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Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school
Business school
A business school is a university-level institution that confers degrees in Business Administration. It teaches topics such as accounting, administration, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, information systems, marketing, organizational behavior, public relations, strategy, human resource...

 of Columbia University
Columbia University
Columbia University in the City of New York is a private, Ivy League university in Manhattan, New York City. Columbia is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state of New York, the fifth oldest in the United States, and one of the country's nine Colonial Colleges founded before the...

 in Manhattan
Manhattan
Manhattan is the oldest and the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City. Located primarily on the island of Manhattan at the mouth of the Hudson River, the boundaries of the borough are identical to those of New York County, an original county of the state of New York...

, New York City
New York City
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

. It was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. It is one of six Ivy League business schools
Ivy League business schools
This list of Ivy League business schools outlines the six universities of the Ivy League that host a business school. The creation of business schools at Ivy League universities occurred over a period of nearly a century, beginning with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, founded...

 and its admission process is among the most selective of top business schools.

Columbia Business School is known for its close ties to Wall Street
Wall Street
Wall Street refers to the financial district of New York City, named after and centered on the eight-block-long street running from Broadway to South Street on the East River in Lower Manhattan. Over time, the term has become a metonym for the financial markets of the United States as a whole, or...

 and the seminal work completed in the field of Finance
Finance
"Finance" is often defined simply as the management of money or “funds” management Modern finance, however, is a family of business activity that includes the origination, marketing, and management of cash and money surrogates through a variety of capital accounts, instruments, and markets created...

 by professors Benjamin Graham
Benjamin Graham
Benjamin Graham was an American economist and professional investor. Graham is considered the first proponent of value investing, an investment approach he began teaching at Columbia Business School in 1928 and subsequently refined with David Dodd through various editions of their famous book...

 and David Dodd
David Dodd
David LeFevre Dodd was an American educator, financial analyst, author, economist, professional investor, and in his student years, a of, and as a postgraduate, close colleague of Benjamin Graham at Columbia Business School.The Wall Street Crash of 1929 almost wiped out Graham, who had started...

. It is affiliated with 13 winners of the Nobel Prize in Economics including current professors Robert Mundell
Robert Mundell
Robert Mundell, CC is a Nobel Prize-winning Canadian economist. Currently, Mundell is a professor of economics at Columbia University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong....

, Joseph Stiglitz and Edmund Phelps
Edmund Phelps
Edmund Strother Phelps, Jr. is an American economist and the winner of the 2006 Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. Early in his career he became renowned for his research at Yale's Cowles Foundation in the first half of the 1960s on the sources of economic growth...

. The school has an international emphasis, and many alumni have achieved distinction in the public as well as the private sector.

History



A. Barton Hepburn
A. Barton Hepburn
Alonzo Barton Hepburn was a United States Comptroller of the Currency from 1892 to 1893....

, then president of Chase Manhattan Bank
Chase Manhattan Bank
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., doing business as Chase, is a national bank that constitutes the consumer and commercial banking subsidiary of financial services firm JPMorgan Chase. The bank was known as Chase Manhattan Bank until it merged with J.P. Morgan & Co. in 2000...

, founded the School in 1916 with 11 full-time faculty members and an opening class of 61 students, including 8 women. The School expanded rapidly, enrolling 420 students by 1920 and in 1924, added a PhD program to the existing BS and MS degree programs.

In 1945, Columbia Business School authorized the awarding of the MBA
Master of Business Administration
The Master of Business Administration is a :master's degree in business administration, which attracts people from a wide range of academic disciplines. The MBA designation originated in the United States, emerging from the late 19th century as the country industrialized and companies sought out...

 degree. Shortly thereafter, in the 1950s, the School adopted the Hermes
Hermes
Hermes is the great messenger of the gods in Greek mythology and a guide to the Underworld. Hermes was born on Mount Kyllini in Arcadia. An Olympian god, he is also the patron of boundaries and of the travelers who cross them, of shepherds and cowherds, of the cunning of thieves, of orators and...

 emblem as its symbol, reflecting the entrepreneurial nature of the Greek god Hermes and his association with business, commerce and communication.

In 1952, CBS admitted its last class of undergraduates. The school currently offers executive education programs that culminate in a Certificate in Business Excellence
Certificate in Business Excellence
The Certificate in Business Excellence is awarded by Columbia Business School to students who complete a total of 18 program days of executive education within a four-year period...

 (CIBE) and full alumni status, and several degree programs for the MBA and PhD degrees. In addition to the full-time MBA, the school offers four Executive MBA programs: the NY-EMBA Friday/Saturday program, the EMBA-Global program (launched in 2001 in conjunction with the London Business School
London Business School
London Business School is an international business school and a constituent college of the federal University of London, located in central London, beside Regent's Park...

), the Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA program (launched in 2002 in conjunction with the Haas School of Business
Haas School of Business
The Walter A. Haas School of Business, also known as the Haas School of Business or simply Haas, is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley....

 at University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley , is a teaching and research university established in 1868 and located in Berkeley, California, USA...

), and the EMBA-Global Asia program (launching in 2009 in conjunction with the London Business School
London Business School
London Business School is an international business school and a constituent college of the federal University of London, located in central London, beside Regent's Park...

 and the University of Hong Kong Business School). Students in jointly run programs earn an MBA degree from each of the cooperating institutions.

On July 1, 2004, R. Glenn Hubbard became Columbia Business School's eleventh dean. Hubbard, the former chair of President Bush's Council of Economic Advisers
Council of Economic Advisers
The Council of Economic Advisers is an agency within the Executive Office of the President that advises the President of the United States on economic policy...

, has worked at the intersection of the private, government and nonprofit sectors and played an active role in shaping national and international economic policy, including the deregulation policy leading up Wall Street bank failures in 2008. In Charles Ferguson's 2010 documentary, Inside Job
Inside Job (film)
Inside Job is a 2010 documentary film about the late-2000s financial crisis directed by Charles H. Ferguson. The film is described by Ferguson as being about "the systemic corruption of the United States by the financial services industry and the consequences of that systemic corruption." In five...

, when prompted, Hubbard strongly maintains that his political and financial connections to government and Wall Street firms do not create any potential academic conflict of interest.

Campus



Today, Columbia Business School is primarily housed in Uris Hall, a recently renovated 1960s structure at the center of Columbia's Morningside Heights campus. An auxiliary space, Warren Hall, is situated on Amsterdam Avenue and is shared with the law school
Columbia Law School
Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, is one of the oldest and most prestigious law schools in the United States. A member of the Ivy League, Columbia Law School is one of the professional graduate schools of Columbia University in New York City. It offers the J.D., LL.M., and J.S.D. degrees in...

. By 2015, the school will be moved to a new, more spacious facility at Columbia's planned new campus on 125th Street
125th Street (Manhattan)
125th Street is a two-way street that runs east-west in the New York City borough of Manhattan, considered the "Main Street" of Harlem; It is also called Martin Luther King, Jr...

 in Manhattanville
Manhattanville
Manhattanville is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan bordered on the south by Morningside Heights on the west by the Hudson River, on the east by Harlem and on the north by Hamilton Heights. Its borders straddle West 125th Street, roughly from 122nd Street to 135th Street and...

.
In October 2010, Columbia Business School announced that alumnus Henry Kravis
Henry Kravis
Henry R. Kravis is an American businessman and private equity investor. He is the co-founder of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., a private equity firm with over $62 billion in assets as of 2011. He has an estimated net worth of $3.7 billion as of September 2011, ranked by Forbes as the 88th richest...

, the billionaire co-founder of private-equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR & Co.), pledged $100 million to fund expansion of Columbia Business School, the largest gift in its history. The donation will go toward construction of the business school’s new site in the Manhattanville
Manhattanville
Manhattanville is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan bordered on the south by Morningside Heights on the west by the Hudson River, on the east by Harlem and on the north by Hamilton Heights. Its borders straddle West 125th Street, roughly from 122nd Street to 135th Street and...

 section of New York City
New York City
New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

, where Columbia University is extending its campus. One of the school’s two new buildings will be named for Kravis. The buildings will be designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Diller Scofidio + Renfro is a New York City-based interdisciplinary design studio that integrates architecture, the visual arts, and the performing arts. Originally founded by Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio in 1979, the firm is particularly well known for its interdisciplinary approach to...

.

MBA program


The Columbia MBA Program is designed to prepare its students for the challenges they will face as emerging leaders in a rapidly changing business world. The admission process is highly competitive with an admission rate of 15% in 2009. The student body is highly accomplished and diverse. Students in the class that entered in 2009 come from 61 countries and speak more than 50 languages.

