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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 seeks to provide a truly global business education that lasts and evolves over a lifetime, preparing students for strong leadership in any industry. Our cutting-edge curriculum bridges pioneering academic theory with industry practice, imparting not only functional skills but also the entrepreneurial mindset required to recognize and capture opportunity in a competitive business environment. The School offers MBA and Executive MBA (EMBA) degrees, as well as non-degree executive education programs. For more information, visit www.gsb.columbia.edu.

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.


Events Calendar

  • Oct 21
    Persuasion: Influencing Without Authority

    New York, NY

    At a time when leadership requires less emphasis on giving orders and more of a focus on building consensus, personal persuasiveness and the ability to negotiate effectively have become critical skills for success. Drawing on sound psychological research, Persuasion: Influencing Without Authority covers the range of interpersonal and intergroup persuasion challenges, from one-on-one negotiations to driving change in an organization's culture. The focus is on practical skills and immediate application to participants' real-world challenges.

  • Oct 27
    Leading Strategic Growth and Change

    New York, NY

    Leading Strategic Growth and Change is a five-day program focused on the process of finding opportunities, launching new ventures, and leading necessary organizational changes to revitalize an organization. Participants learn how to thrive in rapidly changing and highly uncertain environments, gain insight into a current pressing change initiative within their own organization, and immediately begin to apply the learning to make rapid progress on the issue.

  • Oct 28
    Pricing Analytics

    New York, NY

    Pricing Analytics is a two-day program focused on teaching executives how to use business analytics to understand your customers and determine the right prices and products to target them.  Participants will learn how to develop this as a key business capability and understand why pricing analytics needs to be incorporated into an effective business process and linked to corporate strategy in order to be effective.

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
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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
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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
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Program Logistics
  • Program length (in months) 21
  • Distance learning No
  • Out of country or special trip/project Yes
Technology Improvements
  • Recent improvements include a redesign and launch of a new CBS website to enhance online presence and accessibility to our brand; a more robust and secured wireless infrastructure providing increased reliable connectivity, greater accessibility, and support for multiple concurrent devices (e.g. laptop, tablet, smartphone); an easily accessible guest wireless network for visitors requiring no advance arrangements to use; and expansion of computing assets of the Behavioral Labs to enhance research capabilities.

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
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  • Campus distance from airport 7 miles
  • Pre-program Orientation
  • Types of housing
  • Temporary housing available

Alumni: How strong is my network?

41,470 Living MBA Alumni 37 Countries where alumni clubs exist
69 Active alumni clubs
16% Participating in gift donations Yes Individual alumni gift in excess of $10 Million in the last 12 months

Employer data includes graduates and current students.