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The Business School at Columbia University

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) April 10
Application deadline (international students) April 10
Application fee $250

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 15.9% - Low
Average age of new entrants 28
Average undergraduate GPA 3.50 - High
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) 3-3.8
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 751
Average GMAT score 716 - High
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) 680-760
Students with prior work experience 748
Average work experience (months) 56

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Applicants (part-time) N/A
Acceptance rate N/A
Average age of new entrants N/A
Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GMAT score N/A
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Students with prior work experience N/A
Average work experience (months) N/A

Undergraduate Majors

TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required N/A

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
Columbia Business School fosters an entrepreneurial mind-set aimed at identifying and capturing opportunity in a rapidly changing world. It seeks intellectually driven, vibrant students from diverse economic, social, ethnic and geographic backgrounds who possess a record of achievement, leadership and the ability to work as members of a team. The School admits students in January and September.
Executive program
The Columbia Executive MBA programs are designed for people with significant professional achievement, organizational responsibilities and an average of ten years' experience. Admission requirements include assured time off for all class days; an undergraduate degree; all transcripts from previous schools; two professional reference letters; GMAT scores and an on-campus interview.
Part-time program N/A
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Mary Miller
Full-time program phone (212) 854-1961
Full-time program E-mail apply@gsb.columbia.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​www.​gsb.​columbia.​edu/​mba
Executive program phone (212) 854-2211
Executive program E-mail embainfo@columbia.edu
Executive program website http:/​/​www.​gsb.​columbia.​edu/​emba
Part-time program phone N/A
Part-time program E-mail N/A
Part-time program website N/A
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program E-mail N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A
 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(16) Departments/concentrations
accounting leadership
consulting marketing
economics not-for-profit management
entrepreneurship production/operations management
finance portfolio management
general management real estate
human resources management quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research
international business other
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand N/A
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year, full-time other, traditional executive MBA, other executive MBA
Joint programs available architecture, engineering, healthcare (medicine), international studies, law, social work, M.B.A./M.P.H., D.D.S., Journalism & Nursing

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
The School seeks to equip students with both fundamentals of management and analytical skills. New curricular initiatives, such as the Program on Social Intelligence, inculcate students with lifelong leadership capabilities. New core classes represent 40 percent of the degree requirement; students may choose from more than 150 elective courses and graduate-level courses from across the University.
Executive program
Columbia Executive MBA students earn the same degree as full-time Columbia MBA students with the same number of courses. Four programs are available: New York; EMBA-Saturday, Global A&E ran jointly with London Business School (LBS); Berkeley-Columbia in collaboration with Haas School of Business at Berkeley; and Global Asia, a partnership with LBS and Hong Kong University Business School.


Part-time program N/A
Part-time distance learning program N/A

 

Business School Ranking

#8 Best Business Schools

(10) Ranking by Specialties

#27 in Accounting
#14 in Entrepreneurship
#5 in Executive M.B.A.
#4 in Finance
#5 in International
#10 in Management
#9 in Marketing
#8 in Nonprofit
#8 in Production / Operations
#16 in Supply Chain / Logistics

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 89
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 4.4
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 4.3
Acceptance rate 15.9% - Low
Average starting salary and bonus $134,233 - High
Average undergraduate GPA 3.50 - High
Average GMAT score 716 - High
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 75.3% - High
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 90.9% - High
Enrollment (full-time) 1,264

 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 1,264

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 1,264
Minority students 24.0%
International students 33.3%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) N/A
Minority students N/A
International students N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Marilena Botoulas
Financial aid phone (212) 854-4057

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $55,868 per year
Required fees $2,482 per year
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $26,190
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class N/A

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships 533
Teaching assistantships 378
Research assistantships 66
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

Columbia University has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 744
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 562
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 75.3% - High
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 90.9% - High

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 445
Low base salary $40,000
Average base salary $113,340
High base salary $300,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens N/A
Average base salary: U.S. citizens N/A
High base salary: U.S citizen N/A

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals N/A
Average base salary: Foreign nationals N/A
High base salary: Foreign nationals N/A

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 301
Low signing bonus $5,000
Average signing bonus $30,889
High signing bonus $155,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens N/A
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens N/A
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens N/A

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 75
Low other compensation $5,000
Average other compensation $65,437
High other compensation $275,000

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A
High other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
High other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 60
Marketing/sales low salary $60,000
Marketing/sales average salary $100,380
Marketing/sales high salary $169,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 2
Operations/production low salary $80,000
Operations/production average salary $100,000
Operations/production high salary $120,000
Number reporting general management jobs 13
General management low salary $75,000
General management average salary $108,538
General management high salary $150,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 241
Finance/accounting low salary $80,000
Finance/accounting average salary $113,022
Finance/accounting high salary $300,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs N/A
Management information systems (MIS) low salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) average salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) high salary N/A
Number reporting consulting jobs 125
Consulting low salary $90,000
Consulting average salary $123,860
Consulting high salary $205,000
Number reporting human resources jobs N/A
Human resources low salary N/A
Human resources average salary N/A
Human resources high salary N/A
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 25
Other occupations low salary $45,000
Other occupations average salary $105,667
Other occupations high salary $180,000

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 2
Government low salary $82,000
Government average salary $91,000
Government high salary $100,000
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 7
Manufacturing low salary $95,000
Manufacturing average salary $109,571
Manufacturing high salary $119,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 3
Non-profit low salary $70,000
Non-profit average salary $75,000
Non-profit high salary $80,000

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) N/A
Northeast low salary N/A
Northeast average salary N/A
Northeast high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) N/A
Middle Atlantic low salary N/A
Middle Atlantic average salary N/A
Middle Atlantic high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) N/A
South low salary N/A
South average salary N/A
South high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) N/A
Midwest low salary N/A
Midwest average salary N/A
Midwest high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) N/A
Southwest low salary N/A
Southwest average salary N/A
Southwest high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) N/A
West low salary N/A
West average salary N/A
West high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs located internationally N/A
International low salary N/A
International average salary N/A
International high salary N/A
 


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