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Sell Your Soul A Few Years Early

Your new Lerner 5. Photo courtesy Columbia Business School

This summer, Columbia introduced the Financial Econ major, allowing undergrads to enroll in B-School classes (and perhaps partake in B-School bacchanalia) and inching Columbia a little closer to pre-professionalism. Today, that inch becomes a mile: the Center for Student Advising has just announced a Special Concentration in Business Management. You can apply here.

The Concentration is open to twenty students, who must be juniors or seniors in CC or GS. Concentrators will take classes taught by B-School professors in “financial and managerial coursework.” Students wishing to grasp on to the final shreds of their liberal arts education will be able to take electives in sociology, econ and psychology.

Concentrators will also have access to B-School events, have formal networking opportunities with B-School faculty and students, and generally sort of go to Business School while they’re in college.

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16 Comments

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous er, the application link is just another link to the financial econ major post

    1. Eliza says:

      @Eliza Sorry about that, should be fixed now.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Lol. Now it quite humorously links to a Facebook event for tomorrow’s football game.

    1. Eliza says:

      @Eliza Zoinks! Fixed, but actually.

  • umm says:

    @umm what exactly is bwog so enraged about? this seems fine, a concentration in business management. Where are we? Brown? Vassar? Deep Springs?

  • Alum of CC/CBS says:

    @Alum of CC/CBS This is great news. Maybe now we’ll get a few less hippies and a few more productive members of a capitalist society.

    (Shut up, haters. I never worked for a bank.)

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous tradition is good but practicality is…. necessary

  • ehh says:

    @ehh I don’t hate bankers or capitalism. I admire the way that the financial industry provides those with ambition a road to wealth, unpopular a sentiment though it is. But you’re not the most productive members of society, so please get over yourselves. It is a sad thing that you could come away with such an opinion after having had the privilege to attend an institution that provides such an opportunity to explore that which is really of creative value. And don’t tell anyone to shut up. Let anyone speak who wants to.

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous wanna come with me to John Stewart’s Rally to Restore Sanity?

      1. .... says:

        @.... I don’t know if I’d be able to go, but I definitely think he’s doing a good thing. It’s what the doctor ordered, if you know what I mean, as the “patient” seems to be getting quite sick…

  • ... says:

    @... meh. i’d much rather see some special seminars out of the business school for undergraduates. like little 1 point classes that don’t mean shit on the transcript but might actually contain, dare i say it, useful and timely material.

    stuff like “intro to pitching vcs and grantmakers”, “intro to corporate and ngo structure for organizations with less than $1m in assets” and the follow on.. “intro to not getting fucked over by vcs, underwriters and grantmakers” or “principles of business bullshit so you can tell if the asshole you’ll inevitably have to hire actually knows enough to play the game”

    1. They exist! says:

      @They exist! I’m not sure whether CC/SEAS students can take these classes for free, but BC’s Athena Center has labs about a lot of those topics. They’re not for grades/credits, just for knowledge.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous i dont get business school. why do they have it? why at an academic institution?

    1. umm says:

      @umm its vocational…

    2. Alum of CC/CBS says:

      @Alum of CC/CBS Because concepts like finance, economics, management, marketing, decision sciences, risk analytics, et. al. are legitimate academic subjects with substantial bodies of research, professional journals, and real application.

  • AMEN says:

    @AMEN THOSE PEOPLE WORKING FOR NON PROFITS SHOULD REALIZE THAT THEY CAN SAVE STARVING CHILDREN IN AFRICA BECAUSE THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY AND ITS EMPLOYEES PROVIDE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF SUPPORT FOR THEM

    SO BEFORE YOU KNOCK US, KNOW THAT WE SUPPORT YOU

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