Columbia University Executive MBA


Executive MBA

Program length

20 Months


533 W. 218th St. New York, NY 10034 888-LIONS-11.

Columbia University (NY)

Few executive MBA programmes are older or more prestigious than those offered by Columbia Business School and the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. Columbia University's EMBA programme, which began in 1968, is the second-oldest in the world; Wharton University followed in 1975. In addition to being affiliated with well-known Ivy League universities in major cities, both EMBA programmes routinely compete for the top ranks in national rankings.


Avg. Undergrad GPA3.5
Placement 2020 – $130,500
Ranking 2020 – 4th
Avg. GMAT score724


1. Students must have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution is required to get admission in this program.
2. Students required to maintain at least a 3.6 overall GPA.
3. Students required to have 5 years of work experience.
4. Students whose official language is not English are required to submit IELTS or TOEFL scores.
5. Students need to submit a minimum GMAT score and GRE exam scores for a better chance of admission.

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Columbia University Executive MBA Essays

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.”
“Continue my career within investor relations.”
“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 over the next 3-5 years and what, in your imagination, would be your long-term dream job? (500 words)
Essay 2
Columbia Business School’s Executive MBA will challenge you by offering a rigorous academic experience, global exposure through the international seminar, and the opportunity to immediately apply what you learn to your career. How will you approach balancing the demands of the program with your professional and personal life while you are in school? (250 words)
Essay 3:
Tell us about your favorite book, movie or song and why it resonates with you. (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. This does not need to be a formal essay. You may submit bullet points. (Maximum 500 words)


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May 2022 Entry
Early Decision January 12, 2022
Regular Decision February 23, 2022



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August 2022 Entry
Early Decision March 23, 2022
Regular Decision May 25, 2022

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