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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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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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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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New! The Best of Chazen Global Insights on Asia

A new publication collects the most popular thought leadership on Asia from Columbia Business School.

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Binu Nair Named Dean's Chief of Staff

Binu Nair has been named Chief of Staff of the Dean’s Office of Columbia Business School, effective September 8.

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How Can You Be Entrepreneurial in Any Organization?

Vince Ponzo '03 demystifies the entrepreneurial mindset.

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Joseph Stiglitz Responds to Thomas Piketty

Columbia University's resident Nobel laureate weigh in on Thomas Piketty's influential — and controversial — book “Capital in the Twenty-First Century.”

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Organic vs. Paid Advertising? Inside the Mind of An Online Browser

New research by Columbia Business School offers rare insights into what consumers are thinking when they land on the search engine results page

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Columbia Business School’s Incoming Class Beats the Heat and ALS by taking the Ice Bucket Challenge Together

Incoming Columbia Business School students joined thousands of people around the country in taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and engaging in a friendly rivalry with other top business schools.

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