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Rita Gunther McGrathMastering Corporate Entrepreneurship – Online Program

Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship is an online program that provides executives with the concepts, tools, and application opportunities to dramatically enhance the effectiveness of their efforts to create new businesses from within their firms.

The program is offered in three parts that can be taken individually or as a series and address the three central challenges of corporate entrepreneurship:

  • How to find great ideas—ideation
  • How to develop those ideas into a business—incubation
  • How to launch this new business so that it can merge successfully with the corporate parent—acceleration

Part one is taking place online from January 16-March 6, 2017 and is now open for enrollment. Parts two and three will launch in the second half of 2017 and 2018.

Click here for more information and to register.


Think you might benefit from the chance to get away from the office and go back to school? Check out Rita’s one week course, Leading Strategic Growth and Change.

Leading Strategic Growth and Change is a five-day program, based in New York City, that focuses on the process of finding opportunities, launching new ventures, and leading necessary organizational changes to revitalize an organization. Participants learn how to thrive in rapidly changing and highly uncertain environments, gain insight into a current pressing change initiative within their own organization, and immediately begin to apply the learning to make rapid progress on the issue.

Rita also teaches in two Columbia programs, the General Management Leadership program and Columbia’s flagship Advanced Management Program (formerly CSEP).



Women in Leadership: Expanding Influence and Leading Change

Rita is delighted to be Columbia Business School’s faculty leader in partnership with Barnard College’s Athena Center for Leadership to launch a new course designed specifically to help participants gain insight into how they can better build confidence, build skill and become effective change agents and advocates inside and outside their organizations.  The course will run in June (13-14-15) on the Columbia campus, with a three-week pre-course preparation period and a follow-up application and coaching period.  We’ll also be fostering alumna networking and support activities.  You can download the course brochure here and find more information at the course website.

More about the Women in Leadership course…