• Uris Hall

A Century at the Very Center of Business

One hundred years ago, during a period of profound economic change in America, the trustees of Columbia University took the first steps toward creating a world-class school of business. Their vision was simple: to create an institution that would prepare business leaders for the increasingly complex challenges of the emerging era.

Today, that vision is more relevant than ever in a constantly changing, dynamic global business environment. Since its founding in 1916, Columbia Business School has continually proven itself as a leading authority at the crossroads of rigorous academic theory and real-world practice, plugged directly into the pulse of business from its position in New York City. Recognizing the School’s prestigious past while looking toward a bright future — that’s what it means to celebrate Columbia Business School’s first 100 years as a place where business leaders and ideas are born. 

Starting in August 2015 and continuing through 2016, the School will celebrate a century of successes by hosting events, producing original multimedia content, sharing notable stories, and inviting participation from its remarkable community, which has served as the heart and soul of the School for 100 years.  

Join us as Columbia Business School recognizes its past accomplishments and — just as importantly — looks to the future to identify the new ways it will impact society and the world.