MBA Admissions: Columbia Business School & Management
A quick glance at Columbia Business School: Columbia currently ranks in eighth place as one of the best business schools, according to US News & World Report (March 2012). It is ranked in ninth place for management.
5409 people applied to Columbia Business School; 741 applicants were accepted. The middle 80% of accepted students had GMAT scores in the 680-760 range. The Columbia Business School class of 2014 has an average of five years of work experience and the average age of incoming students is 28 years old.
• Social Sciences – 31%
• Financial Services – 29%
CBS Academics Related to Management
Students are required to take two full core courses and 12 half-term core courses, three of which are chosen from the "flex-core" menu.
First Term Core Courses
• 2 Full courses: Corporate Finance and Financial Accounting
Second Term Core Courses
• Organization: Organizational Change, Power and Influence, Social Networks and Social Capital
Students who wish to pursue careers in management would take their first year electives and second year courses from the school’s management division.
• Managerial negotiations
Columbia CaseWorks Cases in past years that will be of interest to students pursuing careers in management include:
• Operation Tomodachi
Management Research Centers & Conferences at Columbia Business School
• The Center for Decision Sciences
CBS Management-Related Clubs
Management Hiring Stats at Columbia Business School
Here are the 2012 stats for CBS grads who accepted full-time jobs with a management function.
For 2012 summer internships (for the class of 2013), the hiring stats are as follows:
See a list of CBS recruiters here.
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