MBA

Download: How to Apply to Columbia Business School Guide

Download: How to Apply to Columbia Business School Guide

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.

Download: How to Apply to the Wharton School Guide

Download: How to Apply to the Wharton School Guide

We spend literally all of our time thinking about MBA programs - in the U.S. and abroad, where they have been and where they are headed, essays and interviews, case method and experiential learning.  It consumes our thoughts and frames our reference for how we view the world (when we watch a TV show with a character who takes risks, our first thought is, "Wow, Chicago Booth would love this guy").  So it's with no small amount of thought that we say, without equivocation: Wharton presents the most confusing business school application in the world.