Program Manager: Saphia Najafee, 104 Uris;
The collaboration between the faculty of Arts and Sciences and Columbia Business School offers students access to the ideas and expertise of the faculty of a top-ranked professional school recognized for its excellence in graduate business education through a series of elective courses.
These courses, designed by Business School faculty specifically for undergraduates, build upon the strong liberal arts foundation of a Columbia undergraduate education. Students learn how finance is directly connected to the fundamental principles of economics; that marketing utilizes concepts from psychology; how management depends upon principles developed in psychology and sociology. Students can take advantage of the opportunity to enhance their experience in the classroom by participating in co-curricular activities including a Business School faculty lecture series, industry panels, informal mentoring/networking activities with MBA students and alumni, and opportunities to work on research with Business School faculty.
This curricular and co-curricular programming capitalizes on the Business School’s ability to connect academic theory with real-world practice, which provides students the opportunity to develop indispensable skills like leadership, an entrepreneurial mindset, and the ability to innovate.
To apply for the special concentration in business management, students must meet these three requirements:
While students may complete the special concentration requirements without applying to the progam, the following benefits are available to students admitted through the application process: