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Columbia University: Columbia Business School ×

Accreditation
AACSB
Location
New York, United States of America
Format
Full time - 2 years
Accreditation
AACSB
Location
New York, United States of America
Format
Full time - 2 years

Current program rank (FT)

2

Tuition fees

$ 160,944

(€ 161,836)

Length (months)

20

Program name

The Columbia MBA

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Business school information

Columbia Business School was founded in 1916, thanks in part to a generous gift from banking executive Emerson McMillin. Eleven faculty members taught the inaugural class of 61 students, which included eight women.

Study in United States of America

  • The US is the most popular destination for international students while American universities often dominate the global rankings.
  • As can be expected of a country with a population of 325 million, the US has a diverse range of cities and universities to choose from.
  • The United States is the world’s greatest economic power in terms of gross domestic product and has been among the world’s highest-ranking countries in terms of GDP per capita. The US economy is marked by resilience, flexibility, and innovation.

Program description

The Columbia MBA prepares you today to lead in the rapidly changing business world of tomorrow. The comprehensive and forward-looking curriculum builds the foundation for success in all fields while offering deep insights into specific industries.

With unmatched access to business as it unfolds, plus a vital community of diverse thinkers, graduates leave here informed, adaptive, and ready to solve real-world business challenges with innovative solutions.

Courses at Columbia Business School are taught both by the School’s stable of 150 full-time faculty members — thought leaders whose research is transforming the way business is conducted across the world — and by more than 100 adjuncts — practitioners from a wealth of industries who, because of the School’s symbiotic relationship with New York, can take the subway uptown to teach a class on their lunch break.

The School’s comprehensive core curriculum builds the foundation necessary for success in any field, while electives offer insight into specialized areas of expertise. Versatile programs like Master Classes, the Individual, Business, and Society Curriculum, and Columbia CaseWorks all approach business education in new ways, and the School’s cluster system encourages students to learn not only with, but from, their peers.

Beyond the classroom, the School’s more than 100 student organizations, its remarkably accessible alumni network, cutting-edge research centers, and countless events all work in tandem to help students rewire their brains for success amid uncertainty.

Size of the class:
847
Number of alumni:
48000
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Admission requirements

GMAT (Average):

729

GPA:

3.50

Age (Avg):

28

Experience (Avg):

5

Other:

* Any degree;

* 2 references;

* 3 essays;

* GMAT or GRE;

Ranking

Current rank:

2

(Financial Times)

4

(The Economist)

Diversity

Male/Female students:

59% / 41%

International students:

54%

Number of countries represented:

72

Female faculty:

26%

International faculty:

57%

Women on board:

17%

International board:

36%

Financial Times: International mobility rank:

42

Financial Times: International course experience rank:

55

Alumni today:
by Financial Times ©

Alumni salary today:

$ 219,201

Salary increase:

125%

Value for money rank:

76

Alumni recommend rank:

7

Career progress rank:

20

Career service rank:

24

Alumni aims achieved:

90%

Employed at three months:

92%

Pre-MBA industry:

Faculty:

Full-time faculty with PhD:

94%

Educational background:

Educational background/ Undergraduate majors:

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