Welcome from Professor Glenn Hubbard
Dean of Columbia Business School
Today’s lightning-fast business environment is more complex and unpredictable than ever before. To overcome increasingly multifaceted challenges, business leaders require skills and knowledge from a wide range of traditionally segregated fields. Columbia Business School’s cutting-edge initiatives unite academic divisions and encourage the cross-pollination of ideas in order to better train students to recognize and capture opportunity in a world where disciplines intersect and industries change rapidly.
Cross-Disciplinary Areas pool resources across the University and the practitioner community to examine complex issues holistically and generate integrated ideas. The revamped core curriculum expands elective offerings while continuing to build the foundation needed to analyze, decide, and lead in every career. Master Classes give students hands-on opportunities to learn by doing in a range of industries. Columbia CaseWorks presents students with incomplete data and challenges them to make decisions out of uncertainty, and through this program faculty members have developed a new “integrated case,” a cross-curricular teaching tool that analyzes the auto industry, in-depth and in real time, from diverse fields of study across the core courses.
Innovation has characterized Columbia Business School for nearly a century. We’ve led the pack in active learning, entrepreneurial training, and bridging research and practice. We developed instructional models that combine teaching top-notch quantitative skills with honing critical-thinking and decision-making abilities. We’ve made global institution-building a priority to offer students the broadest international business perspective possible. And what has, and always will, set us apart are the people who make up our diverse yet close-knit community — leading faculty, exceptional students, influential alumni, dedicated staff, and extraordinary business partners.
New York City is a living laboratory for business research and the implementation of ideas. Columbia Business School’s proximity to an extraordinary concentration of business leaders means that our students hear from CEOs and business innovators almost daily, both in and out of the classroom. Students and faculty members can tap the broader intellectual resources of Columbia University to add depth to their studies of business at the intersection of engineering, law, medicine, and social sciences. Our renowned alumni network extends into every industry in the world, giving students unlimited access to information, mentors, and jobs.
Whatever the goal of your visit, I hope that you find the answers you are seeking and return again and often to the most groundbreaking and dynamic business community in the world.
Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics