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Columbia Business Fund

The Columbia Business Fund is the driving force behind the School’s ability to innovate and excel in an increasingly competitive marketplace. The unrestricted support received through the fund plays a critical role in maintaining the School’s stature as a global leader in graduate business education.

Seed Capital

The Columbia Business Fund provides seed capital for new programs and initiatives, allowing us to capitalize on opportunities as they arise. With support from the fund, we launched the Healthcare, Private Equity, Media, and Financial Studies programs, as well as curricular innovations like CaseWorks, Master Classes, and the Program on Social Intelligence.

Critical Support

Additionally, the Columbia Business Fund provides critical support for key operating expenses, including student financial aid, faculty research, and facility maintenance and improvement. The Columbia Business Fund has tangible effects on nearly every facet of the Columbia Business School experience.

Tuition Relief

While more than 70 percent of our operating revenue is generated by tuition and fees, tuition alone does not cover the cost of a Columbia Business School education. Alumni gifts help underwrite the cost of each student’s degree to the extent that only a record-breaking endowment gift could otherwise do.

Investing in the Columbia Business Fund helps us better serve current and future generations of students. Every gift has an impact, and high alumni participation rates reflect both confidence in Columbia's mission and pride in our network. Contributions to the Columbia Business Fund and the Executive MBA Fund continue to grow from year to year, reflecting the outstanding support of our generous alumni.

Graph showing growth of donations from $2 million in 2005 to over $5 million in 2013

If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Clapp at or 212-851-4301.

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Pan-Asia Reunion 2014

Celebrate Columbia Business School’s global alumni network and thought leadership at the 2014 Pan-Asian Reunion in Singapore, featuring a two-day symposium on emerging business trends with discussions led by preeminent faculty members and alumni leaders.

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