Twenty-first century schools require leaders with both a commitment to education and strong business acumen to successfully sustain and grow their schools.
Combine your passion for education, your belief in social entrepreneurship and your head for business. Earn an M.A. or Ed.M in Private School Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University and an MBA from either Columbia Business School in New York City or INSEAD (European Institute for Business Administration) with campuses in France and Singapore.
Students pair either the full-year or two-summers master's degree at the Klingenstein Center with a year of full-time study at either Columbia Business School or INSEAD. The Klingenstein Center program is built around the pillars of instructional leadership, collaboration and teamwork, social justice, reflective practice and ethical behavior. The coursework focuses on sharing knowledge, skills and values essential for exemplary leadership. Students also undertake fieldwork projects and a capstone to learn about leadership firsthand and to apply what they are learning in their classes.
After beginning their master's program at the Klingenstein Center, student apply to either business school for the MBA portion of their degrees. Timelines vary based on the combination of Klingenstein master's program and business school students select.
Those seeking an MA/MBA dual degree first apply for their Klingenstein Center master's program. The fastest way to complete the dual degree program is to pair the Full-Year Master's Program with MBA study at either INSEAD or Columbia Business School. Students in the Two-Summers program take two calendar years to complete their Klingenstein Master's degree, but are able to maintain regular employment in independent or international schools during those years. Students must then complete a year of full-time study in business school, which results in a three-year time frame.
Begin your application by learning more about the Full-Year Master's program and the Two-Summers Master's program. Eligibility requirements vary slightly between the two programs. Please note that applicants who intend to complete the MA/MBA must take the GMAT or GRE.