This panel at the BRITE '16 conference features Shelly Lazarus '70, Chairman Emeritus, Ogilvy & Mather and Lew Frankfort '69, Chairman Emeritus, Coach, Inc.

What better way to learn about business? Columbia Business School’s New York location and its close ties to the business, nonprofit, and government communities means that students constantly hear from the leaders who are actively shaping the business landscape.

At Columbia Business School, you’ll gain unparalleled access to business leaders, from influential practitioners who teach as adjunct faculty members, to business icons, heads of state, and start-up pioneers who visit campus to speak, mentor, and network with students. Our location in the world’s fastest growing entrepreneurial community combined with our premier role in business education mean that you have unparalleled access to practitioners and industry leaders.

Below is a small sample of speakers who have come to campus in the past year to work with our students:

  • Warren Buffett ’51
  • Arianna Huffington
  • Bill Gates
  • Diane von Furstenberg
  • Henry Paulson
  • James Gorman ’87
  • Barbara Corcoran
  • Ron Gonen ’04
  • Henry Kissinger
  • Vikram Pandit ’80
  • Gail McGovern ’87
  • Jamie Dimon
  • Andrea Jung
  • Ratan Tata
  • Carlos Brito
  • Sallie Krawcheck ’92

Many of these speakers come to campus via our various speaker series, such as the Silfen Leadership Series, the Nand and Jeet Khemka Distinguished Speaker Forum, the Sir Gordon Wu Distinguished Speaker Forum, the Montrone Seminar Series on Ethics. The School also hosts several annual conferences led by student clubs, which attract well-known guest speakers, participants, and alumni from across industries and around the world.