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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

Innovation, India-Style

R. Gopalakrishnan of Tata Sons offers a surprising take on what’s truly new.

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Louis Bacon ’81 Donates Generously to Manhattanville Project

Louis Bacon ’81, has made a generous donation to Columbia Business School from The Moore Charitable Foundation (MCF).

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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 firms

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Is China Buying America?

Chinese investment in the United States is an unstoppable trend, say panelists at a recent Columbia Business School Asian Alumni event

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Low-Calorie Menus Could Be Making Us Fat

When lighter options are grouped together, diners opt for heavier meals.

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Engineering Smarter Schools

Supporting public schools’ use of technology is a necessary but daunting challenge—one that makes Samantha Brenner ’08 tick.

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Reaching for the Stars

In November, NASA astronaut Timothy Kopra ’13 will blast off into space.

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A Fair Hearing for Sovereign Debt

Market-based solutions to sovereign-debt crises have a high potential for chaos. A prime example: Argentina’s default.

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Affable Art

As vice president and controller for Swann Galleries, Andrew Ansorge '76 wears many hats. Here, he talks about his presence in and intrigue with the New York art scene.

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