GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 21 Nov 2019, 10:08

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Calling all Columbia MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake (Class of 2022)!

  new topic post reply Update application status  
Author Message
BSchool Forum Moderator
avatar
V
Joined: 29 Jan 2015
Posts: 1451
Location: India
WE: General Management (Non-Profit and Government)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Calling all Columbia MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake (Class of 2022)!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 08 Nov 2019, 09:21
1
1
Welcome all CBS class of 2022 hopefuls. Let's use this platform to know each-other, exchange ideas, discuss app strategies, and some profile discussions may be? Give a shout out!

MBA Student Profile — Class Entering 2019 (January and August)

Applications Received: 5876
Admitted: 1122
Enrolled: 754, divided into 11 clusters
January Entry Class Size: 203, divided into 3 clusters
August Entry Class Size: 551, divided into 8 clusters
GMAT Scores (average): 727
GMAT Scores (range): 560–790
GMAT Scores (middle 80%): 690–760
Undergraduate GPA (average): 3.6
Undergraduate GPA (middle 80%): 3.2–3.9
Work Experience (average): 5 years
Work Experience (middle 80%): 3–8 years
At Least One Year of Work Experience: 99%
Average Age: 28
Age Range: 22-51
Age Range (middle 80%): 25–31
Women: 38%
Minority of US Origin: 33%
International Citizens: 47%


Application Deadlines, Essay Questions and Analysis

CBS 2020 App Status Tracker | Add your name to the tracker




Creating Standout CBS Application Essays




_________________
If you liked my post, kindly give me a Kudos. Thanks.

Originally posted by rohan2345 on 27 Feb 2019, 20:50.
Last edited by rohan2345 on 08 Nov 2019, 09:21, edited 6 times in total.
Links
INSEAD School Moderator
User avatar
D
Status: MBA Admissions Consultant
Affiliations: MBA Prep Coach
Joined: 24 Mar 2015
Posts: 2427
Farrell D Hehn: MBA
Re: Calling all Columbia MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake (Class of 2022)!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Mar 2019, 06:05
1
2017natconic so great you have done your campus visit, that is fantastic. I really encourage people to do those campus visits now while school is in session.

Now is a great time for you to be doing the introspection that will really help you create great content. I work with my clients on examining their values, what their stories say about them, teasing out their brand promise, and doing some work on understanding how others perceive them (in actuality, several assessments that b-schools do in zero week). Understanding their interests and passions and how those show up in their lives; getting a handle on their leadership style. Working with a coach or even a therapist can yield great results.

The overriding principle of good applications is that they allow the reader to get to know you, but many applicants really don't know themselves. And it is not optimal to be unearthing big insights the day before a deadline. Would be very advantageous for you to focus on getting to know yourself so you can communicate that in the applications. All the GMAT scores and work accomplishments in the world will not make up for this very process of clearly, authentically communicating who you are: it is what makes you likeable and your applications memorable.

2017natconic wrote:
Since the application for CBS for 2020 intake should be opening in roughly 3 months, I figured I would go ahead and ask if anyone else is planning on applying early decision this summer. I have been lurking around the forum and haven't seen any posts about next year's intake yet.

I visited campus recently for an information session and really liked the atmosphere (the location in NYC is a huge plus). For anyone else applying for next year's intake, have you started preparing in any way yet? Or are you still in the information-gathering phase?

_________________
Farrell Dyan, MBA Admissions Consultant
Verified reviews posted on http://MBAPrepCoach.com
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 02 May 2019
Posts: 16
Location: Egypt
Schools: CBS '22 (D)
Re: Calling all Columbia MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake (Class of 2022)!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 May 2019, 04:58
2017natconic wrote:
Since the application for CBS for 2020 intake should be opening in roughly 3 months, I figured I would go ahead and ask if anyone else is planning on applying early decision this summer. I have been lurking around the forum and haven't seen any posts about next year's intake yet.

I visited campus recently for an information session and really liked the atmosphere (the location in NYC is a huge plus). For anyone else applying for next year's intake, have you started preparing in any way yet? Or are you still in the information-gathering phase?



