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- Nonrefundable application fee ($100)
- Two essays
- Résumé or CV
- Two letters of recommendation
- Official transcripts from all institutions attended after high school
- GMAT test scores (Graduates of CSEP are exempt from this requirement)
A nonrefundable application fee of $100 must be received in order for an application to be considered. Payments can be made through the online application system.
Columbia Business School
Master of Science Program
311 Uris Hall
3022 Broadway, MC 9133
New York, NY 10027-6902
The Master of Science in Leadership requires two essays:
Essay 1: What in your view makes a great leader? Ground your answer with examples from your own experience as a leader. (250 to 500 words maximum)
Essay 2: Describe what you hope to gain from the Master of Science Leadership, and how this fits your own professional and personal goals. (200 to 300 words maximum)
Please save your essay as an MS Word document or PDF titled “Last Name, First Name – Essays. Please upload all documents using our online application
Résumé or CV Instructions
Applicants to the Master of Science in Leadership must submit a Résumé or CV that includes their academic background and credentials and relevant work experience, as well as other business or academic experiences. Please save your résumé/CV as an MS Word document or PDF titled “Last Name, First Name – CV.” Be sure that each page of your résumé/CV is numbered and includes your full name (Last Name, First Name). Attach your résumé/CV and upload it to the online application
Letters of Recommendation
Applicants must have two but may request up to three letters of recommendations. Recommenders are encouraged to submit letters of recommendation though our online system.
Applicants must scan transcripts and then submit them through the online application.
Applicants must submit a GMAT exam scores to the online application. Please note that CSEP graduates are exempt from this requirement.