African Business Club
Africana is a student group dedicated to the advancement of issues related to Africa as well as the promotion of an understanding of Africa at Columbia Business School.
Arts and Culture Club
The Columbia Arts and Culture Club is an interest club whose mission is to involve students with the arts and its different forms of expressions both socially and professionally. The club seeks to foster an ongoing relationship between professional and academic arts institutions and Columbia Business School.
Asian Business Association
The purpose of ABA (Asian Business Association) is to provide career networking social and mentoring resources for students at Columbia Business School who have an interest in Asian business issues and career opportunities in Asia and anywhere around the world.
Aviation & Aerospace Association
Founded by a group of pilots in 2012 the Aviation & Aerospace Association (AAA) is a forum for students with an interest in this exciting industry. AAA's scope includes commercial aviation private aviation as well as aerospace. The AAA offers site visits guest speakers and assistance for recruiting in this field.
Bernstein Leadership and Ethics Board
The purpose of the Student Leadership and Ethics Board for the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center is to foster a culture and safeguard a tradition of principled leadership throughout the Columbia Business School community. It fulfills this purpose by developing implementing and monitoring programs that cultivate leadership build character and promote ethical decision-making which in turn enables Columbia Business School students to become productive and caring participants in their companies and communities. The board is comprised of first-year and second-year Columbia MBA and EMBA students. Students are selected based on an interest in leadership and ethics academics and work experience. The Leadership and Ethics Board interacts with faculty staff alumni and students to develop support organize and market extracurricular events under the auspices of the center. Events include high-profile speakers and experiential learning activities such as films role playing activities actor's troupe events and other creative sessions as determined by the board.
Black Business Student Association
The purpose of the Black Business Students Association (BBSA) is to promote the welfare and preserve the integrity of the black student body. In addition the BBSA is concerned with assisting the professional development of black students in preparation for the challenges of the work environment. To accomplish these goals the BBSA has formed several committees that pursue areas of interest salient to its membership. The BBSA sponsors meetings with members of the faculty and administration as well as lectures seminars and social activities.
CFA Charter Interest Club
The CFA Charter was first proposed by Professor Benjamin Graham in 1942 while an adjunct professor at Columbia Business School. It consists of three levels of exams and is ranked by The Economist as the gold standard among investment analysis designations. The primary purpose of our club the CFA Charter Interest Club (CFACIC) is to provide members with the following key resources: To provide a forum to learn about the CFA Charter and how it can help Columbia MBA students in their careers. To support CBS students who are interested in pursuing their CFA Charter in conjunction with the MBA degree. We do this by providing a variety of resources such as access to deeply discounted CFA prep courses. To provide a community in which to capitalize on the various opportunities available specifically to students who have the CFA Charter (or are pursuing it) and the Columbia MBA.
The Caribbean Business Association (CARIBIZ) is an social organization that welcomes all business school students who have an interest in Caribbean economic affairs and development.
Christian Business Fellowship
The Christian Business Fellowship's (CBF) mission is to build a supportive community of Christian believers who integrate faith and business at Columbia Business School. The club provides a unique opportunity to get to know other Christian students alumni faculty and Christian business leaders and to explore career issues from a Christian perspective. We also seek to provide opportunities for people of all faiths to learn about Christianity. CBF is inter-denominational and works closely with other campus ministries including the InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) which welcomes people from all faiths and denominations.
Club of Emerging Europe
The purpose of the club is to serve students interested in business opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe including former Soviet republics providing prospective employers with information about club members and organizing intraclub social and cultural events. Please contact club officers for a copy of the Resume Book.
Columbia Business School's Gay-Straight Alliance exists to foster a positive environment and build a professional network for all students regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. We make a difference by increasing our visibility educating our colleagues raising awareness of relevant issues and preventing discrimination. We facilitate networking between existing students and alumni with students at other business schools and with professionals in the LGBT community at large.
Columbia Basketball Club
"The purpose of the co-ed club is threefold: * Strengthen the School's athletic spirit with consistent and competitive basketball * Broaden the network of students who love the game of basketball through instruction and camaraderie and * Increase youth-targeted community service efforts Specific benefits of membership: * 20th Annual Georgetown MBA Charity Basketball Tournament (Feb 13-15 2009; Official ""Business School"" Champions; 2nd place tournament finish) * An intramural team base or a pickup game forum when you have free time * 1st Annual Columbia 3-on-3 Charity Tournament (April 24th 1-7pm; free for members) * Spring Beginner's Clinic (tentatively scheduled) Don't worry if you're out of shape a beginner or a washed up semi-professional come hoop it up!"
