EMBA-Global Americas & Europe - About Us

EMBA-Global Americas & Europe - About Us

Launched in 2001, EMBA-Global Americas & Europe was jointly developed by London Business School and Columbia Business School to inspire and cultivate entrepreneurial thinking and a truly global perspective.

Core courses are studied in London and New York, two of the world’s leading business and cultural capitals. During the elective courses, students have the chance to study at The University of Hong Kong. International assignments offer students the opportunity to immerse themselves in several locations across the globe. 

London Business School

Ranked as one of the top business schools in the world, London Business School (LBS) is well positioned to equip its students with the capabilities needed to succeed in today's global business environment. Renowned for delivering the latest thinking, the School holds the highest average research score of any UK academic institution.

An international community

The campus is a vibrant and diverse place to study and network. With 2,000 masters students from over 130 countries, there are few more international settings anywhere in the business world.


Columbia Business School

The Columbia campus is both a beautiful, bustling 'academic village' near the banks of the Hudson River and a gateway to a major capital city of global business - enabling frequent guest lectures and positioning us at the very center of business.

A vibrant setting for your studies

Offering a traditional Ivy League setting within the cosmopolitan swirl of Manhattan, Columbia University's Italian Renaissance-style campus provides a base from which to explore New York's multinational businesses, thousands of restaurants, major financial exchanges and more.

The Columbia learning environment

Cultural and other attractions are easily reached, and many students schedule time to enjoy them with family members - or one another - in conjunction with the New York classes. Action-oriented teaching, a global focus, cutting-edge research and an extensive network are among the competitive advantages that have consistently earned Columbia a top spot in executive MBA programme rankings.

Students also benefit from being part of the wider Columbia University community, long known for its intellectual capital - 13 winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics have taught or studied at Columbia, including University Professor Joseph Stiglitz, who often teaches at the Business School. Other schools at the University - especially Law, Journalism, and International and Public Affairs - provide connection to valuable intellectual and professional resources.

"Columbia's personal attention and supportive community help our busy students balance life, work and their studies - and still have opportunities to enjoy one another's company and the excitement of New York City." 

Kelley Martin Blanco (EMBA2002) 
Dean of Students, Executive MBA Programs at Columbia Business School