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Accounting >

Accounting professors consistently rank among the best teachers at Columbia Business School. In addition to delivering one of the highest-rated core courses in the MBA and EMBA programs, the Accounting Division offers many highly sought-after elective courses in such areas as valuation, management control systems, taxation, and financial statement analysis.

Decision, Risk, and Operations >

The division's research and teaching typically involve the development and analysis of quantitative models of business problems. These models are used to support decision-making, to measure and manage risks, and to enhance understanding of business practices. The division is also active in advancing underlying methodologies.

Finance and Economics >

Finance and Economics is our largest division in terms of course offerings, and students benefit from both an expert faculty and access to the many distinguished Wall Street practitioners we count among our alumni.

Management >

The research skills and rich management experiences of the faculty combine to give the division a leading teaching role in the School’s degree programs. In the MBA and EMBA programs, members of the management faculty teach many of the most sought-after elective courses on topics such as top management processes, decision making, and negotiation.

Marketing >

Located in New York City, we are surrounded by the latest innovations from leading marketing practitioners as well as the cutting-edge research conducted by our world-renowned faculty. Columbia’s Marketing Program develops creative and analytical marketers armed with the skills, network, and experience to succeed. Columbia Business School is where marketing happens.

Competitive Strategy (CDA) >

Anchored in psychology, organizational sociology, and economics, the Competitive Strategy CDA involves the participation of faculty members in operations, finance, marketing, and other functional areas who are interested in the study of the integrated strategy of a firm.

Decision Making & Negotiations (CDA) >

More than just formal haggling across a table, a negotiation unfolds each time parties come together to solve problems or allocate resources and responsibilities. The Decision Making and Negotiations area is at the heart of how Columbia is fostering these connections.

Columbia Ideas at Work

A Critical Provision Saved, But Challenges Remain for the Affordable Care Act

Andrew Stern, senior fellow at Columbia’s Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy, discusses the implications of last Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act and the challenges the legislation still faces ahead.

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10 Highlights from 10 Years of Ideas at Work

For the past decade Ideas at Work has connected the groundbreaking research conducted by Columbia Business School faculty to the world of business practitioners. Join us as we look back at a few highlights from the past 10 years.

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A Decisive Victory — and an Uncertain Future — for the UK

According to Geoff Heal, the Conservative victory in the UK leaves the near-term future of the United Kingdom — and its ties to Europe and the world — on shaky ground.

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Growth Sometimes Wins

In this month's UK election results, Charles Calomiris sees a mix of smart, populist politics, and a citizenry ready to trade short-term comfort for austerity’s promise of long-term growth.

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Some Customers are Best Left Alone

Companies are investing heavily in proactive customer-retention campaigns, but for certain customers these campaigns can be the wake-up call that sends them packing

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Chris Borland Makes the Hard Choice to Go Long

Chris Borland’s dramatic decision to retire at age 24 can teach us all something about the way we value the present and make hard decisions about the future.

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Clinton's 2016 Logo "Fail" Not Likely to Lose Voters

Criticism of the campaign logo dominated social media conversations around Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid. But logos are just a small part of a brand, and by the time election day rolls around, #logogate is likely to be long forgotten.

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Your Secrets Are Weighing You Down

Research finds the experience of keeping a secret is akin to carrying a physical weight, diminishing motivation and performance.

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Trading Up

New research suggests access to high-income export markets could raise productivity and profitability for businesses across the developing world

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