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Columbia Business School
Business leaders today need to think on their feet, assimilate data quickly, seize opportunities, and understand and manage risk. An outstanding business school education must develop visionaries through a rigorous academic experience that successfully bridges theory and practice. Columbia Business School is poised to become the front-runner in this charge, starting with some natural advantages: cutting-edge faculty research, a focus on experiential learning, a powerful alumni network, and a location in the city of New York.
Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center
Columbia Business School and its Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center are at the forefront of organizing the entrepreneurial energy of the Columbia startup ecosystem.
As Columbia accelerates momentum to become New York's hub of entrepreneurial activity, now is the time to be involved. Gifts support student and alumni entrepreneurs through programming such as the Fall Venture Fair, the Columbia Startup Lab, and the Lang Summer Fellowship Program.
Social Enterprise Loan Assistance Program
Encourage graduates to pursue management and leadership positions in the public and nonprofit sectors by easing their financial obligations through endowed loan assistance.
This program has a direct impact on the School's ability to draw truly dedicated students into the important social enterprise field.
International Study Tours
Support study tours that take MBA students throughout the world.
A part of the Chazen Institute, tours focus on enhancing students' experience by giving them the opportunity to learn about the managerial, political, and cultural influences that form a country's business practices. During semester breaks, participants visit businesses, factories, and government officials, as well as cultural sites.
Social Enterprise Summer Fellowship Program
Help a Social Enterprise summer intern contribute analytical and management skills to a nonprofit or public sector venture.
Each year, about fifty interns take part in this program, which offers invaluable experience for students as well as top-notch analytical and managerial skills to worthy nonprofits.
Support the School’s transformational move to a brand new home on the Manhattanville Campus.
Columbia University's historic development of a new campus in Manhattanville offers the Business School a rare opportunity to build new facilities. Comprising two buildings and 468,000 square feet - nearly doubling the School's present floor space - Columbia Business School's state-of-the-art home will rival the facilities of any of the world's great business schools.
The Yellow Ribbon Program
Provide support for Columbia's veterans today as they become the business leaders of tomorrow.
Veterans have walked the halls of Columbia Business School since its inception in 1916 and today, that tradition continues with a strong presence of veteran leaders in each incoming class of MBA candidates. Gifts to the Yellow Ribbon Program, all of which are matched at an equal 1:1 ratio by the VA, go directly current students in the MBA program, providing vital financial support for these great leaders who have sacrificed for the nation and will soon become part of the School's alumni network.
Executive MBA Fund
Provide critical funding that supports new EMBA initiatives and ongoing projects.
Unrestricted annual gifts from alumni and friends, in any amount, allow EMBA to respond quickly to emerging opportunities and needs. These gifts help underwrite initiatives that directly affect the quality of student life, including technological advancements, faculty research, curriculum innovations, financial aid, and student programs. Donors to the Executive MBA Fund may join the Hermes Society by making leadership gifts of $2,500 and above.
Programs in Social Enterprise Executive Education
Provide scholarship funding so that nonprofit professionals can attend management and leadership development programs offered by Programs in Social Enterprise in Executive Education at Columbia Business School.
Open enrollment programs that need substantial scholarship support include the four-week Institute for Not-for-Profit Management program for senior executives, and the one-week Middle Management program that provides leadership development and general management training for promising staffers who aspire to leadership positions in the nonprofit sector. Gifts to support the open enrollment programs have a major payoff for nonprofit organizations in New York City, particularly those nonprofits who would otherwise be unable to afford the programs.
Columbia Business Fund
Provide critical funding that supports new initiatives and ongoing projects.
The Columbia Business Fund is a driving force behind the School's ability to innovate and excel in an increasingly competitive marketplace. The unrestricted support received through the Fund plays a critical role in maintaining the School’s stature as a global leader in graduate business education. Gifts provide seed capital for new programs and initiatives, critical support for the School’s key operating expenses, including faculty research, student financial aid and facilities, and help to underwrite the cost of each student’s degree. Donors to the Business Fund and the Executive MBA Fund may join the Hermes Society by making leadership gifts of $2,500 and above.
Real Estate Circle Fellowships
Support annual Real Estate Circle Fellowships by becoming a member of this exclusive group of Business School real estate alumni.
Members meet for executive education, networking, and social events. Annual dues are $2,000 for alumni out five years or less and $5,000 for other graduates.
Support faculty research in marketing, accounting, international business, social enterprise, real estate, asset management, and other areas.
Fund a case study of special interest to you and help students explore complex challenges facing real organizations.
The basis for much of the School's curriculum, case studies are rich in detail about the macro- and micro-economic context in which business issues arise. CaseWorks, launched in 2007, develops cases linked to decision making and bears the Columbia Business School brand.
Help students engage in the learning and research that will set them on a path of lifelong success.
A diverse student body leads to diverse perspectives and a passion for learning. Scholarships allow the School to continue to attract the best and the brightest in an increasingly competitive business education marketplace.
Endow a full annual fellowship that provides $50,000 per year for a Business School student.
Fellowships are the most powerful way for the School to attract top students. They also forge a strong and meaningful three-way relationship between the donor, the School, and recipients.
Help the School recruit and retain world-class intellectual capital by establishing an endowed Business School professorship.