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Spotlight on: Diversity

One of a series of admissions events designed for underrepresented minorities, Spotlight on: Diversity allows participants to immerse themselves in the Columbia Business School community and obtain a holistic understanding of the MBA application process. Spotlight On: Diversity 2014 took place on Saturday, August 23, 2014.

Hosted by the Admissions Office, in conjunction with the Black Business Students Association and the Hispanic Business Association, past Spotlight on: Diversity 2014 activities have included:

  • Student and alumni panels illustrating community life and the value proposition of Columbia Business School
  • Detailed application advice and guidance designed to aid early decision applicants
  • Informal networking opportunities with current students, alumni, and admissions officers

For questions about Spotlight On: Diversity, please contact the Admissions Office at or call 212-854-1961.

Diversity Matters @ Columbia

Diversity Matters @ Columbia is an annual Columbia Business School event for prospective students who identify as underrepresented minorities. Co-sponsored by the office of admissions, the Black Business Students Association and the Hispanic Business Association, Diversity Matters @ Columbia offers an opportunity for you to learn about the admissions process, experience a mock class, hear from current students and alumni, and gain a holistic understanding of the School's unique resources. Diversity Matters @ Columbia 2014 took place on Saturday, November 1, 2014.

Past Diversity Matters @ Columbia activities have included:

  • An application overview
  • Small group Q&A with admissions officers
  • Faculty presentations
  • Panel discussions on student life, financial aid, and career management
  • Social and networking events
  • Informal conversations with current students, faculty members, alumni, and administrators

For questions about this event, please contact the Admissions Office at or 212-854-1961.

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