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Trivia Tuesday: Master Classes at Columbia Business School

This week in Trivia Tuesday, where we highlight the distinguishing aspects of top business schools, we’re opening up the Clear Admit School Guide to Columbia Business School to learn more about Columbia’s Master Classes.

“A number of Columbia’s elective courses offer opportunities to travel abroad to study global developments in entrepreneurship.  In particular, the Master Classes offer valuable chances for students to develop hands-on experience within an academic context.

“One such Master Class, Private Equity and Entrepreneurship in Africa, gives students the chance to understand the challenges and opportunities faced by entrepreneurs in sub-Saharan Africa.  This interdisciplinary course includes students from Columbia’s MBA, law and international affairs programs.  Students spend the first seven weeks of the term learning from guest lecturers and case studies about successful and unsuccessful entrepreneurs and financiers.  Then, over Columbia’s two-week winter break, the class travels to an African country to work for a sponsoring private equity firm or entrepreneur.  Upon returning to Columbia, the class presents a consulting report, financial analysis or case study for public use.

“Students who are interested in conservation and entrepreneurship can also take a Master Class in the Business of Sustainability.  For this course, MBA and Environmental Engineering students help develop business plans that accomplish an objective on behalf of a social enterprise and likely with a focus on clean-tech and alternative energy.  Students are divided into teams and serve as consultants for client organizations undertaking business projects with a sustainability component.  Past projects have included devising environmental impact metrics for a specialty retailer, assessing wind energy potential for the Tribeca Films Institute, and exploring the sustainability of geo-exchange heating and cooling for the Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability.”

To read more about Columbia’s program and curriculum, be sure to check out the Clear Admit School Guide to Columbia. All Clear Admit School Guides are available for immediate purchase and download on the Clear Admit shop.

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