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Each year, applicants from a wide variety of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds apply to the Columbia MBA program.

And while every student who joins our community is unique, they share certain defining traits: they are driven by a strong work ethic, ready to build and foster professional and personal relationships, and are determined to make a real impact on the world through their chosen field.

How

Attend an information session or contact the Admissions Office to learn more about getting the right recommendations, taking the GMAT, and other details you’ll need before you apply. When all your materials are ready, submit your application securely, entirely online, including your transcripts and recommendations.

When

Columbia Business School uses a rolling admissions process, which means applications are reviewed — and decisions rendered — as they are received. It is always advantageous for you to submit your application as early as possible. For more detailed information on early decision and J-Term applications, see our Options and Deadlines page.

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If you are reapplying to the School or want information on pre-enrollment requirements, visit our Admissions FAQ.

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Follow the School's social conversation on our Connect Online page, which puts #CBSAtTheCenter of social media.

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The strength of our School lies in our community, and the community connects online. Our Connect Online page makes it easy to see what the community says about what puts #CBSAtTheCenter of so many lives.

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At the Very Center of Business

See how Columbia Business School puts you at the very center of business, where chances for success revolve all around.

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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 Core: Experience the Impact of Knowledge

The Columbia Core Curriculum imparts unparalleled perspectives that inspire and challenge, and connect the dots to success.

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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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MBA
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-Americas
Final: 10/29/14

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

Did you Know?

38%

of the 2014 incoming class were non-US citizens

 

41,000

alumni in the Columbia Business School network

 

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