Columbia published updated questions and deadlines for its MBA program starting in 2015:
Short Answer Question:
What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (75 characters maximum)
Examples of possible responses:
“Work in business development for a media company.”
“Join a consulting firm specializing in renewable energy.”
“Work for an investment firm that focuses on real estate.”
Given your individual background and goals, why are you pursuing a Columbia MBA at this time? (Maximum 500 words)
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How will you take advantage of being “at the very center of business”? (Maximum 250 words)
What will the people in your Cluster be pleasantly surprised to learn about you? (Maximum 250 words)
An optional fourth essay will allow you to discuss any issues that do not fall within the purview of the required essays.
How have you enhanced your candidacy since your previous application? Please detail your progress since you last applied and reiterate how you plan to achieve your immediate and long term post-MBA professional goals. (Maximum 500 words).
January Entry: October 8, 2014
Early Decision: October 8, 2014
Regular Decision: April 15, 2015
All deadlines are 11:59 p.m. New York Time on the date listed.