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Master of Science

Innovative training for high-level work.
Columbia Business School's Master of Science Programs are for students interested in more analytical and focused study in a particular area than is offered by the MBA Program, but who also prefer a shorter and more industry-oriented experience than the Doctoral Program.
In their time on campus, MS students take coursework in particular quantitative and analytical pursuits, including a mixture of MBA and PhD courses. Columbia Business School offers a number of MS programs to choose from. No matter which way you go, though, you'll set yourself up to move into a variety of industries when you're done.

Financial Economics

The goal of the Master of Science in Financial Economics, offered by the School's Finance and Economics Division, is to provide students with the quantitative and theoretical tools for a successful career in finance. When they graduate from the two-year program, students look to a variety of potential employers, including investment and commercial banks, pension funds, hedge funds, mutual funds, consulting firms, and policy-oriented organizations.

Management Science and Engineering

The Master of Science in Management Science and Engineering, formed in conjunction with the University's Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science, emphasizes using both managerial and engineering perspectives in solving problems, making decisions, and managing risks in complex systems. Students pursuing this degree program are provided with a rigorous exposure to optimization and stochastic modeling, and a deep coverage of applications in the areas of operations engineering and management.

Graduates from this program will be able to assume positions as analysts and associates in consulting firms, business analysts in logistics, supply chain, operations, or revenue management departments of large corporations, and as financial analysts in various functions (e.g., risk management) of investment banks, hedge funds, credit-card companies, and insurance firms.

Application Deadline

January 6, 2015 for early admission- Fall 2015.
Feb. 15, 2015 for regular admission- Fall 2015.


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The Master of Science in Marketing trains students to work for any employer that relies on marketing analytics. These include consumer products companies, consulting firms, nonprofits, government, and many more. The degree is targeted to students who wish to pursue a more analytical course of study than that offered in our MBA Program.

In a competitive job market, the technical skills and expertise gained through this track, which includes the coursework component of a PhD program, become increasingly valuable. A Master of Science in Marketing provides academically distinguished students the opportunity to develop many of these skills in an intensive one-year program.

Student Life

Columbia Business School’s excellent personal attention and supportive community help our busy MS students balance their life, work, and studies and still have opportunities to enjoy one another’s company and the excitement of New York City. Check out the International House and Columbia's student information page to learn more about how we help students adjust to their rigorous and challenging curriculum and acclimate to their new course work and lifestyle.

Application Deadlines

MS in Marketing >
MS in Financial Economics>
Fall 2015 Entry:
Application Deadline: Jan. 5th, 2015


MS in Management Science and Engineering>

Fall 2015 Entry:
Application available in early Sept.



January 5th, 2015


Master of Science in Marketing

The Master of Science in Marketing Program trains marketing researchers to work in industry, consulting firms, nonprofits, government, and other organizations where marketing analysis adds value.

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Master of Science in Financial Economics

Kick start a successful career for finance, investment, and commercial banks, pension funds, hedge funds, mutual funds, consulting firms, and policy-oriented organizations with the Master of Science in Financial Economics.

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