The revised core curriculum, launched in the fall of 2008, represents about 40% of the degree requirement. It consists of 2 full courses and 12 half-term courses including Corporate Finance, Financial Accounting, Managerial Statistics, Managerial Economics, Leadership, Operations Management, and Marketing Strategy. While the first year of the program is usually devoted to completing the requirements of the core curriculum, the second year provides students with the opportunity to choose from the more than 130 elective courses available at the School and supplement them with more than 4,000 graduate-level classes from the University's other graduate and professional schools. Among the most popular electives at Columbia Business School are the Economics of Strategic Behavior, Financial Statement Analysis and Earnings Quality, Launching New Ventures, Modern Political Economy, and the Seminar in Value Investing.

Columbia Business School has a firm grade non-disclosure policy, stating that students refrain from disclosing specific class grades, GPAs, or transcripts until they accept full-time, post graduation positions. Students enter Columbia's MBA program in two tracks. The traditional fall term is approximately 550 students, while the January term "J-Term" is approximately 200 students. Students entering in the fall are divided into eight clusters of approximately 65 students that take all first year core classes together. J-Term students are broken into three clusters. The J-Term is aimed at students who want an accelerated 18 month program who usually plan to return to their previous job, are company sponsored, and will not pursue a summer internship because they take classes during the summer.

The recently launched Columbia CaseWorks program utilizes the faculty’s research and industry experience and brings that perspective into the classroom through the development of new cases and teaching materials. Beginning in orientation and continuing through core classes and electives, students are immersed in cases that use faculty research to address real-world business issues. Columbia CaseWorks challenges students to debate corporate decision making and to develop appropriate recommendations and solutions. During their first year, students study and discuss an integrated case that focuses on a single company and is incorporated into several core courses. This encourages students to think about a company holistically, analyzing it from the perspective of various disciplines.

In 2009, the median starting base salary was $100,000 with a median $20,000 signing bonus and a median $24,000 of other guaranteed compensation. According to Forbes
Forbes
Forbes is an American publishing and media company. Its flagship publication, the Forbes magazine, is published biweekly. Its primary competitors in the national business magazine category are Fortune, which is also published biweekly, and Business Week...

magazine, 90% of billionaires with MBAs who derived their fortunes from finance obtained their master's degree from one of three schools: Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School
Harvard Business School is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States and is widely recognized as one of the top business schools in the world. The school offers the world's largest full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive...

, Columbia Business School, or The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
The University of Pennsylvania is a private, Ivy League university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn is the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States,Penn is the fourth-oldest using the founding dates claimed by each institution...

.

Areas of focus


Many students choose to focus on a particular area in order to gain deeper knowledge in a specific discipline. Columbia Business School offers the following areas of focus:
  • Accounting
  • Decision, Risk and Operations
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance and Economics
  • Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Business
  • Management / Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Media
  • Private Equity
  • Real Estate
  • Social Enterprise
  • Value Investing


As part of its MBA curriculum, Columbia Business School offers the Value Investing Program at the prestigious Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing, for a handful of selected business school students. The program includes Applied Value Investing and Special Situations Investing. Adjunct professors include hedge fund managers, such as Joel Greenblatt
Joel Greenblatt
Joel Greenblatt is a value investor, and adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business...

, Paul Sonkin and William Von Mueffling. The program also features an extensive list of guest speakers which include Seth Klarman
Seth Klarman
Seth Klarman is the founder and president of the Baupost Group, a Boston-based private investment partnership, and the author of a book on value investing.-Career:...

, Michael Price, Bill Nygren, Charles Brandes
Charles Brandes
Charles H. Brandes is one of the more closely followed value investors working today, as well being a disciple of the Benjamin Graham school of value investing. Brandes Investment Partners, which was started in 1974, currently has over $52.9 billion under management and is based in San Diego,...

 and Chris Browne
Chris Browne
Chris Browne is an American comic strip artist and cartoonist. He is the son of cartoonist Dik Browne and the brother of cartoonist Chance Browne...

. Notable graduates of the value investing
Value investing
Value investing is an investment paradigm that derives from the ideas on investment and speculation that Ben Graham and David Dodd began teaching at Columbia Business School in 1928 and subsequently developed in their 1934 text Security Analysis...

 program include Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett
Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is widely regarded as one of the most successful investors in the world. Often introduced as "legendary investor, Warren Buffett", he is the primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is...

, Mario Gabelli
Mario Gabelli
Mario Joseph Gabelli is an American stock investor, investment advisor, and financial analyst. He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Gabelli Asset Management Company Investors a $30 billion dollar global investment firm headquartered in Rye, New York...

, Leon G. Cooperman
Leon G. Cooperman
-Early life and career:Cooperman was born to a plumber who worked in the South Bronx. He attended Hunter College. After graduating, Cooperman become a Xerox quality control engineer in 1965. He then obtained an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. The day after graduating, Cooperman joined...

, Chuck Royce, Paul Sonkin and William von Mueffling.

Columbia Business School's Entrepreneurship Program strives to provide students with the skills required for venturing and providing opportunities for them to start an entrepreneurial career in four career paths: entrepreneurship in new ventures, entrepreneurship in large organizations, private equity financing and social entrepreneurship. Consequently, entrepreneurship among Columbia MBA students is on the rise, with 20 students in the MBA Class of 2007 starting their own businesses directly after graduation.

MBA rankings


For 2011, national rankings of Columbia's MBA program include #5 by Forbes
Forbes
Forbes is an American publishing and media company. Its flagship publication, the Forbes magazine, is published biweekly. Its primary competitors in the national business magazine category are Fortune, which is also published biweekly, and Business Week...

, #9 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, and #9 by U.S. News and World Report. In global rankings, Columbia was ranked #7 by The Economist
The Economist
The Economist is an English-language weekly news and international affairs publication owned by The Economist Newspaper Ltd. and edited in offices in the City of Westminster, London, England. Continuous publication began under founder James Wilson in September 1843...

and #7 by Financial Times
Financial Times
The Financial Times is an international business newspaper. It is a morning daily newspaper published in London and printed in 24 cities around the world. Its primary rival is the Wall Street Journal, published in New York City....

.

Joint-degree programs


Columbia Business School students can combine an MBA with one of ten other professional degrees. In general, a dual degree requires one less year than it would take to complete the two degrees separately. Candidates must apply separately to Columbia Business School and the other degree program.

Joint degrees offered include:
  • MBA/MS in Urban Planning (School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation)
  • MBA/DDS (College of Dental Medicine
    Columbia University College of Dental Medicine
    The Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, often abbreviated CDM, is one of fourteen graduate and professional schools of Columbia University...

    )
  • MBA/MS (School of Engineering and Applied Science)
  • MBA/MIA (School of International and Public Affairs)
  • MBA/MS (School of Journalism
    Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
    The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is one of Columbia's graduate and professional schools. It offers three degree programs: Master of Science in journalism , Master of Arts in journalism and a Ph.D. in communications...

    )
  • MBA/JD (School of Law
    Columbia Law School
    Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, is one of the oldest and most prestigious law schools in the United States. A member of the Ivy League, Columbia Law School is one of the professional graduate schools of Columbia University in New York City. It offers the J.D., LL.M., and J.S.D. degrees in...

    ) three year and four year program
  • MBA/MS in Nursing (School of Nursing
    Columbia University School of Nursing
    -History:The School of Nursing was founded in 1892 with Anna C. Maxwell serving as its first director. In 1956, the school became the first in the country to award a master's degree in a clinical nursing specialty....

    )
  • MBA/MD (College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
    Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, often known as P&S, is a graduate school of Columbia University that is located on the health sciences campus in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan...

    )
  • MBA/MPH (School of Public Health
    Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
    The Columbia Mailman School of Public Health is one of the schools of Columbia University in New York City. It is one of the first schools of public health recognized by the Council on Education for Public Health and remains a leading academic and research institution. The beginnings of the school...

    )
  • MBA/MS in Social Work (School of Social Work
    Columbia University School of Social Work
    The Columbia University School of Social Work is a professional program within Columbia University. With an enrollment of over 900, it is one of the largest social work programs in the United States. It is also the nation’s oldest, with roots extending back to 1898, when the New York Charity...

    )

Student life


Held each year on the first Monday in May, the Annual Dinner is a highlight of the Columbia Business School calendar and brings together more than 1,000 business leaders, faculty members, students, alumni and friends for an evening of support for the School's many programs and initiatives. The event provides critical resources for curriculum development, student financial aid, faculty research and the day-to-day operations of the School.

Additionally, since 1977, two awards have been presented at each Annual Dinner, the Distinguished Leadership in Business Award and the Distinguished Leadership in Government Award, to honorees whose careers exemplify the professional, ethical, and leadership principles that define Columbia Business School.

The Columbia Business School Follies is a student club that works throughout each semester to put together a production in which students write, choreograph, and perform comedy skits
Sketch comedy
A sketch comedy consists of a series of short comedy scenes or vignettes, called "sketches," commonly between one and ten minutes long. Such sketches are performed by a group of comic actors or comedians, either on stage or through an audio and/or visual medium such as broadcasting...

