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Columbia Business School

New York, NY


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Columbia Business School is the only Ivy League business school that delivers a learning experience where academic excellence meets real-time exposure to the pulse of business, developing leaders with the knowledge and instinct to make a powerful impact on the world. Columbia Business School’s breadth of programs include:

  • MBA (August Term, January Term, and Deferred Enrollment Program)
  • Master of Science (Financial Economics, Marketing Science, and Accounting and Fundamental Analysis)
  • Doctoral
  • Executive MBA (EMBA-NY, EMBA-Americas, and EMBA-Global)
  • Executive Education

KNOWLEDGE: An Unrivaled Culture of Academic Excellence

The School's faculty members are the best minds in their fields operating in the world’s business hub, New York City. Their groundbreaking research influences business practices in every sector. Informed in real time by the global business environment, faculty members teach a transformative and ever-evolving curriculum that develops leaders poised to create opportunity in any environment. And they are joined by leading practitioners from almost every industry and function who come to the School to share their practical, hands-on knowledge with students. Learn more about Columbia Business School’s current faculty and their research.

COMMUNITY: Diverse, Open, Entrepreneurial

Each year, high achievers from around the world arrive at Columbia Business School with a diverse array of interests and perspectives. Here, they enjoy a culture that encourages an open exchange of ideas. At Columbia, students find the support, network, and opportunity to thrive. Through offerings of more than 200 elec­tive courses and 100-plus student clubs, Columbia Business School helps students pursue their passions. Inside and outside the classroom, the School teaches students to be entrepreneurs who can convert big ideas into big opportunities even at established organizations. Meet some of Columbia Business School’s former and current students by viewing some student profiles.

ACCESS: Exposure to the Pulse of Business -- Inside and Outside the Classroom

As the only top Ivy League business school immersed in the global business hub that is New York City, Columbia Business School offers students unparalleled access to leaders from across industries in the classroom, throughout the city, and around the globe. In addition to the guest lecturers who visit the classrooms regularly, programs like the Execu­tives in Residence, which integrates senior executives into the life of the School, and the Silfen Leadership Series which brings influential leaders to campus, gives students incredible, real-world insights on a daily basis. Learn more about Columbia Business School’s Executives in Residence Program.

IMPACT: Making a Powerful Impact on Business and Society

The thought leadership of Columbia Business School’s faculty and staff and its position at the center of global business mean that the School makes an immediate and measurable impact on the forces shaping business. Columbia Business School’s 45,000-plus alumni around the globe are tackling the increasingly complex problems of today and making a difference, not only in their own industries and sectors, but also for society at large. They’re empowering entre­preneurs in the developing world, reimagining urban recycling and disaster relief, promoting diversity at the top of the most influential organizations in business, and much more. Learn more about Columbia’s impact and thought leadership by signing up for its Ideas and Insights newsletter.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA)
Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Science Financial Economics
Master of Science Marketing Science

Master of Science Accounting and Fundamental Analysis

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1048
Doctoral Degrees 15

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GMAT or GRE (finance)
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required
Major field exam, research paper, thesis proposal



applications accepted?
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GMAT, GRE, or EA, depending on program
MBA Degree Requirements Transcripts, GMAT, GRE or EA, resume, 3 essays and one short answer question; 2 letters of recommendation, minimum 5 years of work experience, interview
MS Degree RequirementTranscripts, GMAT or GRE, resume or CV, essay, 2 letters of recommendation
Doctoral Degree Exam GMAT or GRE (finance)
Doctoral Degree Requirements 2 letters of reference, resume, bachelor's degree

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 2.33%
Black or African American 3.55%
White or Caucasian 35%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.24%
Asian 13.08%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 11.24%


Male (68%)
Female (31%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 149
Part-time - 134
Male (244)
Female (39)


Focus of faculty research: Human decision making and behavioral research; real estate market and mortgage defaults; financial crisis and corporate governance; international business; security analysis and accounting
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 116th Street and Broadway
New York, NY  10027
United States
Contact Admissions Office
Phone: 212-854-1961 

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