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Columbia Announces Its 2016-2017 Essay Topics/ Rec Requirements!!!

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Columbia Announces Its 2016-2017 Essay Topics and Requirements!!!

Columbia Business School has become one of the first top MBA programs to release their required essays, deadlines and general requirements for the 2016-2017 admissions season! The actual online application will be available next month, so get ready to prepare your winning application!

DEADLINES
The deadlines for the 2016-2017 Full-time MBA Program are:

January-Start Program, Entry: Jan 2017
The application will be available in May 2016 and accepted on a rolling basis thereafter.
Final Deadline: Oct 5, 2016

Early Decision, August-Entry 2017
The application will be available in May 2016 and accepted on a rolling basis thereafter.
Final Deadline: Oct 5, 2016

Merit Fellowship Deadline: Jan 4, 2017
Final Deadline, Regular Admissions: Apr 12, 2017


ESSAYS
The required essays are as follow for the full-time MBA program (directly from the Columbia GSB website):

Applicants must complete one short answer question and three essays.

Short Answer Question:
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.”

Essay 1:
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)

Essay 2:
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)

Essay 3:
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 Clustermates be pleasantly surprised to learn about you? (100-250 words)

Optional Essay:
An optional fourth essay will allow you to discuss any issues that do not fall within the purview of the required essays.

Knight-Bagehot Fellows:
Rather than answer Essay 1, current Knight-Bagehot Fellows applying to Columbia Business School should use the space allocated to the first essay (500 words) to complete the Wiegers Fellowship application essay.

Wiegers Fellowship Essay Question:
What are your career goals? How has the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship affected these goals? How will an MBA help you achieve these goals? (500 words maximum)


You can see the requirements here:
http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/programs/mba/admissions/application-requirements


Need help with your Columbia application? Contact us! We are happy to help.

We welcome you to sign up for our FREE informative Newsletter, which provides useful tips, insider information and guidance for applying to top MBA programs. Sign up on the right hand side of our homepage at http://www.mbaadmit.com.

Best wishes,
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Email: info@mbaadmit.com
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From Dr. Shel (Shelly Watts), http://www.mbaadmit.com, email: info@mbaadmit.com

Ask about our current Columbia January-start and Early Decision specials – 50% off Regular Rates! Comprehensive packages beginning at $1595 (Compare with our competitors who charge $4,400!); Basic editing of one application for $985. Valid through April 27, 2016. Opt to work directly with Dr. Shel on your MBA applications!


Interested in learning if we think you can be successful as an applicant or re-applicant?

Feel free to sign up for a FREE Profile Evaluation directly from Dr. Shel Watts, a Harvard and Oxford graduate with Harvard admissions experience and over 25 years of work with MBA applicants, fill out the form on our homepage at http://www.mbaadmit.com

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Columbia Announces Its Recommendation Questions 2016-2017!!

Columbia Business School has become one of the first top MBA programs to release their required essays, deadlines, recommendation questions and general requirements for the 2016-2017 admissions season! The actual online application will be available next month in May 2016, but you can see the required recommendation questions below. Be sure to approach your potential recommendation writers early so they can write outstanding recommendations for you!

2016-2017 Columbia GSB Recommendations

Directly from the Columbia GSB website:

All first-time applications require two recommendations. Reapplicants are required to submit one new recommendation. If you have been working full-time for at least six months, one recommendation should be from your current supervisor. The second recommendation should be from either a former direct supervisor or from another professional associate, senior to you, who can share their insights on your candidacy.

If you are a college senior or have worked full-time for fewer than six months, at least one, but preferably both, of your recommendations should be from a person who can comment on your managerial abilities. You may ask a summer employer or another person whom you feel can objectively assess your professional promise. The second recommendation may be from a college professor.

Please note that Columbia Business School and several of our peer institutions use similar, if not identical, recommendation questions. This is an effort on our part to make the process easier for your recommenders. We expect that you, the applicant, will not participate in the drafting of these recommendations. Applications are not considered complete until all required information is submitted. This includes recommendations.

We ask recommenders to consider the following guidelines when writing their recommendations (recommended limit - 1000 words):
• How do the candidate's performance, potential, background, or personal qualities compare to those of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific examples.
• Please describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant's response.

Please be aware: The Admissions Committee requires that all application materials be submitted online, including recommendations.

You can see the requirements here:
http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/programs/mba/admissions/application-requirements



Need help with your Columbia application? Contact us! We are happy to help.

We welcome you to sign up for our FREE informative Newsletter, which provides useful tips, insider information and guidance for applying to top MBA programs. Sign up on the right hand side of our homepage at http://www.mbaadmit.com.