I will apply ED in late August this year. Wish I could visit campus but based on the extensive research on the school and the programs it offers, I am very comfortable to apply for MBA at CBS.
_________________
Samy
MBA Section Director
User avatar
V
Affiliations: GMAT Club
Joined: 22 Feb 2012
Posts: 7209
City: Pune
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Calling all Columbia MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake (Class of 2022)!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 May 2019, 04:35
1
Thanks for starting this discussion 2017natconic. I've added a tracker in your post displaying who all are applying to CBS in coming season.

Good luck to all applicants!
_________________
2020 MBA Applicants: Introduce Yourself Here!

MBA Video Series - Video answers to specific components and questions about MBA applications.

2020 MBA Deadlines, Essay Questions and Analysis of all top MBA programs
MBA Section Director
User avatar
V
Affiliations: GMAT Club
Joined: 22 Feb 2012
Posts: 7209
City: Pune
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Calling all Columbia MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake (Class of 2022)!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Jun 2019, 23:59
2

Columbia MBA Deadlines


RoundApplication DueDecisions Released
August Entry
EAOct 4, 19Rolling
Merit fellowshipJan 3, 20Rolling
Regular decisionApr 10, 20Rolling
J-Term 2020Oct 4, 19Rolling


Columbia Essay Questions and Analysis


  • Essay #1: Through your resume and recommendations, we have a clear sense of your professional path to date. What are your career goals over the next 3 - 5 years and what, in your imagination, would be your long-term dream job? (500 words)
  • Essay #2: Why do you feel Columbia Business School is a good fit for you? (250 Words)
  • Essay #3: Who is a leader you admire, and why? (250 Words)

Analysis of CBS Essays By: Personal MBA Coach | Accepted | mbaMission
_________________
2020 MBA Applicants: Introduce Yourself Here!

MBA Video Series - Video answers to specific components and questions about MBA applications.

2020 MBA Deadlines, Essay Questions and Analysis of all top MBA programs
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 27 Jun 2019
Posts: 3
Re: Calling all Columbia MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake (Class of 2022)!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 27 Jun 2019, 07:55
1
If I had gone to a postgraduate school and had done well, can my postgraduate GPA compensate for my low undergrad GPA?

Will Columbia B-school take both GPAs into consideration? Or just the undergrad GPA?

Originally posted by Kravmaga on 27 Jun 2019, 06:23.
Last edited by Kravmaga on 27 Jun 2019, 07:55, edited 1 time in total.
Sia Admissions Representative
User avatar
G
Affiliations: NYU, Yale
Joined: 04 Jan 2018
Posts: 616
Location: United States (NY)
Re: Calling all Columbia MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake (Class of 2022)!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Jun 2019, 07:41
1
Hi Kravmaga,

Thank you for your question. Columbia, like other top MBA programs, reviews applications holistically. This means that all components of your profile weighed when granting admission. If you had a low GPA during undergraduate, but continued with a grad degree (and did well in the program) and also have a strong GMAT score, Columbia will see your growth as an individual and professional from your undergraduate days. I recommend speaking to your undergraduate record in the optional essay, and focus on what you can control - submitting a stellar application, studying for the GMAT, asking recommenders you know will support your decision to pursue an MBA and will write a strong LOR, etc.

I am happy to discuss your profile and how we can help you strategically approach the Columbia application, so your undergraduate performance does not overpower the rest of your accomplishments. When ready, please reach out.

Best,

Susan



Kravmaga wrote:
If I had gone to a postgraduate school and had done well, can postgraduate GPA compensate for my low undergrad GPA?

Will Columbia B-school take both GPAs into consideration? Or just the undergrad GPA?

_________________
Susan Berishaj
Sia Admissions
info@siaadmissions.com
+1 (646) 690 - 9996
website: http://www.SiaAdmissions.com

Contact us for a complimentary profile evaluation
INSEAD School Moderator
User avatar
D
Status: MBA Admissions Consultant
Affiliations: MBA Prep Coach
Joined: 24 Mar 2015
Posts: 2427
Farrell D Hehn: MBA
Re: Calling all Columbia MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake (Class of 2022)!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Jul 2019, 09:32
1
Hi Kravmaga yes the postgrad GPA will count.

