Director’s Welcome

Amit Khandelwal

Airlines are organized around a hub-and-spoke system. No matter where you’re coming from, or where you’re going, a hub is a place to connect to the next leg of your journey.

That’s the role the Chazen Institute for Global Business plays. We are the interdisciplinary hub of global business knowledge at Columbia Business School.  By injecting a global viewpoint into coursework, supporting research on global business, and sponsoring provocative forums where business leaders and policy-makers engage in vigorous debate, we pool the vast wealth of knowledge that exists within Columbia Business School and distill it for people who operate in the world’s marketplace.

Wherever you are in your career arc, we can help you untangle the challenges of doing business globally.

If you’re a current student, consider taking advantage of our language classes, MBA exchange program, global study tours, and global immersion program classes. You’ll also want to attend our forums, where you’ll hear world-class speakers and network with like-minded students and professionals.

Are you an alumnus of Columbia Business School — or someone looking for insights that an Ivy League institution can deliver? Subscribe to our signature newsletter, Chazen Global Insights, to receive data-driven perspectives on doing business globally. Attend our forums, both in New York and around the world, to gain access to thinkers and doers at the forefront of cross-border commerce.

We also partner closely with Columbia’s faculty by supporting frontier research, underwriting case studies, and bringing leading scholars to Columbia Business School for residencies that result in rich idea exchange.

I invite you to explore everything we have to offer. Make us your hub for access and insight to the challenging — and rewarding — world of global business.

Amit Khandelwal
Director, Chazen Institute for Global Business
Professor of Business, Columbia Business School