Columbia University

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3022 Broadway, 216 Uris Hall
New York, NY 10027

per year (full-time)
per credit (executive degree)

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Business School Overview

U.S. News Rankings

Ranking score and category
Rank Category Name
#8 Best Business Schools


#4 in Finance
#9 in Management
#8 in Marketing
#8 in Nonprofit

Business School Overview

The Columbia Business School at Columbia University offers these departments and concentrations: accounting, consulting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, general management, health care administration, human resources management, international business, leadership, marketing, not-for-profit management, production/operations management, portfolio management, real estate, and quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research. Its tuition is full-time: $60,720 per year and executive: $2,808 per credit. At graduation, 74.9 percent of graduates of the full-time program are employed.

At Columbia Business School, graduate students can pursue a full-time MBA, executive MBA, Ph.D., and Master of Science in marketing, financial economics or leadership. Regardless of their degree focus, students can take courses offered across Columbia University’s academic divisions as electives, which make up more than half the MBA curriculum. For students who prefer a broader education, dual degrees are offered at 10 other schools at Columbia University, varying from a master’s in urban planning to a dental degree.

In the core MBA classes, groups of about 65 students take all first-year classes together – an attempt by the school to foster a sense of community. Students can check out more than 100 graduate organizations, catch frequent presentations by business leaders and research in more than 20 centers on campus, like the Center for Decision Sciences and the Center on Japanese Economy and Business. Graduate students may live in university housing but are not guaranteed a spot.

Notable alumni of the Columbia Business School include Gail J. McGovern, president and CEO of the American Red Cross; Henry Kravis, founding partner of private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.; and Shelly Lazarus, chairman emeritus and former CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) April 8
Application deadline (international students) April 8
Applicants (full-time)
Applicants (full-time)
Applicants (part-time) N/A


accounting leadership
consulting marketing
economics not-for-profit management
entrepreneurship production/operations management
finance portfolio management
general management real estate
health care administration quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research
human resources management other
international business

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 1,279
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)



full-time: $60,720 per year
executive: $2,808 per credit

Required fees (full-time) $2,582 per year
Required fees (part-time) N/A
Required fees (executive degree program) N/A


Average base salary $116,153
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 74.9%

* Business School Overview details based on 2013 data

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