July 17 - Aug 27
Oct 2 - Nov 12
30 hours (5 hours/week)
Top Columbia professors will give leaders the tools to identify new strategic growth opportunities and to build effective and highly-aligned teams. Leaders who participated in this program have developed projects that increased employee productivity by 40%, departmental efficiency by 30%, and overall service quality by 20%.
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This course is designed for leaders who want to improve their strategic thinking within their organization and make faster, better, and more effective decisions. It’s beneficial for:
Leading Strategic Growth, a 6-week executive development program, delivers participants the ability to gain greater command of their company’s needs and the skill to identify and execute new growth opportunities in a fast-moving and competitive landscape.
The key to organizational success is to develop an enterprise capable of generating achievement-oriented strategies and adapting and improving those strategies as the environment changes. The Leading Strategic Growth action-oriented approach addresses the conditions and challenges executives face—because the true measure of a leadership development program’s effectiveness is how well the learning can be applied to solutions in the work environment.
Professor of Management
Professor William Klepper is the academic director of Columbia’s Executive Education program. He’s worked on customer programs for a number of corporations, including AT&T, Chase, DuPont, and General Electric.
Professor of Strategy
Professor Rita McGrath is a globally recognized expert on innovation and growth strategies, with an emphasis on corporate entrepreneurship. Her work and ideas help senior leaders chart a pathway to success in rapidly changing and volatile environments.
Professor of the Practice of Management
For more than 20 years, Professor William Pietersen served as the CEO of multibillion-dollar businesses such as Lever Foods, Seagram USA, Tropicana, and Sterling Winthrop’s Consumer Health Group. His top-selling book Strategic Learning is widely applied within Columbia’s executive education programs.
Professor of Executive Education
Adjunct Professor Peter Meola has more than 25 years of senior executive experience at multinational businesses, including The Seagram Company, Tropicana, ExxonMobil, and British Petroleum. His primary research areas are leadership of organizational culture and strategic learning as a leadership process.
Great program, excellent presenters, world class course. Exceeded my expectations. By completing my strategic case, I gained insights that I can incorporate into my current responsibilities. Perhaps more importantly, however, I feel my experience with the overall process of strategic planning is something that I will definitely be able to apply in the future.
Automobile Auction Company
Vice President of Application Development
This has been a fantastic strategic leadership course. It has opened up a different thinking philosophy around how we can bring change to an organization by being much better strategic leaders with our own teams. The lectures have been incredible, giving us amazing insight into how to think more strategically. I am sure this investment will produce great results for the business.
Head of Digital Marketing, Europe Adobe Inc.
The program is very valuable. It provided me a step-by-step guide in
strategy setting and how this is interconnected with leadership styles. I
can definitely apply this learning at my workplace. I plan to nominate
some of my colleagues and team members, as well.
Global Financial Company
Consumer Business Manager
Our programs are designed for busy professionals. Participants are expected to spend 4-5 hours each week watching video lectures and completing assignments. There are also live online sessions most weeks, which last 1-1.5 hours each.
Our leadership development programs last 6 weeks. Additionally, you will complete a short orientation prior to the official start of the program.
Upon successfully completing the program, you will receive a certificate of completion from the sponsoring business school. ExecOnline provides non-degree programs for which no grades or university credits are provided.
Our programs are designed for busy leaders—managers, directors, VPs, and C-suite—with the drive and desire to solve their organization’s critical business challenges. Our short, focused programs allow you to develop solutions for both near- and long-term challenges—without disrupting your day-to-day responsibilities.
Yes. You will develop a project of your choosing that addresses your organization’s critical business challenges. At the completion of the program, you will have produced an implementation-ready project, designed to make a fiscal and business impact.
Yes. You can stay connected to ExecOnline through our alumni group, which allows you to interact with peers to generate support and networking opportunities.