Columbia Better Halves
What are the Columbia Better Halves? We are a joint club of Columbia MBA students significant others and families focused on organizing events around the CBS campus to bring together students and spouses in social activities throughout the year. The Better Halves are the only organization at Columbia that includes significant others in all aspects of the club's operations. Our president VP and AVP positions are all filled as couples allowing partners to participate in a real way in the CBS community. The club's board meetings and all activities are scheduled so that as many working spouses will be able to attend as possible.
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Columbia Business School Canucks
Columbia Business School Canadian Club: A club for Canadians and those with an affinity to the Great White North Tim Horton's donuts Coffee Crisp Hockey Night in Canada and all around friendly people.
Columbia Dance Club
The Columbia Dance Club is a recreational group providing introductory dance lessons by professional instructors. Dance lessons are primarily focused on salsa. Other dances that can be considered include: swing hip-hop tango waltz cha-cha and merengue.
Columbia Divers Association
Columbia Entrepreneurs Organization
The CEO encourages aspiring and current student entrepreneurs to explore and launch new ventures. The organization brings students together with successful entrepreneurs and innovators. Through lectures panel discussions and interactive workshops we help students gain unique insight and connections to the world of venturing. The annual business plan competition and the Lang Fund competition help students start their own businesses by providing expert feedback and start-up capital. We also sponsor trips to observe start-ups we support the entrepreneur management curriculum and throw the occassional party.
Columbia Finance Organization
The Columbia Finance Organization (CFO) is a professional club run by Columbia Business School MBA students interested in careers in corporate finance. The mission of the club is to educate students about the opportunities and challenges that corporate finance professionals face across industries to sponsor events that provide students the opportunity to expand their network within the field and to assist students in obtaining internships and full-time employment.
Columbia Global Initiative for Human Rights
CGIHR club fulfills its mission by encouraging business school students to gain a better understanding of global human rights and seek ways to implement those rights in the context of diverse cultures and social milieus worldwide. Our core activities include hosting lectures seminars and interactive workshops directed by key leaders in the field. The aim of these events is to assist students to become avid social practitioners in our rapidly changing world and encourage themselves and others to respect both individual and collective rights and as a result pursuing people's interest in acquiring a spirit of tolerance compassion solidarity and unity.
Columbia Midwest Club
Our focus is on the bringing together people at CBS that are originally from the Midwest or have spent some time there. It is a social club that was formed to help make CBS a smaller place by meeting people that may have more stuff in common (Big 10 Football being nice etc). A goal of the club is to build a better understanding of CBS alums that live and work in the Midwest in order to help connect current students at CBS that would like to live and work in the Midwest for internships and after graduation.
Columbia Music Club
The Columbia Music Club exists to create a shared sonic experience on campus to support new and under-appreciated talent and to connect others to the music they love.
Columbia Student Investment Management Association
The Columbia Student Investment Management Association provides Columbia MBA students with a vehicle for pursuing an interest in investment management. The club sponsors lectures and receptions and invites portfolio managers and other professionals from brokerage investment and other management firms to speak.
Columbia Surf Club
Columbia Texas Club
Howdy and welcome to the Columbia Texas Club! This is a social organization that brings together Texans anyone who would like to work in Texas and anyone who just plain loves the state for the purpose of hanging out and having a good time. The club was founded by Kellie Jenks in 2003 and hosts a range of events throughout the year. Some of our upcoming events include football watching at Stout BBQ at Hill Country and other Texas-related stuff!
Columbia Wealth Management Club
The mission of the Columbia Wealth Management Club is to educate business students on careers in wealth management and private banking and to promote opportunities in this industry at Columbia Business School. Private Wealth Management is the fastest growing career on Wall Street. It encompasses a passion for finance the markets people and entrepreneurship. Every major Wall Street bank is currently looking to hire in this field. We have scheduled many events so far this fall. Please check out the calendar for more details.Thanks!
Columbia Women in Business (CWIB)
CWIB provides Columbia Business School women with the available resources to make educated and informed career decisions. The primary objectives are (a) to establish a network between Columbia Business School students and alumnae for both professional and informal interaction (b) to address questions pertinent to women in business and provide various perspectives on the issues raised and (c) to provide a support group that allows for informal social interaction among present past and future members of CWIB.
Community Action Rewards Everyone (CARE)
CARE is the umbrella organization for all charity and volunteer efforts at Columbia Business School. Managed by the VP of community of the Graduate Business Association (student government) CARE oversees most whole-school activities and provides resources and guidance for the many community-oriented activities in which MBA students are involved.
Dean's Advisory Board
Dual Degree Student Association
The Energy Club is committed to educating Columbia Business School students about the energy industry increasing awareness regarding career opportunities and helping members take advantage of those opportunities. The Energy Club periodically hosts panel discussions and speakers on topics that are shaping the future of the energy industry. We also offer a symposium and speaker series during the spring. To assist our members in their job searches we distribute a resume book for first- and second-year students and invite prospective employers to host on-campus presentations. Finally we strive to create a network of students and alumni who are committed to working in the energy industry through the Columbia Business School Energy Network.
