculty communicate through a unique social networking function in ways that extend and enhance the impact of traditional learning experiences. Online courses typically include a combination of live events, asynchronous community-driven activities, and self-study.