Columbia Business School Fall 2019 MBA Essay Questions

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Columbia Business School has announced the following essay prompts for admission to Columbia MBA 2019-20. There are 4 Essays for 2019-20 admission cycle at Columbia Business School.

2019-2020 Columbia Business School MBA Essay Analysis

Goal: What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (50 characters)

Essay 1: Through your résumé 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)

Optional Essay:

Is there any further information that you wish to provide the Admissions Committee? If so, use this space to provide an explanation of any areas of concern in your academic record or your personal history. This does not need to be a formal essay. You may submit bullet points. (Maximum 500 Words)

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)

Deferred Enrollment Program:

Deferred Enrollment candidates will answer three short essay questions instead of the essays listed above.

Question 1:
How is a Columbia MBA going to help you? (250 words maximum)

Question 2:
What has been your favorite class, and why? (250 words maximum)

Question 3:
Who is a leader you admire, and why? (250 words maximum)

The MBA application to Columbia Business School is now open. Kindly visit the CBS admissions website for more information.

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