You are here
Columbia Business School’s core curriculum consists of two full-term courses and eight half-term courses.
A staple of the Columbia experience, the core curriculum is designed to give students an in-depth mastery of the academic disciplines and applied functional areas necessary to every business leader’s success. Taught by both full-time professors and practitioners, the core leaves students with more than just practical knowledge; case-based lessons and collaborative learning models train students to analyze, decide, and lead — rather than merely know — while creating a common student experience that fosters a deep and tenacious community.
Before each term, exemption exams are offered, allowing students already deeply versed in a particular subject area the opportunity to replace core courses with electives.
First Term Core Courses
|Pre-term||Lead: People, Teams, Organizations (1/2 term equivalent)**|
|Marketing||Global Economic Environment|
Second Term Core Courses
|1st half||Operations Mgmt||1/2 Elective||Elective||Elective||Elective|
|2nd half||1/2 Elective||1/2 Elective|
Full-Time MBA Application Deadlines
All deadlines are 11:59 p.m. New York Time on the date listed.
Get a glimpse into the experiences of MBA and EMBA students, and connect with Admissions officers for events and application information.VISIT VOICES
Discover tips on how to make the most of your time at Columbia Business School.VISIT NOTES
Did you Know?
of the 2014 incoming class were non-US citizens
alumni in the Columbia Business School network
find out what the CBS community is thinking