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Take our classes, then take on the world.
Our rigorous and comprehensive academic offerings are designed for the voracious minds of our students. Your first year will focus on our renowned core curriculum. With our collaborative learning model and case-based lessons, you’ll analyze the material from every angle, assisted by our “integrated case” — a series of materials focused on a single company, used in several core courses simultaneously.
In your second year, our Master Classes will have you applying the core concepts you’ve learned to real business challenges. Then there are our innovative electives, which number in the hundreds, allowing you to focus your Columbia experience on your own passions. Through these, you’ll discover areas that excite and challenge you beyond your expectations.

Choose Your Path

Whether you're a full-time MBA or pursuing an Executive MBA track, learn what to expect throughout your academic career at Columbia Business School.

Choose Your Path


Columbia Business School faculty members are world-renowned not only for generating new thinking in their fields but also for having a genuine impact on current business practices. Our professors routinely partner with businesses in New York and across the globe to test, refine, and implement new ideas for the ever-changing business landscape. Faculty members give you an insider's view into their industry and the tools you'll need to take those lessons into your chosen field.

In Class with Joseph Stiglitz and Bruce Greenwald

Get a glimpse of the "Globalization, Markets, and the Changing Economic Landscape" class co-taught by Bruce Greenwald and Joseph Stiglitz.


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Columbia Ideas at Work>

Columbia Ideas at Work offers key insights from Columbia Business School's faculty in a readily accessible format.


Learning at Columbia

Our students are not only intelligent and accomplished — they thrive in our rigorous academic environment. Students and faculty members come from around the world to be a part of the Columbia Business School community and take the skills they've gained here back to every corner of the planet. In an increasingly global marketplace, the experiences and connections you make at Columbia will prepare you to take on any business challenge.

Community at Columbia

Columbia Business School’s innovative cluster system and meticulously selected learning teams help to create a supportive and close-knit community that lasts well beyond graduation.


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Columbia CaseWorks>

Columbia CaseWorks challenges students to debate corporate decision making and develop appropriate recommendations and solutions.

Versatile Programs

We know that, like the successful organizations we study, the only way for business education to stay competitive is to continually evolve. Columbia Business School prides itself on creating new and better ways to train its students to succeed in an ever-shifting business environment.

The research centers and programs at the School are among our leaders in this endeavor, producing groundbreaking work on a regular basis. From study tours and language classes offered by the Chazen Institute to the Heilbrunn Center’s Value Investing curriculum to the Lang Center’s annual Outrageous Business Plan Competition, centers and programs bring innovations straight to our students to elevate the students' involvement in specific areas of interest.

MBA Academics >

Columbia Business School prepares students not just to navigate change but to use it to create new opportunities.


EMBA Curriculum>

Our program equips students with the tools they need to build, lead, and manage successful enterprises.


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Academic Divisions

To provide structure, the School is organized into five academic divisions: Accounting; Decision, Risk, and Operations; Finance and Economics; Management; and Marketing. As their titles suggest, together these sections touch on an impressive range of topics, with experts to enlighten our students in nearly any area of interest.

These five divisions aren't completely independent of each other, either. The School has also created Cross-Discplinary Areas to allow for thinking on topics that span the different sections.

Full-Time MBA Program

Employers know that Columbia graduates are ready to hit the ground running with the practical skills and strategic thinking they learned from our transformative curriculum.

Full-Time MBA Program >


Executives who come to Columbia know they can learn more, achieve more, and are ready to put their careers on the fast track.

Executive MBA Program >

Doctoral Program

Shape the future of research, management, and business with a doctorate from Columbia Business School.

PhD Program >


Master of Science Program

For students who want to deepen their knowledge and expertise in a targeted area of study.

MS Program >


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At the Very Center of Business

See how Columbia Business School puts you at the very center of business, where chances for success revolve all around.

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Since 1916, Columbia Business School has lived at the heart of the business world, New York City, building symbiotic relationships with leading innovators and global trendsetters and offering students exposure to the very pulse of industry.

Today, we continue to enjoy daily insights from the influential figures driving current practices. Our renowned faculty members are leaders in their fields, producing groundbreaking research across areas, and our worldwide alumni network continues to grow and impact change. At the Business School today, we’re celebrating our place at the very center of it all.

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Surf the Social Stream

Follow the School's social conversation on our Connect Online page, which puts #CBSAtTheCenter of social media.

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The strength of our School lies in our community, and the community connects online. Our Connect Online page makes it easy to see what the community says about what puts #CBSAtTheCenter of so many lives.

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The Core: Experience the Impact of Knowledge

The Columbia Core Curriculum imparts unparalleled perspectives that inspire and challenge, and connect the dots to success.

More about the Core

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The Columbia Core Curriculum is informed by thought leadership from the world’s leading-edge business environment. Our faculty's groundbreaking research influences business practices in every sector while our curriculum develops leaders who can create opportunity in any situation.

In an MBA program at the very center of business, you’ll learn to respond dynamically to any challenge. You'll gain the skills you need to succeed in a fast-moving, competitive business environment and see how to create opportunities where they once seemed impossible. At Columbia, at the heart of New York City, you’ll learn it all from the most influential figures in industry today.

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Apply Now

Entry: January '15
Final: 10/8/14

Entry: August '15
Early: 10/8/14
Merit Fellowship Deadline: 1/7/15
Final: 4/15/15

EMBA-New York Saturday
Early: 1/12/15
Final: 3/2/15

EMBA-New York Fri/Sat
Early: 3/18/15
Final: 6/3/15

Did you Know?


of the 2014 incoming class were non-US citizens



alumni in the Columbia Business School network


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