Columbia MBA Essays

In addition to learning about your professional aspirations, 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 Short Answer Question: What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (75 characters maximum)

Columbia 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 Application Deadlines 2014 – 2015

August 2015 Entry: Early Decision (08 Oct 2014), Merit Fellowship (07 Jan 2015), Regular Decision (15 Apr 2015) 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.

January 2015 intake: (Rolling Admissions) 08 Oct 2014

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