29th Annual Columbia Black MBA Conference

REFRESH: Ethics, Innovation, and Ideas in Action

About BBSA

The Black Business Students Association (BBSA) and its members have a rich tradition of leadership at Columbia Business School and in the broader business community. Today’s business landscape features many BBSA alumni leading some of the world’s most prominent companies. Many of those individuals cultivated their leadership capabilities during their tenures at Columbia Business School. Currently, the BBSA and its members are some of the most visible and active contributors to the campus community.

*Our board members are widely recognized as campus leaders, holding executive positions in several major student organizations including Student Government, Columbia Investment Management Association, Hermes, Real Estate Association and Wine Society.

*The Annual Conference is the longest tenured student run event at Columbia Business School. This November 19th, at the Westin Times Square in New York City, we will convene REFRESH 2010, the 29th annual meeting of the Columbia Black MBA Conference. The conference will infuse relationships, case review, and solutions engagement into a weekend that hails the Columbia Business School experience.

*The Annual Auction is the second-longest tenured student run event at Columbia Business School. It is consistently one of the school-year’s best attended events and one of the largest student run fundraisers, raising over $30,000 for the school’s General Scholarship Fund this past year and well over $500,000 since its inception.

The BBSA’s programming supplements the tremendous education and resources Columbia Business School already provides to our members,  ensuring they are best prepared to succeed in their careers and in their communities.

The Real Deal Series and Mentorship Programs give students in-depth exposure to the necessary steps for success in various fields of interest

The Resume and Interview Workshops prepare them to secure jobs in those fields.

Fireside Chats and Brown Bag Lunches offer both the students and sponsoring companies incredible opportunities to learn more about each other in an intimate setting.

The Financial Modeling Workshops and additional Tutoring Services help to ensure the members are prepared to excel in the classroom and their post-MBA careers.

The extensive menu of Membership and Alumni events help to foster a strong sense of fellowship and create a powerful network amongst current students and alumni that serves as a critical source of support, knowledge, mentorship and opportunities for our constituency.

In the 2010 – 2011 academic year, we will continue these great programs while focusing on a number of new initiatives we believe will provide additional benefits to current members, alumni, the school and our sponsors.


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