Columbia Business School is one of the prestigious graduate business schools in the world that attracts students from different countries to pursue their studies here and has nearly 44,000 alumni. This renowned institute of the US Education System offers some highly ranked unparalleled business programs like MBA, MS in Accounting and Fundamental Analysis, MS in Financial Economics and MS in Marketing Science, among others.
Admissions at Columbia Business School are offered on a rolling basis round the year. Though the students enroll at the institute majorly in either August or January, however, more than 70 percent of the full-time MBA students begin their studies in the fall term.
Each year, more than 6,000 applicants send in their entries to the institute but merely 18% of them are admitted. This reflects the school's low rate of acceptance and hence no compromise on the standard of education imparted which makes it one of the highly selective institutes to study in the USA.
|Percentage of international students||40-60% (depends on the semester)|
|Major area of study||MBA|
|Application Season||Rolling admissions|
|English language proficiency score||TOEFL or equivalent|
|Financial Aid||Student Loan, Fellowships, scholarships|
|Official Website||Columbia Business School|
Application Portal: Apply online at the official website.
Basic Admission Requirements
Columbia Business School follows a rolling admissions process. However some of the deadlines observed by the institute are:
For MBA- Entry date is August 2020; while final date for admission is June 1, 2020
For Executive MBA- Entry date is August 2020; while the final date for admission is June 1, 2020
For Ph. D admissions- Entry date is August 2020; while the deadline was January 7th 2020.
For The Master of Science Program- rolling admissions
For all the prospective candidates of the school hoping to enroll in the coming seasonal term, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US is as mentioned below.
|Mandatory fees||USD 3,847|
|Health Services & Insurance||USD 4,601|
|Books & Supplies||USD 954|
|Room & Board||USD 21,375|
|Personal Expenses||USD 6,066|
Total Executive MBA tuition and fees - May 2020- August 2020 and January 2021 entry: USD 213,240
The institute offers various kinds of financial support in the form of awards, grants and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. Scholarships at Columbia are based on either Merit or Need of the student. Other than this, there are corporate fellowships and on-campus work opportunities for the students.
Soem of the stdyentships abaialble for the apsirants are as compiled below.
In case you are paying your way, then there are several loan sources which can be considered including:
The deadline for Merit Fellowship Deadline is January 3, 2020, while the final date for the same is June 1, 2020.The aspirants applying for the Columbia Business School Doctoral Program will be automatically considered for merit-based fellowships and tuition. The aid will include tuition and school expenses, including a stipend for living expenses.
The Columbia Business School offers unlimited opportunities to the students to work on campus. They can become Teaching Assistants, Tutors or Research Assistants. The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center offers summer stipend to the students so that they can gain experience by working in different organizations during the summers.
Each MBA student gets 20 lifetime hours of free peer tutoring for core courses and the pre/co-requisite finance elective, Capital Markets and Investments. Tutors get USD 30/hour for a single student session, USD 40/hour for 2-6 students, while USD 50/hr will be offered to 7+ students. The hours are flexible and will be decided among the tutor and the student.
The students can check full application instructions and eligibility requirements by referring to the official website.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$104,340 / Year|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Post Graduate Program||$104,340 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Room and Board||$21,816 / Year|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Business Programs||Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business|
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