Friday Factoid: Columbia’s Program for Financial Studies

Already well known as a finance powerhouse, Columbia Business School (CBS) stepped up its finance game in 2010 with the establishment of the Program for Financial Studies. This umbrella initiative connects faculty who approach financial studies from a variety of disciplines with students, alumni, and external organizations. The program’s main goals are to support research, enhance the Columbia finance curriculum and related resources for students, offer opportunities within professional organizations, and facilitate the exchange of ideas between Columbia students and faculty and members of the external finance community. Finance wonks will enjoy the program’s finance case studies, including “Sunrise Inc.: A Tale of Two Term Sheets,” written by Professor Morten Sorensen, and “Apple, Inc. in 2009: Seeking Sustained Corporate Growth,” written by Professor David Ross.

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