NEW YORK – To further capitalize on its location at the very center of business and the intellectual capital of its world-renowned faculty, Columbia Business School recently launched a new immersive experience for its full-time MBA students. The Immersion Seminars provide students the chance to interact with C-suite executives and have candid conversations about the future of business, ongoing challenges, opportunities, and strategies at play. The seminars are helmed by Columbia Business School faculty members who are some of the most prominent thought-leaders in their fields.
“Our students have always enjoyed the benefits that New York City has to offer. They are just a subway ride away from tremendous career opportunities,” said Glenn Hubbard, dean of Columbia Business School. “These immersion seminars students meet with industry executives and see theories taught in the classroom being applied in real-time in the business world.”
The inaugural seminars featured partnerships with companies across an array of industries, including data analytics, management consulting, brand experience, financial services, innovation, social media, technology disruption, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
To drive home the impact these seminars will have on Columbia Business School students, the School launched a new video featuring commentary from two of the program’s leaders, Khalid Azim, Director of Strategic Curricular Networks and Partnerships, and Barry Salzberg, who recently joined the faculty of Columbia Business School after a nearly 40-year career at Deloitte, capped by serving as the firm’s Global CEO at the end of his tenure.
In the video, Professor Salzberg remarks that the School’s Immersion Seminars combine “the best of academia and the business world” and that students walk away with “opportunity and access to unbelievable people, businesses, and knowledge that you can’t get elsewhere.”
Shana Gotlieb, a member of the Class of 2016, describes her immersion seminar as “the best class I’ve taken” and one that “could only happen at Columbia Business School.”
Mr. Azim added: “We are so grateful to these companies and the executives who took time out of their day to impart lessons to our students. Only in New York City does a school have access to this array of industry titans. We look forward to capitalizing on the extraordinary momentum spurred by our inaugural seminars and strengthening the experience for future generations of Columbia Business School students.”
To learn more about the immersion courses and the unparalleled access that Columbia Business School has thanks to its location at the very center of business, please visit www.gsb.columbia.edu
About Columbia Business School
Columbia Business School is the only world-class, Ivy League business school that delivers a learning experience where academic excellence meets with real-time exposure to the pulse of global business. Led by Dean Glenn Hubbard, the School’s transformative curriculum bridges academic theory with unparalleled exposure to real-world business practice, equipping students with an entrepreneurial mindset that allows them to recognize, capture, and create opportunity in any business environment. The thought leadership of the School’s faculty and staff, combined with the accomplishments of its distinguished alumni and position in the center of global business, means that the School’s efforts have an immediate, measurable impact on the forces shaping business every day. To learn more about Columbia Business School’s position at the very center of business, please visit www.gsb.columbia.edu.