International GPAs are not factored in rankings but still count in that they are looking to see if you have evidence of quantitative ability. Need a good GMAT and TOEFL.

From an integrity standpoint, in the optional essay, outline how the factors preventing you from being a good student before are no longer, and why you are resolved to be a focused student now. That is, if the explanation is more illustrious than whoops I went through a drunk and delinquent phase in college.

Most of all, don't get super caught up in all this that you forget to focus on what the "sizzle" is about you as a candidate. This is really what matters - what is the upside?

I wrote an article to help explain strategizing when you have low grades; https://mbaessaycoaching.com/2019/06/22/submitting-mba-applications-with-low-grades/

Kravmaga wrote:
If I had gone to a postgraduate school and had done well, can my postgraduate GPA compensate for my low undergrad GPA?

Will Columbia B-school take both GPAs into consideration? Or just the undergrad GPA?

_________________
Farrell Dyan, MBA Admissions Consultant
Verified reviews posted on http://MBAPrepCoach.com
MBA Section Director
User avatar
V
Affiliations: GMAT Club
Joined: 22 Feb 2012
Posts: 7209
City: Pune
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Calling all Columbia MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake (Class of 2022)!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Jul 2019, 21:42
Good luck angelo92, pcoelho, and all others who submitted their applications lately. Keep up posted about your application progress.
_________________
2020 MBA Applicants: Introduce Yourself Here!

MBA Video Series - Video answers to specific components and questions about MBA applications.

2020 MBA Deadlines, Essay Questions and Analysis of all top MBA programs
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 12 Jul 2018
Posts: 1
Schools: CBS '22 (S)
Re: Calling all Columbia MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake (Class of 2022)!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Jul 2019, 15:18
Anyone heard back from admission? I completed my application more than 4weeks ago, but I still haven't received any updates.

Posted from my mobile device
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 25 Sep 2018
Posts: 36
Schools: CBS '22 (A)
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V40
GMAT 2: 710 Q47 V41
GMAT 3: 690 Q49 V36
GMAT 4: 750 Q50 V41
GPA: 3.6
Reviews Badge
Re: Calling all Columbia MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake (Class of 2022)!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Jul 2019, 21:56
Wow you applied super early....

Posted from my mobile device
Admitted
16 Jul, 2019
16 Jul 2019, 11:19
Private, GMAT: 780, Q50, V48; GPA: 3.66; WE: 43 months; United States; via Phone
Submitted application on 6/11/2019; invited to interview on 7/3/2019; interviewed on 7/7/2019; received final decision on 7/16/2019. Very grateful for this opportunity! [#permalink]
Admitted
16 Jul, 2019
16 Jul 2019, 11:22
Private, GMAT: 780, Q50, V48; GPA: 3.66; WE: 43 months; United States; via Phone
Submitted August 2020 Early Decision application on 6/11/2019; received interview invite on 7/3/2019; interviewed on 7/7/2019; Columbia received interview feedback on 7/8/2019; received final decision on 7/16/2019. Very grateful for this opportunity! [#permalink]
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 16 Jul 2019
Posts: 3
Location: United States
Schools: CBS '22 (M)
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V48
GPA: 3.66
Re: Calling all Columbia MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake (Class of 2022)!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Jul 2019, 11:25
4
1
Learned this morning that I have been admitted! I submitted my August 2020 Early Decision application on 6/11/2019; received interview invite on 7/3/2019; interviewed on 7/7/2019 (Columbia received the interviewer's feedback on 7/8/2019); and received my final decision on 7/16/2019. Very grateful for this opportunity! And my apologies for the duplicate posts above; I didn't realize that my comments on my application status would be posted here as well.
MBA Section Director
User avatar
V
Affiliations: GMAT Club
Joined: 22 Feb 2012
Posts: 7209
City: Pune
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Calling all Columbia MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake (Class of 2022)!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Jul 2019, 16:04
ERJ146 wrote:
Learned this morning that I have been admitted! I submitted my August 2020 Early Decision application on 6/11/2019; received interview invite on 7/3/2019; interviewed on 7/7/2019 (Columbia received the interviewer's feedback on 7/8/2019); and received my final decision on 7/16/2019. Very grateful for this opportunity! And my apologies for the duplicate posts above; I didn't realize that my comments on my application status would be posted here as well.


