Updated for 2015/2016
In the weeks and months immediately following the collapse of the financial markets in the Fall of 2008, there was rampant speculation about how the worst economic meltdown of our times would impact business schools and, specifically, the MBA admissions process. With many top programs, the changes were subtle and gradual and with more than a few, there were virtually no major differences in the process prior to and after 2008. Neither of these two descriptions apply to Columbia, where change has been immediate, dramatic, and all-encompassing. In fact, MBA applicants are unlikely to find more obvious evidence of the new world order than when applying to Columbia Business School.