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The flexibility of the Columbia Business School MBA is one feature that many of our students find particularly compelling — being a student here gives you not only choice but also opportunity.

Making the most of these opportunities can be daunting, however, without expert guidance. This is the central mission of the Office of Student Affairs to be your primary source for academic-related questions and answers and to provide you with clearer explanations of the School’s policies, procedures, and requirements. In addition, we can help you with:

  • Academic planning, counseling, and support
  • Academic assistance (tutoring, coordination with Office of Disability Services)
  • Academic standing, graduation requirements, academic warnings, and probation
  • Changes in status, including voluntary and medical withdrawals, and leaves of absence
  • Disciplinary and grievance procedures

Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the many sources of academic assistance available to them: review sessions, tutoring, faculty office hours, teaching assistants, and the Office of Disability Services.

Seek support early in the term, as soon as you sense any difficulties, and visit the academic team in the Office of Student Affairs for advice regarding your individual situation. We also realize there are many outside influences that may affect your academic performance. To the right is a list of just some of the many resources available to you.

Have questions? Swing by OSA in Uris 105. We're always happy to help you make the most of your experience here at Columbia Business School.

Academic Resources