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The Individual, Business, and Society (IBS) Curriculum

Professor Bruce Kogut speaks with three senior executives from Citigroup about topics ranging from leadership accountability to cyber-security.

Columbia Business School seeks to equip students not only with the fundamentals of management, but also with the ability to thoughtfully consider the sometimes competing demands of business, individuals, and society at large.

The Individual, Business, and Society (IBS): Tradeoffs, Choices, and Accountability curriculum uses a series of thought-provoking sessions to foster a community dialogue on these issues.

In the classroom, core course lectures and case studies equip students to think critically about conflicts and tradeoffs. Complementing the in-class discussion are guest lecturers, panel discussions, and other special events.

IBS activities and sessions in Orientation are supported by the Citi Foundation.


Financial Innovation: A Risky Business?

Watch the trailer for our interactive debate exploring the value of financial markets, the interaction between government and innovation, and what role markets should play in society.

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This event was presented by Fred Friendly Seminars in partnership with the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics, and was part of Columbia Business School’s Individual, Business and Society (IBS) curriculum.

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2014 Klion Forum

When: April 15th, 2014 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Where: 3022 Broadway
Calder Lounge, Uris Hall (1st Floor)
New York, NY 10027

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Join Ms. Denise Morrison, CEO of Campbell Soup, and Ms. Ellen Kaden, chief legal and government affairs officer of Campbell Soup, for a fireside chat moderated by Professor Bruce Kogut on board governance and maintaining high ethical principles in a competitive market.

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Featured Video

With rapidly changing consumer tastes, many food companies are looking to expand their markets at home and overseas. How does an iconic American company stay relevant?

Featured Research

The Small Worlds of Corporate Governance
Identifies "structural breaks" — privatization, for example, or globalization — and assesses why powerful actors across countries behave similarly or differently in terms of network properties and corporate governance.


Program Brochure

View the Bernstein Center brochure, Ethical Challenges in Business