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Overview

Our world-class Executive MBA education helps leaders grow without leaving a dynamic business environment. You’ll study with renowned professors and prominent practitioners, building skills to compliment your existing experience, and learning different perspectives from diverse classmates.

Our core curriculum embraces both big-picture business and entrepreneurial dreams. Electives offer deep insights into a variety of industries and functional areas, allowing you to create the academic experience that fits your goals. 

The Columbia Advantage

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Academics

Courses at Columbia Business School are taught both by the School’s 150 full-time faculty, thought leaders whose research is transforming the way business is conducted across the world, and by more than 100 adjunct faculty, practitioners who come directly from the world of business across a wealth of industries.

The groundbreaking research of our faculty members influences business practices in every sector. Informed in real-time by the global business environment, they teach a transformative and ever-evolving curriculum.

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Where Theory meets Practice

At Columbia Business School, we prepare our students for career success by connecting their classroom education to the trading floors, board rooms, and retail stores where theory is put into practice. 

We understand how and when the business world is shifting, and we regularly introduce new programs to challenge and prepare our students for success in a rapidly changing landscape.

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Access

Rooted in New York City, we offer students unparalleled access to leaders from across industries — in the classroom, throughout the city, and around the globe.

Guest lecturers, programs like our Executives in Residence, and a multitude of speakers and conferences bring real-world insights to the campus on a daily basis. In fact, more business leaders visit our campus than any other top business school. Plus, with a global alumni network of 48,000+, you’re never far from a Columbia Business School connection.

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Community

Take one look around our Morningside campus and you will see the world reflected in our culture and the content of our work. Students come to Columbia Business School from almost 90 countries and bring with them every kind of business experience.

Whether you come to us from across the world or on a crosstown bus, your student experience will be defined by much more than coursework. You'll be able to take part in campus traditions, community service, and student organizations that reflect a full spectrum of backgrounds and interests.

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Career Resources

Our Career Management Center (CMC) is dedicated to helping you learn the building blocks of career management, preparing you for a lifetime of success in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.

The CMC offers a range of resources dedicated to experienced students looking to grow at their own company, or even plan their next move. By taking advantage of one-on-one coaching sessions with advisors to formulate individual job strategies and engaging in career-focused workshops that provide tactical advice, you'll be well-prepared to get the most out of your career.

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At Columbia Business School, we believe that diversity strengthens any community or business model and brings greater success. That's why we're committed to promoting diversity in all its forms by making sure that those from different racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, and professional backgrounds are represented, welcomed, and engaged in our community.

Our three pillars include: Community Diversity, Curriculum and Classroom Inclusion, and Culture and Climate. The DEI standing committee helps create campus and community programming and is comprised of students, faculty, and staff who report to the Vice Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

The school's new Manhattanville Campus, opening January 2022

New Manhattanville Campus

After proudly calling Uris Hall home for more than half a century, Columbia Business School will expand its facilities on 17 acres five blocks north of the University’s Morningside Heights Campus.

The Manhattanville Campus will be a home for groundbreaking research and world-class education in neuroscience, business, international affairs, and the arts. The campus will open in early 2022.

By the numbers

Class size
152
Thousand Alumni
48
Full-time faculty
152

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