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The Executive MBA Update
News from the Columbia Executive MBA Community April 5, 2013

A Message from the Dean of Students
Dear Students, Next week, you will receive a personalized link to our annual EMBA-NY student survey. I hope each of you will use the link to share your opinions on the EMBA program with the School. This survey is used each year to gather feedback on areas of critical importance to the student experience, inDean of Students Kelley Martin Blanco ‘02 cluding academics, operations, student services, technology, and facilities. We place a high priority on student satisfaction and this survey is one of the key drivers. Ratings for each area are measured and compared to previous years with a goal of achieving the highest possible ratings. All comments and suggestions are read and, whenever possible, acted upon. This survey is a critical tool. Each year it is used to determine where improvements should be made to optimize student satisfaction and enhance the EMBA experience. On every dimension, from the classroom to catering and everything in between, our goal is to provide you with the best CBS EMBA program to date. As always, there will be individual and group incentives for participation, so I encourage each of you will take a few extra minutes to complete the short survey. Congratulations to EMBANY students in our 2013EM and 2013SC classes on their upcoming graduation! Warmly,

Weekend & Upcoming Events
Friday, April 5 Lunchtime Speaker: Manhattanville Project Update: Lilias Folkes, Project Manager, Columbia Business School 11:40 a.m.–12:20 p.m. Warren 416 Saturday, April 6 Career Management Workshop: Dealing with a Difficult Boss with Ben Dattner 11:40 a.m.–12:20 p.m. Warren 311 CBS Matters: Sivan Hermon (2013M), and Frank Richards (2013E) 11:40 a.m.–12:20 p.m. Warren 209 Scavenger Hunt and Happy Hour : 6:45 – 9:45 p.m. Morningside Campus and Warren Lobby Upcoming Champagne Toast for Class of 2013 Saturday, April 20 7:30–9:30 pm Sky Room 330 W 40th St

Cluster News
We congratulate Josh Welk, ( 2014A), who welcomed his son Chase Thomas Welk into the world on March 21. Chase arrived weighing 7lbs 4oz and measuring 20in. Both he and mom are healthy and doing well. Congratulations! We also congratulate Brenan Hefner (2014A) who welcomed son Campbell Rush Hefner into the world on December 20, 2012. Congratulations to you and your family! Ejiro Emorhokpor (2014B) and his wife welcomed daughter Kathryn Eseoghene Poenaan Emorhokpor (bottom left) into the world on March 14. Kathryn arrived weighing 7lbs 2oz and both she and mom are healthy and doing well! We send you our warmest congratulations!

In This Edition: • Cluster News • Academic & Student Affairs • Leadership & Ethics Corner

• Career Management • EMBA Photo Gallery

We join Diederik Huisman (EMBA Global A&E 2014) in welcoming son Leonard into the world. Leonard Huisman (right) was born March 28 weighing 6lbs 13oz and measuring 20 in. Both he and mom Gesina are doing well. Congratulations! 1

Academic & Student Affairs
End of Term Info As the spring term closes, we would like to draw your attention to the following: Academic Review: Columbia Business School’s academic standards ensure the integrity, consistency, and long-term value of the MBA experience. Academic guidelines were instituted in fall 2009 to include mini- Director of Academic & Student Affairs mum GPA requirements that carry Emily French Thomas consequences for low cumulative GPAs. At the end of each term, the Academic & Student Affairs team reviews student transcripts to be sure that everyone is on track. Please review the minimum GPA requirements entry on the EMBA Student Website’s Searchable Student Guide (http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/students/emba). The rubrics are classed under the title “Minimum GPA Requirement” and follow the ten-point H scale. If you are concerned that you may be struggling in one or more of your courses this term, please contact...
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