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.
Please note that August-entry Regular Decision applications will not be reviewed until all January and Early Decision applications are complete.
If admitted, you must submit an official GMAT, Executive Assissment, or GRE score.
Columbia Business School’s GMAT and Executive Assessment code is QF8-N6-52, and its GRE code is 6442.
Missing required materials, updated test scores, or additional materials must be received by the Admissions Office within three weeks of your application submission.
Once we have received all required application components your application will begin the review process.A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution is required for admission to Columbia Business School.Applicants should scan and submit PDF versions of transcripts from each undergraduate and graduate institution from which they have received a degree.Your scores must be valid when you submit your application.(CBS considers scores to be valid for five years after your test date).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.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.