Core Courses

The ELMBA program has a set curriculum. Students will complete the following courses:


Opening Residency
Leadership Management
Managerial Economics
Ethics & Social Responsibility
Accounting for Decision Makers
Information & Technology as Strategic Levers
Emerging Leaders Sustainability Colloquium
Domestic Field Study


Marketing Strategy
Operations Management and Process Strategies
Emerging Leaders Sustainability Colloquium
Financial Applications & Strategy
Globalization and International Business
International Field Study: New Governance/Partnership
Special Topics for Emerging Leaders


Business Strategy
Advanced Finance Elective/Advanced IT Elective
Special Topics for Emerging Leaders
Emerging Leaders Sustainability Colloquium
Closing Residency

Boot Camp

A boot camp may be required for those without the requisite business courses. There is a separate tuition for boot camp of $2,700.


You will be introduced to your classmates, curriculum and staff, familiarized with the key elements of the program, and prepared to launch the year. You will stay with fellow students at a hotel near campus and participate in various workshops including team building, strategic management, and case simulation. Residency is a 1-credit course.

First Fridays

Each semester you will participate in an active learning course where you experience:

  • Tours and overviews of businesses
  • Leadership development workshops 
  • Networking opportunities
  • Team building
  • Panel discussions with alumni and other professionals from the Baltimore and DC metro area
  • Career development
  • Service opportunities
  • Reflection


You will complete a part-time summer internship in a field aligned with your career goals.

International Field Study

International Field Study destinations are reviewed each year. Last year’s cohort traveled to Beijing and Shanghai, China. Students compared American and Chinese approaches to foreign direct investment, and studied how law, affinity group regulation, ethical precepts, the media, and civil society incentivize companies to work toward improved social and economic conditions. Students have also traveled to Barcelona, Spain.

Domestic Field Study

Students have traveled to San Francisco and Silicon Valley, Ca. to study emerging technology.

This was the highlight of the program for me, the development of self: understanding what I excelled at, what I needed to work on, as well as really discover what I could see myself doing in the upcoming years.

-Joey Pustejovsky '13

After college, I wanted to make an impact but I didn't feel like I was progressing--this program gave me a strong business foundation and opened up a lot of opportunities early in my career.

-Megann Daw '11

I sought out this program looking for increased opportunities, and the ELMBA program has already exceeded my expectations.

-Michelle Esposito ‘11

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Graduate Programs

Professional's MBA

Designed for a range of working professionals looking to pursue their MBA at their own pace

  • Weeknight classes
  • Study at your own pace
  • Offered at Timonium and Columbia Graduate centers
  • Transfer up to 12 credits to/from the M.S. in Finance
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Executive MBA

A Saturday program for senior managers and executives

  • Saturdays only, summers off, 5-semester program
  • Offered at Timonium Graduate Center
  • 9-day international field study experience
  • Domestic field experience
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Emerging Leaders MBA

A one-year full-time cohort program targeting immediate graduates or those early in their career

  • Full-time, 12-month program
  • Offered at Columbia Graduate Center
  • Internship in your target industry
  • Domestic field experience
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Master of Science in Finance

A part-time, evening program for professionals who have a true enthusiasm for financial leadership

  • Weeknight classes; study at your own pace
  • Prepare for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams
  • All professional backgrounds welcome
  • Offered at Timonium and Columbia Graduate centers
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Master of Accounting

A full time 12-month program for those with an accounting undergrad degree or equivalent accounting coursework

  • 30 credits toward 150 hour licensure requirement
  • Full-time, 12-month program
  • Part-time schedule option available
  • Offered at Evergreen Campus in Baltimore
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Cyber Security Certificate

A part-time, one-year, graduate certificate program open to any business professional seeking management-level certification and desiring to learn more about information assurance in the broader field of cyber security

  • One-year, part-time program
  • Weeknight classes
  • Offered at Columbia Graduate Center
  • Five courses, 15 credits
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