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Columbia Business School Launches New EMBA Americas Program

Columbia Business School (CBS) yesterday announced the launch of a new modular Executive MBA (EMBA) program designed for executives in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Called EMBA-Americas, the new program is intended to provide more 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,” CBS Dean Glenn Hubbard said in a statement.

The program will include five semesters of study over 20 months, delivered in week-long formats approximately once a month. Core curriculum courses will comprise three semesters, with the other two reserved for electives. Participants will complete their study at Columbia’s New York City campus as well as at locations in California and Latin America. CBS will provide accommodations to students during the first three semesters.

EMBA-Americas students during their two semesters of elective courses can choose between global elective weeks, either bi-weekly or weekly EMBA-NY electives or electives offered to students in the full-time MBA program.

CBS will begin accepting applications for the inaugural EMBA-Americas class on July 1, 2012. The application deadline is October 31, 2012. The program will being in January 2013.

“The MBA degree has long been recognized as a critical tool for success in the complex arena of business leadership,” CBS Vice Dean Amir Ziv said in a statement. “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, like the school’s full-time MBA and other EMBA offerings, will require 60 course credits. Interested applicants must submit GMAT or GRE scores. Visit the EMBAs-America page to learn more or sign up for updates.

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