Faculty and Research
Global Thought Leaders
Columbia Business School’s leadership in global business education is due in large part to its 150-member full-time faculty. Their ideas, honed through interaction with students, colleagues, and practitioners, are put into action around the world, helping to change management, organizational, and financial practices.
Columbia faculty members routinely partner with businesses in New York and across the globe to test, refine, and implement new ideas. They capitalize on their extensive experience in the corporate world to develop course content that addresses the conditions and challenges of today’s business environment while anticipating tomorrow’s business needs.
Adjunct professors complement the full-time faculty and bring unique, real-time insights from their respective industries. Adjunct faculty members come to the School directly from the world of business, applying real-life experiences and situations to their teaching, creating precisely the right environment for students’ professional and personal growth. The School’s location in New York, a short subway ride from the headquarters of many of the world’s major companies, makes it convenient for practitioners to drop by to teach a class in the evenings or on their lunchbreak.
The Executives in Residence program brings senior executives to the School to hold regular one-on-one advising sessions with students, as well as to teach classes, participate in student-run conferences, or organize informal lunches for groups of students with common interests.
Dedication to Teaching
Columbia Business School recognizes that a course is only as effective as its professor and is dedicated to ensuring that students receive the best instruction. Many of the School’s most distinguished faculty members teach in the core curriculum, and nearly all teach electives in their specialty area. The Samberg Institute for Teaching Excellence is constantly innovating ways to vary and strengthen teaching at the School, and the administration always integrates student feedback into curricular decisions.
Centers and Programs
In addition to their research, consulting, and teaching activities, many Columbia Business School faculty members also lead the research centers and programs around the School, which act as nexuses of thought leadership and create a wide array of programming for MBA students. The School’s Cross-Disciplinary Areas explore new ideas at the intersection of traditionally segregated disciplines, and this barrier-shattering approach to scholarship influences the School’s curriculum, particularly through the cases and materials covered in MBA classes.