Columbia University in the City of New York Reviews of MBA Programs

  • 18 Reviews
  • New York (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $52,924
100% of 18 students said this degree improved their career prospects
94% of 18 students said they would recommend this program to others
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  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"Excellent school. Great resources and good location being in NYC."
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: MBA
"A fantastic school with highly regarded and engaging professors and a highly motivated student body and excels in business."
  • Reviewed: 11/30/2016
  • Degree: MBA
"Great college! Offers world renowned programs and faculty. The location is great because you are in New York City and have access to this great city and all it has to offer. Many opportunities to do internships and work in the city as well. A lot of the faculty are industry professionals and have relations with various organizations around the city like the UN. Highly recommended!"
Darren He
  • Reviewed: 11/21/2015
  • Degree: MBA
"Great education and network. CBS is vastly undermarketed and underrated. Poor financial aid."
  • Reviewed: 6/9/2015
  • Degree: MBA
"I had a great experience. Most professors and courses are fantastic. The clubs and events including study trips abroad are really exceptional. The career management center was not very helpful for international students seeking opportunities in the US."
  • Reviewed: 5/19/2015
  • Degree: MBA
"CBS offers students with exceptional resources that are unparalleled in many aspects. The location in the City of New York means unlimited opportunities not only for career but also in terms of pursuing personal interests and enjoying unique experience for international students. Other advantages including strong global network, amazing faculty, flexible curriculum, and first-class career service. It really transformed my life and career!"
Edgar Ortega
  • Reviewed: 5/15/2015
  • Degree: MBA
"My experience at the Executive MBA program at Columbia was superb. I joined thinking I needed a career change but I did not know what to do. After being exposed to great professors and classes, network with many classmates, I was able to decide my next career path. The CBS community is invaluable and I feel extremely happy to be part of it."
Kortni Lane
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2014
  • Degree: MBA
"Columbia Business School provides students with a rigorous academic course load that perfectly blends academic theory with practical, real-world application. The alumni network is vast and includes some of the smartest people I have ever met. Investing in an education at Columbia Business School will come with a hefty price tag, but the doors and opportunities the brand name Columbia provides is well worth the investment."
Richard Taddonio
  • Reviewed: 12/28/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"There is an excellent network and career resources; however, I would find it helpful to learn more about different career options (rather than the standard MBA career paths such as banking and consulting)."
Tanvi Chaturvedi
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"Pros: Education quality at Columbia Business School is excellent. Due to the school's location in New York City, the students get access to industry leaders, practitioners, and CEOs in several of our classes. Students are also offered to take Master Classes that offer an opportunity to apply theory learnt in classroom to practical, real-life business situations while working with leading firms and their CEOs. I took a luxury marketing and retail master class where students worked on business projects with CEOs of Louis Vuitton, Dior, Balenciaga, Maclaren, and Havas Luxe. Secondly, career support is extremely strong at Columbia as they leverage on their alumni resources across financial services, consulting, technology, marketing etc. I managed to switch careers from a consumer packaged goods company in Singapore to investment banking in New York with the help of career services and alumni. Lastly, there is a huge diversity in school as we learn from classmates from different nationalities and professional backgrounds. Cons: Living in New York city is expensive! Columbia currently does not offer student loans to international students without a U.S. co-signer. However, I know that financial aid office is working towards more aid for international students as well as options for an education loan."
Kira Stepanoff-Dargery
  • Reviewed: 12/13/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"The best thing about Columbia is its community. It is unbelievable how close the student body is and how much support we offer to one another. It creates not only long lasting friendships but also a network that is constantly looking to give back to the school in some way."
Aaron Tolkin
  • Reviewed: 12/13/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"Columbia Business School is one of the best decisions I have ever made. The people are fantastic, the professors are smart and down to earth and the course offerings are better than anything else I have seen."
Reid Spearin
  • Reviewed: 11/6/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"The MBA program has greatly exceeded my expectations. The opportunities that I have been afforded here are unparalleled to those offered to my peers as other top business schools. I have been blown away by the quality of the alumni network, the faculty, my classmates, and my career prospects."
Michael Malone
  • Reviewed: 6/8/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"This is an amazing program. It should be everyone's first choice for an EMBA."
Juan Marin
  • Reviewed: 3/24/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"Pros: - Solid academic offering with tons of electives - Impressive alumni network in NY; solid network outside U.S. - Great brand recognition both inside and outside U.S. - Huge access to recruiters - Constructive, competitive class environment - Great menu of speakers coming to school Cons: - Expensive city - Old building (although impressive campus coming in 2016) - Big class size"
Manu Saxena
  • Reviewed: 3/18/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"Great experience! The community is amazing, and New York is a great place to be in."
Eric Triplett
  • Reviewed: 2/12/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"Pros include strong alumni network, access to industry professionals, relevant and useful coursework taught by industry professionals, and hands-on career management center."
Daniel Lee
  • Reviewed: 1/15/2013
  • Degree: MBA
"I love columbia university. It is a special place."