Blog

MBA News: CBS ’02 Grad to Manage Berkshire’s Billions

When you receive a $100 million gift from Henry Kravis, one of the world’s most famous investors and a Columbia Business School (CBS) alumnus (’69), you probably do not expect that another unprecedented day will occur so soon after. Well, less than a month later, the world’s most famous investor and another CBS alumnus, Warren Buffett (MS ’51), has named Todd Combs, a virtually unknown investor and a CBS ’02 alumnus to manage Berkshire Hathaway’s paltry $100 billion investment portfolio. Sure, Kravis gave a whopping sum of money to the school, but the notion that one can go to CBS and then, only eight years later, manage billions, is immeasurable from a reputational perspective. A second encore, CBS?




Upcoming Events


Upcoming Deadlines

  • Dartmouth Tuck (Round 3)
  • London Business School (Round 3)
  • Texas McCombs (Round 3)
  • Vanderbilt Owen (Round 4)
  • Berkeley Haas (Round 4)
  • Penn State Smeal (Round 4)
  • Penn Wharton (Round 3)
  • Columbia (Round 3)
  • Northwestern Kellogg (Round 3)
  • Virginia Darden (Round 3)
  • Chicago Booth (Round 3)
  • Michigan Ross (Round 3)
  • MIT Sloan (Round 3)
  • Stanford GSB (Round 3)
  • Yale SOM (Round 3)
  • Cornell Johnson (Round 3)
  • UCLA Anderson (Round 3)
  • USC Marshall (Round 3)
  • Toronto Rotman (Round 4)
  • UNC Kenan-Flagler (Round 4)
  • Georgetown McDonough (Round 4)

Click here to see the complete deadlines


2023–2024 MBA Essay Tips

Click here for the 2022–2023 MBA Essay Tips


MBA Program Updates