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Beyond the MBA Classroom: CBS Follies

When you select an MBA program, you are not just choosing your learning environment, but are also committing to becoming part of a community. Each Thursday, we offer a window into life “beyond the MBA classroom” at a top business school.

The end of each semester at Columbia Business School (CBS) is marked with CBS Follies—a completely student-run comedy and entertainment show that is performed for the school’s student body, which, we were informed, has been known to get rather rowdy during these presentations. CBS Follies made its mark back in 2006 with the YouTube hit “Every Breath Bernanke Takes,” which lampooned CBS Dean Glenn Hubbard’s position as runner-up to Ben Bernanke to become chairman of the Federal Reserve. The latest video on the CBS Follies YouTube page, “Munger Games,” is a parody of The Hunger Games and pokes fun at the stereotypes of students at each of the top business schools.

For in-depth descriptions of social and community activities at CBS and 15 other top MBA programs, check out the mbaMission Insider’s Guides.




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