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Columbia Business School MBA Essay Questions 2019-2020

The Columbia MBA essays for the 2019-2020 admissions season have been announced by the CBS admissions committee. Columbia offers two intakes, an August entry and an accelerated January intake. The program operates a rolling admissions process for both entry options, evaluating applications and extending interview invitations as they are received. The CBS application will be made available on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.

This year, CBS has made changes to essays number two and three.

Columbia MBA Essay Questions for 2019-2020

Short Answer Question
What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (50 characters)

Essay 1
Through your resume and recommendations, we have a clear sense of your professional path to date. What are your career goals over the next 3-5 years and what, in your imagination, would be your long term dream job? (500 words)

Essay 2
Why do you feel Columbia Business School is a good fit for you? (250 words)

Essay 3
Who is a leader you admire, and why? (250 words)

Optional Essay
Is there any further information that you wish to provide the Admissions Committee?  If so, use this space to provide an explanation of any areas of concern in your academic record or your personal history.  This does not need to be a formal essay. You may submit bullet points. (Maximum 500 Words)

For more information, applicants can visit the Columbia Business School MBA Admissions website.

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