Columbia EMBA Essay Questions 2023-2024

Columbia EMBA Essay Questions 2023-2024


The first short answer and Essays 1 and 2 are required.

Short Answer Question

What is your immediate post-MBA professional goal? (50 characters maximum)

Examples of possible responses:

“Work in business development for a media company”

“Continue my career within investor relations”

“Launch a data-management start-up”

Short Answer Question 2

For those that do not live in the NY tri-state area, please briefly share your plans for attending class from that distance. (50 words maximum)

Essay 1

Through your resume and recommendations, we have a clear sense of your professional path to date. What are your career goals over the next three to five years and what is your long-term dream job? (500 words maximum)

Essay 2

Please describe a professional situation where you faced a particular challenge. What was the outcome and what did you learn from the experience about your own strengths and personal development needs? (500 words maximum)

Optional Essay

Is there something else you feel would be helpful for the Admissions Committee to know? An optional third essay will allow you to discuss any topics that do not fall within the purview of the required essays. These might include, but are not limited to:

•         Adverse circumstances in your background

•         An exciting side venture in which you are working

•         Areas of concern in your academic record

•         Or just a fun fact!

This does not need to be a formal essay. You may submit bullet points. (500 words maximum)

Please check the online application form for this school to ensure the accuracy of the above questions and word limits.