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Application Checklist

Application Checklist

Application Fee

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

Essay Instructions

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.

Test Scores

Applicants must submit a GMAT exam scores to the online application. Please note that CSEP graduates are exempt from this requirement.

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


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