GMATCAT Home

Free Sample GMAT Questions

MBA Requirements

Top 10 Business Schools

  1. Harvard Business School
  2. Stanford Graduate School of Business
  3. The Wharton School
  4. Kellogg School of Management
  5. Sloan School of Management
  6. Booth School of Business
  7. Tuck School of Business
  8. Haas School of Business
  9. Columbia Business School
  10. Stern School of Business

Distance Learning MBA

  1. Capella University
  2. DeVry University Online
  3. Northeastern University
  4. Regis University
  5. Salem International University
  6. University of Phoenix
  7. Walden University
 

Columbia University Business School


Columbia Business School boasts a world-class faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a balanced integrated curriculum. One more aspect which gives it a major advantage over most other MBA programs. That advantage, of course, is its location in New York City, one of America's premier business centers and perhaps the finance capital of the world. But Columbia also brings all of the above-mentioned assets to the table, thereby offering a formidable university-city tandem. As one student puts it, "Columbia mirrors its city host - a beautifully mixed elixir of personality and ambition."
Finance is still the powerhouse department at Columbia - "It's a great school for finance-oriented careers!' bragged a typical MBA - although students also commend the "very challenging classes in entrepreneurship and management of organization." Others praise the "unique concentration in entertainment and media," while many voice approval for the "strong international emphasis" in their courses. Some students, however, still complain that "some nontraditional areas - nonprofit, for example - need improvement," while others point out that Columbia is "still weak in some non-finance areas, but constantly making improvements."

First-year studies at Columbia are entirely devoted to the "well-integrated" core curriculum, which focuses on four themes: globalization, total quality management, ethics, and human resource management. Each group of entering students - Columbia admits two groups, one in September and one in January - is divided into "clusters" of approximately sixty students who take all core courses together. During their second year, Columbia MBAs may choose a filed of concentration (although they are not required to do so). Eleven areas of concentration are available, with some departments offering areas of sub concentration; finance majors, for example, have the option of concentrating in corporate financial management, futures markets analysis, investment management, or real estate finance. Students may also develop their own areas of sub concentration in conjunction with the many other leading academic departments within the university.

Students give their professors mixed grades, noting that "we have some excellent professors but we also have some poor professors" and that professors in general are more research - than teaching-focused, but you learn who's good." Several students, however, volunteered that "most of the professors will go out of their way to help students out. They make themselves accessible outside the classroom." Another points out that "the New York City location means excellent adjunct professors who are current leaders in their fields."

Ranking: Columbia University

Top Business Schools  
Score 86
Peer assessment score (5.0 highest) 4.5
Acceptance rate (full-time) 15.1%
Recruiter assessment score (5.0 highest) 4.1
Average starting salary and bonus (full-time) $130,281
Average undergraduate GPA (full-time) 3.40
Average GMAT score (full-time) 709
Sample GMAT Practice Test (FREE)  
Graduates employed at graduation (full-time) 78.2%
Graduates employed three months after graduation (full-time) 92.2%
Total graduate business enrollment (full-time) 1,234

Columbia University Business School

Tuition and Financial Aid: Columbia University

Financial Aid Contact Information  
Financial aid director Marilena Botoulas
Financial aid phone (212) 854-4057
Financial Aid Availability  
Is college-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available? Yes
Fellowships available 362
Teaching assistantships available 300
Research assistantships available 50
Are international students eligible for college-funded aid? Yes
2008-2009 Expenses  
Tuition Full-time: $46,476 per year
Required fees $2,090 per year
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $26,048
Average indebtedness of 2008 graduating class N/A

MBA Career and Salary Statistics: Columbia University

School has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2008  
Total full-time graduates 713
Total full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 618
Sample GMAT Practice Test (FREE)  
Graduates employed at graduation (full-time) 78.2%
Graduates employed three months after graduation (full-time) 92.2%
Total Base Salary  
Total reporting base salary 505
Low base salary $16,000
Average base salary $107,450
High base salary $250,000
Base Salary: U.S. Citizens  
Low base salary: U.S. citizens N/A
Average base salary: U.S. citizens N/A
High base salary: U.S citizen N/A
Base Salary: Foreign Nationals  
Low base salary: Foreign nationals N/A
Average base salary: Foreign nationals N/A
High base salary: Foreign nationals N/A
Total Signing Bonus  
Total reporting signing bonus 377
Low signing bonus $2,500
Average signing bonus $30,582
High signing bonus $350,000
Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens  
Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens N/A
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens N/A
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens N/A
Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals  
Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals N/A
Total Other Compensation  
Total reporting other compensation 94
Low other compensation $3,500
Average other compensation $49,804
High other compensation $300,000
Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens  
Low other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A
High other compensation: U.S. citizens N/A
Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals  
Low other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
High other compensation: Foreign nationals N/A
Base Salary by Occupation  
Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing / sales jobs 40
marketing / sales low salary $65,000
marketing / sales average salary $97,144
marketing / sales high salary $125,000
Number reporting Operations / production jobs 4
Operations / production low salary $85,000
Operations / production average salary $93,750
Operations / production high salary $105,000
Number reporting general management jobs 12
General management low salary $85,000
General management average salary $108,335
General management high salary $150,020
Number reporting finance / accounting jobs 288
Finance low salary $16,000
Finance average salary $103,331
Finance high salary $250,000
Number reporting management information systems jobs N/A
Management information systems (MIS) low salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) average salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) high salary N/A
Number reporting consulting jobs 121
Consulting low salary $80,000
Consulting average salary $120,060
Consulting high salary $150,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 1
Human resources low salary N/A
Human resources average salary $80,000
Human resources high salary N/A
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 59
Other occupations low salary $50,000
Other occupations average salary $110,159
Other occupations high salary $250,000
Base Salary by Industry  
Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting manufacturing industry jobs 4
Manufacturing industry low salary $95,000
Manufacturing industry average salary $105,000
Manufacturing industry high salary $120,000
Number reporting service industry jobs N/A
Service industry low salary N/A
Service industry average salary N/A
Service industry high salary N/A
Number reporting non-profit jobs 4
Non-profit low salary $80,000
Non-profit average salary $115,000
Non-profit high salary $150,000
Number reporting government jobs 3
Government low salary $73,000
Government average salary $73,000
Government high salary $73,000
Base Salary by Geographic Region  
Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) N/A
Northeast low salary N/A
Northeast average salary N/A
Northeast high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) N/A
Middle Atlantic low salary N/A
Middle Atlantic average salary N/A
Middle Atlantic high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) N/A
South low salary N/A
South average salary N/A
South high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) N/A
Midwest low salary N/A
Midwest average salary N/A
Midwest high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) N/A
Southwest low salary N/A
Southwest average salary N/A
Southwest high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID,MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) N/A
West low salary N/A
West average salary N/A
West high salary N/A
Number reporting jobs located internationally N/A
International low salary N/A
International average salary N/A
International high salary N/A


Find MBA programs by state
You are here: Home > Top MBA Universities > New York MBA Programs > Columbia University Business School




Home | Contact Us | About Us | Privacy Policy

Alphabetical Listings - Graduate Management Admission Test - Free GMAT Sample Questions - Online MBA Programs

Copyright GMAT CAT Prep Courses All Right Reserved.