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On this page, you will find some links to some very informative resources on Academic Conduct, Group Work Guidelines, and CBS Disciplinary Procedures.

Honor Code, Academic Conduct and Other Policies >

Information regarding academic conduct at Columbia Business School as well as University wide policies.

Penalty Guidelines for Breaches of Academic Integrity and Conduct>

This table lists examples of various breaches of the Honor Code – including plagiarism, cheating, and disruptive conduct – and the range of penalties that can be expected in the case of each. *Note: The list of examples is not exhaustive and serves merely as guidance for Disciplinary Committees.

Individual and Group Work Guidelines Table>

This table outlines the individual and group assignment lettering system (A through D), including guidelines for working together and discussion, submission of work, and grades received.

2013-2014 Student Disciplinary Procedures Handbook>

The Student Disciplinary Procedures Handbook outlines the Procedure for Student Grievances, the Procedure for Student Discipline, and the Dean's Disciplinary Procedure. It also serves as a resource to learn about assistance available to students who have witnessed an Honor Code violation or feel that a member of the faculty or administrative staff has not upheld or adhered to the Honor Code’s principles of truth, integrity and respect.

Recommended Reading>

The Integrity Board has compiled a recommended reading list on The books consider the challenges facing leaders of various fields, from accountants to government officials. Supplementing the expected list of business ethics books, these readings also include: Stanley Milgram's path-breaking Obedience to Authority, Robert Caro’s biography of New York City master planner Robert Moses, The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York and Princeton philosophy professor Harry Frankfurt's On Bullshit.

Events on Campus>

What leadership and ethics events are taking place at the School this semester? Check the calendar of events hosted by the Student Leadership and Ethics Board.

Citation Resources>

Columbia University Library offers a basic definition of what it means to cite. Scroll down to the "More information" section for an excellent resource for finding and documenting sources.

The Honor Code of Columbia Business School

As a lifelong member of the Columbia Business School community, I adhere to the principles of truth, integrity and respect. I will not lie, cheat, steal, or tolerate those who do.

The Columbia Business School Honor Code calls on all members of the School community to adhere to and uphold the notions of truth, integrity, and respect both during their time in school, and throughout their careers as productive, moral, and caring participants in their companies and communities around the world.


• Honor Code, Academic Conduct and Other Policies

• Penalty Guidelines for Breaches of Academic Integrity and Conduct

• Individual and Group Work Guidelines Table CBS Disciplinary Procedures

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Alumni Voices

"No matter what the competitive landscape, as real leaders, we must do the tough thing, the right thing."
-Sallie Krawcheck, MBA '92


The Curl Ideas to wrap your mind around

Taking Flight

Serial entrepreneur Drew Patterson ’06, who served on the founding teams of Kayak, Jetsetter, and Checkmate, and now runs hotel search site Room 77, offers advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.

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A Macroeconomics Vacation

When disappointing snow in Tahoe discouraged their plans for a ski trip, three alumni — self-described “econ junkies”— jumped at the opportunity to go back to school.

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Annual Dinner Raises $3.2 Million

More than 800 people gathered for Columbia Business School’s 38th Annual Dinner on Monday, May 5, raising $3.2 million for financial aid, faculty research, and entrepreneurial outreach.

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Are You Seen as a Jerk at Work? A New Study Reveals That Many People Are Oblivious to How They Come across to Counterparts and Colleagues

Columbia Business School research highlights the disconnect between peoples’ own views and their counterparts’ views of their assertiveness—and the impact it can have on negotiations

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New Insights on the Factors That Intensified the 2008 Financial Crisis

Columbia Business School study says analysts’ concerns about fair value accounting clouded the already murky waters, fueling the crisis

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Beyond China: Where Asian Growth Is

For investors and deal-makers, there is ample opportunity beyond China and India said Changyong Rhee of the IMF at a recent Chazen Institute event.

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Columbia Business School Entrepreneurs Enter the Shark Tank

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Creating a Learning Society

Virtually every government policy, intentionally or not, has direct and indirect effects on learning, says Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz

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World's Largest Sovereign Wealth Fund Should Follow Canada's Model

Columbia Business School Professor says $850 billion Norwegian Government Pension Fund would benefit from taking on more risk

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