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  • Core Curriculum

    Our curriculum is constantly evolving to meet the changing demands of business. Through our core courses, we develop students into leaders with an entrepreneurial mindset. They learn an invaluable set of skills essential to recognizing opportunities and seizing them.

    We teach students to connect the dots; to look at business challenges from across disciplines, with an integrated perspective. And we provide the guidance and opportunity for them to evolve as effective leaders, so they will not only stand out in the first year after graduation, but in the decades beyond as they move further and further ahead in their careers.

  • Jonah Rockoff

    Associate Professor

    Course: Managerial Economics

    "Managerial economics is the intellectual foundation for making business decisions. The ideas from Adam Smith and John Maynard Keynes…are still valid today, but the science of economics and research in economics also has evolved a lot. We show students how we have to adjust how we think about these old economic theories in light of changes in technology and changes in the way the market functions."

  • Jerry Kim

    Assistant Professor

    Course: Strategy Formulation

    "Competition at a global scale is really ramping up. As an entrepreneur, you really can't be successful without having an understanding of how your product is different from your competitors. You might have a good product, but your competitors can have a good product as well. Strategy is really about creating something that's different, that adds value to the existing set of products that are out there."

  • Pierre Yared

    Associate Professor of Business

    Course: Global Economic Environment

    "If someone is going to be a leader in a corporation, they have to be informed about the global macroeconomy. What we want to do is give students the tools in order to make informed opinions on their own so they can understand what's coming out of the mouths of policymakers and they can determine how that affects their businesses."

  • Emily Breza

    Assistant Professor

    Course: Corporate Finance

    "You can only generate value and make money if understand all of the components of the business of strategy, the microeconomics, the marketing. Only then can you really be effective as an investor."

  • Katherine Phillips

    Paul Calello Professor of Leadership and Ethics

    Course: Lead: People, Teams, Organizations

    "A leader really is somebody who knows how to take in the environment around them. So that when you look around you, you actually can see where all of the potential is. You're the one who brings the energy, and the passion, and vision to the table, and people want to follow you."

  • Costis Maglaras

    David and Lyn Silfen Professor of Business

    Course: Managerial Statistics

    "If you think about uncertainty you realize it's essentially everywhere. When you introduce a new product to the market you don't exactly know what the demand for the product is going to be, how much people are going to be willing to pay. This course is about how to model uncertainty, how to quantify uncertainty, and then how to use it in a structured way in order to educate decisions."

  • Alon Kalay

    Assistant Professor

    Course: Financial Accounting

    "Race car drivers tend to learn how to take apart and put together an engine so that they're very, very aware of the car. Ultimately, so they can win races. I view accounting the same way. Becoming a successful entrepreneur or manager or leader — that's the race."

  • Robert Phillips

    Professor of Professional Practice

    Course: Business Analytics

    "Within the last 10 years, the explosion of data has been such that there's a much bigger question of 'How do we gain insights from that data?' This data can be held for much longer, can be analyzed in much greater depth than ever before, and new tools have been developed over the last 10 years that businesses are exploiting…to create tremendous value."

  • Olivier Toubia

    Glaubinger Professor of Business

    Course: Marketing

    "As a business person you need to be able to balance your intuition with numbers and science. We want the students to be able to take the perspective of the customer and to see their business from the customer's point of view, as opposed to just their own point of view."

  • Gabriel Weintraub

    Sidney Taurel Associate Professor of Business

    Course: Operations Management

    "There is no corporation without operations. What corporations do is take inputs and they transform them into outputs. Hopefully in the process you are creating value to someone and that is how you make money."

  • Core Curriculum

  • Jonah Rockoff

    Course: Managerial Economics

  • Jerry Kim

    Course: Strategy Formulation

  • Pierre Yared

    Course: Global Economic Environment

  • Emily Breza

    Course: Corporate Finance

  • Katherine Phillips

    Course: Lead: People, Teams, Organizations

  • Costis Maglaras

    Course: Managerial Statistics

  • Alon Kalay

    Course: Financial Accounting

  • Robert Phillips

    Course: Business Analytics

  • Olivier Toubia

    Course: Marketing

  • Gabriel Weintraub

    Course: Operations Management

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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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The Core: Experience the Impact of Knowledge

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

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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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38%

of the 2014 incoming class were non-US citizens

 

41,000

alumni in the Columbia Business School network

 

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