Columbia Business School launches new MBA core curriculum
Updated on Sep 10, 2013 - 10:01 a.m. IST by Sudipta Mishra
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Columbia Business School, USA is launching a revamped MBA core curriculum this fall for the incoming Class of 2015. ThenewMBAcore curriculum of the Columbia Business Schoolis framed such as it helps the students to excel in academic disciplines and applied functional areas necessary to every business leader’s success.

Important changes in the MBA core curriculum ofColumbia Business School, USA are:

  • Inclusion of the core’s credit-bearing leadership course during student orientation rather than in the first semester
  • Increased number of electives that first year students may take
  • Placing some technical components of course content online, allowing for more in-depth and robust classroom discussion between professors and students
  • Revamping the Decision Models core course to emphasise big data
  • Refreshed content that further infuses entrepreneurial thinking into various courses
  • Expansion of the school’s integrated case study on General Motors, a real-world problem-solving case that examines a corporation from a variety of perspectives across different courses. 
  • The new core will teach some technical components online to free up more classroom time for deeper dives and discussions.

Columbia Business School MBA Course Structure:

The MBA core curriculum of Columbia Business School includes:

  • two full-term courses–Financial Accounting and Finance
  • nine half-term courses that range from Business Analytics to Strategy Formulation

First Term Columbia Business School MBA Core Courses:

Pre-termLeadership (1/2 term equivalent)
1st halfManagerial StatisticsStrategy FormulationFinancial AccountingFinanceManagerial Economics
2nd halfBusiness AnalyticsMarketing: Innovation through Customer 
Centricity I
Global Economic Environment

Second Term Columbia Business School MBA Core Courses:

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1st halfOperations MgmtMarketing: Innovation through 
Customer Centricity II
ElectiveElectiveElective
2nd half1/2 Elective1/2 Elective

Columbia Business School MBA admission requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • GMAT or GRE score
  • English language requirements

Columbia Business School MBA admission application procedure:

Candidates need to apply online. Click here for further information.

Columbia Business School MBA admission application deadlines:

  • For January 2014 entry:
    • 2nd October 2013
  • For August 2014 entry:
    • Early decision deadline: 2nd October 2013
    • Merit Fellowship Consideration: 6th January 2014
    • Regular Decision: 9th April 2014

For more information, contact:

Contact Address:
Columbia Business School
3022 Manhattan
New York
United States of America

Phone: +1 212-854-5553

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