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Core Curriculum

Columbia Business School’s core curriculum consists of two full-term courses and eight half-term courses.

A staple of the Columbia experience, the core curriculum is designed to give students an in-depth mastery of the academic disciplines and applied functional areas necessary to every business leader’s success. Taught by both full-time professors and practitioners, the core leaves students with more than just practical knowledge; case-based lessons and collaborative learning models train students to analyze, decide, and lead — rather than merely know — while creating a common student experience that fosters a deep and tenacious community.

Before each term, exemption exams are offered, allowing students already deeply versed in a particular subject area the opportunity to replace core courses with electives.

First Term Core Courses

Pre-term Lead: People, Teams, Organizations (1/2 term equivalent)**
1st half Managerial
Statistics
Strategy
Formulation
Financial
Accounting
Finance Managerial
Economics
2nd half Business
Analytics
Marketing Global Economic Environment

Second Term Core Courses

1st half Operations Mgmt 1/2 Elective Elective Elective Elective
2nd half 1/2 Elective 1/2 Elective

 

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Special Concentration in Business Management

Special Concentration in Business Management

Applications for the Special Concentration in Business Management is now closed. It will reopen Spring of 2016. 


If you are interested in learning more about the Special Concentration, please take time to carefully review the program details and FAQ.

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MBA
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?

38%

of the 2014 incoming class were non-US citizens

 

42,000

alumni in the Columbia Business School network

 

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