The Columbia Business School community

Students in DEI shirt

At Columbia Business School, we believe that diversity strengthens any community or business model and brings it greater success. That’s why we’re committed to promoting diversity in all forms by making sure that those from different racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, gender, and professional backgrounds are represented in our community. We are constantly finding ways to further promote diversity, particularly through our more than 100 unique student-led organizations at Columbia Business School.

We also realize that building an inclusive culture is a never-ending journey. As a result, Columbia Business School students take part in the Phillips Pathway for Inclusive Leadership program, which aims to provide students the skills in learning how to manage and advocate for diversity and equity in their workplaces.

Marketing Lab Meetings

Doctoral students in the Marketing division have the opportunity to learn about each other's research projects with peer students and share feedback in a collaborative environment by participating in various behavioral and quantitative lab meetings. Students also share research skills and knowledge by hosting research workshops.

The Marketing Socials


The marketing division encourages social interaction between PhD students and faculty. Throughout the semester, the marketing division hosts large and small events so that students can interact with all of the faculty, not just those with whom they are directly working. Students also attend receptions and meals with seminar speakers, which provides them opportunities to engage with scholars outside the school.

 Fall Reception

PhD students at the Marketing division's fall reception (Sep 2021).

Resources for Doctoral Students

  • Five years of guaranteed stipend
  • Supplementary teaching assistantships as needed
  • Columbia subsidized housing in Morningside Heights, Manhattan
  • A laptop computer
  • Access to the Research Grid and Behavioral Research Lab
  • Annual PhD research budget
  • Eligibility to apply for additional research grants
  • Cutting-edge research facility at Manhattanville campus


behavioral lab

The Behavioral Research Lab is a large, centralized laboratory that works to facilitate scholarly research conducted within the Business School. The Lab is utilized by a large community of faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and research assistants who are affiliated with Columbia Business School.


new campus

In January 2022, Columbia Business School will relocate to a new, state of the art campus. Comprising 17 acres in the western portion of Harlem known as Manhattanville, Columbia University’s new campus will be a home for PhD students and will feature groundbreaking research and world-class education in a variety of fields, from neuroscience and business to international affairs and the arts. Situated just five blocks north of the University’s Morningside Heights Campus, the Manhattanville Campus will host graduate-level schools and research centers, housing for faculty and students, and spaces for the community.