Columbia Business School

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Essay Questions for 2016-2017 / Class of 2019

January Entry/Early Decision Deadline: October 5, 2016

Merit Fellowship Consideration: January 4, 2017

Regular Deadline: April 12, 2017, reviewed after Early Decision.

Note: Columbia Business School uses a rolling admissions process, which means applications are reviewed—and decisions rendered—as they are received. It is always advantageous for you to submit your application as early as possible.

The Essays

Columbia Business School Essay Topics

Goal: What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (50 characters)

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? (100-750 words)

Essay #2: Columbia Business School’s students participate in industry focused New York immersion seminars; in project based Master Classes; and in school year internships. Most importantly, they are taught by a combination of distinguished research faculty and accomplished practitioners. How will you take advantage of being “at the very center of business”? (100-500 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? (100-250 Words)

For additional information, applicants should visit CBS’s admissions website.

Visit the Columbia admissions website for more application information.