. It achieved notoriety in 2006 for Every Breath Bernanke Takes, its video parody of the Police
The Police
The Police were an English rock band formed in London in 1977. For the vast majority of their history, the band consisted of Sting , Andy Summers and Stewart Copeland...

 song "Every Breath You Take
Every Breath You Take
"Every Breath You Take" is a song by The Police on the band's 1983 album Synchronicity, written by Sting and Andy Summers . The single was one of the biggest hits of 1983, topping the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for eight weeks and the UK Singles Chart for four weeks. It also topped the...

". It purports to be from Glenn Hubbard
Glenn Hubbard (economics)
R. Glenn Hubbard is an American economist. He is Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, where he is also Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics. Hubbard was Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S...

, Dean of the Business School, in response to Hubbard's being a runner-up to the Fed Chairmanship
Chairman of the Federal Reserve
The Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System is the head of the central banking system of the United States. Known colloquially as "Chairman of the Fed," or in market circles "Fed Chairman" or "Fed Chief"...

 assumed by Ben Bernanke
Ben Bernanke
Ben Shalom Bernanke is an American economist, and the current Chairman of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the United States. During his tenure as Chairman, Bernanke has overseen the response of the Federal Reserve to late-2000s financial crisis....

. In 2008, the Follies team released a sequel to this video called The Market Crashed On Me, a parody of the Boyz II Men
Boyz II Men
Boyz II Men is an American R&B vocal group best known for emotional ballads and a cappella harmonies. They are the most successful R&B group of all time, having sold more than albums worldwide. In the 1990s, Boyz II Men found fame on Motown Records as a quartet, but original member Michael McCary...

 song "On Bended Knee
On Bended Knee
"On Bended Knee" is a 1994 number-one hit single by Boyz II Men for the Motown label.Written and produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the single is notable for having replaced the previous Boyz II Men single, "I'll Make Love to You", as the top song on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States...

". The Follies' other notable video parodies include Damn It Feels Good To Be A Banka, B-School Guy vs. Law School Guy, Baby Got WACC, and MRS.

Admission to the MBA program


Key Admission Stats – Columbia MBA:

Average GPA of admits: 3.5

Average GMAT of admits: 713

Average Age of admits: 28

Candidates applying to the Columbia Business School should be aware of the advantage of applying earlier in the rolling admission process, preferably in the early decision round. The schools' admissions committee appears to view positively candidates who have taken part in extra-curricular activities and who also have actively contributed to the well-being of their communities.http://www.aringo.com/columbia_MBA.htm The school seems more open to accepting candidates with relatively little work experience, especially those with an entrepreneurial mindset.

Admission requirements include a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution, three essays, two letters of recommendation, a GMAT or GRE score and a TOEFL or PTE score for international applicants.

Executive MBA programs


Columbia offers various executive MBA programs.

The Executive MBA (EMBA) Friday/Saturday Program is a 20-month graduate program designed for individuals that are looking to enhance their education without interrupting their careers. The EMBA program is taught on campus at Columbia University by full-time faculty. The first year of classes consists of the same core curriculum as the Full-Time MBA program. Executive education is the focus of the second year. This Friday/Saturday program is targeted at individuals with approximately 10 years of work experience.

The Executive MBA (EMBA) Saturday Program is a 24 month graduate degree program designed for individuals that are looking to enhance their education, but cannot take any time away from work. This program is the same as the Friday/Saturday program, with the exception that classes only meet on Saturdays over a longer period of time.

In addition to the New York–based EMBA Program, Columbia offers three partner programs to meet the differing needs and geographical distribution of prospective students. Because students in the partner EMBA programs must satisfy the separate requirements of each school, they earn an MBA degree from each participating university. Likewise, they become alumni of each university and business school and may avail themselves of all programs and privileges afforded to alumni.
  • The EMBA-Global program is a 20-month program administered in partnership with the London Business School
    London Business School
    London Business School is an international business school and a constituent college of the federal University of London, located in central London, beside Regent's Park...

    . The program enrolls approximately 70 students from around the world per year. Courses are taught by the full-time faculty of both schools. During the first year, the core curriculum classes alternate monthly between the campuses of Columbia University and the London Business School. The core curriculum is similar to that offered in the regular EMBA programs offered separately by each school, but with a more transnational-business emphasis. Second year classes may be selected from the portfolio of EMBA classes offered at either or both partner schools.

  • The Berkeley-Columbia Executive MBA, administered in conjunction with the Haas School of Business
    Haas School of Business
    The Walter A. Haas School of Business, also known as the Haas School of Business or simply Haas, is one of 14 schools and colleges at the University of California, Berkeley....

     at the University of California, Berkeley
    University of California, Berkeley
    The University of California, Berkeley , is a teaching and research university established in 1868 and located in Berkeley, California, USA...

    . This 19-month program enrolls approximately 70 students per year. Classes are divided into five terms. Each term contains five sessions that typically meet Thursday through Saturday. One session per term is held at the Columbia University campus, the other four are held on campus at the Haas School of Business. Courses are taught by the full-time faculty of both schools. The core curriculum is taught during the first three terms and consists of material similar to that given in the other EMBA programs. The last two terms offer elective courses. Students may opt to spend one term studying exclusively in the NY-EMBA program at Columbia or in the other MBA programs offered at Berkeley.

  • The EMBA-Global Asia, run jointly with the London Business School
    London Business School
    London Business School is an international business school and a constituent college of the federal University of London, located in central London, beside Regent's Park...

     and the University of Hong Kong. This 20-month program follows a curriculum similar to the EMBA-Global program. Classes are held in Hong Kong, London, New York, and Shanghai.

EMBA rankings

  • #2 worldwide, #2 US Program, Businessweek, 2011 Executive MBA Rankings
  • #2 worldwide, Financial Times, 2010 Executive MBA Rankings, Global-EMBA program
  • #3 US Program, #13 worldwide. Financial Times, 2010 Executive MBA Rankings, Berkeley-Columbia program
  • #4 US Program, #15 worldwide. Financial Times, 2010 Executive MBA Rankings, NY-EMBA program
  • #5 US News and World Report 2010 Rankings
  • #4 BusinessWeek Executive MBA Rankings, NY-EMBA program
  • #9 Wall Street Journal Executive MBA Rankings, 2010, NY-EMBA program

Doctoral Program


The degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is offered by the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Columbia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University is the branch of the university that grants academic degrees, including M.A.'s and Ph.D.'s., in fields not covered by the university's professional or other schools....

 and is administered by the Business School. Admission is highly competitive with 894 applicants in 2010 for positions in an entering class of 18 students (2%). A PhD in Management
PhD in Management
A PhD in management is synonymous with a PhD in business or a business doctorate and is the highest degree awarded in the study of business...

 or Business is a common precursor to an academic career in business schools.

Throughout the program, students become familiar with research methods and the literature of their major fields through research projects and directed reading. Doctoral candidates begin the program mastering basic research tools by studying subjects such as economics, behavioral science and quantitative methods, in addition to completing course work and examinations in the major field of study. The completion of course work and qualifying examinations normally requires two to three years.

The research phase begins as early as the first year, when students serve as research assistants, and continues throughout their time at the School. Students gradually become more involved in the design and execution of research and, by the end of the second year, have typically produced at least one paper suitable for publication, often as coauthor with a faculty member. The later years of the program are dedicated to original research and the creation of the dissertation.

Recent Columbia Ph.D. program graduates have placed in the following institutions: Harvard Business School, Wharton School,
London Business School, Kellogg School of Management, Cornell University, University of Notre Dame, Stern School of Business, University of Minnesota, Fordham University, Polytechnic University, Baruch College, University of Washington, EWHA Womans University, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of Toronto, IAE Business and Management School, Universidad Austral, and University of Texas at Austin.

Executive Education


Columbia Business School's Executive Education programs offer graduate Executive Certificate Programs such as the Columbia Senior Executive Program
Columbia Senior Executive Program
The Columbia Senior Executive Program is awarded by Columbia Business School to students who complete a total of 26 consecutive program days of a specialized executive education course. Over the length of the program, CSEP provides multiple sessions covering strategy, leadership, functional...

 (CSEP), and the Columbia Certificate in Business Excellence
Certificate in Business Excellence
The Certificate in Business Excellence is awarded by Columbia Business School to students who complete a total of 18 program days of executive education within a four-year period...

 (CIBE). Additional programs and courses are offered in General Management, Leadership, Finance and essential business practices.

