Columbia Business School is the quintessential big city university
Its location in New York, the business, financial and media center of the world,
brings the school massive benefits
We have a big advantage being in New York City
because there are so many opportunities for students
to visit local alumni in their work offices
and for alums to come back and coach students on campus
In common with other highly ranked business schools in the U.S.,
Columbia said that applications fell 2.6% to 6,029 for the Class of 2020,
compared to 6,188 a year earlier.
The drop is below many of Columbia’s peer schools,
including Wharton which has reported a 6.7% decline
and Harvard Business School which saw a 4.5% drop
But the big news in Columbia’s new MBA class profile
was the increase in the school’s average
The arms race in GMAT scores continues, even as MBA applications decline
Average GMAT Score At Columbia Business School Soars 8 Points To New Record
Top Ten Reasons to Go to Columbia? (digested from media)
- It’s one of the six best MBA programs in the world.
- It’s all about location, location, location. That is, New York location.
- You want a deep and thorough education, not merely in finance but a subset of it, such as investment management, private equity, value investing or something even more obscure.
- You expect to work in New York and want to be part of an extremely strong alumni base in the city where every major company is populated with at least some key players who got their MBA ticket punched where you did.
- You are highly competitive and want to go through a tough, competitive MBA program.
- You thrive in a larger environment and enjoy being a smaller fish in a bigger pond.
- You want to be part of an extremely diverse class, with lots of international exposure.
- You don’t mind traffic, people congestion, overpriced housing, and putting up with the hassles of big city life.
- You love big city life, or at least badly want to try it out, and you tend to dislike small towns in isolated places.
- You root for the New York Yankees, love museums and Carnegie Hall.
I am quite happy with the experience so far
by I am a current student at CBS