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Language Requirements/Deadlines

Language classes for Fall 2014 are now over but check back for updates regarding Spring 2015! Registration will be open in late January and classes will start in mid-February.

The fee for all language classes is $290 per student per course. Full payment is due at registration and may be made using American Express, Mastercard or Visa.

Before registering, be sure to review the semester calendar and withdrawal deadlines. As these are very small classes, individual registration is very important; once the schedule has been completed, no refunds will be given unless your class or section is not offered. Please note that getting your second-choice time slot is not an acceptable reason for a refund. There must be a minimum of four students at the same level for a class to be held.

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The Chazen Institute does not have members; most of our programs are open to anyone. All current students and faculty receive our mailings.


Email us at chazen@columbia.edu, or call 212-854-4750. Our mailing address is Columbia Business School, 3022 Broadway, Uris Hall 2M2, New York, NY 10027. Our fax number is 212-851-9509.


Simply email us at chazen@columbia.edu and let us know you'd like to be added to our list. To subscribe to Chazen Global Insights, our e-newsletter, click here.


Winter study tours are announced in May; spring tours are announced in October. Check our study tour page for updates.


Alumni are welcome at most of the events we sponsor. Alumni can also learn another language through the Chazen Language Program. Be sure to sign up for the Chazen Institute email list on the alumni website to receive notification of upcoming events.

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Registration now open for “Basel III Capital and Liquidity Standards: Are Indian Banks Ready?,” Dec. 29 in Mumbai, featuring Suresh Sundaresan of Columbia Business School.

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Chazen Study Tour bidding has closed. Please email Chazen@columbia.edu to be added to the waitlist.

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