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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.