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Profile Data from 2013

Quick Stats

  • Program Cost
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
Contact Information
1125 Amsterdam Avenue
Warren Hall, Room 404
New York, New York 10025, United States

Best B-School Road Trip: Columbia Business School

Bloomberg Businessweek's Jeniece Pettitt and Rachel Crane go uptown to New York City's Columbia Business School to see what makes it one of the top business programs in America.

About Columbia Business School

Columbia Business School delivers a learning experience where academic excellence meets real-time exposure to the pulse of global business. Our transformative curriculum bridges academic theory with unparalleled exposure to real-world business practice, equipping students with an entrepreneurial mindset to recognize, capture, and create opportunity in any environment. The thought leadership of Columbia’s faculty and staff, accomplishments of its alumni, and location in the center of global business allows the School to have an immediate, measurable impact on the forces shaping business every day.

What Recent Grads Say See All 14 Comments >

The network was huge. I thought Columbia made the program extremely manageable (study resources, delivering books, providing food, recording classes, etc.). They really did balance the fact that students have full time jobs. Also, while I didn't take full advantage of the career services, having an EMBA-only career services was super helpful. It would be great if they could find ways to allow students access to career services post-graduation. I think having lifetime auditing rights is fantastic.

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About Columbia University

Admissions: Can I get in?

Post-Grad Work Experience
  • Average 94
  • Middle 80% 52 to 144
Admissions Selectivity
Columbia Business School Average Across All Schools

Average GMAT Score
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
100% 0
0% 0.0
0% 0.0
Pre-MBA Careers
Finance / Accounting
41% 41
19% 19
Marketing / Sales
15% 15
9% 9
7% 7
General Management
5% 5
3% 3
Human Resources
1% 1
Financial Services
50% 50
11% 11
10% 10
9% 9
Pharma / Health Care
6% 6
Media / Entertainment
6% 6
Consumer Products
2% 2
Real Estate
2% 2
Petroleum / Energy
2% 2
1% 1
1% 1
0% 0
$121,190 Applicant Average Base Salary
Top 5 Feeder Companies
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Ernst & Young
  • Goldman Sachs
  • JP Morgan
  • Bloomberg

Tuition: Can I afford it?

$ $ $ $ $
Total Program Cost
$ $ $ $ $
Total Program Cost
Basic scholarships awarded
Loan guarantee policy No
35% Percent that received aid

Academics: What will I learn?

  • Faculty from Full-Time program
  • Faculty with at least 5 years corporate experience
100% 100
Students in Core Classes
56 Columbia Business School 36 Average Across All Schools

Top 3 Teaching Methods
Case study
40% 40
38% 38
Team project
15% 15
More Information
Joint Degree Programs
Top Areas of Study
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
Requirements for Graduation
  • Students must have attended a minimum number of classes
  • Students must have earned a pre-determined GPA/Letter grade average
  • 0
Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning No
  • Out of country or special trip/project Yes
Technology Improvements
  • Notable improvements include implementation of a new, innovation Seating Chart application to enhance the academic teaching experience and maximize student instructional engagement; deployment of cloud-based data backup, storage, and collaboration technologies; and a more robust and secured wireless infrastructure providing more reliable connectivity, greater accessibility through buildings, and support for multiple concurrent devices (e.g. laptop, tablet, smartphone).

Students: Who are my classmates?

31 Average age of student 21% International Students
26% Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
Student Citizenship
North America
80% 80
12% 12
Dual Citizen
10% 10
More Information
  • Campus distance from airport 7 miles
  • Pre-program Orientation
  • Types of housing
  • Temporary housing available

Alumni: How strong is my network?

42,361 Living MBA Alumni 39 Countries where alumni clubs exist
71 Active alumni clubs
17% Participating in gift donations No Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.