Columbia Business School in New York will next month unveil its redesigned core curriculum for the entering MBA students of 2010.
The revised curriculum consists of required and flexible components: the required elements being accounting, corporate finance, leadership, marketing, operations, statistics and strategy, whilst the flexible core allows participants to select one course from each of three categories - organisations, performance and markets.
An additional feature of the revised core is a non-credit corporate governance module, aimed at enhancing understanding of students’ responsibilities as managers and directors of companies, as well as understanding the importance of corporate governance in all aspects of business.
“The innovative transformation of the core curriculum provides students with foundational expertise in preparation for electives, internships and master classes, “ says Glenn Hubbard, dean of the school.
“The core is the first step in the journey to the MBA degree, essential to preparing our students to analyse, decide and lead in an increasingly complex and global business environment,” he adds.
The revised core has been developed by a group of faculty representing the school’s five academic divisions.