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Sample MBA Schedule

To see how your first year of classes at Columbia Business School might look, check out the sample schedule below.

Classes are 90 minutes in length, with 15 minutes between them.

First Term | Second Term

First Term


9:00 a.m.

Strategy Formulation (first half of semester)
Global Economic Environment (second half)

10:45 a.m.

Managerial Statistics (first half)
Marketing (second half)

2:15 p.m.

Corporate Finance


12:30 p.m.

Club Time: no classes (to allow for lunchtime club meetings, speaker events, etc.)

2:15 p.m.

Managerial Economics (first half)
Business Analytics (second half)

4:00 p.m.

Financial Accounting

Second Term


9:00 a.m.

Operations Management (first half)
Half-term elective (second half)

10:45 a.m.

Half-term Elective (first half)
Half-term Elective (second half)

2:15 p.m.

Capital Markets (elective)


9:00 a.m.

Real Estate Finance (elective)

12:30 p.m.

Club Time: no classes (to allow for lunchtime club meetings, speaker events, etc.)

2:15 p.m.

Global Immersion: Brazil (first half elective)

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Upcoming Information Sessions

January 28, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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February 2, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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February 4, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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February 9, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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February 11, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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At the Very Center of Business

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Since 1916, Columbia Business School has lived at the heart of the business world, New York City, building symbiotic relationships with leading innovators and global trendsetters and offering students exposure to the very pulse of industry.

Today, we continue to enjoy daily insights from the influential figures driving current practices. Our renowned faculty members are leaders in their fields, producing groundbreaking research across areas, and our worldwide alumni network continues to grow and impact change. At the Business School today, we’re celebrating our place at the very center of it all.

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The Columbia Core Curriculum is informed by thought leadership from the world’s leading-edge business environment. Our faculty's groundbreaking research influences business practices in every sector while our curriculum develops leaders who can create opportunity in any situation.

In an MBA program at the very center of business, you’ll learn to respond dynamically to any challenge. You'll gain the skills you need to succeed in a fast-moving, competitive business environment and see how to create opportunities where they once seemed impossible. At Columbia, at the heart of New York City, you’ll learn it all from the most influential figures in industry today.

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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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