Congrats on your admit! You received your decision roughly in a month since submitting the app which is expected in the early stage. As the round progresses, it can take up to 8 weeks to receive the decision for the applicants who apply in later phase.

Congrats again! Do share your takeaways from the application process and some words of wisdom for other applicants.
_________________
2020 MBA Applicants: Introduce Yourself Here!

MBA Video Series - Video answers to specific components and questions about MBA applications.

2020 MBA Deadlines, Essay Questions and Analysis of all top MBA programs
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 25 Sep 2018
Posts: 36
Schools: CBS '22 (A)
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V40
GMAT 2: 710 Q47 V41
GMAT 3: 690 Q49 V36
GMAT 4: 750 Q50 V41
GPA: 3.6
Reviews Badge
Re: Calling all Columbia MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake (Class of 2022)!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Jul 2019, 18:41
ERJ146 wrote:
Learned this morning that I have been admitted! I submitted my August 2020 Early Decision application on 6/11/2019; received interview invite on 7/3/2019; interviewed on 7/7/2019 (Columbia received the interviewer's feedback on 7/8/2019); and received my final decision on 7/16/2019. Very grateful for this opportunity! And my apologies for the duplicate posts above; I didn't realize that my comments on my application status would be posted here as well.


Could you please share with us your interview experience?

Posted from my mobile device
MBA Section Director
User avatar
V
Affiliations: GMATClub
Joined: 22 May 2017
Posts: 2654
GPA: 4
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: Calling all Columbia MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake (Class of 2022)!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Jul 2019, 07:50
ERJ146 wrote:
Learned this morning that I have been admitted! I submitted my August 2020 Early Decision application on 6/11/2019; received interview invite on 7/3/2019; interviewed on 7/7/2019 (Columbia received the interviewer's feedback on 7/8/2019); and received my final decision on 7/16/2019. Very grateful for this opportunity! And my apologies for the duplicate posts above; I didn't realize that my comments on my application status would be posted here as well.


ERJ146

I request you to add your interview experience in the following link. It will be helpful to a lot of current and future applicants.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/columbia-190 ... brief.html
_________________
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 02 Mar 2015
Posts: 7
Schools: CBS '22 (A)
GMAT 1: 720 Q48 V41
GPA: 3.89
Re: Calling all Columbia MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake (Class of 2022)!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Jul 2019, 15:35
Any other ED applicants out there? Submitted 7/2 and waiting for a response

Posted from my mobile device
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 17 Jun 2016
Posts: 3
GMAT 1: 700 Q47 V40
CAT Tests
Re: Calling all Columbia MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake (Class of 2022)!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Jul 2019, 22:07
HI, I wanted to know how does Columbia J term admission compare to regular 2 year one?

Thanks
MBA Section Director
User avatar
V
Affiliations: GMAT Club
Joined: 22 Feb 2012
Posts: 7209
City: Pune
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Calling all Columbia MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake (Class of 2022)!  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Jul 2019, 00:28
1
1
Tanu88 wrote:
HI, I wanted to know how does Columbia J term admission compare to regular 2 year one?

Thanks


Go through this post to understand the difference between these two tracks.. https://gmatclub.com/forum/calling-all- ... l#p2249631
_________________
2020 MBA Applicants: Introduce Yourself Here!

MBA Video Series - Video answers to specific components and questions about MBA applications.

2020 MBA Deadlines, Essay Questions and Analysis of all top MBA programs
GMAT Club Bot
Re: Calling all Columbia MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake (Class of 2022)!   [#permalink] 31 Jul 2019, 00:28

Go to page    1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11  ...  14    Next  [ 275 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

Calling all Columbia MBA Applicants: 2020 Intake (Class of 2022)!

  new topic post reply Update application status  

Moderators: Zakyfish22, jeometricals






Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne