Columbia Business School

Last updated on November 27th, 2018

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

Rank 6
Program Duration 2 Years
Class Size 754
Average GMAT Score 724
Average Work Experience 5 Years
Average Age 28 Years
Program Cost $104,712



  • 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:

Industry Percentage of Recruits
Finance: Investment Management 15%
Finance: Banking 14%
Finance: Others 14%
Consulting 9%
Technology 8%
Media 7%
Nonprofit 7%
Manufacturing 5%
Real Estate 5%
Retail 5%
Healthcare 2%
Other 9%


  • 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, 1 month, 23 days, 10 hours, 47 minutes ago

Merit Fellowship Consideration – January 5th, 2019

                             in 1 month, 6 days, 13 hours, 13 minutes

Regular Decision – April 10th, 2019

                             in 4 months, 12 days, 13 hours, 13 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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