An array of Columbia Business School clubs and programs offer educational opportunities and other forms of support for students and alumni who are pursuing entrepreneurial career paths.
The mission of our organization is to promote the well-being of Columbia Business School's black student body, to assist with their professional development and to actively serve the community. The BBSA was officially established in 1973.
The CEO provides MBA students with opportunities to develop their entrepreneurial talents, network with other students, and start their own businesses. Its many activities include student consulting services — linking students with small businesses to give students experience with start-up and early-stage companies — guest lectures and community projects. The CEO also sponsors the annual A. Lorne Weil Outrageous Business Plan Competition.
CWIB’s mission is to provide women with professional development resources and to promote the role of and opportunities for women in business. The annual CWIB conference is one of the School’s premier events, attracting hundreds of students, alumnae, and other business professionals from the community.
The Global Social Venture Competition [GSVC] is an innovative partnership between Columbia Business School, the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, London Business School, Yale School of Management, and the Indian School of Business. The competition aims to foster a new generation of business leaders that values the social as well as the profit potential of business.
The Innovation + Creativity in Business Society (I+CBS)
The Innovation + Creativity in Business Society (I+CBS) is a professional organization with the goal of building a community of business leaders focused on the power of creative problem solving and idea generation. We seek to inspire our members through workshops, speaker series and events as well as support our members through alumni networking and professional offerings.
The Technology Business Group provides a community for MBA students interested in making a difference in all business aspects of technology. The group’s activities include an annual study/recruiting trip to Silicon Valley.
The Private Equity and Venture Capital Club's mission is to provide
opportunities for members to learn about the private equity
industry, network with industry professionals, enhance their career
opportunities in the industry, and meet fellow students who share
The Small Business Consulting Program provides MBA students with opportunities to perform pro bono consulting projects for small businesses and nonprofits.
The Social Enterprise Club provides educational and networking opportunities for MBA students interested in pursuing careers in organizations — in the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors — with social missions.