EC-Africa 2024 Applications are Now Open

The EC-Africa program upskills mid-sized African companies and helps them grow their businesses in today’s global environment.

May 30, 2023

In 2021, Columbia Business School, in collaboration with Columbia Global Centers in Nairobi and Tunis, initiated the Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness in Africa Program (EC-Africa). This program is designed to equip entrepreneurs from mid-sized African companies with the vital skills, resources, and networks required to excel in the ever-evolving global environment.

This eleven-month program features:


  • Rigorous online classes with Columbia professors
  • A self-selected company project guided by faculty and assisted by MBA student consultants
  • A Columbia Certificate of Business Excellence
  • One week at the Africa Business School campus in Rabat, Morocco
  • A final week in New York at the Columbia campus with professors and advisors
  • Enrollment in the Columbia Business School worldwide alumni network.


You can apply to the EC-Africa program by filling out the online application form hereIf you have any questions on the application, please reach out to [email protected]

Download the program information deck here.