Columbia MBA Essays

In addition to learning about your professional aspirations through Columbia MBA essay, the Admissions Committee hopes to gain an understanding of your interests, values and motivations through these essays. How you answer these essays is at your discretion, there are no right answers and we encourage you to answer each question thoughtfully and honestly.

Columbia MBA Essay Short Answer Question: What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (75 characters maximum)

Columbia MBA Essay 1. Given your individual background and goals, why are you pursuing a Columbia MBA at this time? (Maximum 500 words)

Columbia Essay 2. Please view the video The Centre (on their website). How will you take advantage of being at the very center of business?

Columbia Essay 3. What will the people in your Cluster be pleasantly surprised to learn about you? (Maximum 250 words)

Columbia 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 Reapplicant Essay. How have you enhanced your candidacy since your previous application? Please detail your progress since you last applied, and address how you plan to achieve your post-MBA and long-term professional goals.

Columbia Business School has an extensive admissions and interview process to select some of the best minds in the world. Introspect and work hard on all the essays mentioned above, your recommendations and one page resume, to crack the admissions process.

You would be competing with achievers from all walks of life across the world, remain focused to showcased your unique factor and what you bring with yourself, to contribute to the Columbia community.

Columbia Application Deadlines

Early Decision (08 Oct), Merit Fellowship (07 Jan), Regular Decision (15 Apr) Columbia Business School uses a rolling admissions process. Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received, and decisions can be rendered at any point during the review period.

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