This course, which is only offered in the Fall 2012 semester (and not in the Spring 2013), concentrates on the fundamentals associated with Finance, Marketing and Strategies of a Retailing Enterprise through interactive case discussions; lectures and dynamic industry leader guest speakers. The course objective is for students to obtain a thorough understanding of the Financial and Marketing Strategies in retail. Students will learn from case discussions and lectures as well as gain a "real world" in-depth understanding of the retailing industry and specific companies from discussions and personal interactions with industry leaders.
Kevin Turner, COO, Microsoft
Stephen Sadove, Chairman & CEO, Saks
Domenico De Sole - Chairman of Tom Ford Brands and former President-Gucci Group
Gerald Storch, Chairman & CEO, Toys R Us
Millard Drexler, Chairman & CEO, J. Crew
Frank Blake, Chairman & CEO, The Home Depot
Donald Holly, SVP Corporate Quality Manager, Green Mountain Coffee, Inc.
Rob Campbell, SVP Finance, Nordstrom
Tracey Travis, SVP & CFO, Polo Ralph Lauren
Dean Nelson, Partner, KKR Private Equity
David Tehle, EVP & CF, Dollar General
Rajan Mittal, Co-Chairman, Bharti
Paul R. Charron, Senior Advisor, Warburg Pincus
Pamela Hootkin, SVP, Phillips-Van Heusen
Brett Biggs, CFO, Wal-Mart - US Operations
Mark Aaron, SVP of Investor Relations, Tiffany
Rob Coupe, General Merchandise Manager, Costco Wholesale
Deborah Weinswig, Managing Director, Citi Group
Jeffrey Feiner was a Columbia Business School faculty member from to 2016.