Undergraduate Research Opportunity at Columbia Business School

New York,
United States
Term: Academic Year

Under the guidance of Columbia Business School faculty, take an active role in on-going research projects in accounting, finance, statistics, operations, and risk management

This position provides an opportunity to gain experience in academic or business research, with a special focus on fields such as accounting, finance, statistics, operations, risk management, and would be ideal preparation for a PhD program or other graduate study.

Under the guidance of Columbia Business School faculty, the Research Associate will take an active role in on-going research projects in various stages from conception through publication. The work may include, but is not limited to: quantitative and qualitative research and analysis, coordination and management of information and data, and work on other projects.

Job duties may include:

  1. Develop models and implement program code (STATA, R, SAS, Matlab, , etc.)
  2. Perform statistical analysis, including regression analysis.
  3. Collect, clean, and maintain computer data sets and databases. Assist with data entry and ensure data integrity. Extract and link data from multiple databases for analysis. Prepare detailed documentation.
  4. Assist with data analysis and dissemination of findings through the preparation of reports, journal articles, presentations, web sites, and other research outlets.
  5. Perform case-based research, including work with detailed primary documents.
  6. Assist in the organization of research programs including conferences, seminars and workshops, and perform other related duties as assigned.
  7. Prepare presentations for teaching and research projects.
  8. Monitor the status of multiple projects and ensure that interim and final deadlines are met.
  9. Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent is required.
  • Demonstrated exceptional written and oral communications skills needed. Strong programming and quantitative skills required. Must be organized and able to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Candidates must demonstrate either through prior work experience or academic course study an aptitude and enthusiasm for research.
  • Major in economics or finance, or in a quantitative discipline such as Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Operations Research, Mathematics, or Statistics preferred. Advanced coursework/training in statistics and/or mathematics desired. Coursework in finance and/or economics preferable. Work experience in a research role, preferably in academic environment. Programming experience in one or more of the following languages: STATA, SAS, Mathematica, Matlab, Python, C++, or SQL preferred.

If your skills, experience, and interests are a suitable match, you will be contacted to schedule an interview.

Fact Sheet

Social Sciences, STEM
Barnard College, Columbia Alumna/us, Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, Columbia General Studies, Columbia Graduate Students, Not U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, Senior, U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident
Fellowship Type:
New York,
United States
Academic Year

Dates & Deadlines

Academic Year
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019