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Arts & Culture Club
The Columbia Arts and Culture Club introduce students to the arts and its different forms of expressions both socially and professionally.
Columbia Music Club*
The Columbia Music Club creates a shared sonic experience on campus to support new and under-appreciated talent and to connect others to the music they love.
An honored tradition at Columbia Business School, follies performs a variety show each semester providing students the opportunity to develop their skills in script writing, acting, singing, lighting, set design, publicity, costume and prop design, and dancing. No experience necessary for most roles, however the Follies Dance Team does require auditions.
The Gourmet Club provides an environment for gastronomes and food lovers of all kinds to savor the restaurants of New York. The club regularly hosts local restaurant entrepreneurs to speak to members, organizes tastings and pairings, hosts walking tours of the city, and circulates restaurant reviews among members.
Healthy Living Club
The Healthy Living Club promotes a balanced and healthy lifestyle for students and aims to provide programs to manage stress, have fun, improve eating habits, and make exercise a regular part of living.
Micro-Brew Society (MBS)
The MBS provides an environment for students interested in beer tasting, brewing, and learning more about the vast business of beer. The MBS hosts regular micro-brew tastings, supports alumni in the industry, and occasionally co-hosts Thursday night happy hour.
PAWS supports members who are pet owners by offering animal lovers an outlet to play with other people's pets, and find pet-sitters among their peers.
The Photography Club provides an informal community for photography hobbyists and enthusiasts to come together and learn from each other.
Public Speaking Association
The Public Speaking Association provides a platform for students to develop their public speaking and business presentation skills in a fun, non-threatening environment.
Urban Arts Club
The Urban Arts Club provides students with the opportunity to learn and share their interests in all urban art forms, particularly music and dance.
The Wine Society is an association for students who are interested in viniculture oenology and wine in general. Wine tastings are held every two to three weeks in the late afternoons. Wine experts from around the country and the world come to Columbia Business School to discuss wines from their respective regions. An official tasting partner is welcome to join their student at events.
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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.