Serving on the Board is a significant commitment yet highly rewarding experience. All Columbia MBA and EMBA (both first- and second-year) students can apply for a limited number of positions each year.  Members are selected based on an interest in ethical leadership, demonstrated leadership skills, and past academic and work experience. If selected, members are expected to:

  • Participate in an annual retreat
  • Attend Board meetings and leadership development trainings
  • Pitch and execute leadership and ethics projects of their own design
  • Promote events to the greater CBS community 
  • Engage proactively in Bernstein Center events/meetings with faculty and VIP guests

Spring 2023 Recruitment Timeline

  • Application deadline: February 8, 2023 at 5 p.m. ET (MBA)
  • Interviews: February 9-14, 2023 (MBA)
  • Invitations released: February 15, 2023 (MBA)
  • SLEB orientation (mandatory attendance): February 28, 2023 from 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET (MBA)

The spring 2023 MBA SLEB recruitment period will begin on February 1, 2023. Please check back for your opportunity to apply for the MBA board. The EMBA board recruitment period will be held in summer 2023.

For more information, please contact us at [email protected].