Coronavirus and fears of the unknown future have prompted Columbia Business School to extend their application deadline for the August 2020 entering class to June 1, 2020.
Assistant Dean for Admissions, Amanda B. Carlson, states that this uncertainty may be a barrier to applying to b-school. “You may feel unsettled in these uncertain times. Perhaps applying to an MBA program is not exactly at the top of your mind right now. I can totally understand that sentiment. However, in my years at Columbia and as an alumna of the School, I have seen skills developed through the MBA program and the incredible community carry our students and alumni through the financial crisis and major changes in the business environment. Given that there is such uncertainty, perhaps you should consider that this could be the right time to get your MBA.”
Making decisions in uncertain times
The uncertainty of what will happen to the incoming CBS class has led Columbia to extend the application deadline. The coronavirus situation is constantly changing, and CBS is doing its best to anticipate what comes next with their incoming class. There is an assumption that some of the admitted students will not be able to begin their studies in August.
For assurance, remember: “If you are thinking about submitting an application to Columbia Business School, and wonder if it’s too late, it’s not. We are extending the deadline and plan to admit more candidates who will be a great fit in our community.”
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