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Columbia Business School’s core curriculum consists of two full-term courses and nine 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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