Graduation 2015 related events for Full-Time MBA students take place from Sunday, May 17, 2015 through Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Graduating students will receive regular updates from the Office of Student Affairs during the Spring semester with news and detailed information regarding the ceremonies and events.
During Commencement Week, each school hosts its own Ceremony — for the Business School this is the Recognition Ceremony — to individually recognize graduates for their successful completion of requirements. This event will feature a notable speaker selected by the Student Government, student speakers, remarks by Dean Hubbard and Associate Dean Malone, and each graduate will be formally called to the stage and recognized for their achievement.
In addition to the Business School Recognition ceremony, students are encouraged to participate in the Columbia University Commencement ceremony, which is a centuries-old tradition in which the University President grants degrees en masse to graduating students from all schools, colleges, and affiliated institutions. During this ceremony, other remarkable members of the Columbia community are also recognized through the conferring of medals, awards, and honorary degrees.
The date of the Executive MBA Recognition Ceremony varies depending on the EMBA track, and ceremonies are held several times throughout the year. Regardless of the timing of your specific EMBA Recognition Ceremony, all graduating Columbia Business School students are invited to participate in the University Commencement ceremony.
Columbia Business School Full-Time MBA Recognition Ceremony
Morningside Campus, South Lawn in front of Butler Library
Sunday, May 17, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Ancel Plaza, Columbia University
Sunday, May 17, 2015
1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
University Commencement Ceremony
Morningside Campus, Low Plaza and South Lawn
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
The May 2015 Graduation ceremonies are open to full time MBA students who will have completed their MBA credits by May 2015, as certified by the Office of Student Affairs. This includes students who completed their degree in October 2014, February 2015, and dual-degree students who will have completed all of their MBA courses by May 2015. If you have questions about your eligibility for the ceremonies, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org.