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Episode 81: Admissions Director Q&A with Columbia Business School’s Michael Robinson

Special guest Michael Robinson, Director of MBA Admissions at Columbia Business School (CBS), joins us for a podcast episode that will cover everything you want to know about the leading MBA program.

Robinson was an entrepreneur, running a music publicity firm, prior to becoming a member of the CBS MBA Class of 2001. He then joined MBA admissions at the school in 2002 and moved up to director of MBA admissions in July 2016. In this role, he serves on the admission committee and manages strategic relationships with key corporate and nonprofit partners to drive future MBA applications. He has spearheaded the school’s presence in Africa and Southeast Asia, and informally mentors women and people of color.

In this episode, you can hear more from Robinson about admissions at Columbia Business School, as he walks us through the life of an MBA application, applying Early Decision or Rolling Admissions, how the interviews play out, and more. We also get to the lighter side of life with questions from our “Real Humans” series.

Tune in to learn the ins and outs of this top MBA program!

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Episode 81: Admissions Director Q&A with Columbia Business School's Michael Robinson

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Posted in: Admissions Director Q&A, MBA Podcast, School Q&A

Schools: Columbia

About the Author

Lauren Wakal

Lauren Wakal has been covering the MBA admissions space for more than a decade, from in-depth business school profiles to weekly breaking news and more.

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