The Latin American Business Association (LABA) of Columbia Business School was created in 1999, with the objective of congregating the significant number of students who were either originally from the region or whose expected professional careers were somehow linked to it. Today, with more than 200 members we are the second largest club in Columbia Business School and organize some of the most high profile events. Columbia Business School boasts one of the highest enrollment rates from Latin Americans among top business schools with more than eight percent of the student body. LABA prides itself for being the only club to bring together the Latin American and international community at Columbia Business School.
The mission of our association is to provide a forum to foster the growth of Latin American MBA students and to increase awareness of the Latin American cultures and issues within the Columbia Business School (“CBS”) community. It is also our mission to sponsor activities that introduce students to employment opportunities in Latin America and around the globe. LABA membership comprises students from Latin America as well as American and international students with interests in the region. We thrive to accomplish our mission through programs and events that include mentoring and recruiting events, professional and academic support, career planning, networking opportunities, ongoing communication with CBS’s administration, and other social events.
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