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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The Curl Ideas to wrap your mind around

Sowing Startup Success

Owen Davis ’08, managing partner of NYC Seed, doesn't believe people are born with a startup gene. "Anyone can launch," Davis says. "There’s a process that will minimize the silly mistakes new entrepreneurs make.”

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A Storyteller Goes Back to School

Amanda Kinsey ’12 has produced a film about Columbia University's storied past.

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Why Creative Destruction Has Bypassed India

The frenzy that has accompanied the introduction of the iPhone 6 is a perfect example of creative destruction, a phenomenon that's a key measure of dynamic growth. In India, it's in short supply.

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Four Moves That Would Transform India

Arvind Panagariya sets an agenda for India's new leader during the inaugural event of Columbia Business School’s new India Business Initiative.

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Unlocking the Value of Movable Assets

Can a simple change to commercial laws in emerging economies spur business growth?

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Startups for a Better World

More and more alumni entrepreneurs are launching ventures to serve the greater good.

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You Say You Want a Revolution

The editor of The Economist traces three revolutions that upended society as we know it, and explains why a fourth revolution within the next ten years is unavoidable.

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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 have

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NBA Commissioner David Stern Awarded 2014 Botwinick Prize

David Stern, the commissioner emeritus of the National Basketball Association, was awarded the 2014 Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics during a ceremony on Tuesday, September 9 at Uris Hall.

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