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Columbia offers more than 300 electives to allow students to immerse themselves in specialized topics with faculty members who are at the forefront of innovation in their fields. These practitioners bring real-world, real-time experience to the classroom.

Students may assemble their own elective sequences or select from the School’s recommended courses for common career paths, such as entrepreneurship, finance, consulting, healthcare, marketing, media, real estate, value investing, and social enterprise.

Popular Electives

Here are a few of our most innovative, in-demand student electives: