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If you are dedicated, tenacious, and innovative, with an endless curiosity for uncovering savvy business solutions, you're ready to take on an MBA program that's just like you. Here are some highlights to give you a sense of what's in store for the next two years.

Theory in Practice

What you learn from our faculty members will be instantly applicable in real-world situations. You’ll gain firsthand insights into their transformative research and a behind-the-scenes perspective from their extensive industry experience. With this knowledge in hand, you and your learning team will work to develop innovative solutions to real-world business problems.

Community

Take one look around our beautiful Morningside Heights campus and you will see the world reflected in our culture and the content of our work. Students come to Columbia Business School from almost 90 countries and bring with them every kind of business experience.

Access

Columbia’s relationship with New York City cannot be underestimated when choosing an MBA program. The city fuels so much of what happens at the School, from our Executives in Residence program to Master Classes to speakers and conferences — in fact, more business leaders visit our campus than any other top business school.

Entrepreneurship

At the very heart of our philosophy is the entrepreneurial mindset. Our courses will teach you to emphasize your individual initiative by identifying, valuing, and capturing opportunity no matter what field you’re in.

Alumni Network

No business school alumni network is more accessible than Columbia's. Over 40,000 strong, our alumni work in more than 100 countries, often at the very top of their fields. Their passion for the School is reflected in the time they give to current students through mentoring, lectures, internships, and so much more.

Career Management

With an MBA from Columbia, your career prospects multiply exponentially. Students begin the transformation of their professional life with a visit to the Career Management Center. The CMC is here to help connect you with opportunities, from internships to full-time employment, and provide guidance throughout the cycles of your career.

Campus Life

Whether you come to us from across the world or on a crosstown bus, your student experience will be defined by much more than coursework. Take part in campus traditions, community service, and student organizations that reflect a full spectrum of backgrounds and interests. Visit OSA (the Office of Student Affairs) to learn more and get support for yourself, your spouse, or your family.

Voices of Columbia Business School

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Notes to the Next Class

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Upcoming Information Sessions

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December 17, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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December 22, 2014 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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December 29, 2014 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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January 5, 2015 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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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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Surf the Social Stream

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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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-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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