Deep in the heart of Manhattan in New York City, New York lies the prestigious Columbia Business School. Located right off of Broadway, this private Ivy League university has its roots dating back to the mid 1700′s where it was initially known as “King’s College”. It retained its name, Columbia University, in 1896 when trustees of the board moved the campus closer to its current location. Today, it boasts world-renowned rankings and has one of the best MBA programs any university can offer.
School at a Glance
- Of the 6,669 applicants the past year, only 16% were accepted.
- There are nearly 150 Full-Time faculty members to support the school’s enrollment of approximately 1,200 students.
- Tuition is pricey at Columbia Business School sitting at $58,868 per semester.
- 96% of graduates receive job offers their first year out with top employers including Amazon, Google, IBM and Deloitte Consulting.
- The average salary
This year, Columbia Business School (CBS) continues a trend that has developed over the past three seasons, once again reducing the number of words applicants can use to tell their story. Last year, CBS allowed applicants 200 characters with which to respond to its short-answer question and 1,250 words total for its three essays—not much room to showcase one’s strongest attributes and set oneself apart from the pack. Now, CBS candidates have a mere 100 characters for the short-answer question and 1,000 words for the three essays.
Unfortunately, this reduced word count does not make your task as an applicant any easier—especially when you have only one essay (Essay 3) in which to discuss something outside the professional/academic realm and reveal your more personal side. Hopefully, our essay analysis can help you strategize…
Short Answer Question: What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (100 characters maximum)
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