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Overview

Columbia Business School prepares students to lead in a rapidly changing world. Our comprehensive curriculum builds the foundation necessary for success in any field while offering insight into specialized areas of expertise. With unmatched access to the pulse of business and a community of diverse perspectives, you’ll learn how to develop innovative solutions to real-world business challenges.

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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 that develops leaders poised to create opportunity in any industry.

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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. Columbia has stayed at the forefront of business education by constantly evolving. Because we are so connected to business, we understand how and when the business world is shifting. 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, a multitude of speakers and conferences, and our Executives In Residence program 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. Take part in campus traditions, community service, and student organizations that reflect a full spectrum of backgrounds and interests.

Career Resources

Our Career Management Center (CMC) is dedicated to helping you learn the building blocks of career management, preparing you not only for your first job after graduation, but for a lifetime of success in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.

The CMC offers a range of resources to aid in your searches for internships and full-time employment. By taking advantage of one-on-one sessions with advisors to formulate individual job-search strategies, as well as workshops and events that provide tactical advice, you'll be well-prepared to navigate the job-search process.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

At Columbia Business School, we believe that every business and community is stronger when we include diverse voices. 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 feel that they belong in our community.

Our three pillars include: Community Diversity, Curriculum and Classroom Inclusion, and Culture and Climate. The 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.

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Our New Home in Manhattanville

After proudly calling Uris Hall home for more than half a century, Columbia Business School will move to its new Manhattanville Campus in early 2022.

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

By the numbers

Class size
782
Thousand Alumni
48
Full-time faculty
152

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