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?During this stage, your application is reviewed by at least two admissions officers, after which you will be either invited to interview or denied admission.
Question 1: How is a Columbia MBA going to help you?
(250 words maximum) Question 2: What has been your favorite class, and why?
If you are unable to secure a recommendation from your direct supervisor, please submit a statement of explanation in the Employment section of your application.
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.
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.If you 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.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. We ask recommenders to consider the following guidelines when writing their recommendations (recommended limit - 1000 words): Full Time Program: Back to top Keep in mind applications cannot be reviewed until they are complete.The Admissions Committee will consider only your highest score when reviewing your application and will not combine subscores from multiple exams into a single composite score.Back to top Applicants must complete one short answer question and three essays.If so, use this space to provide an explanation of any areas of concern in your academic record or your personal history. Wiegers Fellowship Essay Question: What are your career goals?How has the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship affected these goals? (500 words maximum) Deferred Enrollment Program: Deferred Enrollment candidates will answer three short essay questions instead of the essays listed above.(250 words maximum) Question 3: Who is a leader you admire, and why?(250 words maximum) Back to top First-time applications require two recommendations unless applying for the Deferred Enrollment Program.