OUR SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT

At Columbia Business School, you are part of a community of more than just fellow students. The faculty members you interact with are shaping business itself, and our staff is here to ensure your journey is smooth, practical, and suited to your needs. Our Office of Student Affairs gives you access to support and advice and helps guide you through everything from choosing the right courses to managing financial aid and graduation requirements.

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FRESH PERSPECTIVES, ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES

Being a Columbia Business School student affords you access to more than 100 student groups, from career and professional associations to community service organizations to athletic and social clubs — a benefit of having a diverse and talented student population. Take advantage of all these clubs by exploring a topic that excites you or discovering a new passion. Whatever path you choose, you’ll learn crucial leadership skills that you can take back to the business world.

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EXPERIENCE THE IMPACT OF A WORLDWIDE NETWORK

When you became a student at Columbia Business School, you joined a vibrant, successful, global network making a positive impact on business and society. So capitalize on the opportunity — network with alumni and expand your career prospects. Whether you are here on the traditional MBA or Executive MBA track, you have access to personalized services from our Career Management Center, available throughout your student years and beyond.

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WE’RE HERE TO HELP

You came to Columbia Business School to be challenged, to learn and grow both inside and outside the classroom. To help you focus on those efforts — on the education, opportunities, access, and community we offer you — we provide a host of supportive resources. Whether it’s registering for classes or IT support, we’ve established services to make our students’ lives easier. You also have access to the larger University’s resources, including gym memberships, free museum admission, and much more.

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At the Very Center of Business

See how Columbia Business School puts you at the very center of business, where chances for success revolve all around.

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Since 1916, Columbia Business School has lived at the heart of the business world, New York City, building symbiotic relationships with leading innovators and global trendsetters and offering students exposure to the very pulse of industry.

Today, we continue to enjoy daily insights from the influential figures driving current practices. Our renowned faculty members are leaders in their fields, producing groundbreaking research across areas, and our worldwide alumni network continues to grow and impact change. At the Business School today, we’re celebrating our place at the very center of it all.

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Surf the Social Stream

Follow the School's social conversation on our Connect Online page, which puts #CBSAtTheCenter of social media.

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The strength of our School lies in our community, and the community connects online. Our Connect Online page makes it easy to see what the community says about what puts #CBSAtTheCenter of so many lives.

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The Core: Experience the Impact of Knowledge

The Columbia Core Curriculum imparts unparalleled perspectives that inspire and challenge, and connect the dots to success.

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The Columbia Core Curriculum is informed by thought leadership from the world’s leading-edge business environment. Our faculty's groundbreaking research influences business practices in every sector while our curriculum develops leaders who can create opportunity in any situation.

In an MBA program at the very center of business, you’ll learn to respond dynamically to any challenge. You'll gain the skills you need to succeed in a fast-moving, competitive business environment and see how to create opportunities where they once seemed impossible. At Columbia, at the heart of New York City, you’ll learn it all from the most influential figures in industry today.

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Notes to the Next Class

Discover and share your tips on making the most of Columbia Business School.

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The Curl Ideas to wrap your mind around

Dealing in Data

When it comes to negotiating the most profitable prices, humans help — but data delivers.

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Sowing Startup Success

Owen Davis ’08, managing partner of NYC Seed, doesn't believe people are born with a startup gene. "Anyone can launch," Davis says. "There’s a process that will minimize the silly mistakes new entrepreneurs make.”

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A Storyteller Goes Back to School

Amanda Kinsey ’12 has produced a film about Columbia University's storied past.

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Is Australia on the Wrong Track?

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has defended many of his government’s reforms by invoking the American model of cutbacks on spending.

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Transforming Safety

Neurotect, the startup cofounded by Linda Chase-Jenkins ’93, is poised to transform the sports safety market — and save millions of lives.

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Disrupting the Benefits Business

Rosaline Chow Koo ’88, who will attend the School’s Pan-Asian Reunion in October, has launched Asia’s first employee-benefits big data startup.

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A Rigorous Approach — from the Beginning

Murray Low and Cliff Schorer talk about Columbia’s unique approach to entrepreneurship — and the skills that are most critical for entrepreneurs today.

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Leading Opinion Online

Online networks — such as Facebook or YouTube — offer a unique environment to capture the evolution of opinion leaders. Professor Kinshuk Jerath and others created a model to analyze how opinion leaders are shaped online.

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Pro-borrower or Pro-lender?

Commercial contract laws that govern lending can generate big business for states — but borrower beware.

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Top Ten Questions Asked

Here are the most frequently asked questions by current students.

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Information on courses and all bidding-related information (including statistics) can be found on BOSS (Business Online Selection System). To see important dates for the Business School, navigate to the MBA Academic Calendar tab in BOSS.


More information regarding independent studies can be found on the Indepedent Study webpage , and you can pick up the required form, as well as additional information, in Uris 105. Students may register for up to 3 credits of independent study per term (the study can be either 1.5 or 3 credits). Independent studies are designed to be independent of the classroom experience and may not be used as a means of adding a seat to a full course.


More information can be found on the Cross-Registration webpage. MBA students may count up to six credits of graduate-level coursework at other schools within the University toward the MBA degree. Graduate-level courses are denoted by a number of 4000 or higher. Undergraduate courses may be taken as long as they are in addition to the 60 credits of graduate-level course work required for the MBA degree. Although the credits from an undergraduate course will not count toward the MBA degree, the grade earned in an undergraduate course will be included in calculating student GPA.


Membership on the dean's list is awarded at the end of the first term to students who achieve a 9.0 weighted GPA. In subsequent terms, membership is awarded to all students who achieve a 9.25 weighted term GPA.


First, meet with a club advisor in OSA, who will connect you with the Student Government’s VP of clubs and careers. You’ll be required to fill out an application form, collect signatures from potential club members, plan out your first year’s budget, and make a presentation to the Student Government’s club committee.


Many local vendors accept a voucher in lieu of cash payment. You can pick up the voucher from Financial Planning in Uris 216. Vouchers are essentially blank checks that you give to the delivery person upon arrival and can include a tip. Vendors send the voucher is sent back to Financial Planning as an invoice and the funds are debited from your club account.


Only students pursuing an MBA degree can join Business School clubs. Business School students seeking MS and PhD degrees are not eligible.


All loan funds - federal or private - are sent to the University's Student Financial Services (SFS) office electronically via EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer). Once the SFS office is in receipt of the funds, they place the amount(s) onto your tuition bill as a "credit" to your account. You do not need to pick up any physical checks. Any loan amounts above tuition and fees will be refunded to you. Direct deposit helps to expedite the refund process.


Refunds are issued within 7–10 days of funds arriving at the University. Assuming your loans are in place for the earliest federally allowable date, your refunds should reach you within a week following the first day of classes. For the fastest refund processing, please sign up for direct deposit on ssol.columbia.edu.


Students who face higher costs due to extenuating circumstances may request a budget increase by submitting a formal appeal along with appropriate documentation. If approved, the budget increase allows students to borrow additional loan funds, subject to lender or Department of Education approval. Appeals are not an entitlement and can be turned down by the Appeals Committee. Learn more about appeals and download the appeal form.

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MBA
Entry: January '15
Final: 10/8/14

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Entry: August '15
Early: 10/8/14
Merit Fellowship Deadline: 1/7/15
Final: 4/15/15

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Final: 6/4/14

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Final: 10/29/14