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Why Columbia Business School?

An Unrivaled Culture of Academic Excellence

The groundbreaking research of our faculty members 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.

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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. Guest lecturers, programs like our Executives in Residence, and the Silfen Leadership Series bring real-world insights on a daily basis.

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Diverse, Open, Entrepreneurial

Each year, high achievers from around the world 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.

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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 in their own industries and society at large.

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News & Ideas

Attendance at Reunion 2015 Sets New Record

A record-breaking 2,500 alumni, guests, faculty and staff members, and students attended this year’s Reunion Weekend, which took place April 17–19.

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WHEN IT COMES TO RETAINING YOUR CUSTOMERS, SOMETIMES IT’S BEST TO LEAVE THEM ALONE

New research from Columbia Business School shows that offering customers a chance to switch to better plans may not always be the right customer-retention strategy

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The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship

Your former classmate might be the perfect business partner.

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Your Secrets Are Killing Your Productivity

New research from Columbia Business School finds the burden of secrecy akin to carrying excess physical weight

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How India Can Build Infrastructure

Rajiv Lall, executive chairman of the Infrastructure Development Corp. in India, says public/private partnerships won’t cut it.

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Chris Borland Makes the Hard Choice to Go Long

Chris Borland’s dramatic decision to retire at age 24 can teach us all something about the way we value the present and make hard decisions about the future.

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Eight Controversial Practices in the New Stock Market

New Research from Columbia Business School Makes Recommendations on How Regulators Should Intervene—If At All

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Clinton's 2016 Logo "Fail" Not Likely to Lose Voters

Criticism of the campaign logo dominated social media conversations around Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid. But logos are just a small part of a brand, and by the time election day rolls around, #logogate is likely to be long forgotten.

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Executive in Residence Jack Mitchell: Hug Your Customers

At Mitchells Family of Stores, a three-generation family clothing business, knowing the customer is the modus operandi.

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