Columbia Business School

"Bitch in Charge"It comes via the latest round of business school follies shows, in an entry entitled “Bitch in Business, which includes:

  • The lines “I’m a viper in a boardroom and a tiger in the sack,” “A piss is the only thing I’ll take sitting down,” and “You say babies are for girls, business is for boys, try telling that to my stay-at-home f*cktoy”
  • The starring “bitch” cracking an actual whip
  • A bunch of CBS dudes washing a car shirtless, save for red pleather (?) vests
  • The aforementioned dudes pawing at each other in an inflatable pool while CBS women smoke cigars and throw cash at them
  • What appears to be extremely high production value (and possible use of a green screen)!

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…or whatever your friends have registered for in lieu of a KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer and towels. Read more »

US News has regaled us with its annual ranking of the top business schools. I know you need a safe space to get huffy about perceived slights (be it your MBA program being lower than you believe is accurate or by having to suffer the indignity of an inferior institution being too close on the list), so let it out here and now. (Tomorrow Matt will lead us in a rousing discussion over the best CFA test prep classes.)

101. Rollins College (Crummer)
[…]
25. Ohio State University (Fisher)
24. Georgetown University (McDonough)
23. Indiana University–Bloomington (Kelley)
22. Washington University in St. Louis (Olin)
21. University of Southern California (Marshall)
19. University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler)
19. Emory University (Goizueta)
18. Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper)
17. University of Texas–Austin (McCombs)
16. Cornell University (Johnson)
15. University of California–Los Angeles (Anderson)
13. University of Virginia (Darden)
13. University of Michigan–Ann Arbor (Ross)
12. Duke University (Fuqua)
11. New York University (Stern) Read more »

Regular Dealbreaker readers know that we spend a lot of time around these parts having the CFA v. MBA debate. Which is most beneficial? Which is worth your time? Which has the highest NPV? Today brings a point in favor of the b-school track, courtesy of Columbia. While business school may offer more opportunities to get drunk, sleep with your fellow students, and take a break from the working world, it costs considerably more money than CFA books, requires you to go to class if you care about grades, and causes a considerable amount stress vis-à-vis going on interview and impressing potential employers. But what if we told you that there was a way to go to business school and not have to worry about all that? Would that be something you’d be interested? Would it tip the scales toward MBA in your mind? Enter, the Sponsored Student designation, wherein one’s employer pays for their schooling and keeps a job lined up for them at the end. A wildcard, if you will, in the CFA v. MBA debate. According to an informational video put together by a group of Columbia students, as a Sponsored, looking porn in class will be your “smallest transgression” (on the rare occasions you go to class), “drawing a picture of [your] dick” will be an acceptable answer on a leadership final, and “deep-diving” in someone else’s girl will count as your core competency. Let’s learn more. Read more »

As we mentioned last week, in the grand tradition of business school follies, the performances generally have the same sort of appeal as a train wreck you can’t look away from. Which is why we were pretty surprised by this year’s offerings from NYU Stern, which were actually fairly amusing in their own right (in particular, the Black Swot). Naturally, we assumed this was an aberration and not some sort of newfangled trend wherein these things have entertainment value. Then something happened a few hours ago that frightened us and left us searching for answers. Read more »

Mark Your Calendars For March 17

Subject: Dust to Diamonds event, Patriarch Partners March 17 //To: newyork@gsb.columbia.edu, privateequity@gsb.columbia.edu.//The Sanford C. Bernstein Student Leadership and Ethics Board presents: Dust to Diamonds- Lynn Tilton, CEO and Principal of Patriarch Partners, LLC.

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Alexa and Meyer

Late last year, Columbia MBA candidates Jean Meyer and Balazs Alexa noticed something– that their classmates may be the business leaders of tomorrow, but they’re all alone. The guys wanted to help but it wasn’t as simple as merely encouraging their friends to get drunk at a bar and talk to a girl or boy because there was the very real possibility that said warm bodies might be attractive and charming but not so impressive once asked to whip out a resume. The solution? Read more »

After he graduated from Columbia Business School last June, Adam Wyden probably had a bunch of offers to mull over from various employers. What he really wanted to do, though, was be a hedge fund manager. So he figured he’d just start his own shop, having the experience of trading stocks for his own account as Wharton undergrad (Class of ’06) and a summer internship with DE Shaw under his belt. Interested in getting a piece of the action? Read more »