The Columbia Business School has several ceremonies to celebrate the accomplishments of the graduating students from its different programs.


Recognition Ceremony for MBA Candidates

Date: Sunday, May 19, 2019

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Location: South Lawn, Morningside Campus

Speaker: Carol Sawdye 91', Global COO of PricewaterhouseCoopers

Tickets: Seven (7) tickets per student

Reception: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; Ancel Plaza, Columbia University

Caps and Gowns: Required. March 12-14, regalia will be sold at the Columbia Bookstore. Please refer to the website for pricing and availability.

Diplomas: NA

School Graduation Website: https://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/graduation/

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Recognition Ceremony for Executive MBA Candidates

Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Location: South Lawn, Morningside Campus

Speaker: Elle Kaplan, Chief Investment Officer of LexION Alpha, and the CEO of LexION Capital, EMBA Class of 2005

Tickets: Not required

Reception: Ancel Plaza, Columbia University, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Caps and Gowns: Required; to be provided by the CU Business Executive MBA office

Diplomas: Will be mailed to students

Website: NA

Contact Person: 


Recognition Ceremony for MSFE and MSMK Candidates

Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Teatro, Italian Academy

Tickets: Not required

Reception: Immediately following ceremony, Teatro, Italian Academy

Caps and Gowns: Required

Contact Person: ds2187@columbia.edu