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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Get in Gear!

Order Columbia Business School merchandise online.

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From apparel to drinkware to accessories, there's no better way to celebrate Columbia Business School than flaunting our logo with pride. Shopping for that cozy fleece or handy backpack is easy online, so get in the spirit and visit the Gear Store today.

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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. This tops last year’s gathering of 2,400 attendees.


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Student Profiles

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Get to know past and present MBA and EMBA students and learn about their experiences as part of the Columbia Business School community.


News & Ideas

10 Ways to Create a Culture of Open Communication

Creating a culture of open communication can be one of the best ways to inspire excellent performance, improve employee morale, and foster a warmer corporate culture, says Alexander Tuff ’03.

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Don Sexton: Celebrating 50 Years at Columbia Business School

The esteemed professor talks about his early days at the School, how the institution and its students have evolved, and what the future might hold for students of business.

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Ross Clark '10 Discusses Growth of Digital Media at Condé Nast

The senior director of business development and strategy for Condé Nast Entertainment talks about Condé Nast Entertainment’s digital pipeline, appealing to a millennial audience, and the future of media.

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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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The New CFO

CFOs like Tracey Travis ’86 of Estée Lauder do radically different jobs today than they did just 10 years ago.

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Private Equity's Philosopher

Robert F. Smith ’94, founder and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, finds value in the people and places that are most often ignored.

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The Business Case for Going Green

Companies find that doing good for the environment is also good for the bottom line.

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The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship

Your former classmate might be the perfect business partner.

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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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Featured Media

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