Thursday, April 30, 2015

Columbia MBA Essays for 2015-16 released

Columbia Business School is first to release their essay prompts for the class of 2018.

With the new questions there is a greater emphasis on the fit you perceive between your objectives and the program. The questions follow below, and they can be found on the CBS admissions website, along with other relevant details on applying to the program.

Essay questions:

Short Answer Question:
What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (50 characters maximum)

Essay 1:
Through your resume and recommendations, we have a clear sense of your professional path to date. What are your career goals going forward, and how will the Columbia MBA help you achieve them? (Maximum 500 words)
Essay 2:
Columbia Business School’s location enables us to bridge theory and practice in multiple ways: through Master Classes, internships, the New York Immersion Seminars, and, most importantly, through a combination of distinguished research faculty and accomplished practitioners. How will you take advantage of being “at the very center of business”? (Maximum 250 words)
Essay 3:
CBS Matters, a key element of the School’s culture, allows the people in your Cluster to learn more about you on a personal level. What will your Clustermates be pleasantly surprised to learn about you? (Maximum 250 words)
Optional Essay:
An optional fourth essay will allow you to discuss any issues that do not fall within the purview of the required essays.