Pursue Your Career Interests
Whether you are just thinking about what you’ll take in school, already majoring in business, or starting on your professional path, this program helps you discover the business area that’s right for you. You will experience Ivy League faculty through one of the nation’s top business schools. At the center of world commerce, we offer a faculty of leaders renowned in their fields. You will acquire the tools you need for your future from expert practitioners. All programs are 100 percent online, allowing you to study at your own pace. You’ll be guided by mentors and collaborate with motivated peers from around the globe. You will also complete a final project and receive a certificate of participation from Columbia Business School.
Multi-length programs available throughout the year
For anyone interested in learning about business
Current Programs Available
The Business of Luxury
The elements of a premium brand
5-star hotels. Top-end cars. Designer apparel. All can occupy the high ground of consumer desire. This program takes you behind the scenes of the luxury business sector to show you how it works — and the career options available. Hear from industry experts such as premium brand managers, financial consultants, and investment bankers. Explore the strategies involved in managing a luxury brand. Learn about the specific disciplines related to the field such as finance, marketing, design, and distribution. Match your own talents to the field of study that opens the door to this evolving business. No matter where you are on your academic or career path, if you are interested in the luxury business, this program is a must.
The Business of Sports
Learn the business side of sports
Major league sports is big business. This program is designed to give you an inside look at how franchises are valued, the fine points of financing arenas, and the role of marketing, media, and advertising. You’ll hear first-hand from team owners and sports league executives. We’ll review emerging trends such as sports gambling, growth of women’s sports, new technologies, and globalization. You will pick your favorite team and explore how program topics apply. If you have a passion for sports and business, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to gain an invaluable background and explore career options in the field.
The Business of TV and Film: An Insider's Look
How to pitch, produce, and fund a film or TV project
TV and film are part of a $700+ billion industry. But, how does one story become a global phenomenon when another competing story flops? Digital streaming has enabled people to have easy access to movies and television shows around the globe, allowing for widespread distribution. But, getting those movies and tv shows from concept to screen is a journey involving a whole host of disciplines. This course covers everything from writing a pitch, acquiring funding, navigating all the secondary players in production, programming, finance, legal, and more. You’ll hear from industry experts in TV and film and look at a variety of careers in the industry. If the idea of a successful career in this business thrills you, this program is a must.
How You Will Benefit
- Online programs are available throughout the year — pick a subject that fits your passion and your schedule
- Experience what it’s like to take a program designed by Columbia Business School faculty
- Flexible learning: lectures by professors are delivered through dynamic videos, so you can tune in whenever your schedule allows — the ultimate in flexibility
- Work with mentors who can support you and answer questions as you deepen your learning experience
- Earn a certificate of participation from Columbia Business School
How To Apply
It’s easy. No transcripts or letters of recommendation are required. Our application will require the following:
- Your basic contact information
- Why you wish to take this program, and a bit of your story, through writing, video, photos — any media you prefer.
Note: Please submit all application materials in English.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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