Columbia Business School
Michael Robinson is Director of MBA Admissions at Columbia Business where he is responsible for managing relationships with corporate and non-profit partners. He also has more than a decade of experience focusing on advancing Diversity & Inclusion. Michael is a graduate of Baruch College (BBA ’87) and Columbia Business School(MBA ’01). His professional experience includes a seven-year tenure running a profitable music publicity firm where the platinum-selling Grammy winner Shaggy was a former client, Business Development Analyst work in Panasonic’s Strategic Alliances Group and independent media consulting. He co-authored a comprehensive media study on the state of public service broadcasting in the Caribbean and is a former freelance writer who has completed three New York City Marathons.
A part time motivational speaker, Mr. Robinson is known for his hip hop inspired presentation dubbed ‘The SWAG Speech. Described as a conversation about the link between confidence and excellence, the multimedia presentation makes use of a wide variety of pop culture, sports, political and historical icons from Jay Z to Lil Wayne, Muhammad Ali, Usain Bolt, and also cites Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and President Barack Obama. Attendees leave the presentation with specific tips – a road map if you will – on how to be more competitive in this challenging economy and also with a clear understanding that excellence is the nexus between Passion, Purpose and Preparation.