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MBA News: Columbia Kicks Off the 2013–2014 MBA Application Season!

Typically, Harvard Business School (HBS) launches the MBA application season and the other business schools quickly follow suit. Earlier this week, HBS’s managing director of MBA admissions and financial aid, Dee Leopold, announced that the school would be releasing its essay questions during the final week of May. Meanwhile, Columbia Business School’s assistant dean of admissions, Amanda Carlson, sent a message that she waits for no one. CBS officially released its essay questions today—you will find the questions below. mbaMission will be releasing its essay analysis soon—stay tuned to our blog.

Short Answer Question:

What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (100 characters maximum)

Essay 1:

Given your individual background, why are you pursuing a Columbia MBA at this time? (Maximum 500 words)

Essay 2:

Columbia Business School is located in the heart of the world’s business capital – Manhattan. How do you anticipate that New York City will impact your experience at Columbia? (Maximum 250 words)

Essay 3:

What will the people in your Cluster be pleasantly surprised to learn about you? (Maximum 250 words)




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