Equity Research Club
The Equity Research Club serves first- and second-year students exploring careers in equity research. We offer rÃ©sumÃ© reviews mentoring industry speakers and panels mock interviews and other industry-related guidance information and support. The club also publishes a rÃ©sumÃ© book that is distributed to recruiters at the top sell-side firms. We recommend that students interested in research join both the Equity Research Club and the Columbia Investment Management Association to best understand how the buy- and sell-sides work together.
Eureka! (Greek Club)
The mission is to promote the Hellenic ideals of Humanism Thought Leadership Grass Roots Democracy and Community Spirit in the context of modern business. In the holistic spirit of classical Hellenism EUREKA! is the convergence point of Personal Contentment Intellectual moral hedonic physical spiritual satisfaction Professional Advancement Job satisfaction and success skills progression and material security and comfort. The realization of pride reputation and public acknowledgment through individual contributions toward societal peace security safety development and justice.
The European Society targets mainly Columbia Business School students with an interest in Europe (no need to be European!). Our aim is to be a social/networking club that organizes cool events with the goal of (i) putting in contact people with an interest in Europe; and (ii) promoting Europe as a brand in CBS.
Family Business Club
The purpose of the Columbia Family Business Club is to advance family business interests of students faculty members and affiliated people of Columbia Business School.
Financial Education Society
The Financial Education Society seeks to education engage and empower the CBS community on issues relating to financial literacy. We educate by bringing financial education experts academics and advocates to campus to speak about key issues surrounding financial education. We engage by creating forums for students to research and discuss various aspects relating to financial literacy. We empower by volunteering to teach basic financial concepts to the underserved in our local community.
One of the great traditions of Columbia Business School is Follies - truly a class act. The production is the culmination of months of hard work on the part of Business School students â and some of the faculty! There is something for everyone to contribute: script writing acting singing lighting set design publicity costume and prop design plus fundraising efforts. Follies is a wonderful gift to the Columbia Business School community because it provides us with the opportunity to laugh at ourselves together.
The Football Club serves as a recreational release from the rigors of academia. Practices are usually held two times per week; and scrimmages with other teams in the New York area are also held. The club competes in tournaments against other major business schools from the United States and Europe. All ability levels are encouraged to participate.
GBA Executive Board
The Graduate Business Association (GBA) is the association of the student body. The GBA Council seeks to actively enrich and broaden the student experience. Interacting with students administration faculty and the external community the council promotes an environment of energetic and engaged students who are proud to be lifetime members of the Columbia Business School community. http://cbsgba.com
General Management Association
The General Management Association serves students who are interested in learning about or pursuing a career in general management. The General Management Association sponsors speakers conducts tours of various companies publishes a resume book and arranges other activities to increase studentsâ knowledge and awareness of the general management fields.
The goal of the Columbia Business School Golf Club is to enable students professors and alumni to participate in golf in particular by arranging events at nearby golf courses and driving ranges and by organizing trips throughout the year. We are keen to help non-golfers get addicted by providing the opportunity to take lessons and learn the game.
The Gourmet Club is for gastronomes and food lovers of all kinds. New York is well known for its diverse innovative and highly acclaimed cuisine and the Gourmet Club offers participants a fun and relaxed way of sampling what the City has to offer with fellow CBS students. Activities include variety of restaurant outings cooking/pairing lessons and a series of tasting events.
Government and Business Club
Politics and Business Club studies the trends that shape our world and how that impacts the way we do business. A non-partisan organization serving the Columbia community the Politics and Business Club is interested in the interaction between business and policy. We believe that the economy is embedded in larger social and political structures that determine to a large extent the role and functioning of markets. Open to all students we organize numerous events to explore economic policymaking international trade and labor issues financial markets regulation and network with business leaders and policy makers.
Greater China Society
The purpose of the Greater China Society is to foster a cultural and professional community for Columbia Business School students who are either from the Greater China region or have an interest in working in or getting to know about the region. We shall accomplish these purposes by: 1) Coordinating with businesses with presence in the Greater China to bring career opportunities to members; 2) Helping our members build a network among classmates and alumni.
Green Business Club
The Green Business Club exists to: - Prepare and educate students for careers in alternative energy green Branding and marketing carbon finance sustainable investing and other careers related to sustainability - Connect members to employers resources and relevant institutions in the private for-profit public and non-profit sectors The GBC engages students the CBS community and business leaders across industries on the intersection of business and sustainability. - We connect students with employers though networking opportunities career resources and industry / alumni contacts. - We educate our members on emerging triple-bottom-line business issues through events and discussion forums. - We advocate and model sustainable practices in our own community through campus greening projects.