Best wishes,
Dr. Shel (Shelly Watts)
President, MBA Admit.com

http://www.mbaadmit.com
Email: info@mbaadmit.com
_________________

Dr. Shel Watts, the Founder of MBA Admit,.com, is a Harvard and Oxford graduate with Harvard admissions experience and over 26 years of work with MBA applicants. Clients can opt to work directly with Dr. Shel in the admissions process. http://www.mbaadmit.com

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Re: Columbia Announces Its 2016-2017 Essay Topics/ Rec Requirements!!! [#permalink]

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From Dr. Shel (Shelly Watts), http://www.mbaadmit.com, email: info@mbaadmit.com

Ask about our current Columbia January-start and Early Decision specials – 50% off Regular Rates! Comprehensive packages beginning at $1595 (Compare with our competitors who charge $4,400!); Basic editing of one application for $985. Valid through April 27, 2016. Opt to work directly with Dr. Shel on your MBA applications!


Interested in learning if we think you can be successful as an applicant or re-applicant?

Feel free to sign up for a FREE Profile Evaluation directly from Dr. Shel Watts, a Harvard and Oxford graduate with Harvard admissions experience and over 25 years of work with MBA applicants, fill out the form on our homepage at http://www.mbaadmit.com

OR

Ask for a FREE introductory call directly with Dr. Shel Watts. Send an email to info@mbaadmit.com.




Columbia Announces Its Re-applicant Requirements, 2016-2017!!

Columbia has announced its requirements for re-applicants. If you did not get the outcome you wanted with your prior application, here is some information for what will be needed for you to try again.

Many candidates ask us whether Columbia is open to reapplicants. Absolutely! Make sure to correct the weaknesses of your prior application and Columbia will look at you again with fresh eyes. The prior rejection should not count against you. We will soon post a few reapplicant success stories to give you hope!

Be sure to read our general article about how to reapply successfully, located here:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/7-best-practices-for-reapplicants-214756.html



Here are the Columbia GSB reapplication requirements, directly from the Columbia GSB website:

Re-applicant Checklist

Please note that candidates may only apply once to a given term of entry. Candidates may not apply twice to the same term of entry.

To reapply to the MBA Program at Columbia Business School, please use the following checklist to ensure smooth processing. Please note, information and requirements are subject to change without notice.

The Admissions Office retains all applications for one year after a decision is rendered. If you are reapplying no more than 12 months from your initial term of entry to Columbia Business School, the checklist below will help ensure that you submit everything the Admissions Committee will need to reassess your candidacy. For example if you applied for August 2014 your will be considered a reapplicant for January 2015 or August 2015. If you are reapplying more than 12 months after your initial term of entry, you must submit a new, fully complete application.

Please submit the following to the Admissions Committee for your reapplication. If you have trouble starting a new application, please contact the Admissions Office for assistance.

• Reapplication fee: U.S.$250.
• One new recommendation letter, preferably from your current employer. If you have already used your current employer for a recommendation, please choose someone else in a supervisory role or a client.
• Please update the following sections "Personal," "Family," "Employment," "Education," and "Extracurricular Activities".
• How will you finance your MBA?
• Submit transcripts of any additional courses you have taken since your previous application.
• Please remember to indicate the dates and self-reported scores of the standardized tests that you wish to be considered in your admissions decision.

Please note:
GMAT scores are valid for five years. Your scores must be valid at the time of application submission.

TOEFL scores are valid for two years. Your scores must be valid at the time of application submission.

International students who have a degree from an institution in which all instruction is conducted in English are exempt from the TOEFL.

Reapplicants are NOT required to submit additional essays. Only the reapplicant essay is required.

• How have you enhanced your candidacy since your previous application? Please detail your progress since you last applied and reiterate how you plan to achieve your immediate and long term post-MBA professional goals. (Maximum 500 words).

You can see the requirements here:
http://www8.gsb.columbia.edu/programs/mba/admissions/application-requirements



Need help with your Columbia re-application? Contact us! We are happy to help.

We welcome you to sign up for our FREE informative Newsletter, which provides useful tips, insider information and guidance for applying to top MBA programs. Sign up on the right hand side of our homepage at http://www.mbaadmit.com.

Best wishes,
Dr. Shel (Shelly Watts)
President, MBA Admit.com

http://www.mbaadmit.com
Email: info@mbaadmit.com
_________________

Dr. Shel Watts, the Founder of MBA Admit,.com, is a Harvard and Oxford graduate with Harvard admissions experience and over 26 years of work with MBA applicants. Clients can opt to work directly with Dr. Shel in the admissions process. http://www.mbaadmit.com

Direct email address: info@mbaadmit.com

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