Professor Profiles: Bruce Greenwald, Columbia Business School

Many MBA applicants feel that they are purchasing a brand when choosing a business school, but the educational experience is what 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 Bruce Greenwald from Columbia Business School (CBS).

Bruce Greenwald (“Introduction to Value Investing,” “Legends in Value Investing”) has been a fixture at CBS since the early 1990s, and up until recently taught the highly demanded “Economics of Strategic Behavior” course in the full-time MBA program (he continues to teach this course in the EMBA program). As a result, students in the Value Investing Program are primarily the ones who get to enjoy his classes, and those with whom mbaMission spoke espoused enthusiasm for Greenwald’s intense depth of knowledge and his connections to top-notch guest speakers, which he brings to campus to address his students. On the CBS Peer Course Review site (, a former student of Greenwald’s sums up the instructor’s popularity as follows: “Greenwald has the ability to make something complex seem simple and easy to understand.”

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