At Columbia Business School, we’re here with you every step of the way. Our faculty, staff, and community provide our busy students the support needed to balance their life, work, and studies while still having the opportunity to enjoy one another’s company and the excitement of New York City. Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the many sources of academic assistance available to them, such as review sessions, tutoring, faculty office hours, and teaching assistants to help adjust to the academically rigorous curriculum and acclimate to a new course work and lifestyle.
New York City: The very center of business.
Columbia’s location in New York City cannot be underestimated when choosing an MS program in Accounting. The city fuels so much of what happens at the School, and the School feeds back into the city with current students, new graduates, and visiting faculty members.
Since its inception, Columbia Business School has maintained a symbiotic relationship with New York City. It is s the nexus for business research and the implementation of ideas that impact industries. Columbia Business School’s proximity to an extraordinary concentration of business leaders means that our students get constant access to the best minds in business, who regularly visit to teach, speak, and meet with students. (In fact, no business school has more on-campus visits than we do.) Columbia Business School alumni have found their place in nearly every top industry in the city and are often willing to help with internships, job strategies, and one-on-one advice.
As a member of the Columba community you have access to endless resources throughout New York City and the campus itself. This includes more than a dozen libraries and the training workshops they provide. Other resources include a phenomenal health services office, initiatives sponsored by the Religious Life Office, and the innovative programming the Miller Theatre offers in collaboration with the School of the Arts. Because of Columbia's convenient location and deep ties to the world of business, the opportunities for students are limitless. You’ll receive unmatched exposure to the pulse of business.
The Columbia Business School Community
At Columbia Business School, we believe that diversity strengthens any community or business model and brings it greater success. That’s why we’re committed to promoting diversity in all forms by making sure that those from different racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, gender, and professional backgrounds are represented in our community. We are constantly finding ways to further promote diversity, particularly through our more than 100 unique student organizations at Columbia Business School to help expand your network, connect you with job opportunities, provide hands-on leadership experience, and enhance your life on campus and beyond. The student-led groups provide opportunities throughout the semester for all students to celebrate the many different cultures present within the community.
We also realize that building an inclusive and diverse culture is a never-ending journey. As a result, Columbia Business School students take part in the Phillips Pathway for Inclusive Leadership program, which aims to provide students the skills in learning how to manage and advocate for diversity and equity in their workplaces. The School is also affiliated with a number of diversity focused programs and associations, including the Yellow Ribbon Program and Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Women.
In January 2022, Columbia Business School will open a new, state of the art campus in Manhattanville. Comprising 17 acres in the western portion of Harlem known as Manhattanville, Columbia University’s new campus will be a home for MS students and will feature groundbreaking research and world-class education in a variety of fields, from neuroscience and business to international affairs and the arts. Situated just five blocks north of the University’s Morningside Heights Campus, the Manhattanville Campus will host graduate-level schools and research centers, housing for faculty and students, and spaces for the community.
Our MSAFA students
Our students represent a diverse range of backgrounds and interests. Each student’s experience is unique in their own way yet come together to create a cohesive and tight-knit community. One of the biggest differences between our MSAFA program and similar programs of other universities is the small class size; we typically enroll fewer than 25 students, allowing our students the opportunity to form strong relationships with the faculty and their peers.
By joining our community, you’ll meet students from all backgrounds and experiences. Below you’ll find some stories from our recent graduates on their student experience. If their email is linked in their profiles, you are welcome to connect directly with these students. For admissions-related questions, please email [email protected].