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Columbia Business School

As one of the leading MBA programs in the United States, Columbia Business School offers the following concentrations towards an MBA degree. Please keep reading to see the major employers of MBA graduates of Columbia Business School. On the following screen, you will also see all materials required for MBA admissions application, including MBA essays, reference letters, TOEFL score, and application fee. By clicking the logo below, you can see detailed admissions statistics for Columbia Business School.
Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Management Science, Marketing, Media, Entertainment & Communications, Operations Management, Public & Nonprofit Management, Real Estate


  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • Citigroup / Salomon Smith Barney
  • Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
  • Booz Allen & Hamilton
  • McKinsey & Co.
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Merrill Lynch
  • American Express
  • Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette


 4 required essays
 Interview (by invitation only)
 2 letters of recommendation
 1 official transcript from each institute
 GMAT (ETS code: 2174)
 Résumé
 $ 180 application fee

International applicants should also provide:

Applicants are evaluated in three categories: professional promise, personal characteristics, and academic credentials. The Admissions Committee looks for well-rounded people from diverse economic, social, ethnic, geographic, and professional backgrounds. Idea applicants have demonstrated leadership, have the ability to work as members of teams, are active in the community, and can contribute to the academic experience of their peers. Requirements include: minimum two years’ work experience, GMAT, Bachelor’s degree, essays, letters of recommendation, and TOEFL for international students whose native language is not English.

Please answer each of the following essay questions. Each essay should be typed and double-spaced on separate 8 1/2 x 11 paper with your name and the date of the final draft at the top of each page. Essay #5 is optional. The Admissions Committee is not looking for any “right” answers to these questions. Our aim is to get to know you completely. Please answer each question carefully and honestly.
1. What are your short-term and long-term career goals? How will the Columbia Business School MBA help you achieve these goals? (Limit 1000 words)
2. In reviewing the last five years, describe a situation in which you felt particularly effective as a member of a team. (Limit 500 words)
3. Discuss a non-academic situation in which you were disappointed in yourself. Tell us how it has affected you personally and/or professionally. (Limit 500 words)
4. The Admissions Committee recognizes that our students have multiple interests. Please tell us about what you feel most passionate. (Limit 250 words)
5. (Optional) Is there any additional information that you wish to provide to the Committee? Also, regarding your previous education, please use this space to provide an explanation of any instances of probation, dismissal, transfer, withdrawal from a course or failing grades.

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