The Beta Gamma Sigma Alumni Award is presented every year to a graduating student. The recipient is selected on the basis of outstanding character, scholastic achievement, participation in School affairs and potential for civic, business and professional leadership.
The Columbia Business School Service Award is presented once a year in recognition of a graduating student’s outstanding contributions to the School community, as defined by notable participation in School activities.
The Eli Ginzberg Memorial Prize is presented annually for outstanding work in the field of economics or human resources.
The William J. Heffernan Memorial Award for Service is given yearly to graduating students who, working “behind the scenes,” have made outstanding contributions to the School’s academic standards, operations and integrity. The award honors the late Dean for Administration, William Heffernan, who served at the School from 1961 to 1986.
The MBA Student Speaker is selected by fellow graduates to represent the graduating class at the Recognition Ceremony. The Student Speaker is chosen on the basis of contributions to the School, intellectual strength and speaking ability.
The Benjamin Michaelson Scholarship Prize is awarded annually to a student who has completed the first year of study and exhibits strong academic achievement as well as strong leadership in the Graduate Business Association or other student activities. The award was established by Catherine Michaelson ’78, in honor of her father.
The Robert H. Montgomery Prize in Accounting is given yearly to the graduating student who has concentrated in accounting and is deemed to be most proficient in all courses.
The Abe Shuchman Memorial Award in Marketing recognizes a graduating student in the MBA or Executive MBA Programs whose academic record in marketing is outstanding and who shows promise in the understanding, conceptualization and practice of marketing.
The Wall Street JournalStudent Achievement Award is presented yearly to a graduating student who has achieved excellence in the field of finance.
The Amena Elliot Webster Memorial Award in Marketing is presented annually to a graduating woman who has concentrated in marketing and is deemed by the faculty to have achieved overall academic excellence.
The Robert and Jacqueline Willens Tax Research Prize is awarded annually at graduation to a student who demonstrates superior skills in the area of tax theory, practice or research as it relates to investment banking and finance. Robert Willens is an adjunct professor of finance and economics and a managing director at Lehman Brothers.