Examples of Partnership
We recognize and appreciate that each organization collaborates with Columbia Business School for different reasons. As such, our staff is committed to working with you to develop a sponsorship package designed to help you plan and achieve your on-campus goals. Two featured partnerships show how the School develops multifaceted relationships with strategic investors.
During the 2008 – 2009 academic year, Deutsche Bank’s commitment to partnering with and supporting Columbia Business School was strengthened in several key areas, maintaining the firm’s position as a corporate partner at the CEO level. In line with the firm’s commitment to recruiting a diverse workforce, Deutsche Bank again supported the Black Business Students Association and Columbia Women in Business. In addition, the firm launched an MBA Fellowship Program to attract and retain the most talented candidates at Columbia Business School.
In April, Deutsche Bank sponsored the School’s Spring Admissions Open House. In August 2008, the firm generously provided the School with financial support for its marquee orientation reception for 1st-year students.
As a firm, Deutsche Bank is also open to exploring innovative ways to work with the School and build its brand on campus. Our office worked closely with Deutsche Bank to support MBA student international development projects in India — something no other investment bank had done on campus. We produced a short film on this amazing project:
Deutsche Bank is a company that is visibly committed to its relationship with Columbia, and the School is proud of and grateful for the firm’s continued support.
The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation NY has a longstanding commitment to developing social entrepreneurs. In the summer of 2009, the foundation — in conjunction with Columbia and Cambridge University — launched the Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship Program. Held at Columbia, the program had a dual mandate: to develop tangible business skills for social entrepreneurs and to foster cross-cultural dialogue.
The program was designed to promote collaboration and rapport among talented and civically engaged young Jewish and Muslim leaders, while enhancing the business skills and professional networks of participating entrepreneurs. The goal was to create a learning environment in which two groups whose relations have often been strained could focus on shared values and common goals.
Learn more about the partnership and read testimonials from participants.