Columbia Business School

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Columbia Business School
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Established 1916
Dean Dr. Costis Maglaras
Degrees MBA, PhD, PhM
Enrollment 1,947 students (2005)
Uris Hall and Curl Sculpture

Columbia Business School is the graduate business school of Columbia University. It has been housed on the Manhattanville campus since 2022, in Geffen Hall and Kravis Hall, swish buildings designed by the firm Diller, Scofidio + Renfro. There was also supposed to be a whole building called the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Business Innovation[1], but it is unclear what happened to that.

Before then, it was sequestered in hideous Uris Hall on the university's main campus in Morningside Heights. The sculpture in front of that building, Curl by Clement Meadmore, is said to resemble a dollar sign from above.

While still in Morningside, the business school was known for its raucous networking parties on its Uris deck, library where you were allowed to speak loudly (in order to collaborate), and moves to set itself off from undergraduate life on campus, placing business school computers on a different network and removing the ability to use Dining Dollars at Uris Deli (a move reversed in 2009). Unsatisfied by these moves, the school sought to leave Morningside entirely, initially scouting a site on the grounds of St. John the Divine before committing to Manhattanville.

CBS has a parody troupe known as the Follies Student Comedy Review, renown for their videos on YouTube.

The school logo is a nod to Hermes, the Greek god associated with business and commerce.


Business does not have "departments", it has "divisions". Almost half of the faculty are in the Finance and Economics division.

  1. Accounting Division (12)
  2. Management Division (22)
  3. Finance and Economics Division* (60)
  4. Marketing Division (16)
  5. Decision, Risk and Operations Division (19)
  • Note that there is also a department of economics



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