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Columbia Business School looks for intellectually driven people from diverse educational, economic, social, cultural, and geographic backgrounds. Our students share a record of achievement, strong leadership, and the ability to work in teams.

Columbia Business School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, nationality, sexual orientation, political affiliation, disability, or veteran status.

MBA Student Profile — Class Entering 2014 (January and August)

Applications Received: 5799
Admitted: 1056
Enrolled: 743, divided into 11 clusters
January Entry Class Size: 199, divided into 3 clusters
August Entry Class Size: 544, divided into 8 clusters
GMAT Scores (average): 716
GMAT Scores (middle 80%): 680–760
Undergraduate GPA (average): 3.5
Undergraduate GPA (middle 80%): 3.1–3.8
Work Experience (average): 5 years
Work Experience (middle 80%): 3–7 years
At Least One Year of Work Experience: 99%
Average Age: 28
Age Range (middle 80%): 25–30
Women: 36%
Minority of US Origin: 32%
International Citizens: 41%

Undergraduate Major

  Social Science 38%
  Business 28%
  Engineering 17%
  Humanities 8%
  Sciences 6%
  Other 2%
  Technology 1%

Previous Industries

  Financial Services 28%
  Consulting 25%
Marketing/Media 10%
  Private Equity 8%
  Technology 7%
  Other 5%
  Nonprofit 5%
  Military/Govt 4%
  Healthcare 3%
  Real Estate 2%
  Energy 2%
  Manufacturing 2%

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Special Concentration in Business Management

Special Concentration in Business Management

Applications for the Special Concentration in Business Management is now closed. It will reopen Spring of 2016. 


If you are interested in learning more about the Special Concentration, please take time to carefully review the program details and FAQ.

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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

 

42,000

alumni in the Columbia Business School network

 

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