HMS (Her Majesty's Society)
HMS (Her Majesty's Society) is dedicated to the celebration of British culture at Columbia Business School. Membership is free and open to all (even the French).The club organises traditional activities such as cricket matches curry nights Radio 4 listening fish and chip suppers Â and Sunday roasts throughout the year. (Note the correct spelling of 'organises') God Save the Queen!
Harlem Tutorial Program of Columbia
The Columbia Harlem Tutorial Program established in 1982 is a joint project between the Business School and the Law School. Each year 80 Business School students tutor Harlem-area school children on the Columbia campus from one to two afternoons each week. The objective of the program is to provide tutoring and to act as role models for junior high students aiding in their social and educational development.
Health Care Industry Association
The Health Care Industry Association (HCIA) provides opportunities for Columbia Business School students to learn about the industry discuss relevant health care issues and network with other students alumni and leaders throughout the industry. Health care is a major component of our economy and HCIA membership will provide valuable information for CBS students interested in careers in a wide range of areas including: Pharmaceuticals Management Consulting Biotechnology Private Equity / Venture Capital Hospital Administration Equity Research Managed Care and Investment Banking.
Healthy Living Club
"The Healthy Living Club started in 2002 promotes a balanced healthy lifestyle for MBA students and aims to provide programs to manage stress have fun improve eating habits make exercise a regular part of living and explore career options in the ""healthy lifestyles"" sector. Programs include yoga and meditation workshops fitness competitions health awareness weeks visiting professionals from all aspects of the healthy and fitness industry dinners at healthy restaurants and speakers on various subjects. The club will also be a visible presence on-campus to ensure students keep in mind the importance of a balanced life and healthy lifestyle from better food options at School events to stress reduction programs during midterms and finals."
This organization is composed of selected students who voluntarily serve as representatives of the Admissions Office. Members conduct information sessions on campus welcome admitted students to the Columbia community organize Columbia Connect (Open House) events and interview applicants. Applications are accepted each semester from students who have completed at least one semester at the School.
Hispanic Business Association
The Hispanic Business Association focuses on serving the needs of Hispanics in the CBS community with strong ties to the US and an interest in working in the US post-MBA. Our mission is to promote the well-being of our members at business school and beyond. To accomplish this objective our organization works with Admissions the Career Management Center and other organizations to ensure that our members achieve academic social and career success.
The purpose of the Honor Board is to provide education and support for the Columbia Business School community in all aspects of the School’s honor code.
Hospitality and Travel Association
The Hospitality and Travel Association (HTA) is a resource for Columbia MBA students interested in pursuing or exploring careers within the travel and hospitality industry from asset management and investment banking to real estate development and general management. The HTA sponsors lectures and discussion series involving key hospitality industry executives and portfolio experts. Through speakers panel discussions networking events trips and site visits the HTA provides opportunities for students to gain a better understanding of the industry and the many careers available to MBA students.
Through I-Prep Columbia Business School students conduct mock interviews with emerging professionals typically welfare-to-work individuals to provide guidance and insight to help them in their job search and interview process.
InSITE (Investments from Student Interaction with Technology and Entrepreneurs) is an organization of selected students form Columbia and NYU business and law schools. An application is required for participation in this organization. Students provide guidance and mentorship to select early-stage technology companies on developing their business plans building their management teams and raising capital.
Innovation + Creativity in Business Society
The Innovation + Creativity in Business Society [I+CBS] is a professional organization with the goal of building a community of business leaders focused on the power of creative problem solving and idea generation. We seek to inspire our members through workshops speaker series and events as well as support our members through alumni networking and professional offerings. Learn more about I+CBS at: www.ipluscbs.com
International Development Club
The International Development Club (IDC) aims to explore and create opportunities for the development of emerging economies. It fulfills this mission by: offering education about the field for the community; facilitating experience in the field for interested members; providing career services for members seeking employment in or related to the field; and fostering a network of students alumni and professionals with common interests.
International Student Advisory Board
The International Student Advisory Board (ISAB) is comprised of international students who are elected by their cluster to represent to serve as their international student representative. Each international student representative serves on ISAB and as such supports the VPs of International for the Peer Advisor Team on developing programs and events for international students after their arrival and throughout their residency at Columbia Business School.
Investment Banking Club
The Investment Banking Club (IBC) provides students with the opportunity to learn more about investment banking. Specifically the IBC addresses the needs of members who wish to focus on investment banking in the area of corporate finance. MBA students have the opportunity to learn from industry professionals on basic and more advanced levels. Such support includes assistance in meeting industry recruiters and in exploring career opportunities.
