Professor William Klepper joined Columbia Business School in 1996 after more than 30 years as a general manager in higher education. He is a management professor who teaches executive leadership in the EMBA program and serves as the faculty director of the partnership with the Financial Times/Outstanding Directors Exchange on corporate governance. He also serves as academic director of the Executive Education program. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of executive learning, strategic leadership and corporate governance. At Executive Education, he serves as faculty director of, and teaches in Columbia’s first ExecOnline program, Leading Strategic Growth, and teaches in the General Management Leadership 2-week residential program.

He has worked in custom programs for a number of corporations, including Aegion, AT&T, BankBoston, Bausch & Lomb, Bell Canada, BOC Gases, Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Chase Manhattan Bank, Altria, Aviva, Deloitte, DuPont, Ericsson, Finmecannica, General Electric, GKN, Grand Metropolitan, Johnson & Johnson, KONE, M&T Bank, Nabisco, Novartis, Pfizer, Roche, SAP, Sony, StorageTek, Sun Microsystems, and White Eagle Industries (Poland).

    Certificate Programs

  • July 16 - Aug 5
    Building & Leading Effective Teams
    Join Professor Bill Klepper for a 3-week program focused on strategy concepts that help build and organize powerful teams.

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  • July 16 - Aug 26
    Leading Strategic Growth
    Join Columbia’s renowned faculty for a 6-week program on developing a strategic organization that can better identify challenges and focus efforts.

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Books & Publications

  • Governance and Managing Change in the Company of the 21st Century
  • The CEO’s Boss

    Tough Love in the Boardroom

    May 2010