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Students are encouraged to take full advantage of the many sources of academic assistance available to them: review sessions, tutoring, faculty office hours, teaching assistants, and the Office of Disability Services.
On average, an MBA student can expect to spend about three hours of study time for a three-credit class per week. In-class time for a three credit class is 36 contact hours per term. Seek support early in the term, as soon as you sense any difficulties, and visit the academic team in the Office of Student Affairs or EMBA Student Affairs for advice regarding your individual situation.
We realize there are many outside influences that may also affect your academic performance. Below is a list of just some of the many resources available to you.
Tutoring is available for core courses, as well as Capital Markets, for business students.
The Writing Center provides writing support to the entire Columbia community. Visit their site for more information about appointments or drop-in visits.
English Language Tutoring
The Chazen Institute provides English language tutoring, up to 5 hours a semester (20 hours total overall). Please contact the Chazen Institute, located in Uris 2M2, for more information.
The Office of Disability Services, located in Suite 108A in Wien Hall, is another valuable resource for students seeking accommodations and support services.
Counseling and Psychological Services
Counseling and Psychological Services provides individual and group counseling, as well as various workshops throughout the year.
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Information on courses and all bidding-related information (including statistics) can be found on BOSS (Business Online Selection System). To see important dates for the Business School, navigate to the MBA Academic Calendar tab in BOSS.
More information regarding independent studies can be found on the Indepedent Study webpage , and you can pick up the required form, as well as additional information, in Uris 105. Students may register for up to 3 credits of independent study per term (the study can be either 1.5 or 3 credits). Independent studies are designed to be independent of the classroom experience and may not be used as a means of adding a seat to a full course.
More information can be found on the Cross-Registration webpage. MBA students may count up to six credits of graduate-level coursework at other schools within the University toward the MBA degree. Graduate-level courses are denoted by a number of 4000 or higher. Undergraduate courses may be taken as long as they are in addition to the 60 credits of graduate-level course work required for the MBA degree. Although the credits from an undergraduate course will not count toward the MBA degree, the grade earned in an undergraduate course will be included in calculating student GPA.
Membership on the dean's list is awarded at the end of the first term to students who achieve a 9.0 weighted GPA. In subsequent terms, membership is awarded to all students who achieve a 9.25 weighted term GPA.
First, meet with a club advisor in OSA, who will connect you with the Student Government’s VP of clubs and careers. You’ll be required to fill out an application form, collect signatures from potential club members, plan out your first year’s budget, and make a presentation to the Student Government’s club committee.
Many local vendors accept a voucher in lieu of cash payment. You can pick up the voucher from Financial Planning in Uris 216. Vouchers are essentially blank checks that you give to the delivery person upon arrival and can include a tip. Vendors send the voucher is sent back to Financial Planning as an invoice and the funds are debited from your club account.
Only students pursuing an MBA degree can join Business School clubs. Business School students seeking MS and PhD degrees are not eligible.
All loan funds - federal or private - are sent to the University's Student Financial Services (SFS) office electronically via EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer). Once the SFS office is in receipt of the funds, they place the amount(s) onto your tuition bill as a "credit" to your account. You do not need to pick up any physical checks. Any loan amounts above tuition and fees will be refunded to you. Direct deposit helps to expedite the refund process.
Refunds are issued within 7–10 days of funds arriving at the University. Assuming your loans are in place for the earliest federally allowable date, your refunds should reach you within a week following the first day of classes. For the fastest refund processing, please sign up for direct deposit on ssol.columbia.edu.
Students who face higher costs due to extenuating circumstances may request a budget increase by submitting a formal appeal along with appropriate documentation. If approved, the budget increase allows students to borrow additional loan funds, subject to lender or Department of Education approval. Appeals are not an entitlement and can be turned down by the Appeals Committee. Learn more about appeals and download the appeal form.