Israel Business Association
Japan Business Association
Japan Business Association (JBA) is an organization run by students working with the Center on Japanese Economy and Business. Our mission is to provide communication and establish mutually-beneficial friendship between Japanese students and non-Japanese students at Columbia Business School; to complement the education that is available in the classroom; to assist JBA members in finding career opportunities; and to provide students with the opportunities to learn more about Japan. Major activities are: the annual Chazen Japan Study Tour which offers participating students a first-hand perspective on the economies and business practices of Japan; the distinguished speaker lecture series which brings some of most noted minds to Columbia; and assisting students in understanding about Japanese business and culture and in exploring job opportunities in Japan.
Jewish Business Students Association
The Jewish Business Students Association is one of the largest student clubs on campus organizing a variety of social and professional activities with the aim of building a strong network of future Jewish business leaders. Together with our alumni the JBSA is a powerful network that connects hundreds of business professionals across various industries. Our activities are geared to strengthen this network and promote Jewish culture among its members. These activities include Shabbat dinners intimate breakfasts with prominent business leaders free tickets to the annual UJA Wall Street dinner aÂ trip to Israel community activities holiday events and happy hours with Jewish organizations in other graduate schools within Columbia and in New York.
Korean Business Association
The Korean Business Association (KBA) is a professional and social organization for (1) all students interested in Korea (culture politics economy etc.) (2) Korean international students and (3) students of Korean descent. KBA events will include professional activities (alumni receptions and networking mentoring career skills workshops speaker events) community service and social activities (happy hours mixers dinners golf poker tournament).
We are very excited to introduce L.E.A.D a new club focused on equipping CBS students with the knowledge skills and network to effectively to drive change growth and sustained optimal performance in their organizations. Lead. We will provide resources support and practical experience to strengthen your leadership skills regardless of your future career aspirations. Are you a banker or consultant that will soon need to manage a team? Or an entrepreneur that needs to develop a talent pipeline and hire the right people for your growing company? Or will you be a general manager that will need to adjust to a big organizational change? Engage. We will connect and engage with leading faculty business professionals and thought leaders to bring you cutting edge content and training techniques. We will also provide access to human capital and HR internship and job opportunities. Act. We will supply a risk free environment to practice and act out your leadership skills including role-plays public speaking opportunities body language coaching and group work simulations. Develop. We will listen to your feedback and suggestions as we grow and develop this new club. We are just getting started and excited about the possibilities!
Latin America Business Association
"The Latin American Business Association of Columbia was created in 1999 with the objective of congregating the significant number of students who were either originally from the region or whose expected professional careers were somehow linked to it. Today LABA is one of the most active and influential associations of Columbia Business School. LABA regularly promotes social cultural and academic events throughout the year.Mission: ""The aim of the Latin American Business Association (LABA) is twofold: to promote friendship among Latin-American business students and students interested in Latin-American issues and to promote the development and involvement of Latin American"""
Le French Club
Le French Club gathers the French-speaking students willing to network with those of the other Top-5 US MBAs. The club also wants to be a privileged gate between students and firms based in French-speaking countries.
Management Consulting Association
The Management Consulting Association (MCA) provides Columbia Business School students who have a career interest in management consulting with the educational and professional tools necessary to be competitive in the industry.
Marketing Association of Columbia
The mission of the Marketing Association of Columbia (MAC) is to provide Columbia Business School students with resources to pursue a career in marketing. These resources include mentoring programs interview workshops the MAC resume book and Marketing Interview Guide. MAC also strives to provide networking opportunities and exposure to marketing professionals and alumni through lunch and learns panel discussions Student-Alumni Cocktails and an Annual Conference. MAC works with other organizations in the University community to enrich the experience of its members personally socially and professionally.
Media Management Association
The Media Management Association (MMA) is dedicated to establishing Columbia Business School as the premier school for media managers by nurturing the Media Entertainment and Communications concentration and by increasing the media's awareness of Columbia Business School. Additionally the MMA provides networking opportunities and a learning environment for current students as well as for alumni in the media by coordinating media-related resources with other schools of the University and by sponsoring tours guest speakers and panel discussions.
The MBS is an association for students who are interested in beer tasting brewing and the business of beer. The MBS provides students with opportunities and resources to learn about local and international beers the brewing process and ingredients and the business of starting and running a micro-brewery. The club hosts industry speakers frequent tastings trips to local breweries and opportunities to brew one's own beer. The MBS is open to all students from those who want to casually learn more about beer to those with professional aspirations.
Military in Business Association
Leveraging the capabilities and experiences of current and former members the Military in Business Association seeks - through camaraderie mutual support and formal and informal events â to facilitate and enhance the careers friendships and long-term success of everyone with a connection to the Columbia University military community.
Muslim Business Students Association
The Muslim Business Students Association aims to promote an environment at Columbia Business School that creates a level of comfort for Muslim students while fostering meaningful interaction between the CBS community and Muslim students. To this end the MBSA envisions activities and events with Columbia's other graduate schools and other relevant organizations. These activities shall generally include social and educational events community outreach efforts; networking opportunities and religious get-togethers.
