Course Commencement Date Aug , 2023 View all dates


2 years (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • Columbia Business School's core curriculum consists of two full-term courses and eight half-term courses
  • Taught by full-time professors and practitioners, the core prepares students to analyze, decide, and lead both in the classroom and beyond
  • January entry allows qualified students to skip the summer internship and earn their degree in just 16 months
  • The curriculum consists of 18 credits of required core coursework, and a minimum of 42 credits of elective courses


  • University Rankings
    • #8

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2021

    • #19

      - QS 2022

    • #11

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2022

    • #6

      - US News & World Report 2022

    • #2

      - US News & World Report 2022

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 66,35,721
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
InsuranceINR 4,53,283
Mandatory FeesINR 3,38,333
Books & SuppliesINR 26,387
Personal ExpensesINR 5,15,045
Computer PurchaseINR 82,460
TotalINR 14,15,508

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 USD = INR 82.46


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 21ˢᵗ November 2022

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned


No specific cutoff mentioned

  • A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution is required for admission

3 year degree accepted


  • Applications from candidates with a three-year undergraduate degree are also accepted.
  • Those applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.


No specific cutoff mentioned

  • Not mandatory


No specific cutoff mentioned


No specific cutoff mentioned

Other eligibility criteria
Applicants may be invited to interview with one of the university's alumni International students are not required to submit a language test such as the TOEFL. A verbal score on the GRE or the GMAT is sufficient
Conditional Offer

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Full Time MBA program curriculum consists of 18 credits of required core coursework, and a minimum of 42 credits of elective courses. The core curriculum is designed to give students an in-depth mastery of academic disciplines and the practical tools to intersect business with a broad set of industries. Students generally register for 15 credits per term, full-time residence at the Business School is strictly defined as a minimum of 12 credits. Students are permitted to take up to 18 credits per term, and may graduate with more than 60 credits. Columbia offers more than 300 electives to allow students to immerse themselves in specialized topics with faculty members who are at the forefront of innovation in their fields. Some of the most innovative, in-demand electives are Analytics in action, Foundations of CV, Technology strategy, The economics and politics of digital disruption.

Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

  • First-time applicants require one recommendation. Reapplicants are required to submit one new recommendation
  • The university ask the recommender to consider the following guidelines when writing their recommendation (recommended limit - 1000 words)

Step 2: Additional documents required

Step 3: Start your online application

Step 4: Application fees for this course

Step 5: Application deadline

Important Dates

Aug , 2023

Course Commencement Date

MBA Scholarship (Columbia University)
Rs. 24,73,800
Average Class profile for this course
Work Experience5 years
Bachelors GPA / Percentage3.5
GMAT Score Average729
Student Age28
Percentage of International Students48%

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