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About Columbia Business School
KNOWLEDGE: An Unrivaled Culture of Academic Excellence
Our faculty members are the best minds in their fields operating in the world’s business hub, New York City. Their groundbreaking research influences business practices in every sector. Informed in real time by the global business environment, they teach a transformative and ever-evolving curriculum that develops leaders poised to create opportunity in any environment. And they are joined by leading practitioners from almost every industry and function who come to the School to share their practical, hands-on knowledge with students.
ACCESS: Exposure to the Pulse of Business, Inside and Outside the Classroom
As the only top Ivy League business school immersed in the global business hub that is New York City, we offer students unparalleled access to leaders from across industries — in the classroom, throughout the city, and around the globe. In addition to the guest lecturers who visit our classrooms regularly, programs like our Executives in Residence, which integrates senior executives into the life of the School, and the Silfen Leadership Series bring influential leaders to campus, and give our students incredible, real-world insights on a daily basis.
COMMUNITY: Diverse, Open, Entrepreneurial
Each year, high achievers from around the world arrive at Columbia Business School with a diverse array of interests and perspectives. Here, they enjoy a culture that encourages an open exchange of ideas. At Columbia, our students find the support, network, and opportunity to thrive. Through offerings like our more than 200 elective courses and 100-plus student clubs, we help them pursue their passions. Inside and outside the classroom, we teach them to be entrepreneurs who can convert big ideas into big opportunities even at established organizations.
IMPACT: Making a Powerful Impact on Business and Society
The thought leadership of our faculty and staff and our position at the center of global business mean that we make an immediate and measurable impact on the forces shaping business. Around the globe, our 40,000-plus alumni are tackling the increasingly complex problems of today and making a difference, not only in their own industries and sectors, but also for society at large. They’re empowering entrepreneurs in the developing world, reimagining urban recycling and disaster relief, promoting diversity at the top of the most influential organizations in business, and much more.
The Curl Ideas to wrap your mind around
5 Key Concepts For Every Chief Operating Officer
Alexander Tuff '03 discusses five key concepts every Chief Operating Officer should know.Read More
Startups for a Better World
More and more alumni entrepreneurs are launching ventures to serve the greater good.Read More
Columbia Business School Professor Predicts How Changes in Banking Laws Could Fuel Emerging Economies of Tomorrow
New research tracks emerging countries’ economics activity after law changes and finds a boost in access to credit; increase in employment rate; increase in productivity and sales for firmsRead More
Power Isn't Enough: Study Reveals the Missing Link for Effective Leadership
New research from Columbia Business School shows that powerful leaders fail to listen properly and take others’ accounts into perspective, jeopardizing the impact they could haveRead More
How Can You Be Entrepreneurial in Any Organization?
Vince Ponzo '03 demystifies the entrepreneurial mindset.Read More
Why China's Bubble Won't Burst
Fundamentals that aren't going away give China a shot at sustained high growth for the foreseeable future.Read More
Modi's Five Waves of Change
Each wave has the potential to boost India's GDP by at least a half percentage point, says Adil Zainulbhai, chairman of the new Quality Council of India.Read More
The Age of Vulnerability
In the United States, upward mobility is more myth than reality, says Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz. Downward mobility and vulnerability, however, is a widely shared experience.Read More
Angel Investing: The New Alternative Asset
Carefully selected and managed portfolios of personal angel investments can produce an average annual return of more than 25 percent.Read More