Vault Rating: 4.5 out of 5


  • Excellent school with a great reputation
  • Hands-on and collaborative learning with academic experts and industry leaders


  • Highly selective
  • Expensive

The Bottom Line

  • Columbia Business School is an excellent choice if you're looking for hands-on, real-world, cross-disciplinary, and team-based learning and are willing to make both a financial and an intellectual commitment to your business education.


Columbia has several different tracks: a traditional MBA, an executive MBA, a doctoral degree, and executive education. For the full-time, two-year MBA program, students can enroll to begin in either August or January. About 70 percent of students choose the August option. The school is...  

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