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Tiggy - Accepted - 28th July, 2011 Submitted: 6/19, Review: , Invited to Interview: 7/12
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NYYankees (R) - Submitted: 7/15, Review: 7/18, Invited to Interview: 7/28

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Application Deadlines
August 2012 Entry
Early Decision: October 5, 2011
Merit Fellowship Consideration: January 4, 2012
Regular Decision: April 11, 2012

January 2012 Entry
October 5, 2011

Essay Questions

Applicants must complete one short answer question and three essays.

Short Answer Question
What is your post-MBA professional goal? (200 characters maximum)

Essay 1
Considering your post-MBA and long term professional goals, why are you pursuing an MBA at this point in your career? Additionally, why is Columbia Business School a good fit for you? (750 words maximum)

Essay 2
Describe a life experience that has shaped you. The goal of this essay is to get a sense of who you are, rather than what you have achieved professionally. (500 words maximum)

Essay 3
For the third essay, please choose one of the following three options:
Option A

The annual A. Lorne Weil Outrageous Business Plan Competition is a student initiative managed and run by the Columbia Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO). The competition encourages Columbia MBA students to explore creative, entrepreneurial ideas that are sufficiently ambitious in scope and scale to be considered “outrageous.” Students explore these ideas while learning firsthand what goes into the development and presentation of a solid business proposal.

Develop your own outrageous business idea. In essay form, compose your elevator pitch. (250 words maximum)

Option B

Columbia deeply values its vibrant student community, the building of which begins at orientation when admitted students are assigned to clusters of 65 to 70 fellow students who take most of the first-year core classes together. During the first weeks of school, each cluster selects a cluster chair. Further strengthening the student community are the more than 100 active student organizations at Columbia Business School, ranging from cultural to professional to community service–oriented. Leadership positions within clusters and clubs offer hands-on management and networking opportunities for students as they interact with fellow students, administrators, faculty members, alumni, and practitioners.

You are running for either cluster chair or a club leadership position of your choosing. Compose your campaign speech. (250 words maximum)

Option C

Founded nearly three decades ago, the Executives in Residence Program at Columbia Business School integrates senior executives into the life of the School. Current executives in residence include more than a dozen experts in areas ranging from media and investment banking to private equity and management. A hallmark of the program is one-on-one counseling sessions in which executives advise students about their prospective career choices.

Select one of the current executives in residence with whom you would like to meet during your time at Columbia. Explain your selection and tell us how you would best utilize your half hour one-on-one session. (250 words maximum)

CLASS PROFILE (Official Figures)
MBA Student Profile — Class Entering 2011 (January and August)

Applications Received 6692
Applicants Accepted 1062
Acceptance Rate 16%
Class Size 751, divided into 11 clusters [August: 548 divided into 8 clusters and J-Term: 203 divided into 3 clusters]
GMAT Scores (middle 80%) 680–760
Undergraduate GPA (middle 80%) 3.1–3.8 [Average: 3.5]
Work Experience (middle 80%) 3–7 years [Average: 5 Years]
At Least One Year of Work Experience 100%
Average age 28
Women 35%
International Citizens 38%

- 48% of the incoming class came with a background in Financial Services (28%) and Consulting (20%); Lowest percentages from Non Profit (4%), Manufacturing (3%) and Energy (2%)
- Highest percentage of incoming students, by undergrad major, is from Social Sciences (35%) followed by Business (26%)

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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 02 May 2011, 22:56
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I'm applying for ED Fall 2012.

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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 03 May 2011, 22:01
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Even I would be applying ED.
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 10 May 2011, 09:49
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So is Columbia low volume (atleast from an interest perspective) this year? Lol. Better for those applying this year I guess.

On a more serious note, thought I'd bump this up the list on the forum to get more eyeballs. Cheers!
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 10 May 2011, 17:35
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 10 May 2011, 21:08
I shall apply for Jan-2012
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 11 May 2011, 04:38
I am in for ED too
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 11 May 2011, 06:31
Count me in for R1 August 2012. I'm not doing ED but I am planning on sending everything by September.

Btw, the essay topics haven't come out, have they?
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Hey guys I'll be matriculating this August for the Columbia Business School MBA class of 2013. If you have any questions feel free to send them my way. PS CBS has released its essay questions for the next admissions cycle: http://www4.gsb.columbia.edu/mba/admiss ... nts#essays

Essays
Applicants must complete one short answer and three essays.

