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Columbia Business School and Stanford GSB Announce 2020–2021 Deadlines and Essay Questions

In an email to the school’s community, Assistant Dean of Admissions Amanda Carlson announced Columbia Business School’s 20202021 deadlines (for the MBA class of 2023, matriculating fall 2021):

The email also detailed Columbia’s application essay questions:

Goal: What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (50 characters)

Essay #1: Through your resume and recommendations, we have a clear sense of your professional path to date. What are your career goals over the next 3-5 years and what, in your imagination, would be your long-term dream job? (500 Words)

Essay #2: Why do you feel that Columbia Business School is a good fit for you? (250 Words)

Essay #3: Tell us about your favorite book, movie or song and why it resonates with you. (250 Words)

Applying to CBS? Join us on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, for Writing a Standout CBS Essay, a free webinar during which an mbaMission Senior Consultant will help you conceptualize your essay ideas and understand how to execute them, so that your experiences truly stand out!

The Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) also announced their application deadlines for the 20202021 season:

For a complete list of 2020–2021 business school deadlines, be sure to check our Application Deadlines page. We will be updating our list as business schools release their deadlines in the coming months.

Stay tuned to the mbaMission blog for our analyses of the 2020–2021 essay questions, and be sure to download our free Insider’s Guides.




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