Lord Laidlaw Donates $2 Million for Scholarships

In honor of his 50th reunion and Columbia Business School’s upcoming centennial, the Scottish baron and former member of the House of Lords will supplement need-based scholarships and increase opportunities for Columbia Business School students to travel and learn abroad.

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A Community that Feels Like Home: One Student’s Journey

Peer Advisors are second-year MBA students dedicated to guiding new students through their transition to Columbia Business School. Justin Merolla ’15, Peer Advisors chair, talks about how the program helps build a supportive, inclusive community.

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Executive MBA Students Make an Impact in South Africa

Last spring, 87 Columbia Business School EMBA students traveled to Cape Town for Entrepreneurship in South Africa. The course, led by Professor Don Weiss, allowed them to work hands-on with 30 entrepreneurs in a local incubator space. Two students tell their story.

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Gift Establishes the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise

The new center, made possible through a transformative endowment gift from Sandra and Tony Tamer, will expand the School’s existing Social Enterprise Program and help develop a cross-disciplinary epicenter of social enterprise and social entrepreneurship activities at Columbia.

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