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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. This is just the introduction!  Learn more about Columbia in the FREE Clear Admit School Snapshot, available for immediate download in the Clear Admit Shop.

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Current State

05/19/2015

Columbia’s January 2016 entry application deadline and August 2016 entry early decision deadline is October 7, 2015.

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May 12, 2015 2:15pm
Interview Invite to Columbia via email.
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May 6, 2015 2:00pm
Rejected at Columbia via email.
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May 5, 2015 2:07pm
Rejected at Columbia via email.
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April 25, 2015 7:38am
Accepted to Columbia via phone.
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March 28, 2015 11:31am
Rejected at Columbia via email.

Basic Stats

MEAN GMAT715
MEAN GPA3.5
CLASS SIZE741
% FEMALE38%

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Interview Reports

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12/01/2014

Columbia MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Early Decision / Alumnus / Off Campus

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