Education Programs

Education Programs

Since its foundation, the Beijing Center offers a wide range of academic and professional programs to equip members of the Columbia University community and local participants with necessary knowledge, skills, and connections that will serve them in resolving issues relevant to their field of study and future employment.

In collaboration with our partners on campus and in the region, our diverse programs enable participants to immerse themselves in the culture and life of East Asia, create meaning and impactful global engagement, and reach their personal and professional potential under the guidance of world-renowned professors and regional experts.

In 2021, our center has launched programs on executive education designed specifically for talented women leaders, C-Suite professionals, and senior managers to enhance their leadership strategies and global perspectives to contribute to their organization’s success. These programs include the Executive Program of Digital Strategies for Business with Columbia Business School and the Wutong Women Leadership Program with Barnard College.

Women's Innovative Leadership Program

The Her Village Academy, Barnard College, and Columbia Global Centers | Beijing jointly present the Women's Innovative Leadership Program designed specifically for talented women leaders who want to increase their influence, develop needed competencies and greater confidence, and maximize their innovation potential in an open, supportive environment.

The program covers the following six modules for women:

  • Self-transcendence and potential development
  • self-leadership and team empowerment
  • Personal brand optimization and organizational skills
  • Strategic planning skills for workplace success
  • Toward Successful Strategy Execution
  • Value delivery and innovation

Developed and led by the world-renowned faculty of Barnard College and experienced industry experts, this program will enhance your network of fellow senior women leaders and broaden your global horizons by offering interactive classroom sessions, online workshops, small group discussions, company tours, and more engaging opportunities.

For more information about the program, please click here or contact us via [email protected]


Columbia Business School's Digital Strategies for Business Program

The Digital Strategies for Business program is tailored for senior management and managers who aim to create innovative strategies and business models to enable their organization to thrive in the ever-changing digital age.

Led by David Rogers, faculty at Columbia Business School Executive Education, this program focuses on how managers can innovate new strategies and business models to enable their organization to thrive in the digital age.

Case Studies will feature both digital trailblazers as well as traditional enterprises that are adapting to the digital era. Through case studies and industry examples, you’ll see how the theories you are learning have impactful practical applications.

Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a certificate of participation from Emeritus & Columbia Business School Executive Education and one day toward a Certificate in Business Excellence.

Need more information? Click here for more program details or contact us via [email protected]

Previous Programs

During the past few years, our center has developed and facilitated various education and career development programs for the University’s undergraduate and graduate students and local participants.

These successful programs include the New Frontiers in Earth Science Program with the Lamont–Doherty Earth Observatory, Global Scholars Program with the Center for Undergraduate Global Engagement, Columbia Experience Overseas Program and Columbia University Global Opportunities Internship Program with the Center for Career Education, and the Capstone Workshops with Columbia SIPA.

The New Frontier in Earth Science Program (NFES) provides participants with an intensive, “hands-on” course focusing on the key issues in climate change, how scientists conduct climate studies, how the public interprets scientific results, and how the international community responds to climate and environmental threats. 

For more information, please click here.

Beijing Center support teaching, academic exchanges and living of study programs such as Global Scholars Program (GSP) Summer Research Workshop and Social Science Spring Workshop.

In 2017, from June 11 to 30, Beijing Center has assisted the leading professor Ying Qian and students of the Global Scholars Program with their teaching and study and daily life in Beijing including eating, lodging, local transportation and communication, local tour, inviting 12 guest lecturers, setting up 10 filed trips and the like. We received all positive and constructive feedback from program-end interviews with the faculty and students. The Center also supported 20 graduate students with the Greater China Initiative, a student organization of SIPA, in their China Trip in January, as well as supported an experience-sharing event for Columbia undergraduate students. About 50 students from Columbia College, School of Engineering and Applied Science, General Studies and Barnard College joined.

The Beijing Center has helped identify potential employers in China for undergraduates from Columbia Experience Overseas (CEO) program and Columbia University Global Opportunities (CU-GO) Internship Program, run by the Center for Career Education, to enable Columbia's students to work and study in a global context. The Center helps schools and institutions on campus to find local internship opportunities, such as SIPA. The Center also hosted orientations and network gathering for these students to better adjust to local environment.

In 2017, the Center identified 8 potential employer organizations, and hosted 5 students of CEO program at the orientation session.