Columbia Business School School of Continuing Education

An intensive six-week summer program offered by Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education in partnership with the Columbia Business School, Business Edge gives advanced undergraduates and recent liberal arts graduates* the opportunity to acquire essential skills in:

  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Finance

The integrated curriculum, taught by Columbia Business School faculty, incorporates project-based study, as well as career-oriented workshops and guest lectures. A case study final project applies the knowledge and skills accrued in each of the course modules of the program.

“Taking Business Edge was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I can confidently say that I’ve walked away with the strongest fundamentals in business that I could've obtained.”Jovan Bursac
2013 Business Edge student

Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive an official Columbia University Statement of Attendance and will be better prepared to pursue an entrepreneurial path or an MBA. They will be able to analyze and interpret financial statements, understand the fundamentals of finance, develop innovative promotional strategies, and learn how to apply the core concepts of management and organizational theory in the workplace.

Offered during Summer Session 1 (D), May 26–July 2
Open to both international and domestic students
International student deadline: April 24, 2015*
Domestic student deadline: May 1, 2015

* Deadline extension: The final day to apply for Business Edge as an international student is
April 24.

*For undergraduate degree holders who graduated before May 2014, we recommend the Business Certification Program.

General Information and Application Questions

Office of Enrollment Management
School of Continuing Education
203 Lewisohn Hall
2970 Broadway, Mail Code 4119
New York, NY 10027-6902
Office hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.