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Application Deadlines

We review candidates on a rolling basis, and therefore encourage you to submit an application as early as possible. EMBA applicants do not have to wait until after the deadline to receive a decision.


January 2015 entry
Regular Decision: October 29, 2014*
*We will consider applications received after the deadline on a case by case basis

EMBA-New York Saturday

May 2015 entry
Early Decision**: January 12, 2015
Regular Decision: March 2, 2015

EMBA-New York Friday/Saturday

August 2015 entry
Early Decision**: March 18, 2015
Regular Decision: June 3, 2015

**Early Decision

The early decision option is ideal for candidates who have completed their research about MBA programs and have decided that Columbia Business School is the school they want to attend. Early decision applications are reviewed before regular decision applications.

Early decision candidates who are offered admission have up to two weeks to submit their nonrefundable $6,000 deposit. Applicants who are not yet ready for this level of commitment are encouraged to apply regular decision.

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Application Deadlines


EMBA-NY Friday/Saturday >

August 2015 Entry
Regular Decision: June 3, 2015


EMBA-Americas >

January 2016 Entry
Regular Decision: October 28, 2015


All deadlines are 11:59 p.m. EST on the date listed.



Over the past 30 years, the number of organizations that have sponsored Executive MBA students at Columbia Business School as a means of investing in — and retaining — their most valued employees and thus making an investment in the future of their firms.

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Special Concentration in Business Management

Special Concentration in Business Management

Applications for the Special Concentration in Business Management is now closed. It will reopen Spring of 2016. 

If you are interested in learning more about the Special Concentration, please take time to carefully review the program details and FAQ.

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Entry: January '15
Final: 10/8/14

Entry: August '15
Early: 10/8/14
Merit Fellowship Deadline: 1/7/15
Final: 4/15/15

EMBA-New York Saturday
Early: 1/12/15
Final: 3/2/15

EMBA-New York Fri/Sat
Early: 3/18/15
Final: 6/3/15

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