Odyssey (Global MBA Competition)
ODYSSEY is a global premier business school competition and leadership development program where you learn from professors top industry executives and through your own hands-on experience. There are several exciting events planned for this year including the Global MBA Competition where the world's top 16 business schools come to NY to compete in a variety of business competition events. We will also participate in the CBS vs. NYU cup. In ODYSSEY you will have many networking opportunities with students from top business schools recruiters alumni and professors. Through various competitions in all business fields you can test your business aptitude while improving your leadership and team work abilities. Visit our website for more information on previous speakers and companies who have participated in ODYSSEY.
Outdoor Adventure Club
The purpose of the club is to organize multiactivity sports and outdoor pursuits for participation by Columbia Business School students in order to develop our individual leadership skills foster our team-building dynamics and encourage us to maintain active and healthy lifestyles.
The PAWS Club is a group dedicated to improving the lives of CBS pet owners and their pets and offering animal lovers an outlet to play with other people's pets when you do not have the ability or desire to own a pet yourself. Along with events we hope to use our collective resources to put together a list of the best pet vendors and service-providers and pet friendly retailers in the city as well as offer PAWS community pet sitting connections for those fun weekends away to avoid leaving your beloved family member in a cage somewhere. For dog owners and lovers winter events will include get togethers at homes combined with ventures to nearby dog parks. Spring and fall events will include happy hours at pet friendly restaurants and bars. We hope you and your pet (if you have one) will join us!
Peer Advisor Team
Peer advisors are students who have been selected through an application process to help guide new students through the first-year transition to ColumbiaBusiness School. Peer advisors are actively involved in both fall and spring Orientation and as part of the Program on Social Intelligence they coach and advise first-year study groups through the first year. Peer advisors go through extensive leadership training and work closely with the Office of Student Affairs and faculty and departments throughout the School as liaisons to the first-year class.
An informal community for photography hobbyists and enthusiasts to come together learn from each other and work with each other.
Private Equity & Venture Capital Club
The Private Equity & Venture Capital Club's mission is to provide opportunities for our members to learn about the private equity industry network with industry professionals enhance their career opportunities in the industry and meet fellow students who share similar interests.
Public Speaking Association
The purpose of the Public Speaking Association is to provide a platform for students to develop their public speaking and business presentation skills in a fun non-threatening environment.
Real Estate Association
The Real Estate Association (REA) strives to provide its members with the tools contacts and knowledge that will allow them to move to the forefront of the real estate industry. In addition to addressing such traditional real estate industry topics as financing and development the REA also focuses on cutting-edge topics in real estate investment banking and securitization international investing and real estate technology.
Retail and Luxury Goods Club
The Retail and Luxury Goods Club serves two purposes: (1) to educate students about the retail and luxury goods industries through guest speakers faculty panels industry tours and our alumni reception and (2) to help students find summer or full-time employment within the retail and luxury goods industries by sending rÃ©sumÃ©s of first- and second-year students to various companies within the industry. The club covers a wide range of retail practices that includes apparel retail (Bloomingdale's J. Crew Gap Inc.) nonapparel retail (Toys 'R' Us Staples) design houses that supply retail stores (Calvin Klein Polo) and retail consulting firms (Kurt Salmon Associates).
Rugby Football Club
The Columbia Business School Rugby Football Club (RFC) is the only club at the School that guarantees fun to all members. Club membership is open to all registered Business School students faculty and administrators with an interest in the sport of rugby.Â No prior experience is necessary. If you would like to join the RFC or would like more information please e-mail us.
"Training for a race? Looking for the perfect running partner? Or just trying to stay fit and lose your business school ""first year 15""? If you answered yes to any of the above the CBS Running Club is the right club for you! The mission of the CBS Running Club is to promote health and fitness for all Columbia Business School students. We aim to help members reach their personal and training goals through weekly group runs racing groups and support as well as running education and resources. Runners at all levels are welcome! Happy Running!Andrew Yarbrough and Jodie Wang Co-Presidents"
The Sailing Club plans a number of sailing-related activities during the school year including lessons day trips in New York harbor and Long Island Sound weekend racing and an annual sailboat charter in the Caribbean.Â The sailing club also sends teams to various international business school regattas (for more information see below).Â Students are encouraged to sign up as members to ensure preference for a spot in these activities.Â All levels of sailing experience are welcome.
Sales and Trading Club
"The Sales and Trading Club is a fairly straightforward club â helping you get a job in S&T. One of the largest clubs at CBS the S&T Club sponsors many events â lunches and drinks with firms alumni panels speaker events a trip to the NYSE social events (including humiliating CIMA at flip-cup races). The club also has a mentorship program provides contact with S&T alumni and publishes a well-regarded Recruiting Handbook. ""YOU ARE NOW ABOUT TO WITNESS THE STRENGTH OF STREET KNOWLEDGE."""
