Columbia Business School

Application Fee: $250

2012 Tuition & Fees: $154,320, up from $148,320 in 2011

Average Months of Work Experience: 102

GMAT Required: Yes

GMAT Range: 600-740

Enrollment: 888

International: 21%

Female: 37%

Mean Age: 32

Classes Meet: Alternate weekends with occasional week-long sessions

Length of Program: 20 months

Students From These Sectors:

Financial Services: 42%

Technology: 9%

Media/Entertainment: 8%

Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology/Health Care: 7%

Non-Profit: 5%

Consulting: 5%

Government: 3%

Petroleum/Energy: 3%

Real Estate: 2%

Consumer Products: 1%

Manufacturing: 1%

Other: 14%

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.