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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.
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.
The occasion of your reunion year provides an opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to Columbia Business School and help ensure its continued success.
Every dollar every member of MBA and EMBA reunion classes gives or pledges to the School between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011 will count as a Reunion 2011 donation.
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.
Ray Horton Social Enterprise Fund
Provide support for the Social Enterprise Program in honor of its founder, Ray Horton, the Frank R. Lautenberg Professor of Ethics and Corporate Governance.
As Ray Horton, the founder of the Social Enterprise Program, retires as Program Director, this fund was created to pay tribute to his legacy and celebrate his decades of dedication and hard work in transforming the role that Columbia Business School students and graduates play in business and society.
Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program
Support students interested in a career in healthcare by making a gift toward the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program.
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.
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.
Support students in the Entrepreneurship Program, which includes travel to national and international business plan competitions.
Gifts also fund initiatives for new students, alumni, and social entrepreneurship, as well as for mentors, evaluators, and speakers. Supporters level: $1,000; Associates level: $2,500; Leaders level: $5,000.
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.
Social Enterprise Summer Internships
Help a Social Enterprise summer intern contribute analytical and management skills to a nonprofit or public sector venture.
Each year, about twenty interns take part in this program, which offers invaluable experience for students as well as top-notch analytical and managerial skills to worthy nonprofits.
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.
Pro Bono International Development Consulting Projects
Support consulting opportunities for MBA students with nonprofits and small- to medium-sized enterprises in developing countries.
The Social Enterprise Program helps find projects that offer students professional experience with leading development organizations and a special hands-on opportunity to contribute to international development.
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.
Social Enterprise Loan Assistance
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.
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.