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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 RockoffAssociate 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 KimAssistant 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 YaredAssociate 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 BrezaAssistant 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 PhillipsPaul 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 MaglarasDavid 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 KalayAssistant 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."
Ran KivetzPhilip H. Geier Jr. Professor of Marketing
Course: Marketing: Innovation through Customer Centricity I
"The winners many times, in business and in other fields, are those who have great understanding of the customers; not necessarily the best product. How can we use these insights about the customer to innovate in business?"
Robert PhillipsProfessor 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 ToubiaGlaubinger Professor of Business
Course: Marketing: Innovation through Customer Centricity II
"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 WeintraubSidney 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."
Jonah RockoffCourse: Managerial Economics
Jerry KimCourse: Strategy Formulation
Pierre YaredCourse: Global Economic Environment
Emily BrezaCourse: Corporate Finance
Katherine PhillipsCourse: Lead: People, Teams, Organizations
Costis MaglarasCourse: Managerial Statistics
Alon KalayCourse: Financial Accounting
Ran KivetzCourse: Marketing: Innovation through Customer Centricity I
Robert PhillipsCourse: Business Analytics
Olivier ToubiaCourse: Marketing: Innovation through Customer Centricity II
Gabriel WeintraubCourse: Operations Management
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