Each year, candidates from a wide variety of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds apply to the Columbia MBA program.

And while every student who joins our community is unique, all of our students share certain defining traits: they are driven by a strong work ethic, ready to build and foster professional and personal relationships, and are determined to make a real impact on the world through their chosen field.


Attend an information session or contact the admissions office to learn more about getting the right recommendations, taking the GMAT, Executive Assessment, or GRE, and other details you’ll need before you apply. When all your materials are ready, submit your application securely, entirely online, including your transcripts and recommendations.


Columbia Business School uses a rolling admissions process, which means applications are reviewed — and decisions rendered — as they are received. It is always advantageous for you to submit your application as early as possible. For more detailed information on Early Decision and J-Term (January Term) applications, see our Options and Deadlines page.

If you are reapplying to the School or want information on pre-enrollment requirements, visit our Admissions FAQ


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