Academic Divisions


The School's faculty are divided into five academic units:
  • Accounting
  • Decision, Risk & Operations
  • Finance & Economics
  • Management
  • Marketing

Research centers, programs, and institutes


Research centers, special programs, institutes, and cross-disciplinary areas at Columbia Business School include:
  • Arthur J. Samberg Institute for Teaching Excellence
  • The Behavioral Lab
  • The Center for Decision Sciences
  • Center for Excellence in Accounting and Security Analysis
  • Center on Global Brand Leadership
  • Center on Japanese Economy and Business
  • Columbia Institute for Tele-Information
  • Columbia University Center for International Business Education Research
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Decision Making and Negotiations
  • Eugene Lang Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program
  • The Heilbrunn Center for Graham & Dodd Investing
  • Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business
  • The Media Program
  • The Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate
  • Private Equity Program
  • Program for Financial Studies
  • Program on Social Intelligence
  • Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy
  • The Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics
  • The Social Enterprise Program
  • W. Edwards Deming Center for Quality, Productivity and Competitiveness

Faculty


Columbia Business School’s eminence is rooted in the strength, leadership and experience of its 136 full-time faculty members, including Joseph Stiglitz, the 2001 Nobel laureate in economics who also teaches at the university's School of International and Public Affairs
School of International and Public Affairs
The School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University is one of the most prestigious graduate schools of public policy in the world. Located on Columbia's Morningside Heights campus in the Borough of Manhattan, in New York City, the School has 15,000 graduates in more than 150...

; Ray Fisman, the Lambert Family Professor of Social Enterprise; and Bernd Schmitt
Bernd Schmitt
Bernd Schmitt is Robert D. Calkins Professor of International Business at Columbia Business School in New York, where he directs the Center on Global Brand Leadership...

, the Robert D. Calkins Professor of International Business. The current Dean is the former Presidential Council of Economic Advisors Chairman Glenn Hubbard
Glenn Hubbard (economics)
R. Glenn Hubbard is an American economist. He is Dean of the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, where he is also Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics. Hubbard was Deputy Assistant Secretary at the U.S...

. Hedge fund
Hedge fund
A hedge fund is a private pool of capital actively managed by an investment adviser. Hedge funds are only open for investment to a limited number of accredited or qualified investors who meet criteria set by regulators. These investors can be institutions, such as pension funds, university...

 guru Joel Greenblatt
Joel Greenblatt
Joel Greenblatt is a value investor, and adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business...

 is currently an adjunct professor. Bruce Greenwald
Bruce Greenwald
Bruce Corman Norbert Greenwald OP, , is a professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business and Director of Research at FirstEagle Funds. He is, among others, the author of the books Value Investing: from Graham to Buffett and Beyond and Competition Demystified: A Radically Simplified...

 teaches Value Investing and Economics of Strategic Behavior electives. Adam Dell
Adam Dell
Adam R. Dell is an American venture capitalist and is the brother of Michael Dell, the founder of computer manufacturing company Dell Inc.-Early life:Adam Dell was born in Houston, Texas...

, brother of Dell Inc. CEO Michael Dell
Michael Dell
Michael Saul Dell is an American business magnate and the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Dell Inc. He is the 44th richest person in the world, with a net worth of US$14.6 billion in 2011, based primarily on the 243.35 million shares of Dell stock worth $3.5 billion that he owns,...

, is a venture capitalist who teaches Business Innovation and Technology. Jonathan Knee teaches Finance and is the author of a book titled "The Accidental Investment Banker". James Freeman
James Freeman
James Freeman and Jim Freeman may refer to:*James Freeman , American Unitarian clergyman*James C. Freeman , United States Congressman*James Darcy Freeman , Catholic cardinal who was archbishop of Sydney...

teaches Investment Banking and is the CEO of a boutique investment bank by the same name. Frederic Mishkin
Frederic Mishkin
Frederic Stanley "Rick" Mishkin is an American economist and professor at the Columbia Business School. He was a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 2006 to 2008.-Early life and family:...

, member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Federal Reserve System
The Federal Reserve System is the central banking system of the United States. It was created on December 23, 1913 with the enactment of the Federal Reserve Act, largely in response to a series of financial panics, particularly a severe panic in 1907...

, returned to teach at CBS starting fall 2008.

Alumni


Columbia Business School has over 39,000 living alumni.


  • Robert Amen
    Robert Amen
    Robert M. Amen served as the Chairman and CEO of International Flavors and Fragrances from 2006 to 2009.-Early life and career:Amen holds a bachelor's degree from Boston College and a master in business administration from Columbia Business School in 1973....

    , MBA 1973, Chairman and CEO of International Flavors and Fragrances
    International Flavors and Fragrances
    International Flavors & Fragrances is a major producer of flavors and fragrances with sales of $2.6 billion in .Major competitors include Firmenich, Givaudan, and Symrise. IFF is a member of the S&P 500.-History:...

  • César Alierta
    César Alierta
    César Alierta Izuel has been the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Telefónica S.A. since July 26, 2000 where he guided the company through a significant Latin American expansion. Mr. Alierta earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Law at the Universidad de Zaragoza in 1967...

    , MBA 1970, CEO of Telefónica
    Telefónica
    Telefónica, S.A. is a Spanish broadband and telecommunications provider in Europe and Latin America. Operating globally, it is the third largest provider in the world...

  • J.T. Battenberg
    J.T. Battenberg
    J.T. Battenberg III was the Chairman, CEO, and President of Delphi Corporation from 1998 to 2005.-Early life and career:Battenberg obtained a Bachelor of Science from Kettering University in 1966 and an Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School in 1969. He joined General...

    , CEO of Delphi Automotive Systems
  • Louis Bacon
    Louis Bacon
    Louis Moore Bacon is an American hedge fund manager, trader and founder of Moore Capital Management.-Family and education:Bacon was born in Raleigh, North Carolina; his father, Zachary Bacon Jr., founded Bacon & Co. and led Prudential Financial’s and Merrill Lynch’s real estate efforts in North...

    , MBA 1981, Billionaire Chairman of Moore Capital Management
    Moore Capital Management
    Moore Capital Management LLC is an American hedge fund sponsor-owned by its employees. It was founded in 1989 by Louis Bacon. and in 2011 Moore Capital Management's largest funds were the $7.4 billion Moore Global Investment Fund, and the $4.6 billion Moore Macro Managers Fund.-Description:MCM was...

  • Robert R. Bennett
    Robert R. Bennett
    Robert R. Bennett is an American businessman who was the president and director of the Discovery Holding Company from 2005 to 2008 and president and CEO of Liberty Media from 1997 to 2005.-Early life:...

    , MBA 1982, CEO of Liberty Media Corporation
  • Erskine Bowles
    Erskine Bowles
    Erskine Boyce Bowles is an American businessman and political figure from North Carolina. He served from 2005 to 2010 as the President of the University of North Carolina system...

    , MBA 1969, Former White House
    White House
    The White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the president of the United States. Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in Washington, D.C., the house was designed by Irish-born James Hoban, and built between 1792 and 1800 of white-painted Aquia sandstone in the Neoclassical...

     Chief of Staff; President of the University of North Carolina
    University of North Carolina
    Chartered in 1789, the University of North Carolina was one of the first public universities in the United States and the only one to graduate students in the eighteenth century...

     system
  • Warren Buffett
    Warren Buffett
    Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is widely regarded as one of the most successful investors in the world. Often introduced as "legendary investor, Warren Buffett", he is the primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is...

    , MS 1951, Billionaire CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
    Berkshire Hathaway
    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, United States, that oversees and manages a number of subsidiary companies. The company averaged an annual growth in book value of 20.3% to its shareholders for the last 44 years,...

  • Kevin Burke
    Kevin Burke (CEO)
    Kevin Burke is the Chairman, President, and CEO of Consolidated Edison. He joined Consolidated Edison in 1973. He was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2000, President and CEO in 2005, and Chairman in 2006.- Educational background :...

    , MBA, Chairman and CEO of Consolidated Edison
    Consolidated Edison
    Consolidated Edison, Inc. is one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the United States, with approximately $14 billion in annual revenues and $36 billion in assets...

  • Arthur Burns, PhD 1934, Chairman of the Federal Reserve
  • Jeff Campbell
    Jeff Campbell (businessman)
    Jeff Campbell is the former CEO of Burger King and ex-Chairman of the Pillsbury Restaurant Group, which included – at the time of his tenure – the Burger King, Steak and Ale, Bennigan's and Godfather’s Pizza restaurant chains, totaling some 6,000 units worldwide.He has also held the posts of Senior...

    , MBA 1967 Former Chairman and CEO of Burger King
    Burger King
    Burger King, often abbreviated as BK, is a global chain of hamburger fast food restaurants headquartered in unincorporated Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. The company began in 1953 as Insta-Burger King, a Jacksonville, Florida-based restaurant chain...

  • Russell Carson
    Russell Carson
    Russell L. Carson is a Co-founder and General Partner at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe.-Early life and career:Carson attended public high school in Toledo, Ohio. He then matriculated at Dartmouth College, graduating with an A.B. in economics in 1965. After Dartmouth, Carson attended Columbia...

    , MBA 1967, Founder of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
    Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
    Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe is a private equity investment firm in the United States. Founded in 1979, it has organized 14 limited partnerships with total capital over $16 billion and is currently in the process of raising a new $4 billion private equity fund Welsh, Carson Anderson & Stowe XI...

