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Given our School's prominent place in thought leadership, we take great care in training the next generation of influential business academics. Doctoral candidates are guided by renowned faculty and are surrounded by a host of innovative academic programs. Located at the center of global business, the Columbia Business School experience is also inseparable from the New York experience. With unparalleled access to leaders across industries, New York is a living laboratory for our research community. 

Why a Columbia PhD?

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Theory Meets Practice

A Columbia PhD prepares individuals who have a deep interest in shaping the business research and policy of tomorrow through academic research.

Guided by an expert faculty and a host of innovative academic programs, the Columbia Business School PhD program is made even richer by its place in New York City, an incomparable research lab for diverse business interests.

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Top Placements

When judging a PhD program, a good measure of the program's standing is where it places its graduates.

Columbia is proud to say its placement record is among the best in the world.

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The New York Advantage

With thousands of multinational companies, a diverse real-estate market, and the major stock, bond, and commodity exchanges, New York is a living laboratory for our community. PhD students find the city the ideal setting for research, with practitioners nearby available to discuss research ideas and an array of industries willing to grant access to their corporate data.

Of course, New York also offers more than 10,000 restaurants, scores of museums, movies you won’t see anywhere else, any kind of music you feel like hearing, and hundreds of bookstores and other amenities. And all of it is just a stroll, a subway ride, or a taxi trip away.

Contact us

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Our Admissions Office is located in 203 Uris Hall on Columbia University’s Morningside Heights Campus. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, drop-in visits are not currently available. Prospective students can speak with an admissions counselor from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday via the contact options below. Beginning in January 2022, all PhD courses will be held at our new campus in Manhattanville and our offices will relocate to the Kravis Building.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 212-854-2836