Education: Don't Go Near The Dollars

The Columbia B-school vetoes a $100,000 classroom offer

Everybody knows that the big reason for going to business school is to get smart about business. Correct? And if you get smart enough to make megabucks while still in B-school, then good for you -- and the university that showed you how to do it. Correct?

Well, no, says John Burton, dean of the Columbia Business School. Last week Burton marched into the classroom of Asher Edelman, a bronzed wizard of corporate raiding who is doubling as a rookie adjunct professor at the B- school. The dean had a distinctly unwelcome announcement for the seminar "Corporate Raiding: The Art of...

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