Ties to Trailblazers Everywhere

Stay connected to Columbia Business School and see how your degree keeps working for you long after graduation. Our alumni are creating opportunities and making an impact in every corner of the world, and our Alumni Relations team is here to help you reach them. Join one of the discussions taking place in our online open forums. Stay in touch through alumni clubs, our online networking environment, Class Notes, our alumni directory, and weekly events. Wherever you are, your Columbia Business School network is right there with you.

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Benefits to being at the center of it all

The Columbia experience is about more than classes. It’s about joining a diverse, entrepreneurial community at the center of it all; a community to always call your own. It’s also about a lifetime of advantages, including Executive Education tuition benefits. You can also benefit from volunteering for the School, as an interviewer, mentor, or club leader. Your degree keeps working for you throughout your life and your continued involvement brings lasting positive impact to your career and our community.

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Drive our community forward

Most agree that getting their MBA at Columbia was one of the best investments they ever made. When you make a contribution to the Columbia Business Fund or Executive MBA Fund, recruit current students, support financial aid, or champion initiatives like the Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center, you assure that our impactful community stays strong and grows in stature. There are many ways to give meaningful support and keep one of your most valuable investments flourishing.

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Tap into your worldwide network

As a graduate of Columbia Business School, you belong to a premier network of more than 40,000 global business leaders. We encourage all alumni to seize the opportunity to network, socialize, and participate in lifelong learning events hosted by the alumni club in your region.

There are more than 70 alumni clubs around the world so no matter where you live, work, or travel, the alumni network is there for you.

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Annual Dinner 2015

Join us on May 4 when over 800 alumni, corporate sponsors, and friends will come together in spectacular evening of support for Columbia Business School.

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Each year, the event raises more than $3 million in unrestricted support, providing resources for curriculum development, student financial aid, faculty research, and the day-to-day operations of the School.

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Your Support.
Real Impact.

2013–14 was another banner year for Columbia Business School, breaking fundraising and participation records. Our annual Report to Investors gratefully acknowledges the members of our community who made this possible.

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Because of the commitment of thousands of alumni, students, faculty and staff members, and friends who lent their support this year, Columbia Business School continues to make a powerful impact on business and society.

Contributions from donors provided financial aid, faculty support, and facility upgrades, and put us within reach of securing a new home on the Manhattanville Campus.

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Reunion 2015

Reunion Weekend provides the perfect opportunity to catch up with old friends, network with classmates, return to school for a few days, and learn about exciting developments at Columbia Business School and in our alumni community.

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Reunion 2015 will provide many opportunities for alumni to reconnect with one another and Columbia from Friday, April 17 through Sunday, April 19. Reconnect with classmates from around the world during a weekend of faculty-led industry panels, class dinners, and networking events.

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Save the Date for Reunion 2015!

April 17–19, 2015: Reconnect with classmates from around the world during a weekend of faculty-led industry panels, class dinners, and networking events.

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Notes to the Next Class

What should future students know about making the most of Columbia Business School? Maybe it’s your not-so-secret study spot or the class that made you decide to become an entrepreneur.

News & Ideas

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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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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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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Hershey Buys Jon Sebastiani’s Krave Jerky

In an agreement estimated to be worth $200–300 million, chocolate giant Hershey has acquired Krave, a company founded by Jon Sebastiani ’12 that makes all-natural, uniquely flavored meat jerky.

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How Do You Make a Memorable First Impression?

You have less than 30 seconds to make a good first impression. Julia McNamara '96 tells you how.

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An Rx for Information Overload

Visiting a physician friend with stacks of medical journals and no time to read them inspired Sachin Nanavati ’10 to create Docphin, a mobile platform that streamlines access to breaking medical research.

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Mission Control

Alexander Tuff ’03 reveals six mistakes you might be making with your mission, vision, and values statements — and how to avoid them.

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“Lean Startup” Innovation — Not Just for Startups

"Lean startup" methodology has a place in established enterprises as well as startups, says Columbia Business School instructor Bob Dorf.

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Featured Media

Students and graduates tell how Columbia Business School shaped and continues to shape their professional lives.