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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

11/26/2014

Columbia’s Early Decision deadline for the Class of 2017 passed on October 8, 2014. As Columbia uses a rolling admissions process, some candidates who applied particularly early have been granted interviews and, in some cases, been accepted.

Basic Stats

MEAN GMAT715
MEAN GPA3.5
CLASS SIZE741
% FEMALE38%

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11/12/2014

Columbia MBA Admissions Interview Report: ED / Alumni / Off Campus

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10/27/2014

Columbia MBA Admissions Interview: Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

My CBS interview was very fast, in total it lasted around 40 minutes. I interviewed with a CBS alum here in Mexico. The interview was conducted in...

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Interview Reports

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...

11/12/2014

Columbia MBA Admissions Interview Report: ED / Alumni / Off Campus

Here is a recent Columbia MBA Admissions Interview Report from one of our readers who applied Early Decision:  This site has been very helpful so...

10/27/2014

Columbia MBA Admissions Interview: Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

My CBS interview was very fast, in total it lasted around 40 minutes. I interviewed with a CBS alum here in Mexico. The interview was conducted in...

09/23/2014

Columbia Business School MBA Admissions Interview Questions: Round 1 / Alumnus / Off-Campus

I applied for the J-term and got the interview call within 2 weeks of applying.  I scheduled the interview with an alum-most of them did not have a...

09/05/2014

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

From the list of Ambassadors that the school provided, I chose an alum that had a similar background to mine (finance/M&A in the infrastructure...