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COLUMBIA BUSINESS SCHOOL, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK

New York City, New YorkLOCATION
SchoolSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1916Established Year
  1270Enrollment
Columbia UniversityParent College

Columbia Business School: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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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.

Rankings

  • The institute has been honored as #8 in the category of Best Business Schools conducted by US News 2020.
  • Columbia's MBA program was in the 7th position by Forbes, 7th by Bloomberg Businessweek, and at 6th position by the U.S. News & World Report.
  • In terms of the global rankings, the Business School was ranked at 15th position by The Economist in 2019.

Highlights

Established1916
LocationNew York
Percentage of international students40-60% (depends on the semester)
Major area of studyMBA
Application SeasonRolling admissions
Application FeeVraies
Acceptance Rate18%
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidStudent Loan, Fellowships, scholarships
Helpdesk212-854-3587
Official WebsiteColumbia Business School

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Campus

  • Columbia Business School campus is a part of Columbia University located in Uris Hall, at the center of Columbia's Morningside Heights campus.
  • The building has schools for graduates, research centres, housing and community spaces.
  • The university campus can easily be reached by car, train or bus. The students coming from the trains and buses arriving at New York's Grand Central Station, Pennsylvania Station, or Port Authority Bus Terminal, can then take public transportation or a taxi north to campus.
  • It consitss of the auxiliary space, Warren Hall, which is located on Amsterdam Avenue and is shared with the law school.
  • It also has a Columbia Business School Follies which is the students club that through the academic year works towards writing, choreographing and producing comedy skits and dramas.

Housing facilities/ Residence

  • All the students except the Master of Science in Marketing Science students are eligible for Columbia University student housing. Columbia Residential offers housing to the eligible students in specific academic programs.
  • The students doing Master of Science in Marketing Science program will get access to the Off-Campus Housing Assistance (OCHA) database once their application has been accepted.
  • There are more than 150 apartment buildings, with the majority of the units located in the Morningside Heights, Manhattan Valley and Manhattanville neighborhoods, between 103rd Street and 125th Street.
  • The cost of the studio Share or One Bedroom Share is almost USD 1,100 while the cost of Two or Three Bedroom Share ranges from USD 1,000 to USD 1,200

Course

  • The institute offers a plethora of courses for international students at undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level where they get a chance to choose from an MBA, executive MBA, Master of Science Program, among many other programs.
  • The Master of Science Program includes MS in Business Analytics, MS in Financial Engineering, MS in Management Science and Engineering, Ph.D in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Program and MS in Operations Research and MS in Industrial Engineering.
  • The PhD Programs offered at the Columbia Business School is a full-time program and the school does not have any part-time course of study. The average duration of the program is five to six years.
  • Various guest lecturers, programs like Executives in Residence, and the Silfen Leadership Series are offered to the students so that they can get real-world insights on a regular basis.

Columbia Business School Application Process

How to apply?

Application Portal: Apply online at the official website.

Application Fee:

  • USD 250 (for MBA)
  • USD 100 (for Ph. D program)
  • USD 85 (Master of Science Program)

Basic Admission Requirements

  • Official transcripts
  • International student financial statement
  • Resume and Work Experience
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Essay
  • Proof of English proficiency like TOEFL, IELTS for non-native English speakers
  • SAT/ACt or GMAT/GRE as required (MEDIAN GMAT SCORE- 740)

Admission Deadlines

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

Columbia Business School Cost of Attendance

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.

ItemAmount
TuitionUSD 77,376
Mandatory feesUSD 3,847
Health Services & InsuranceUSD 4,601
Books & SuppliesUSD 954
Room & BoardUSD 21,375
Personal ExpensesUSD 6,066
TotalUSD 114,219

Total Executive MBA tuition and fees - May 2020- August 2020 and January 2021 entry: USD 213,240

Scholarships/Financial Aid

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.

