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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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04/16/2015

Columbia’s Regular Decision (and final) deadline was April 5, 2015. A steady stream of acceptances, dings, and waitlist invitations continues to come in.

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March 28, 2015 11:31am
Rejected at Columbia via email.
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March 20, 2015 10:46am
Accepted to Columbia via phone.
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March 19, 2015 4:28am
Rejected at Columbia via email.
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March 5, 2015 8:19pm
Rejected at Columbia via email.
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February 27, 2015 4:07pm
Rejected at Columbia via email.

Basic Stats

MEAN GMAT715
MEAN GPA3.5
CLASS SIZE741
% FEMALE38%

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Recent News

04/10/2015

Columbia Business School Dean Proposes Radically Simple B-School Rankings Methodology

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03/30/2015

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02/16/2015

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01/28/2015

Columbia Business School Launches New Center for Social Enterprise 

The big news out of Columbia Business School (CBS) today is the creation of a new center devoted to social enterprise. A generous endowment gift...

01/02/2015

Columbia Business School Welcomes New Assistant Dean and Dean of Students

On Monday, January 5th, Zelon Crawford will become the new assistant dean and dean of students for the full-time MBA program at Columbia Business...

Interview Reports

02/23/2015

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

We just received the following Columbia MBA admissions interview report from an applicant who just received an acceptance from Columbia....

01/26/2015

Columbia MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Early Decision / Adcom / On-Campus

The following is a report from a recent applicant who provided their Columbia EMBA admissions interview questions: I applied early decision to the...

12/01/2014

Columbia MBA Admissions Interview Questions: J-Term / Alumnus / Off Campus

The following is a report from a recent applicant who provided their Columbia MBA admissions interview questions. I applied for the January term....

12/01/2014

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

The following is a report from a recent applicant who provided his Columbia MBA admissions interview questions.  I met with a 2004 graduate at a...

11/20/2014

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

The following is an interview report provided by an early decision Columbia MBA applicant, who shares their Columbia MBA admissions interview...