Columbia MBA Ranking, Class Profile and Employment Report: 51% Chose Financial Services

Except for Businessweek, all the other reputed MBA rankings have ranked Columbia Business School in the top 10 over the past 2 years. Businessweek in fact had ranked Columbia at 9th place last year, but 2012 saw the school slide down to 14. Financial Times and the Economist both gave identical ranks during 2012 and 2011 – 5 and 7 respectively.  US News saw the rise of ranking from 9 to 8 over the last one year. These results show that the Columbia MBA is on the upswing and we need to wait for next year to see if this New York based Business School can maintain the momentum.

Average Rank: 8

Columbia MBA Class Profile – Nationality

Columbia MBA Class Profile - Pre-MBA Experience

Columbia MBA Class Profile - Undergraduate Degree

Columbia MBA Employment Profile

Columbia MBA Salary - 2011

• Overall annual median salary:  $110,000
• Overall median sign-on bonus (67.6): $25,000
• Median other guaranteed compensation (16.8%):  $37,000  

Columbia MBA Jobs 2011 - By Function

Columbia MBA Jobs 2011 - By Sector

Columbia MBA Budget for 2013 January intake

Columbia MBA Tuition fee

• Total fall/spring 1st year - $90,698*
• Total fall/spring 2nd year, Class of 2013 - $89,243

Estimated Budget Breakup

• Tuition (0–21 points/term): $58,384
• Mandatory fees: $3,143
• Basic Health services and insurance: $2,981
• Books and supplies: $900
• Room and board: $20,700
• Personal expenses: $4,590
(Clothing, travel, loan fees, etc.)    

Additional Expenses may include:

• Comprehensive medical insurance
• Medical expenses not covered by insurance
• Study Tours
• Computer replacement costs
• Optional activity fees, such as club dues and event costs

Columbia MBA GMAT

GMAT Scores (average): 715
GMAT Scores (middle 80%): 680–760

Columbia MBA Class Profile

Women: 38%
Minority of US Origin: 35%
International Citizens: 38%
Applications Received:  5409
Mean Work Experience:  5 years
Average Age: 28

Class Size: 741
• January Entry -    196
• August Entry - 545

Columbia MBA - Nationality, Pre-MBA Experience, Undergraduate Degree, Jobs (Sector & Function)
Nationality (Class of 2013)
Europe 12%
South America6%
Africa/Middle East4%
North America2%
Pre-MBA Experience (Class of 2013)
Financial Services43.60%
Real Estate4.50%
Manufacturing 1.40%
Undergraduate Degree (Class of 2014)
Social Sciences31%
Columbia MBA Jobs By Sector (Class of 2011)
Consulting 22.30%
Financial Services 50.30%
Education/Government/Nonprofit 1.40%
Real Estate 3.20%
Columbia MBA Jobs By Function (Class of 2011)
Consulting 26.60%
Finance (Internal) 2.30%
Financial Services 46.40%
Marketing 12.90%
Real Estate 2.60%
Other Functions 2.40%

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