  • Max C. Chapman
    Max C. Chapman
    Max Carrol Chapman Jr. was the President and CEO of Kidder, Peabody & Co., the investment banking and broker-dealer subsidiary of the parent, Kidder, Peabody Group, Inc...

    , MBA, Former President and CEO of Kidder, Peabody & Co.
    Kidder, Peabody & Co.
    Kidder, Peabody & Co. was a U.S.-based securities firm, established in Massachusetts in 1865. Its operations included investment banking, brokerage, and trading....

  • Jerome Chazen
    Jerome Chazen
    Jerome A. Chazen is the current Founder and Chairman of Chazen Capital Partners. He is also one of four founders of Liz Claiborne.-Early life and career:...

    , MBA 1950, Co-founder of Liz Claiborne
    Liz Claiborne
    Anne Elisabeth Jane "Liz" Claiborne was a Belgian-born American fashion designer and entrepreneur. Claiborne is best known for founding Liz Claiborne Inc. which in 1986 became the first company founded by a woman to make the Fortune 500...

  • Howard L. Clark, Jr.
    Howard L. Clark, Jr.
    Howard L. Clark, Jr. was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shearson Lehman Brothers from 1990 to 1993.-Early life and career:Clark graduated from Boston University in 1967. He received his MBA from Columbia Business School in 1968....

    , MBA 1968, Chairman and CEO of Shearson Lehman Brothers
  • Peter A. Cohen
    Peter A. Cohen
    Peter A. Cohen was the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shearson Lehman Brothers, later known as Shearson Lehman Hutton from 1983 through 1990. Today, Cohen serves as Chairman and CEO of Cowen Group, formerly known as Cowen & Company.-Career:...

    , MBA 1969, Chairman and CEO of Shearson Lehman Brothers
  • Rocco B. Commisso
    Rocco B. Commisso
    Rocco B. Commisso is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mediacom Communications Corporation, the 8th largest cable television company in the United States.- Early life and education :...

    , MBA 1975, Chairman and CEO of Mediacom
    Mediacom
    Mediacom is a cable television and communications provider in the United States. Founded in July 1995, it serves primarily smaller markets in the Midwest and Southern United States. Formerly a publicly traded firm, it went private in a $600.0 million transaction in March 2011 and is, as of 2011,...

  • David Philbrick Conner
    David Philbrick Conner
    -Early life and career:Conner hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School....

    , MBA 1976, CEO of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation
    Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation
    The Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited , abbreviated as OCBC Bank , is a publicly listed financial services organisation with its head office in Singapore. OCBC Bank is one of Singapore's leading local banks, with group assets of more than 224 billion SGD. It has one of the highest bank...

  • Leon G. Cooperman
    Leon G. Cooperman
    -Early life and career:Cooperman was born to a plumber who worked in the South Bronx. He attended Hunter College. After graduating, Cooperman become a Xerox quality control engineer in 1965. He then obtained an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. The day after graduating, Cooperman joined...

    , MBA 1967, Billionaire Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Omega Advisors
  • Charles A. Davis
    Charles A. Davis
    -Early life and career:Davis obtained a B.A. from the University of Vermont and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. Before joining Stone Point Capital in 1998, Davis worked at Goldman Sachs where he served as the head of Investment Banking Services worldwide, Co-Head of the Americas Group,...

     MBA, CEO of Stone Point Capital
  • John T. Dillon
    John T. Dillon
    John T. Dillon, is the retired chairman and chief executive officer of International Paper .-Early life:Dillon was born in 1938 in Schroon Lake, New York. He earned an BA from the University of Hartford in 1965 and and MBA from Columbia Business School in 1971. He joined International Paper in...

    , MBA 1971, Chairman and CEO of International Paper
    International Paper
    International Paper Company is an American pulp and paper company, the largest such company in the world. It has approximately 59,500 employees, and it is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.-History:...

  • David LeFevre Dodd
    David Dodd
    David LeFevre Dodd was an American educator, financial analyst, author, economist, professional investor, and in his student years, a of, and as a postgraduate, close colleague of Benjamin Graham at Columbia Business School.The Wall Street Crash of 1929 almost wiped out Graham, who had started...

    , MS 1921, PhD 1930, Father of value investing
    Value investing
    Value investing is an investment paradigm that derives from the ideas on investment and speculation that Ben Graham and David Dodd began teaching at Columbia Business School in 1928 and subsequently developed in their 1934 text Security Analysis...

  • Shin Dong-Bin, MBA 1980, Billionaire Vice-Chairman of Lotte
    Lotte (conglomerate)
    Lotte Co., Ltd. is a South Korean-Japanese Jaebeol and one of the largest food and shopping groups in South Korea and Japan. Lotte was established in June 1948, in Tokyo, by Japanese-educated, Korean businessman Shin Kyuk-Ho – also known as...

  • Blair Effron
    Blair Effron
    Blair W. Effron is an American financier. He was previously a vice chair of UBS Investment Bank. Effron left UBS in 2006 to co-found Centerview Partners, a boutique investment banking firm based in New York City....

    , Founder of Centerview Partners
    Centerview Partners
    Centerview Partners is an independent investment banking and private equity investment firm. Centerview operates primarily as an investment banking advisory firm. The firm offers mergers and acquisitions advisory, takeover defense, capital allocation and divestitures services. The firm also...

  • Charles E. Exley, Jr.
    Charles E. Exley, Jr.
    Charles E. Exley, Jr. was the President , Chairman , and CEO of NCR Corporation.-Early Life and career:Exley obtained a B.A. from Wesleyan University in 1951 and an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1954. A 22-year veteran of the Burroughs Corporation, Exley was appointed president of NCR in...

    , MBA 1954, Former Chairman and CEO of NCR Corporation
    NCR Corporation
    NCR Corporation is an American technology company specializing in kiosk products for the retail, financial, travel, healthcare, food service, entertainment, gaming and public sector industries. Its main products are self-service kiosks, point-of-sale terminals, automated teller machines, check...

  • George Fellows
    George Fellows
    -Early life and career:Fellows obtained a BS from City College of New York in 1964 and an MBA from Columbia Business School in 1966. From 2000 to 2005, he served as President and CEO of GF Consulting. In 2005, he was appointed President and CEO of Callaway Golf Company.-References:...

    , MBA, CEO of Callaway Golf Company
  • Lewis Frankfort
    Lewis Frankfort
    -Early life and career:Frankfort holds a BA from Hunter College and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Frankfort joined Coach in 1979 as the Vice President of New Business Development. In this capacity, he spearheaded the development of Coach stores and its introduction into international...

    , MBA 1969, Chairman and CEO of Coach
    Coach (company)
    Coach, Inc. is an upscale American leather goods company known for ladies' and men's handbags, as well as items such as luggage, briefcases, wallets and other accessories . Coach also offers watches and footwear.- History :Coach was founded in 1941, in a loft in New York...

  • Michael Fries
    Michael Fries
    -Early life and career:Fries obtained an Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.In 1990, Fries joined a predecessor company of UnitedGlobalCom...

    , MBA, CEO, Vice-Chairman of Liberty Global
  • Keiko Sofia Fujimori, MBA 2006, Peruvian politician.
  • Mario Gabelli
    Mario Gabelli
    Mario Joseph Gabelli is an American stock investor, investment advisor, and financial analyst. He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Gabelli Asset Management Company Investors a $30 billion dollar global investment firm headquartered in Rye, New York...

    , MBA 1967, Billionaire Chairman and CEO of GAMCO
  • Gabriele Galateri di Genola
    Gabriele Galateri di Genola
    Gabriele Galateri di Genola is the Chairman of the Board of Telecom Italia. He is the former CEO of Fiat and former Chairman of Mediobanca -Early life and career:...

    , MBA 1972, Chairman of Telecom Italia
    Telecom Italia
    Telecom Italia is the largest Italian telecommunications company, also active in the media and manufacturing industries. Now a private concern listed on the Borsa Italiana, it was founded in 1994 by the merger of several state-owned telecommunications companies, the most important of which was...

    , former CEO of Fiat
    Fiat
    FIAT, an acronym for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino , is an Italian automobile manufacturer, engine manufacturer, financial, and industrial group based in Turin in the Italian region of Piedmont. Fiat was founded in 1899 by a group of investors including Giovanni Agnelli...

  • Mark Gallogly
    Mark Gallogly
    Mark Gallogly is currently a managing principal, and was a founder, of the New York City based private investment firm Centerbridge Partners He formerly served as a Senior Managing Director of the Blackstone Group from May 1989 to September 2005.He is currently a member of President Barack...

    , MBA 1986, Founder of Centerbridge Partners
    Centerbridge Partners
    Centerbridge Partners is a private equity investment firm focused on leveraged buyouts and distressed securities.The firm manages in excess of $5.5 billion of investor commitments and is based in New York City with an additional office in London, UK....