Short Answer
What is your post-MBA professional goal? (Maximum of 200 characters.)

Examples of possible responses:

“After my MBA I want to build my expertise in the energy sector and learn more about strategy and decision making by joining a consulting firm specializing in renewable energy and power companies.”
“After my MBA I hope to work in business development for a media company that is expanding its market share in Asia.”
“My short term goal is to work with an investment firm that utilizes public private partnerships to invest in community development projects.”


Essays
  1. Essay one: Considering your post-MBA and long term professional goals, why you are pursuing an MBA at this point in your career? Additionally, why is Columbia Business School a good fit for you? (Maximum of 750 words.)

  2. Essay two: Describe a life experience that has shaped you. The goal of this essay is to get a sense of who you are, rather than what you have achieved professionally. (Maximum of 500 words.)

  3. Essay three has three options (please choose one of the following):
    Option A: The annual A. Lorne Weil Outrageous Business Plan Competition is a student initiative managed and run by the Columbia Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO). The competition encourages Columbia MBA students to explore creative entrepreneurial ideas that are sufficiently ambitious in scope and scale to be considered “outrageous.” Students explore these ideas while learning firsthand what goes into the development and presentation of a solid business proposal.

    Develop your own “outrageous” business idea. In essay form, compose your “elevator pitch.” (Maximum of 250 words.)
    Option B: Columbia deeply values its vibrant student community, the building of which begins at orientation when admitted students are assigned to clusters of 65 to 70 fellow students who take most of the first-year core classes together. During the first weeks of school, each cluster selects a Cluster Chair. Further strengthening the student community are the over 100 active student organizations at Columbia Business School, ranging from cultural to professional to community service-oriented. Leadership positions within the cluster and/or clubs offer hands-on management and networking opportunities for students as they interact with fellow students, administrators, faculty members, alumni, and practitioners.

    You are running for either Cluster Chair or a club leadership position of your choosing. Compose your campaign speech. (Maximum of 250 words.)
    Option C: Founded nearly three decades ago, the Executives in Residence Program at Columbia Business School integrates senior executives into the life of the School. Current executives in residence include more than a dozen experts in areas ranging from media and investment banking to private equity and management. A hallmark of the program is one-on-one counseling sessions in which executives advise students about their prospective career choices.

    Select one of the current executives in residence with whom you would like to meet during your time at Columbia. Explain your selection and tell us how you would best utilize your half hour one-on-one session. (Maximum of 250 words.)
  4. An optional fourth essay will enable you to discuss any issues that do not fall within the purview of the required essays.

Knight-Bagehot Fellows: Please use the space allocated to the first essay for the Wiegers Fellowship Application essay.




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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 11 May 2011, 13:39
When does CBS start accepting and start reviewing applications? Does that happen right after essays are posted / application has gone live?
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 11 May 2011, 14:04
shall apply for J-term 2012
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 11 May 2011, 15:06
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Gobias wrote:
When does CBS start accepting and start reviewing applications? Does that happen right after essays are posted / application has gone live?


Technically yes, although in practice they'll probably wrap up R3 for the 2011 admissions cycle, then move on to J-termers for class of '13, then start in with the EDers for class of '14 later in the summer. Last year, the first interview invite on GMATClub submitted a year ago today and didn't get his invite until July 22nd. The next earliest invite submitted July 14th and got their invite July 30th... so its questionable whether there is a material difference between applying in May/June and applying toward the end of July.
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 11 May 2011, 16:14
That makes sense. Thanks Moss.
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 13 May 2011, 04:46
in for ED 2012, looks like they are mixing up the essay portion again.
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 13 May 2011, 10:59
CBS (ED) is the first school I'll apply. I'm in for 2012 fall.

Good luck everyone!!
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 13 May 2011, 17:54
count me in for ED 2012..

I am bruised from rejections in 2011.... Looking to give 100% this time
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 14 May 2011, 02:39
What's up with all the schools this year? new questions galore everywhere!
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Re: Calling All 2012 Columbia GSB Applicants !!! [#permalink] New post 15 May 2011, 17:19
I'm in for ED too. Hope we all get a good result!!! :-D
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