Stay involved, stay in touch. I can tell you that the MBA experience doesn’t stop with the two years that you’re up on 116th street.

Alex Casdin ’96
Alex Casdin ’96

Any major company in the world, any country, lots of governments… it just doesn’t matter. The Columbia Business School alumni are everywhere. It’s really an amazing thing.

Jim Prusky ’96
Jim Prusky ’96

Come here with an open mind but temper that with a strong sense of independent thinking, to the extent that you should be able to understand why you’re following a crowd or why you’re not.

Kofi Domfeh ’13
Kofi Domfeh ’13

Everyone who comes here is very talented and ambitious and has worked many years in their old jobs, but I think this is a place to break out of what you know and try different things.

Isha Dalal ’12
Isha Dalal ’12

My advice to the entering class is one of Dale Carnegie’s mottos: “Live in day-tight compartments.” Don’t worry about yesterday, don’t worry about tomorrow, just focus on today.  

Ritu Khanna ’12
Ritu Khanna ’12

Good judgement in business comes from experience, which comes from bad judgement.

Maneesh Sagar ’03
Maneesh Sagar ’03

Leave every preconception you have about your business school experience at home.

John Watson ’13
John Watson ’13

You only live once. Take every opportunity to immerse yourself in the awesomeness that is CBS.

Coleman Skeeter ’12
Coleman Skeeter ’12

I think CBS is kind of like a choose-your-own-adventure.

Beth Mitchell ’13
Beth Mitchell ’13

I’ve found that the stronger the professor, the better the class experience, regardless of subject area.

Alia Smith ’13
Alia Smith ’13