Why Study in Columbia Business School

Columbia Business School was founded in 1916, thanks in part to a generous gift from banking executive Emerson McMillin. Eleven faculty members taught the inaugural class of 61 students, which included eight women.

Over the past 100 years, the School has evolved alongside the ever-changing world of business. To meet the demands of a new century, Columbia Business School will move to a new location on Columbia’s Manhattanville campus. The new facilities — designed by renowned New York architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with FXFowle — will reflect the fast-paced, high-tech, and highly social character of business in the 21st century.

Take one look around Uris Hall and you will see the world reflected in our culture and the content of our work. Students come to Columbia from all parts of the world and bring with them every kind of business experience, from hedge funds to marketing to nonprofits and more. Our unparalleled relationship with New York City also opens doors to a wider world of opportunity. We create a community that promotes the individual, yet always values the collaborative experience fostered in your learning teams and clusters. Student organizations are a natural place to flex your leadership skills and make connections with like-minded students from all across the School. Also, our active, accessible alumni, more than 44,000-strong, play a key role in the lives of current students, through advising, speaking, and often mentoring the next generation of business leaders. Those connections live on well beyond graduation, giving you a lifetime of benefits from the Columbia Business School community.

Columbia Business School Faculty

Our full-time faculty members stay on the cutting edge of business and education by routinely partnering with businesses in New York and across the globe to test, refine, and put new ideas into practice. They capitalize on their extensive experience in the corporate world to develop course content that addresses the conditions and challenges of today’s business environment while anticipating tomorrow’s business needs.

Our faculty members are world-renowned for their cutting-edge research and impact on current business practices.

Careers at Columbia

Columbia Business School prides itself on the excellence of its faculty members, students, and administrators alike. We welcome your interest in joining our community.