Columbia Essay Questions 2016-2017

V P Essays

Columbia University – Columbia Business School

Full-time MBA program – Application essays
  1. What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (51 characters maximum)
    Examples of possible responses:
    “Work in business development for a media company.”
    “Join a strategy consulting firm.”
    “Launch a data-management start-up.”
  2. Through your resume and recommendations, we have a clear sense of your professional path to date. What are your career goals going forward, and how will the Columbia MBA help you achieve them? (100-750 words)
  3. Columbia Business School’s students participate in industry focused New York immersion seminars; in project based Master Classes; and in school year internships. Most importantly, our students are taught by a combination of distinguished research faculty and accomplished practitioners. How will you take advantage of being “at the very center of business”? (100-500 words)
  4. CBS Matters, a key element of the School’s culture, allows the people in your Cluster to learn more about you on a personal level. What will your Cluster mates be pleasantly surprised to learn about you? (100-250 words)
Optional essays
  1. An optional fourth essay will allow you to discuss any issues that do not fall within the purview of the required essays.

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