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CBS MBA Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Alumnus / Off Campus

Since I and the alumnus were from Mumbai, he invited me to his office for the interview. The interview was blind (resume-based). The questions he asked were: 1. Tell me about yourself. 2. Career goals. He grilled me about the goals a lot – checked my knowledge of my industry.... Read more »

CBS Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Alumnus / Zoom

The interview went pretty nicely. The school matched me with someone in the VC industry. I was nervous because I thought the wildly different background would work against me – quite the opposite. Questions asked were: Walk me through your background +a few follow ups from that. Why CBS? Why... Read more »

Round 2 MBA Application Deadlines 2022-2023

To help you stay organized, we’ve compiled all of the Round 2 MBA application deadlines (and some Round 3 ones) all in one place. You’ll find links to our corresponding Essay Topic Analysis in the “Essay Analysis” column. School Deadline Decision Essay Analysis Application Live? INSEAD (R2 August Intake) 11/15/2022... Read more »

CBS Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Alumnus / Off-Campus

I was paired up with my interviewer via the Columbia portal. We set a date and time, but not a location until the day before. The interviewer was an active corporate executive in my area and I was flexible with the scheduling process. Interview was slated for 45 minutes ended... Read more »

CBS MBA Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Alum / Virtual

My interview was an alum who graduated in 2002 and he has been interviewing candidates for a long time. I was nervous going in to the interview, but it was very casual conversation. I was only asked standard questions. Questions I was asked: 1. Tell me about yourself. 2. Why... Read more »

CBS MBA Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Alumnus / Virtual

I had a virtual interview with an almunus. It was an hour long conversation, discussing: 1. Introduction (he asked a lot of questions here on Why selected particular major, about my work projects, what did I recommend, he tried to understand my background in depth) 2. Why MBA? Why not... Read more »

CBS Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Alumni / Zoom

9/01 – Applied 9/22 – Received Interview Invite via email. Submitted interview request form, matched with an alumni, and scheduled a virtual interview. 9/26 – Zoom interview, resume-based only. The alumni interviewer (~10 years out of CBS) submitted feedback immediately after the interview. I think they were filling out the... Read more »

CBS Interview Questions & Report: Early Decision / Alum / Off-Campus

The alum seemed very pleasant and casual. It was a very “fit” type interview, with the alum asking mostly questions about “Why MBA” and “Why my chosen field.” Questions about what clubs I would join as well as why my backup plan was if my initial plan failed were also... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Interview Invitations, September 26-30, 2022

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! Round 1 deadlines continue.  Round 1 application deadlines continue, as some programs begin releasing interview invites. Monday, September 26, Dartmouth / Tuck and Duke / Fuqua... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Deadlines & Interview Invites, September 19-23, 2022

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! The new MBA admissions season is underway!  Round 1 application deadlines are underway. Columbia is also already in full swing with its Early Decision and J... Read more »

Bloomberg Businessweek Business School Rankings 2022-2023 Key Takeaways

Bloomberg Businessweek’s 2022-2023 Best B-Schools ranks the top business schools globally by region, charting assessments of programs in the U.S., Europe, Asia-Pacific region, and Canada through a rigorous analysis of data and survey responses. This year, the ranking covers 117 business schools. To qualify, programs had to be taught primarily... Read more »

Real Humans of the CBS MBA Class of 2024

Get to know some new members of the Columbia Business School (CBS) MBA Class of 2024 in this edition of our Real Humans: MBA Students series. 844 students comprise the new CBS class in Manhattanville, with 629 starting in August and 215 beginning in January. Forty-four percent of the new... Read more »

The Week Ahead: MBA Admissions Deadlines, September 12-16, 2022

Welcome back to the series, The Week Ahead, in which we provide a brief rundown of what is happening in MBA admissions this week! The new MBA admissions season is underway!  Round 1 application deadlines are underway. Columbia is also already in full swing with its Early Decision and J... Read more »

MBA Admissions Interviews 2022-2023: On-Campus, Off-Campus or Virtual?

Due to Covid-19, business schools conducted MBA admissions interviews virtually the past few seasons. Now, some business schools are opening back up to welcome MBA applicants to campus for visits and interviews. See if your target programs offer the options of on-campus, off-campus, and/or virtual interviews for the 2022-2023 admissions... Read more »

Columbia MBA Class Profile: Diversity Abounds in the Class of 2024

Columbia Business School‘s MBA Class of 2024 welcomed 844 students, with 629 starting in August and 215 beginning in January. Diversity abounds as percentage of women rose to 44 percent and international students make up 51 percent of the class. U.S. minority representation also increased over last year, to 42... Read more »

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