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Originally posted by modak on 28 Nov 2017, 15:15.
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CBS Executive MBA Deadlines
Application deadlineDecision Notification
Jan Entry RDOct 25, 17Rolling
May Entry EDJan 10, 18Rolling
May Entry RDFeb 21, 18Rolling
Aug Entry EDMar 21, 18Rolling
Aug Entry RDMay 30, 18Rolling
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New post 28 Nov 2017, 16:02
I am. But it starts in mar so taking it slowly.

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New post 29 Nov 2017, 15:34
I am. Are u gng for sat or fri/ sat? Any idea what is the diff?
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New post 30 Nov 2017, 09:10
I am aiming at Fri/Sat. The difference is definitely the schedule and lenght.
Here:https://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/programs/executive-mba/options-locations?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=site_link&gclid=CjwKCAiA9f7QBRBpEiwApLGUinObgjfWocvVBjqzVuujbMlQGJVKp1D7Hw16RvFdOfb2_IJACU9SyRoC-n0QAvD_BwE

Did you get any help from MBA consulting firms or are you handling everything yourself?
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I am dng myself. Do you think it makes a diff to work with them?
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New post 30 Nov 2017, 10:39
NOt sure, I am just looking since it will help me tremendously with my schedule.
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New post 09 Dec 2017, 21:51
Thanks modak for starting this thread. I've added data and deadlines in first two posts. Good luck to all EMBA applicants. Do share your updates with fellow applicants in this discussion as you progress through the application process.
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Accepted an offer to join the EMBA-Global Americas and Europe class, starting in May 2018. Applied September 14; interviewed in NYC on October 18, got a call from Admissions offering me admission on November 9. Accepted on the spot. :)

Definitely a non-traditional student in almost every way, except my current industry (Consulting). 33, female, undergrad in Psych, first Masters in Foreign Service. Spent five years in federal government in DC, then randomly switched to Consulting and never looked back. Also, for those who were asking (in a related thread, I think): taking the Executive Assessment helps A LOT if you're not 100% confident in your abilities to ace the GMAT. Because the EA is so new, they don't really have a baseline to compare it to, so the test essentially becomes a formality, rather than a measuring stick. Based on my own experience, with essays, interviews, and basically stalking the Admissions Committee and attending every event in NYC that I could sign up for, there are two most important factors for admission:
1) your fit
2) your commitment to/ obsession with the program

In terms of fit, this is really for you to decide. Yes, Columbia is an M7, and London is #1 or #2 global EMBA (depending on ranking source). BUT that does not mean that it will be a good fit for you specifically. You just have to visit the campus, talk to some people, including current students (not necessarily only in the Business School) and decide for yourself. Case in point: Wharton is #1 this year, yet when I interviewed there, I just didn't feel like I really wanted to be there, even though it is a great school. It's all about your personality, career goals, etc.

In terms of commitment to the program, it is connected to fit. Go to as many in-person info sessions as you can. Attend webinars. Talk to alumni and current students (London hooked me up with these). Call the Ad Comms in both schools (or all three schools, if you're applying to Global-Asia) and ask many, many questions. (Not just to ask questions, obviously, but show them that you've given this decision a lot of thought and self-reflection). At every in-person event, be sure to come up to Ad Com staff, introduce yourself, and ask even more questions. Get them to remember your name, to know who you are. Show them that they really are your #1 choice. (If that is true, of course). Once they are confident in your commitment, and if everything else checks out (i.e., you don't send in essays with typos, etc.), then you should be good.
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New post 14 Dec 2017, 08:03
I'm also planning to apply for Aug Intake Fri/Sat. Lets hope all of us get in
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New post 15 Dec 2017, 14:39
Hi,


I am planning to apply to the EMBA Saturday Program. I am working on finalizing my application now and would like to meet the early decision deadline of January 10th.

After some research I decided on taking the EA, as the GMAT study routine was becoming very time consuming when combined with my job responsibilities. From my discussions I get the sense that a score of 150 or higher is what Columbia is looking for and thankfully I scored above 150.

I hope I am lucky enough to secure an interview after completing my application. I've never gone through a biz school interview process before. Any tips or suggestions on how to adequately prepare?
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New post 24 Jan 2018, 17:44
Hello all! Anything exciting going on? So quiet here! I just submitted my application. Hoping for an interview call in the coming weeks.
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New post 30 Jan 2018, 15:38
modak wrote:
Hello all! Anything exciting going on? So quiet here! I just submitted my application. Hoping for an interview call in the coming weeks.

Same here. Saturday ED.
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Did anyone apply for the EMBA-NY Saturday Only Program by the early application deadline? (1/10/18)

I still have not heard back from them...
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Did anyone apply for the EMBA-NY Saturday Only Program by the early application deadline? (1/10/18)

I still have not heard back from them...


Me neither. Sent several emails to admission and no reply.

Anyway, I am set to Booth. Booth admission is also far more responsive and careful about applicants than CBS. I fell the community over there.
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Jazzy3113 wrote:
Did anyone apply for the EMBA-NY Saturday Only Program by the early application deadline? (1/10/18)

I still have not heard back from them...


Me neither. Sent several emails to admission and no reply.

Anyway, I am set to Booth. Booth admission is also far more responsive and careful about applicants than CBS. I fell the community over there.


How are you able to do Booth? One of the reasons I chose an EMBA was because I wanted to also continue to work while I got my degree. Are you going to fly to Chicago every weekend? How will that work for you?

What are your stats? Do you think they reach out to the best candidates first?

I have 8 years work experience, 160 Executive Assessment, UPenn undergrad.
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New post 09 Feb 2018, 08:03
I applied for the Columbia EMBA Saturday Early Decision on 1/10. I haven't heard anything back yet regarding interview either
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New post 12 Feb 2018, 08:04
Still crickets on my end. Almost 5 weeks since the ED deadline :(
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New post 12 Feb 2018, 08:25
I was told by Susan that all applications are “ideally” reviews 4-6 weeks from submission. If you haven’t heard back in that time frame then please reach out to office of admission.

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New post Updated on: 22 Feb 2018, 07:45
Hello folks, has any one interviewed yet? care To share? I am scheduled for the 9th of March.

Originally posted by modak on 14 Feb 2018, 16:57.
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