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2016-17 Columbia MBA Deadlines

Columbia Business School has announced the MBA Application Deadlines for the January 2017 and August 2016 Intakes.

August 2016 Entry Early Decision application deadline: October 5, 2016

Regular Decision Application deadline:
April 12, 2017

Merit Fellowship Deadline:
January 4, 2017

January 2016 Entry Deadline: October 7, 2016

Deadlines: Columbia Business School uses a rolling admissions process.

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Difference between Columbia MBA Early Decision deadline and Regular deadline

1) Early Decision applicants are considered before applicants from regular deadlines. This means that the early applicants have a better shot at earning merit-based awards.

2) Early Decision Applicants have to sign a statement of commitment stating that they will not consider offers from other Business Schools

3) Early Decision Applicants have to deposit a $6000 tuition fee within two weeks of receiving admissions

4) Regular Deadline applicant does not have to sign any statement of commitment. However to be considered for Merit Fellowship, applicants should submit the application by Jan 6th ,2016

Difference between Columbia MBA January and August Intake

1) January Intake is for those applicants who are planning to continue in the same industry or job function as their pre-MBA career path, or those candidates who would like to pursue their Entrepreneurship goals.

2) Columbia MBA January Intake candidates would not have the opportunity for internship, normally scheduled between the 2nd and the 3rd term.

3) To understand the competition – nearly 30% of candidates join the January intake while the majority – 70% prefer the August intake.

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