To begin an application, you must create an Inside MBA account . The School uses a web-based application system that facilitates the processing and review of your application by allowing you to submit it entirely online, including transcripts, sponsor letters, and recommendations.
Columbia Business School uses a rolling admissions process, which means applications are reviewed — and decisions rendered — as they are received. It is always advantageous for you to submit your application as early as possible.
All reapplicants must create a new Inside MBA account . Those reapplying more than one year after their previous application should adhere to all the requirements of new applicants. Those reapplying one year or less from the date of their previous application need only do the following:
Submit a new application fee (US$250).
Update the “General Information I and II,” “Family,” “Employment,” “Education,” and “Extracurricular Activities” sections of the online application.
Update the “How Will You Finance Your MBA?” and “Full-Time MBA” sections of the online application.
Submit transcripts of any additional courses taken since your previous application.
Submit one new essay: How have you enhanced your candidacy since your previous application? Please detail your progress since you last applied, reiterate your post-MBA and long-term professional goals, and address why Columbia Business School is a good fit for you.(Maximum of 750 words.) This essay should be inserted into the designated text box.
Submit one new recommendation letter, preferably from your current employer, but if not, another colleague in a supervisory role or a client will suffice.
Please note that your new account will not contain any of the information you submitted previously. You will need to use a new e-mail address to create a new application, but you need only submit the items on the above list to reapply. Reapplicants with questions should contact the Admissions Office at email@example.com or 212-854-1961.
Please note that candidates may only apply once to a given term of entry.
Prior to actual enrollment, students are required to complete and pass a PreMBA online course, designed to facilitate reentry into academic life by refreshing and introducing concepts required in Columbia Business School’s rigorous curriculum. Several deliverables, which are prerequisites for matriculation, will be due approximately one month prior to orientation. It is estimated that these deliverables will take 25–40 hours to complete, depending on your background.
All students are expected to arrive on time and attend the entire new student orientation program. Any incoming student who cannot meet this expectation will forfeit his or her place in the class.