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Columbia Business School

Uris Hall, Columbia Business School

Columbia Business School (CBS) is part of Columbia University’s campus in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City. CBS provides a full-time, two-year MBA program that gives students the option of enrolling in either August or January, as well as an Executive MBA Program. Columbia MBA students enjoy the school’s location in New York City, one of the U.S.’s primary financial centers. They also receive especially strong training in finance, based in part on such customized, practical programs as the rigorous Value Investing Program for second-year students.

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Columbia’s Regular Decision deadline is on April 9, 2014. Meanwhile, rolling admissions decisions continue to be released.

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Columbia Business School Students to Volunteer as Part of Inaugural Day of Impact

Hundreds of MBA students, faculty and staff at Columbia Business School (CBS) will fan out into the communities surrounding the school this Friday...

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Columbia Business School to Host Annual Odyssey Global MBA Competition

Columbia Business School (CBS) is preparing to welcome top MBA students from around the world beginning tomorrow as part of the sixth annual Odyssey...

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Highbridge Capital Management Co-Founder Joins Columbia Business School Board of Overseers

Columbia Business School (CBS) welcomed a new member to its Board of Overseers this week: alumnus Henry Swieca (MBA ’83), co-founder of Highbridge...

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Interview Reports


Columbia MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 2 / Alumnus / Off-campus

I interviewed with an older alumna with an investment banking background. Similar to other interviews on Clear Admit, my interview questions focused...

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Columbia MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-campus

I had a great interview with an advertising director in NYC. I arrived at his office 15 minutes early and he offered me a coffee. He started by...

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Columbia MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Rolling admission / Alumnus / Off-campus

The interview was conducted by an alum and took place in a conference room in his office. It was a blind interview, but I sent him my CV in advance....

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Columbia MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 (ED) / Alumnus / Off-campus

As other people have stated, spend some time to choose your interviewer. Also remember a recent graduate is not necessarily going be easier to...

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Columbia MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Early Decision / Alumnus / Off-campus

Applied: 9/30, Interview Notification: 10/15, Interview Scheduled: 10/17, Interview On: 10/21, Report Complete: 10/26, Admission Decision: 11/04...

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