  • Julian Geiger
    Julian Geiger
    -Career:Geiger received his BA in History from Columbia College and his MBA from Columbia Business School.From 1975 to 1993, Geiger held a wide range of merchandising positions from 1975 to 1993 at R.H. Macy & Co. including President of Merchandising for Macy's East. He then served as President of...

    , MBA, Former Chairman and CEO of Aeropostal
  • Philip Geier
    Philip Geier
    Philip H. Geier, Jr. was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Interpublic Group of Companies in from 1980 to 2000.-Career:Geier joined McCann-Erickson in 1958. During his career, he served as regional director of McCann-Europe and then Vice Chairman of the parent company, Interpublic...

    , MBA 1958, Former Chairman and CEO of Interpublic Group of Companies
    Interpublic Group of Companies
    The Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. is one of the "big four" global advertising holding companies . Headquartered in New York City, it has 41,000 employees and reported full−year revenues of US$6.5 billion for 2010...

  • Richard Karl Goeltz, Former Vice Chairman of American Express
    American Express
    American Express Company or AmEx, is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Three World Financial Center, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. Founded in 1850, it is one of the 30 components of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The company is best...

  • James P. Gorman
    James P. Gorman
    James P. Gorman has been CEO of Morgan Stanley since 1 January 2010. He was formerly Co-President and Co-Head of Strategic Planning at the firm.- Business career :...

    , MBA 1987, Chairman and CEO of Morgan Stanley
    Morgan Stanley
    Morgan Stanley is a global financial services firm headquartered in New York City serving a diversified group of corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals. Morgan Stanley also operates in 36 countries around the world, with over 600 offices and a workforce of over 60,000....

  • Michael Gould, MBA 1968, Chairman and CEO of Bloomingdale's
    Bloomingdale's
    Bloomingdale's is an American department store owned by Macy's, Inc. .Bloomingdale's started in 1861 when brothers Joseph and Lyman G. Bloomingdale started selling hoop-skirts in their Ladies Notions' Shop on Manhattan's Lower East Side...

  • Ronald Grant
    Ronald Grant
    Ronald Grant was the President & Chief Operating Officer of AOL LLC. Grant worked with AOL and its parent company Time Warner since 1997.-Early life:...

    , MBA, Former President and COO of AOL LLC
  • Paul Guenther, MBA 1964, Chairman of the New York Philharmonic
    New York Philharmonic
    The New York Philharmonic is a symphony orchestra based in New York City in the United States. It is one of the American orchestras commonly referred to as the "Big Five"...

  • Alexander Haig
    Alexander Haig
    Alexander Meigs Haig, Jr. was a United States Army general who served as the United States Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan and White House Chief of Staff under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford...

    , MBA 1955, United States Secretary of State
    United States Secretary of State
    The United States Secretary of State is the head of the United States Department of State, concerned with foreign affairs. The Secretary is a member of the Cabinet and the highest-ranking cabinet secretary both in line of succession and order of precedence...

  • John G. Hall, MBA, CEO of PRC, LLC
  • N. Robert Hammer
    N. Robert Hammer
    N. Robert Hammer has served as the Chairman, President, and CEO of CommVault Systems since 1998.-Early life and career:Hammer obtained his bachelors degree from Columbia University and his Masters in Business Administration from Columbia Business School....

    , MBA, Chairman and CEO of CommVault Systems
  • Philippe Jabre
    Philippe Jabre
    Philippe Jabre is the founder and CIO of Jabre Capital Partners S.A, a Geneva-based Hedge fund. Jabre was a former managing director of GLG Partners, a UK based hedge fund....

    , MBA 1981, CEO of Jabre Capital Partners
  • Mike Jeffries, MBA 1968, CEO of Abercrombie and Fitch
  • Barbara E. Kahn, MBA 1982, PhD 1984, Dean of the University of Miami School of Business Administration
    University of Miami School of Business Administration
    The University of Miami School of Business Administration is an academic unit within the University of Miami located in Coral Gables, Florida. It was founded in 1929. It offers undergraduate business, full-time MBA, Executive MBA, MS, Ph.D. and non-degree executive education programs...

  • Robert Kasten Jr.
    Bob Kasten
    Robert Walter "Bob" Kasten, Jr. , is a Republican politician from the state of Wisconsin who served as a U.S. Representative from 1975 to 1979 and as a U.S. Senator from 1981 to 1993.- Background :Kasten was born in Milwaukee...

    , MBA 1966, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin
    Wisconsin
    Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States and is part of the Midwest. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin's capital is...

     1981 to 1993.
  • James W. Keyes
    James W. Keyes
    James W. Keyes is the former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Blockbuster Inc. He formerly served as the President and CEO of 7-Eleven.-Education:Keyes graduated from the College of the Holy Cross...

    , MBA 1980, Chairman and CEO of Blockbuster Inc., former President and CEO 7-Eleven
    7-Eleven
    7-Eleven is part of an international chain of convenience stores, operating under Seven-Eleven Japan Co. Ltd, which in turn is owned by Seven & I Holdings Co...

  • Nand Khemka, MBA 1956, Founder and Chairman of the SUN Group
    Sun Group
    Sun Group is a business conglomerate, which is based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The group is founded by the DMK Chief Dr. Kalaignar M. Karunanidhi and now owned and headed by Indian billionaire Kalanithi Maran and his family members including his wife Kaveri Maran. In a short span, Sun Group's...

  • Arie Kopelman, MBA 1962, Vice-Chairman and COO, Chanel
    Chanel
    Chanel S.A. is a French fashion house founded by the couturier Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, well established in haute couture, specializing in luxury goods . She gained the name "Coco" while maintaining a career as a singer at a café in France...

  • Henry Kravis
    Henry Kravis
    Henry R. Kravis is an American businessman and private equity investor. He is the co-founder of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., a private equity firm with over $62 billion in assets as of 2011. He has an estimated net worth of $3.7 billion as of September 2011, ranked by Forbes as the 88th richest...

    , MBA 1969, Billionaire Founder of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
  • Sallie Krawcheck
    Sallie Krawcheck
    Sallie L. Krawcheck , is the former president of the Global Wealth & Investment Management division of Bank of America. GWIM includes Merrill Lynch and U.S. Trust, the largest wealth management business in the world at $2.3 trillion in client assets...

    , MBA 1992, Chairman and CEO Sanford Bernstein
    Sanford Bernstein
    Sanford C. Bernstein & Co., also known as Bernstein, is the sell-side research unit of AllianceBernstein L.P.Sanford C. Bernstein was founded in 1967 as an investment-management firm for private clients. In October 2000, Alliance Capital acquired Sanford C...

  • Bill Lambert, MBA 1972, Co-Founder of Wasserstein Perella & Co.
    Wasserstein Perella & Co.
    Wasserstein Perella & Co. was an investment bank established by Bruce Wasserstein, Joseph R. Perella, Bill Lambert, and one other founder in 1988, former bankers at First Boston Corp., until its eventual sale to Dresdner Bank in 2000 for some $1.4 billion in stock...

  • Eugene Lang
    Eugene Lang
    Eugene M. "Gene" Lang is an American philanthropist who founded REFAC Technology Development Corporation in 1951. He created the I Have A Dream Foundation in 1981, and Project Pericles in 2001. He has also made large donations to Swarthmore College, The New School's undergraduate liberal arts...

    , MS 1940, Chairman of the Eugene M. Lang Foundation
  • Frank Lautenberg
    Frank Lautenberg
    Frank Raleigh Lautenberg is the senior United States Senator from New Jersey and a member of the Democratic Party. Previously, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Automatic Data Processing, Inc.-Early life, career, and family:...

    , BS 1949, U.S.
    United States
    The United States of America is a federal constitutional republic comprising fifty states and a federal district...

     Senator from New Jersey
    New Jersey
    New Jersey is a state in the Northeastern and Middle Atlantic regions of the United States. , its population was 8,791,894. It is bordered on the north and east by the state of New York, on the southeast and south by the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Pennsylvania and on the southwest by Delaware...

  • Rochelle Lazarus
    Rochelle Lazarus
    -Early life and career:Lazarus graduated from Smith College. She also obtained an MBA from Columbia Business School. She joined Ogilvy & Mather in 1971 and became President of its U.S. direct marketing business in 1989. She later became President of Ogilvy & Mather New York, followed by...

    , MBA 1970, Chairman and CEO of Ogilvy & Mather
    Ogilvy & Mather
    Ogilvy & Mather is an international advertising, marketing and public relations agency based in Manhattan and owned by the WPP Group. The company operates 497 offices in 125 countries with approximately 16,000 employees.-History:...

  • Jeffrey Loria
    Jeffrey Loria
    Jeffrey H. Loria is an art dealer and is the owner of the Miami Marlins. Raised in Manhattan, Loria took an early interest in baseball, attending his first New York Yankees game in the late 1940s. Loria attended New York City's Stuyvesant High School and Yale University, where he initially took...

