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Student Body

MBA Student Profile — Class Entering 2014 (January and August)

Applications Received: 5799
Admitted: 1056
Enrolled: 743, divided into 11 clusters
January Entry Class Size: 199, divided into 3 clusters
August Entry Class Size: 544, divided into 8 clusters
GMAT Scores (average): 716
GMAT Scores (middle 80%): 680–760
Undergraduate GPA (average): 3.5
Undergraduate GPA (middle 80%): 3.1–3.8
Work Experience (average): 5 years
Work Experience (middle 80%): 3–7 years
At Least One Year of Work Experience: 99%
Average Age: 28
Age Range (middle 80%): 25–30
Women: 36%
Minority of US Origin: 32%
International Citizens: 41%

Undergraduate Major

  Social Science 38%
  Business 28%
  Engineering 17%
  Humanities 8%
  Sciences 6%
  Other 2%
  Technology 1%

Previous Industries

  Financial Services 28%
  Consulting 25%
Marketing/Media 10%
  Private Equity 8%
  Technology 7%
  Other 5%
  Nonprofit 5%
  Military/Govt 4%
  Healthcare 3%
  Real Estate 2%
  Energy 2%
  Manufacturing 2%

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Sowing Startup Success

Owen Davis ’08, managing partner of NYC Seed, doesn't believe people are born with a startup gene. "Anyone can launch," Davis says. "There’s a process that will minimize the silly mistakes new entrepreneurs make.”

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A Storyteller Goes Back to School

Amanda Kinsey ’12 has produced a film about Columbia University's storied past.

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Why Creative Destruction Has Bypassed India

The frenzy that has accompanied the introduction of the iPhone 6 is a perfect example of creative destruction, a phenomenon that's a key measure of dynamic growth. In India, it's in short supply.

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Four Moves That Would Transform India

Arvind Panagariya sets an agenda for India's new leader during the inaugural event of Columbia Business School’s new India Business Initiative.

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Unlocking the Value of Movable Assets

Can a simple change to commercial laws in emerging economies spur business growth?

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Startups for a Better World

More and more alumni entrepreneurs are launching ventures to serve the greater good.

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You Say You Want a Revolution

The editor of The Economist traces three revolutions that upended society as we know it, and explains why a fourth revolution within the next ten years is unavoidable.

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Power Isn't Enough: Study Reveals the Missing Link for Effective Leadership

New research from Columbia Business School shows that powerful leaders fail to listen properly and take others’ accounts into perspective, jeopardizing the impact they could have

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NBA Commissioner David Stern Awarded 2014 Botwinick Prize

David Stern, the commissioner emeritus of the National Basketball Association, was awarded the 2014 Botwinick Prize in Business Ethics during a ceremony on Tuesday, September 9 at Uris Hall.

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