Silfen Leadership Series
The Silfen Leadership Series is an unparalleled learning opportunity for the entire Columbia Business School community attracting renowned business leaders from around the world to provide a forum for students to exchange thoughts and ideas with the most important people in business today. These leaders share innovative ideas leadership styles and personal philosophies with our students. The Silfen Leadership Series was established by Columbia Business School alumnus David Silfen (MBA '68) and has developed a reputation among students and corporate executives alike for attracting top business leaders from New York and around the world to Columbia. Prior speakers have included among many others Jack Welch (GE) Lord John Browne (BP) Anne Mulcahy (Xerox) John Mack (Morgan Stanley) Sandy Weill (Citigroup) and Sam Zell (Equity International). The series is run by a second-year MBA student board in collaboration with the Office of Student Affairs the Dean's Office and the Office of External Relations.
Small Business Consulting Program
The Small Business Consulting Program (SBCP) is a student organization which offers members the opportunity to complement their studies with the practical application of business skills and tools while contributing to the local business community. SBCP members work with entrepreneurs nonprofit organizations and other businesses to provide pro-bono consulting services in a broad range of areas including accounting finance marketing organizational development operations and strategy.
Snow Sports Club
The purpose of the Snow Sports Club is to foster an appreciation and enjoyment of various snow sports at Columbia Business School and to facilitate the annual ski trip--the biggest trip at Columbia Business School. Furthermore the club will encourage friendship and mutual respect of its members through its events and activities. The purpose of the executive board will be to organize trips and other events that fulfill this mission.
Social Enterprise Club
The Social Enterprise Club highlights opportunities for business students to professionally pursue enterprises - be they private or public - that seek social benefits as the primary goal. The spectrum of such enterprises is vast: entrepreneurial endeavors nongovernmental organizations philanthropic or socially responsible initiatives within larger corporations etc. However the common thread uniting these organizations is the common desire to reap public dividends. As a student-led initiative on campus the Social Enterprise Club facilitates guest lectures panel discussions special events and the integration of issues of corporate social responsibility into the curriculum.
South Asia Business Association
The mission of the South Asia Business Association (SABA) is to provide a forum to encourage business cultural and economic interest in South Asian countries including India Pakistan Sri Lanka Bangladesh Nepal and Bhutan. The goals of SABA encompass the following: (1) to sponsor events specific to South Asian business issues via economic seminars and annual study tours; (2) to celebrate our heritage through cultural events; and (3) to collaborate with other student organizations regarding common interests. An annual India Business Conference is a major event that SABA organizes and in the past has attracted over 500 delegates.
Southeast Asian Business Association
The Southeast Asian Business Association (SEABA) provides Columbia Business School students an opportunity to learn more about Southeast Asia including Singapore the Philippines Vietnam Thailand Indonesia Malaysia Myanmar Cambodia Laos Brunei East Timor and Papua New Guinea through various cultural social and networking events.
Southeast Club of Columbia
The Southeast Club of Columbia was founded to provide a platform for social and professional interaction among CBS students with connections to the Southeastern United States. The membership consists chiefly of students with prior living or professional experience in this region but is open to anyone that is interested in contributing. We encourage those who are considering the Southeast region as a future home or who would like to learn more about the region's culture to join. Leadership opportunities are available and the club fosters an entrepreneurial spirit of members driving the club's direction.
The purpose of the Spanish Club is to provide a platform and support for all students that are interested in the Spanish culture language or in professional opportunities in Spain. Furthermore the Spanish Club intends to be a platform for forging stronger relationships between Spanish students at Columbia Business School and to build relationships with the Spanish alumni network in Spain and around the world.
Sports Business Association
The Sports Business Association exists to foster interest in the business of amateur and professional sports by providing a forum for the study and discussion of various aspects of the sports industry including sports finance sports management (team and league) and other matters related to the operations of sports businesses.
The Columbia Business School Squash Club organizes for its members a squash ladder holds tournaments conducts clinics and hosts squash round-robin sessions.
Student Faculty Academic Affairs Committee
The Student Faculty Academic Affairs Committee (SFAAC) is comprised of the GBA VP for academics and three other elected MBA students who meet regularly with the vice dean and members of the faculty to address curricular and other academic issues.