    , MBA, Owner of the Florida Marlins
    Florida Marlins
    The Miami Marlins are a professional baseball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. Established in 1993 as an expansion franchise called the Florida Marlins, the Marlins are a member of the Eastern Division of Major League Baseball's National League. The Marlins played their home games at...

  • Li Lu
    Li Lu
    Li Lu is a Chinese-American investment banker and fund manager. He is the founder and Chairman of Himalaya Capital Management...

    , MBA 1996, Chinese-American investment banker, fund manager, and investor; one of the student leaders of the Tiananmen Square student protests of 1989
    Tiananmen Square protests of 1989
    The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989, also known as the June Fourth Incident in Chinese , were a series of demonstrations in and near Tiananmen Square in Beijing in the People's Republic of China beginning on 15 April 1989...

  • William J. Lynch, Jr.
    William J. Lynch, Jr.
    -Early life and career:Lynch graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in economics. He received his MBA from the Columbia Business School....

    , MBA, CEO of Barnes & Noble
    Barnes & Noble
    Barnes & Noble, Inc. is the largest book retailer in the United States, operating mainly through its Barnes & Noble Booksellers chain of bookstores headquartered at 122 Fifth Avenue in the Flatiron District in Manhattan in New York City. Barnes & Noble also operated the chain of small B. Dalton...

  • Mark Mays
    Mark Mays
    Mark P. Mays is the president and CEO of Clear Channel Communications, Inc., a global media and entertainment company based in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Mays took over as president and CEO in October 2004, after serving the company in other roles. Mays holds a B.A. from Vanderbilt University in Math...

    , MBA 1989, President and CEO of Clear Channel Communications
    Clear Channel Communications
    Clear Channel Communications, Inc. is an American media conglomerate company headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. It was founded in 1972 by Lowry Mays and Red McCombs, and was taken private by Bain Capital LLC and Thomas H. Lee Partners LP in a leveraged buyout in 2008...

  • Gail J. McGovern
    Gail J. McGovern
    Gail J. McGovern became President and CEO of the American Red Cross on June 23, 2008. McGovern held top management positions at AT&T Corporation and Fidelity Investments. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Johns Hopkins University and the Board of Directors of DTE Energy.-Early...

    , EMBA 1987, CEO of the American Red Cross
    American Red Cross
    The American Red Cross , also known as the American National Red Cross, is a volunteer-led, humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education inside the United States. It is the designated U.S...

  • Nancy McKinstry
    Nancy McKinstry
    Nancy McKinstry is CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Wolters Kluwer. She holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, a Bachelor's degree in economics from University of Rhode Island , and received a Doctor of Laws from University of Rhode Island...

    , MBA, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board of Wolters Kluwer
    Wolters Kluwer
    Wolters Kluwer N.V. is a global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal and regulatory sectors...

  • Yuzaburo Mogi
    Yuzaburo Mogi
    -Early life and career:Mogi obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Keio University in 1958 and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School. In the 1950s, Mogi helped introduce Soy Sauce to the American public by hiring chefs to create recipes that included the sauce...

    , MBA 1961, Chairman and CEO of Kikkoman
    Kikkoman
    is an international company based in Japan.Founded in 1917, it is based in Noda, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. It is a combination of 8 family-owned businesses founded as early as 1603 by the Mogi and Takanashi families....

  • Paul Montrone
    Paul Montrone
    Paul M. Montrone was the Chairman and CEO of Fisher Scientific until its 2006 merger with Thermo Electron.-Early life and career:Montrone was born in Scranton, PA in 1941. He obtained a Bachelor of Science from the University of Scranton in 1962 and a PhD from Columbia Business School in...

    , PhD, Chairman and CEO of Fisher Scientific
    Fisher Scientific
    Fisher Scientific International, Inc. was a biotechnology company that provided products and services to the global scientific research and United States clinical laboratory markets...

  • William von Mueffling, MBA 1995, Founder of Cantillon Capital Management
  • Kenneth Ouriel
    Kenneth Ouriel
    Kenneth Ouriel is a prominent vascular surgeon and medical researcher. He has published widely in scientific and medical journals. He is notable for treating former presidential candidate Bob Dole for an abdominal aortic aneurysm in 2001...

    , MBA, Former CEO of Shaikh Khalifa Medical City
    Shaikh Khalifa Medical City
    Shaikh Khalifa Medical City is a tertiary care medical center, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It is administered by the Abu Dhabi General Health Authority....

     in Abu Dhabi
    Abu Dhabi
    Abu Dhabi , literally Father of Gazelle, is the capital and the second largest city of the United Arab Emirates in terms of population and the largest of the seven member emirates of the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi lies on a T-shaped island jutting into the Persian Gulf from the central western...

    , United Arab Emirates
    United Arab Emirates
    The United Arab Emirates, abbreviated as the UAE, or shortened to "the Emirates", is a state situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia on the Persian Gulf, bordering Oman, and Saudi Arabia, and sharing sea borders with Iraq, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, and Iran.The UAE is a...

    ; vascular surgeon
  • Vikram Pandit
    Vikram Pandit
    Vikram S. Pandit is an Indian-born American business executive. He is the current CEO of Citigroup.-Early life:Vikram Pandit was born in Nagpur, India to an affluent Marathi family . His father, S B Pandit was an executive director at Sarabhai Chemicals in Baroda. He completed his schooling at the...

    , MBA 1980, PhD 1986, CEO of Citigroup
    Citigroup
    Citigroup Inc. or Citi is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. Citigroup was formed from one of the world's largest mergers in history by combining the banking giant Citicorp and financial conglomerate...

  • Alan Patricof
    Alan Patricof
    Alan Patricof is an American investor and one of the early pioneers of the venture capital and private equity industries. Patricof founded Apax Partners , which is today one of the largest private equity firms globally.-Career:Over the course of his 40-year career in...

    , MBA 1957, Founder of Apax Partners
    Apax Partners
    Apax Partners LLP is a global private equity and venture capital firm, headquartered in London. The company also operates out of eight other offices in New York, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Tel-Aviv, Madrid, Stockholm, Milan and Munich. The firm, including its various predecessors, have raised...

  • Jean-Marc Perraud
    Jean-Marc Perraud
    Jean-Marc Perraud is a French businessman who served as Executive Vice President and CFO of Schlumberger.-Biography:A graduate of the École des Hautes Études Commerciales, he received his MBA from Columbia Business School where he was a Fulbright scholar...

    , MBA, Former CFO of Schlumberger
    Schlumberger
    Schlumberger Limited is the world's largest oilfield services company. Schlumberger employs over 110,000 people of more than 140 nationalities working in approximately 80 countries...

  • Charles R. Perrin
    Charles R. Perrin
    Charles R. Perrin is the Chairman of Warnaco. He previously served as the Chairman and CEO of Avon Products and the Chairman and CEO of Duracell.-Early life and career:...

    , MBA, Chairman of Warnaco; Former CEO of Duracell
    Duracell
    Duracell is a brand of batteries manufactured by Procter & Gamble.Additionally, Duracell owns the Procell professional-use brand.-Products:Duracell manufactures alkaline batteries in many common sizes, such as AAA, AA, C, D, and 9V...

    , Former CEO of Avon Products
    Avon Products
    Avon Products, Inc. is a US cosmetics, perfume and toy seller with markets in over 140 countries across the world and sales of $9.9 billion worldwide as of 2007.-Business Model:...

  • Lionel Pincus
    Lionel Pincus
    Lionel I. Pincus was an American finance executive, venture capitalist, and entrepreneur. He was the founder of the private equity firm Warburg Pincus, running it from 1966 to 2002, and later became the chairman emeritus of the company.-Early life:Pincus was born 2 March 1931 in Philadelphia,...

    , MBA 1956, Founder and Chairman of Warburg Pincus
    Warburg Pincus
    Warburg Pincus, LLC is an American private equity firm with offices in the United States, Europe, Brazil and Asia. It has been a private equity investor since 1966...

  • Ian Plenderleith
    Ian Plenderleith
    Ian Plenderleith was a member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee from June 1997-May 2002.-References:...

    , MBA 1971, Former Deputy Governor, South African Reserve Bank
    South African Reserve Bank
    The South African Reserve Bank is the central bank of South Africa. It was established in 1921 after Parliament passed an act, the "Currency and Bank Act of 10 August 1920," as a direct result of the abnormal monetary and financial conditions which World War I had brought...

  • Xavier Rolet
    Xavier Rolet
    -Early life and career:Rolet was born in Aix-les-Bains, France. He is the eldest of three children born to military parents. His early life was spent in Algeria and France. He served as a second lieutenant and an Instructor at the French Air Force Academy and earned an MBA from Columbia Business...

    , MBA 1981, CEO of the London Stock Exchange
    London Stock Exchange
    The London Stock Exchange is a stock exchange located in the City of London within the United Kingdom. , the Exchange had a market capitalisation of US$3.7495 trillion, making it the fourth-largest stock exchange in the world by this measurement...

