Columbia MBA Essays and Deadlines 2015

Columbia MBA Essays and Deadlines 2015 

ESSAY QUESTIONS

Applicants must complete one short answer question and three essays.

Short Answer Question:
What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (50 characters maximum)

Examples of possible responses:
“Work in business development for a media company.”
“Join a strategy consulting firm.”
“Launch a data-management start-up.”

Essay 1:
Through your resume and recommendations, we have a clear sense of your professional path to date. What are your career goals going forward, and how will the Columbia MBA help you achieve them? (Maximum 500 words)

Essay 2:
Columbia Business School’s location enables us to bridge theory and practice in multiple ways: through Master Classes, internships, the New York Immersion Seminars, and, most importantly, through a combination of distinguished research faculty and accomplished practitioners. How will you take advantage of being “at the very center of business”? (Maximum 250 words)

Essay 3:
CBS Matters, a key element of the School’s culture, allows the people in your Cluster to learn more about you on a personal level. What will your Clustermates be pleasantly surprised to learn about you? (Maximum 250 words)

Optional Essay:
An optional fourth essay will allow you to discuss any issues that do not fall within the purview of the required essays.

COLUMBIA MBA DEADLINES 2015-2016

Columbia Business School has a rolling admissions process. Students may enroll in either August or January.

Columbia Application Deadlines 2014 – 2015

The August entry has two review periods — early decision and regular decision.

JANUARY 2016 ENTRY

Deadline: October 7, 2015

AUGUST 2016 ENTRY

Early Decision: October 7, 2015

Regular Decision: April 13, 2016

All applications are due at 11:59 p.m. EST on the day of the deadline. For more information, visit the Columbia Business School admissions website.

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