  • Merit-Based Scholarships
    • Full-Time MBA
    • For- August entry Full-time MBA students.
    • Amount- 10,000 USD
  • Forte Foundation Scholarship
    • For- Female MBA students
    • Second-year Fellowship
    • For- Second year students with academic excellence.
    • Amount- Not mentioned.
  • Summer Internship Fellowships
    • Social Enterprise Summer Fellowships
    • Toigo Fellowship
    • (These are internships providing students financial aid in the form of stipend).
  • Need-Based Scholarships
    • For- Full-time MBA students.
    • Amount- average amount awarded to students is 20,000 USD.

In case you are paying your way, then there are several loan sources which can be considered including:

  • Federal and/or private loans for US students
  • Private loans with a US co-signer, for international students
  • Private loans with no cosigner, for international students

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.

Alumni Network

  • The Career Management Center (CMC) at Columbia Business School helps all the segments of the MBA talent pool, MBA students, EMBAs, and the more than 46,000 global Alumni in achieving their future goals.
  • Some of the benefits B-School alumni include lifetime email forwarding, executive education, career management, additional resources, among others.
  • Post completing the graduation, 92% of students get employed within three months.
  • The average starting salary of a graduate is almost USD 125,000.
  • Some of the notable alumni include Robert Agostinelli, Founder of Rhône Group; Mitch Albom, American best-selling author; Robert Amen, CEO of International Flavors and Fragrances; Robert Bakish, President and CEO of Viacom

Placements

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.

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$ 77,3761st YEAR
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2 YEARS

Course Duration

Jan 07

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ENTRY requirement

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  100  |  IELTS  7.5  |  GMAT  724

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Jan 07

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  100  |  IELTS  7.5  |  GMAT  724
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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  100  |  IELTS  7.5  |  GMAT  724

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  100  |  IELTS  7.5  |  GMAT  724
$ 77,3761st YEAR
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2 YEARS

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Jan 07

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LOR

ENTRY requirement

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  100  |  IELTS  7.5  |  GMAT  724

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Jan 07

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  100  |  IELTS  7.5  |  GMAT  724
$ 60,9121st YEAR
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2 YEARS

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Jan 07

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  100  |  IELTS  7.5  |  GMAT  724

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Jan 07

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  100  |  IELTS  7.5  |  GMAT  724

3 YEARS

Course Duration

Jan 07

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  100  |  IELTS  7.5  |  GMAT  724
$ 77,3761st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Jan 07

Application Deadline

LOR

ENTRY requirement

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  100  |  IELTS  7.5  |  GMAT  724

3 YEARS

Course Duration

Jan 07

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  100  |  IELTS  7.5  |  GMAT  724

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Jan 07

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  100  |  IELTS  7.5  |  GMAT  724
$ 60,9121st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Jan 07

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  100  |  IELTS  7.5  |  GMAT  724
$ 77,3761st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Jan 07

Application Deadline

LOR

ENTRY requirement

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  100  |  IELTS  7.5  |  GMAT  724

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Jan 07

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  100  |  IELTS  7.5  |  GMAT  724

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Jan 07

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  100  |  IELTS  7.5  |  GMAT  724

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Jan 07

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 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  100  |  IELTS  7.5  |  GMAT  724

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Jan 07

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  100  |  IELTS  7.5  |  GMAT  724

3 YEARS

Course Duration

Jan 07

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  100  |  IELTS  7.5  |  GMAT  724
$ 60,9121st YEAR
FEES

2 YEARS

Course Duration

Jan 07

Application Deadline

 EXAM SCORES     TOEFL  100  |  IELTS  7.5  |  GMAT  724
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Columbia Business School Overview

Institution TypePublic
AffiliationColumbia University
Student Population1270
Application Cost$250
Average Cost of Attendance$104,340 / Year

Admission & Dates

Fall admissions Deadlines

January 07

Application Deadline

July 12

Application Results

Read more about admission seasons and deadlines

Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL110100120 -
IELTS87.59 -
Graduate
GMAT762724800 -

Attendance Cost

$104,340

Attendance Cost

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

Tuition Fees
Post Graduate Program$104,340 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Room and Board$21,816 / Year

Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Program Wise Accreditations
Business ProgramsAssociation to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
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