Technology Business Group (TBG)
The Technology Business Group (TBG) provides a social and professional community for MBA students interested in making a difference in all business aspects of technology. Our activities â including dinners panels speakers conferences and more â explore the immediate issue of how technology has and will continue to change the way the world does business. TBG members come from technical backgrounds ranging from computer hardware software and high technology to e-commerce telecommunications and digital media. Student functional interest and expertise is also broad and includes business development strategy product development marketing management entrepreneurship and finance. Last years' events included: Silicon Valley Trip with visits to Sun Microsystems HP and Pixar among others; Cyberposium at Harvard Business School; Private dinners with tech executives and industry speakers such as palmOne CEO Ed Colligan IBM Senior VP of Strategy Bruce Harreld RIM Chairman and CEO James Balsillie and RedHat CEO Matt Szulik.
The CBS Telecom Club (WIRE) is one of a few of its kind among the top MBA programs in the world. It has been created to foster the integration among telecom related professionals/ companies and Columbia Business School students interested in the industry. We address telecom from a holistic point of view interacting not only with traditional market players (carriers device manufacturers infrastructure) but also with other stakeholders such as investment institutions service providers developers etc. Our main goals are:1. Offer complementary expertise in Telecom for CBS students. 2. Promote the integration between students and telecom-related companies/ professionals.3. Connect students with an interest for Telecom We achieve these goals through 3 main activities: 1. Events: promote events with some of the most influential telecom-related professionals/ companies in the market.2. Networking: promote integration between professionals and students through networking events/ trips allowing creating a strong bond with CBS community.3. Placement: facilitate the placement of our members in Telecom-related companies.WIRE will also organize for the first time in Fall 2011 the Mobile Hunter large campus game at Columbia Business School to help different classes (Fall '12 J-Term '12 Fall '13) get to know one another
The Tennis ClubÂ connects CBS students interested in playing tennis and provides the students court time on routinely predetermined dates. The club is focused on organizing events for members holding tournaments and planning events with other schools.
The Australia Association
We believe in the acute importance of connecting individuals that have a common bond. At AusBA we will unite CBS affiliates that identify with the Australian culture. By developing and maintaining a globally accessible infrastructure we will present opportunities for members to make and sustain fruitful relationships. Through a fundamental belief in the value of the Australian perspective we will continually strive to elevate the significance of the Australian name within the global CBS community. Our goal is simple: ensure the CBS experience transcends the boundaries of time and geography to create a lifetime of value for our members.
The Italian Club
The purpose of The Italian Club is (i) To provide opportunities for its members to network with the MBA community who share an interest in Italy its economy its culture or its language (ii) To increase the awareness about Italy among the US and international MBA students (iii) To promote interaction with CBS Alumni either Italian or working in Italy (iv) To help matching interests between its members and Italian firms willing to recruit at Columbia. (v) To promote and build relationships among all European regional Clubs. The club also serves as a liaison amongst Italian MBA students in the other Business Schools in the United States as part of NOVA - the Italian MBA Association whose mission the club fully supports.
The University Senate regulates interfaculty affairs and considers issues of University-wide concern. The student body elects two senators who act as the official representatives for all Columbia Business School students; they report to the GBA Council on University Senate proceedings at least once each semester. Senators are elected at the end of the spring term along with summer GBA officers.
Urban Arts Club
The Urban Arts Club (sometimes referred to as the Hip-Hop Club) provides students the opportunity to learn and share their interests in all urban art forms. There are NO DUES and all sessions are OPTIONAL. The club's activities are split in two categories: music and dance.
The premise of the Volleyball Club is pretty simple - to get to know our classmates in a non-academic setting relieve some of the stress of the classroom and of course hone our volleyball skills! We encourage players of all levels to come out and play. We are excited for the upcoming semester and hope to field several teams for the Columbia intramural league. In addition to the intramural league we play two tournaments each year one at Harvard in the fall and the other at Wharton in the spring.
West Coast Society
West Coast Society provides a community for students from the west coast and students interested in working in the west coast to develop a personal and professional network while they are at Columbia Business School.
The Wine Society is an association for students who are interested in viniculture oenology and wine in general. Wine tastings are held every two to three weeks in the late afternoons. Wine experts from around the country and the world come to Columbia Business School to discuss wines from different regions.
Women's Touch Rugby
The Columbia Business School Rugby Football Club (RFC) is the only club at the School that guarantees fun to all members. Club membership is open to all registered Business School students faculty and administrators with an interest in the sport of rugby. No prior experience is necessary. If you would like to join the RFC or would like more information please e-mail us.
World Tour Club
The World Tour Club serves to promote the Pre-MBA World Tour to incoming students. Visit Website
Young Arab Leaders Association
The purpose of YALA is to promote Arab heritage and culture within the Columbia Business School Community and to increase awareness about CBS in the MENA region. In addition it represents a medium for students to socialize and network with other students and professionals with interest in the Middle East region. There are four main types of activities: social (dinners parties hookah nights belly dancing classes); educational (trips speakers); networking (guest speakers corporate presentations) and career assistance (company outreach resume book). The club will also work to create awareness of the development opportunities that exist in the Arab world.