The Special Concentration in Business Management combines financial and managerial coursework — taught by Columbia Business School professors — with electives in economics, psychology, and sociology.
To pursue a Special Concentration in Business Management, students apply and are accepted into the program by Columbia College and Columbia Business School.
Applications open- December 19, 2022
Application deadline- February 24, 2023
Decisions released- March 17, 2023
To apply for the Special Concentration in Business Management, students must meet three requirements:
- Be of sophomore or junior standing
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher
- Have received a B+ or better in at least one, but preferably two, prerequisite program courses in the following three required areas: statistics, economics, and psychology. Students who have completed only one prerequisite at the time of application must be currently enrolled in at least one other; acceptance is conditional on achieving a grade of B+ or higher in the second course.
Exceptions to this policy
Spring 2020: Given the mandatory Pass/Fail policy across Columbia University for Spring 2020, all courses taken Pass/Fail in Spring 2020 will count toward the Special Concentration prerequisite, core, or elective courses as if they were letter grades.
Fall 2020: Columbia College and General Studies students are able to elect the Pass/D/Fail option for one class this semester without restriction. The course chosen for this grading option can fulfill a prerequisite, core, or elective requirement for the Special Concentration.
- Application form
- Current class schedule
- Short answer essay
- Unofficial transcript
- Reference from a Columbia University professor