Our Mission

The Chazen Institute for Global Business is the interdisciplinary hub of global business knowledge at Columbia Business School.

By injecting a global viewpoint into coursework, supporting research on global business, and sponsoring provocative forums where business leaders and policy-makers engage in vigorous debate, we pool the vast wealth of knowledge that exists within Columbia Business School, distill it for people who operate in the world’s marketplace, and provide a global network for lifelong learning.

Our mission is threefold:

  1. To train MBA students to be global business leaders through experiential education programs focused on overseas business and cultural immersion, including interaction with alumni, leaders in business, government, and NGOs;
  2. To support, sponsor, and disseminate Columbia Business School's faculty research on the global economy, serving as a defining reference for academic, policy, and media organizations;
  3. To advance the knowledge and understanding of global business by engaging alumni, practitioners and policy-makers in open dialogue and shared learning, including public forums, symposia, and round tables.