CALENDAR OF UPCOMING & PREVIOUS EVENTS
Emma Arakelyan is a Featured Speakers at Columbia Business School Executive Program and she will deliver her next speech on Business Digitization.
She will be instructing students on how plan for 10x growth, best to automate their Accounting and Finance process and align it to their overall business strategy.
About Columbia Community Business Program (CCBP)
CCBP is an executive education program for small business owners aligned with the core curriculum of the MBA program at Columbia Business School. Participants will receive one-on-one business counseling, entrepreneurial education, and professionally facilitated peer learning. The program helps established business owners focus on their goals, maximize their time, increase revenues, build the right team, and make a big leap forward.
The program year is divided into four semesters and aligns with the core curriculum of the MBA program at Columbia Business School. Summers offer CEOs and their next-level managers the option of attending skills trainings designed to build on the educational modules of the previous semester. An important element of the second-year curriculum is intensive training on the procurement process.
The program consists of three hour instructor led classes on specified topics offered weekly or on alternate weeks. After completion of each module, students work together in small groups in order to develop business goals incorporating their studies. Once a semester, students meet with instructors one on one to review goals.
CCBP participants also have access to the broadly-offered resources of the Columbia University-Harlem Small Business Development Center and select Business School offerings during the program and beyond. At the conclusion of the program, students will have completed an operations manual, a human resources manual and a case study. Upon graduation, CCBP alumni receive a certificate of completion and credits towards the Certificate in Business Excellence conferred by Columbia Business School. After graduation, CCBP alumni can continue to work closely with CH-SBDC counselors and participate in Columbia University entrepreneurship events.
Scott A. Sandschafer Scott Sandschafer is Novartis CIO and Head of NBS IT in Basel, Canton of Basel-Stadt, Switzerland. He was appointed as Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), Chrysler Group LLC in December 2009. In this position, he was responsible for all information technology applications and infrastructure in support of Chrysler Group business units located in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Asia-Pacific. He served as the executive sponsor of the Chrysler Asian Network (CAN), in addition to playing a leading role with the Chrysler Group Global Diversity Council.
Sandschafer joined Chrysler Group from CNH America LLC, where he gained extensive experience in information and communication technology, most recently serving as Head of Information Systems – SAP Core Program, Sales, Marketing and eBusiness.
Prior to that Scoot worked at Accenture, leading numerous global information and communication technology programs with broad global reach.
Sandschafer is an automobile enthusiast and loves to spend his free time with his family. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1996).