  • Benjamin M. Rosen
    Benjamin M. Rosen
    Benjamin "Ben" M. Rosen is the former Chairman and former Acting Chief Executive Officer of Compaq.-Early life and career:...

    , MBA 1961, Former Chairman and CEO of Compaq
    Compaq
    Compaq Computer Corporation is a personal computer company founded in 1982. Once the largest supplier of personal computing systems in the world, Compaq existed as an independent corporation until 2002, when it was acquired for US$25 billion by Hewlett-Packard....

  • Louis Rossetto
    Louis Rossetto
    Louis Rossetto is an American journalist and "radical libertarian." He is best known as the founder and former publisher of Wired magazine.- Early life and career :Rossetto was born and grew up on Long Island, New York....

    , MBA, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Wired Magazine
  • David Sainsbury, MBA, Billionaire Chairman of Sainsbury's
  • Arthur J. Samberg
    Arthur J. Samberg
    Arthur J. Samberg was the chief investment officer, president and chairman of Pequot Capital Management, a $5 billion hedge fund with approximately $510 million dollars of uncalled capital.-Early life:...

    , MBA 1967, Chairman and CEO of Pequot Capital
  • Paolo Scaroni
    Paolo Scaroni
    Paolo Scaroni, born on 28 November 1946 in Vicenza, Italy, is chief executive officer of Italian energy company Eni SpA.-Education:In 1969, Scaroni graduated from Bocconi University of Milan in the field of economics. In 1973 he obtained an MBA from Columbia Business School.-Career:In 1969, Scaroni...

    , MBA 1973, CEO of Eni S.p.A.
  • David C. Schmittlein, PhD 1980, Dean of the MIT Sloan School of Management
    MIT Sloan School of Management
    The MIT Sloan School of Management is the business school of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, Massachusetts....

  • David E. Simon
    David Simon (CEO)
    David E. Simon is chairman and chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group, an S&P 500 company and the largest U.S. publicly traded real estate company.-Early life and career:...

    , Chairman and CEO of Simon Property Group
    Simon Property Group
    Simon Property Group, Inc. is an American commercial real estate company, ranked #1 in the United States as the largest real estate investment trust. Simon is a fully integrated real estate company which operates from five retail real estate platforms: regional malls, Premium Outlet Centers, The...

  • Jerry Speyer
    Jerry Speyer
    Jerry I. Speyer is an American real estate tycoon. He is one of two founding partners of the prominent New York real estate company Tishman Speyer...

    , MBA 1964, CEO of Tishman Speyer Properties
    Tishman Speyer Properties
    Tishman Speyer Properties is a real estate building and operating company set up in 1978 by two founding partners, Jerry Speyer and Robert Tishman.-Overview:...

  • Robert J. Stevens
    Robert J. Stevens
    Robert J. Stevens, born in 1951, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin.-Early life:Born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Mr. Stevens is a summa cum laude graduate of Slippery Rock University from which he received the Distinguished Alumni Award...

    , MBA 1987, Chairman and CEO of Lockheed Martin
    Lockheed Martin
    Lockheed Martin is an American global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology company with worldwide interests. It was formed by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta in March 1995. It is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, in the Washington Metropolitan Area....

  • Patrick Stokes
    Patrick Stokes
    Patrick T Stokes is the former Chairman and CEO of Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. He served as President and CEO from 2002 to December 2006 and Chairman from December 2006 to November 2008.-Early life:Stokes was born in Washington, D.C....

    , MBA 1966, Former Chairman and CEO of Anheuser-Busch
    Anheuser-Busch
    Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. , is an American brewing company. The company operates 12 breweries in the United States and 18 in other countries. It was, until December 2009, also one of America's largest theme park operators; operating ten theme parks across the United States through the...

  • Charles Strauss, MBA 1967, Former President and CEO of Unilever United States
  • Henry Swieca, MBA 1982, Billionaire Co-Founder of Highbridge Capital, Founder of Talpion
  • Sidney Taurel
    Sidney Taurel
    Sidney Taurel is chairman and a former chief executive officer for Eli Lilly and Company. He became chief executive officer in July 1998 and chairman of the board of directors on January 1, 1999. He was succeeded as chief executive officer by John C...

    , MBA 1971, Chairman and CEO of Eli Lilly and Company
    Eli Lilly and Company
    Eli Lilly and Company is a global pharmaceutical company. Eli Lilly's global headquarters is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the United States...

  • Umayya Toukan
    Umayya Toukan
    -Early life and career:Toukan was born in Amman, Jordan. He obtained his undergraduate and MBA degree from the American University of Beirut. He later completed his PhD from Columbia Business School in 1987. He served as the CEO of the stock exchange in Jordan...

    , PhD 1987, Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan
    Central Bank of Jordan
    The Central Bank of Jordan is the central bank of Jordan whose main duties include the release and distribution of the Jordanian currency and the maintenance of a national reserve of gold and foreign currencies...

  • Joseph M. Tucci
    Joseph M. Tucci
    Joseph M. Tucci, more popularly known as Joe Tucci, is Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of EMC Corporation...

    , MBA 1984, President and CEO of EMC Corporation
    EMC Corporation
    EMC Corporation , a Financial Times Global 500, Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, develops, delivers and supports information infrastructure and virtual infrastructure hardware, software, and services. EMC is headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, USA.Former Intel executive Richard Egan and his...

  • Martín Varsavsky
    Martín Varsavsky
    Martín Varsavsky is an Argentine entrepreneur based in Spain.Born to Carlos Varsavsky and Silvia Waisman-Diamond, Varsavsky attended primary school at the New Model School and the Colegio Nicolás Avellaneda high school....

    , MBA 1985 Argentine/Spanish serial entrepreneur, founder of Jazztel
    Jazztel
    Jazztel is a telecom that operates in Spain offering triple play services . Jazztel was founded in 1998 by Martin Varsavsky. Jazztel is a Spanish company that is owned by a British company called Jazztel p.l.c. It was incorporated under the laws of England and Wales in July 1998. It is Registered...

    , Ya.com and FON
    FON
    Fon is a company that operates a system of dual access wireless networks. Fon is the largest Wi-Fi network in the world, with over 4 million hotspots....

  • Eduardo Verano De la Rosa
    Eduardo Verano De la Rosa
    Eduardo Ignacio Verano de la Rosa is a Colombian politician, businessman, and active member of the Colombian Liberal Party. On October 28, 2007 Verano was elected Governor of Atlántico Department.-Early years and education:...

    , MBA 1978, Columbian
    Colombia
    Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia , is a unitary constitutional republic comprising thirty-two departments. The country is located in northwestern South America, bordered to the east by Venezuela and Brazil; to the south by Ecuador and Peru; to the north by the Caribbean Sea; to the...

     Governor of Atlántico
    Governor of Atlántico
    The Governor of the Department of Atlantico heads the executive branch of the government of the Colombian Department of Atlántico. He or she is the highest ranking official in the department and is elected by popular vote. The current governor is Eduardo Verano De la Rosa, a Liberal and...

  • Alberto J. Verme, MBA 1984,Co-head of Global Investment Banking at Citigroup
    Citigroup
    Citigroup Inc. or Citi is an American multinational financial services corporation headquartered in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. Citigroup was formed from one of the world's largest mergers in history by combining the banking giant Citicorp and financial conglomerate...

  • Raymond Viault, MBA 1969, Former Vice Chairman and CFO of General Mills, Inc.
  • Joseph Vittoria
    Joseph Vittoria
    -Early life and career:Vittoria was born in Long Island, NY in 1953. He graduated from Yale University with a BS in civil engineering and an MBA from Columbia Business School. Vittoria served as the Chairman and CEO of Avis from 1987 to 1997. During his tenure, he managed the acquisition of Avis by...

    , MBA 1959, Former Chairman and CEO of Avis
    Avis
    -Businesses:*Avis Budget Group, founded in 2006 as the successor company to Cendant Corporation**Avis Rent a Car System, a car rental company**Avis Worldwide Foreign Education Services, a worldwide foreign education company formed and owned by Sandeep S Pillai....

  • A. Lorne Weil
    A. Lorne Weil
    -Early life and career:Weil earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto, his MS from the London School of Economics, and his MBA from Columbia Business School....

    , MBA, Chairman and CEO of Scientific Games Corporation
    Scientific Games Corporation
    Scientific Games Corporation is a New York City-based company that provides gaming solutions to lottery and gaming organizations worldwide. Products include instant lottery games, lottery gaming systems, terminals and service, and internet applications....

  • Peter Woo
    Peter Woo
    Peter Woo Kwong Ching GBS, JP MBA is Chairman of Wheelock and Company Limited and The Wharf Holdings Limited.-Education and career:...

    , MBA 1972, Chairman of Hong Kong Trade and Development Council


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