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Columbia Business School – Established in 1916, Columbia Business School is one of the 6 Ivy League Schools in America. It was established with the intention of providing business education to the students of Columbia University. Ranked 14, it is known for its MBA program, as well as its highly selective process.

  • Facts and Figures

Columbia Business School – An Overview

Program Duration2 Years
Class Size754
Average GMAT Score724
Average Work Experience5 Years
Average Age28 Years
Program Cost$104,712

Source:  http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/programs/mba/admissions/class-profile

  • Recruitment at Columbia Business School
  • Here is the list of the top companies that hired from Columbia Business School the previous year:

    AllianceBernstein LP
    Bain & Company, Inc.
    Bank of America Merrill Lynch
    The Capital Group Companies Inc.
    Fidelity Investments
    The Boston Consulting Group
    American Express
    L’Oréal Paris

    The top industries with their respective percentage recruitment are given below:

    IndustryPercentage of Recruits
    Finance: Investment Management15%
    Finance: Banking14%
    Finance: Others14%
    Real Estate5%

    Source:  https://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/alumni/sites/alumni/files/CBS-2015-EmploymentReport_0.pdf

    • Apply to Columbia Business School

    The deadline for the 2018 admissions at have been announced. Mark your calendars for deadline of the January and August, 2016 intake:

    Early Decision – October 3rd, 2018

                                 1 year, 2 months, 10 days, 16 hours, 24 minutes ago

    Merit Fellowship Consideration – January 5th, 2019

                                 in 20 days, 7 hours, 35 minutes

    Regular Decision – April 10th, 2019

                                 in 3 months, 26 days, 7 hours, 35 minutes


    • Essay Topic 2018-19

    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:
    How will you take advantage of being “at the very center of business”? Please watch this short video featuring Dean Glenn Hubbard (250 Words)
    Essay 3:
    Please provide an example of a team failure of which you have been a part. If given a second chance, what would you do differently? (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)
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