The Management Division at Columbia Business school has a track record of training scholars who go on to become academics at many of the world’s most prestigious institutions. Our placement success is due in part to the close working relationship that students develop with the faculty in the division. The School intentionally keeps the PhD program small making it easier for students to find faculty collaborators and thrive. 

Here is a list of placements, by year of graduation, over the past few years:


PhD Year Name Initial Placemment
2021 Kylie Hwang Stanford GSB (postdoc)
2021 Matthew Yeaton HEC Paris and Institut Polytechnique
2021 Zach Brown HKUST
2020 Natalie Carlson Wharton
2019 Ashli Carter Stern (postdoc)
2019 Jon Jachimowicz Harvard Business School
2019 Dana Kanze London Business School
2019 Alice Lee ILR School, Cornell University
2019 Elizabeth Moulton Manhattan College
2018 Yoonjin Choi London Business School
2018 Alessandro Piazza Jones, Rice University
2018 Ashley Martin Stanford GSB
2018 Jackson (Guannan) Lu Sloan, MIT
2018 JS (Jinseok) Chun Fuqua, Duke (postdoc)
2018 Sunyong Chang London Business School
2017 Elizabeth Wiley Google
2017 Ilona Fridman CHP, Duke (postdoc)
2017 Jaee Cho HKUST
2017 Mitali Banerjee HEC Paris
2016 Eric Anicich Marshall, USC
2016 Abbie Wazlawek Kellogg (postdoc)
2016 Jun Huang KU Leuven
2015 Ivana Katic Yale SOM
2015 Zhi Liu Peking University
2015 Jose Uribe Ross, Michigan
2015 Andy Yap Sloan, MIT (postdoc)
2012 Emily Bianchi Goizueta, Emory
2012 Aharon Cohen Mohliver London Business School
2012 Jiao Luo Carlson School of Management
2012 Shu Zhang Columbia (postdoc)
2011 Magnus Torfason Harvard Business School
2010 Rebecca Levine Aon Hewitt Consulting
2010 Aurelia Mok City University of Hong Kong
2010 Lori (Qingyuan) Yue Marshal School of Business, USC
2009 Lily Benjamin Mercer Development Group
2009 Umit Ozmel Yavuz Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC
2009 Xi Zou London Business School