Beyond the MBA Classroom: Columbia Business School’s Pre-MBA World Tour

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.

Although Columbia Business School (CBS) does not organize any official pre-term trips for incoming students, the student body has recently begun organizing something called the Pre-MBA World Tour. Three trips run in parallel throughout June and July, and each one includes a visit to five or six countries. Students can join any part of any of the trips, for any period of time that is convenient for them. The trips are completely the responsibility of students, though CBS encourages and supports the initiative. Trip destinations in summer 2013 included Peru, Oman, South Africa, Israel, Hong Kong, Thailand, Costa Rica, Cuba, Turkey, France, Budapest and Japan.

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