Professor Profiles: Ralph Biggadike, Columbia Business School

Many MBA applicants feel that they are purchasing a brand when choosing a business school, but the educational experience itself is crucial to your future, and no one will affect your education more than your professors. Each Wednesday, we profile a standout professor as identified by students. Today, we focus on Ralph Biggadike from Columbia Business School (CBS).

Ralph Biggadike’s “Top Management Process” (TMP) course competes in popularity with Michael Feiner’s “High Performance Leadership” class among CBS students, in terms of the number of bidding points needed to enroll. “Biggie”—as a recent alumna affectionately called him in a conversation with mbaMission—is not necessarily known for his charisma but instead, she explained, for the way he makes students analyze organizational challenges from every possible angle, including how such challenges would affect them in their future jobs. The alumna went on to describe Biggadike’s TMP class as a “living laboratory” that focuses on real learning rather than on homework and presentations, and lauded the professor’s availability outside the classroom.

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