July 21, 2021Read More
The new Columbia Business School campus will open in late January 2022. Located just nine blocks north of Columbia’s Morningside Heights campus, the new business school facilities will consist of two brand new buildings named after two prominent donors, Henry Kravis and David Geffen, and encompass almost 500,000 square feet, more than double the current space.
According to Costis Maglaras, Dean of Columbia Business School, the new Manhattanville campus will increase networking and collaboration among all community groups and strengthen the use of cutting-edge approaches to prepare students to address the emerging business and social challenges. The layer-cake designed buildings will integrate faculty, students, and staff, with the goal of cultivating relationships and sharing ideas. In addition, the location in Manhattanville seeks to strengthen ties to the surrounding Harlem community, with a public park, retail amenities, and resources to support small business development. The campus is designed to have minimal impact on the environment and is the first neighborhood development in New York City to earn the prestigious LEED-ND Platinum designation from the US Green Building Council. The campus has direct links to the university centers for engineering, medicine, and the arts. It sits next door to the Lenfest Center for the Arts and the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, which houses the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute.
Taking advantage of the opportunities enabled by the new business school facilities, Dean Maglaras has led the development of a MBA curriculum prioritizing interdisciplinary collaboration in areas including digital transformation, healthcare, and climate change. Additionally, he has focused on expanding entrepreneurship opportunities through partnerships with the University’s other schools, the New York tech community, and Business School alumni. A new think tank, housed in Kravis Hall, intends to bring thought leaders together with business leaders and policy makers to delve into current social challenges. With dedicated spaces for events, recruiting, and networking are designed to foster education, engagement, and socializing, the Manhattanville campus is intended to create a lifelong home for the Columbia Business School community.