Frequently Asked Questions

Application FAQ

  • Applicants must be seasoned, accomplished professionals from any industry.

  • Applicants must complete a webform as described in the application page.

  • An interview is required.

We review applications on a rolling basis. There is no deadline.

There is no fee to apply.

The one-time fee for a founding member in the Digital Leadership Experience program is $50,000 for each participant. This does not include expenses for additional activities or amenities.

The program fee covers the membership and does not include expenses for additional activities or amenities.

Books, materials, lodging, travel, and food are not included in the fee. Participants are responsible for covering the costs of these items and other incidentals.

Courses are held in English and participants should feel comfortable learning and communicating in this language.

This program does not qualify international participants for a student visa.

To take advantage of all the benefits of this program, we encourage, but do not require, your participation in our in-person events in New York City. For applicants who need a visa to travel to the United States, we suggest that you apply early to allow sufficient time for your visa processing formalities.

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Matriculation FAQ

If an applicant is accepted to the program, the participant will follow this procedure:

  • Confirm intent to enroll and pay the membership fee of $50,000 prior to attending.

  • All applicants must provide written consent to participate in a verification process of all academic, professional, and reference information provided during their application process.

We create a 1-year, personalized, academic program for you. Whenever possible, we allow you to shape your courses and schedule without having to follow a specific track or academic calendar. You may choose from a list of courses, or create your own program.

You will also meet periodically with mentors  to guide you in your project. Mentors are industry leaders in technology who come from varied backgrounds and industries.

We have a range of optional activities that will be held in our New York or Paris locations. While we encourage your participation at our in-person events, you do not have to be located in either city. Accepted members will be able to shape their education either on campus or from the comfort of their home.

No. While we encourage your participation at our in-person events in New York City to take advantage of all the benefits of this program, you do not have to be in New York City.

No, this is a non-degree program. At the end of your program, you will become a founding member of the Digital Leadership Program and a Digital Associate of the Columbia University Center for Technology Management.