Thank you for your interest in Columbia Business School!
The Black Business Students’ Association is a great resource for advice and guidance during the application process. BBSA members can help you determine if Columbia Business School is the right fit for you.
What can I expect to gain from a Columbia Business School MBA? What is the culture like? What are classes like? How should I approach the essay writing section of my application? If these are a few of the questions you seek to get answered, we host a variety of events throughout the year to help you navigate the MBA process and evaluate if Columbia Business School is the best MBA program for you:
Spotlight On: Black Business Students Association (BBSA) & Hispanic Business Association (HBA) is a full-day event for prospective MBA students who identify as Black, African American, Hispanic, or Latino. At Spotlight On: BBSA & HBA you will have a chance to experience a mock class, learn about the BBSA and HBA community and student life, hear from a financial aid representative, and connect with current students and the admissions committee.
Spotlight On: Diversity
Diversity Matters is an event discussing diversity, inclusion, and the student experience with the Black Business Students Association, Cluster Q (Columbia Business School's LGBT Business Association), Columbia Women in Business, the Hispanic Business Association, the Military in Business Association, and the Columbia Business School Office of Admissions.
This year's event will take place on Saturday, September 17th. Please click here to register.
In addition to the formal recruiting events, the BBSA likes to host informal events throughout the year so prospective students can interact with current students in an informal setting and feel out the Columbia culture in a no pressure environment. These events include, but are not limited to:
Coffee chats and informal “office hours” with prospective students
Special invitations to BBSA events and programming
If you feel that Columbia Business School is the place for you, we encourage you to contact VP of Membership & Prospective Outreach, Camilla Williams so she can connect you with a student who can help you determine if Columbia Business School is the right fit for you.
Note: Other prospective student resources include the Admissions Office and the Hermes Society.