Columbia’s MBA deadlines for the 2022-2023 admissions cycle have just been released. It’s important to note that CBS utilizes a rolling admissions process, meaning, once applications are open, the admissions committee is continuously evaluating, interviewing and accepting candidates. So, do try to avoid submitting your app on or near the final deadline, as open spaces may be incredibly limited.

Once you’ve had a look at the deadlines below, be sure to jump over to our in-depth guide for Columbia’s essays.


August 2023 Entry (MBA Class of 2025)

Early: September 28, 2022

Merit Fellowship Deadline: January 11, 2023

Final: April 05, 2023

For those aiming for an August entry, CBS provides the following additional guidelines:

Early Decision

  • Available for August entry applicants only

  • Application deadline in late September

  • Early Decision applications are reviewed, and decisions rendered, before Regular Decision applications

  • Admitted students for Early Decision are considered for merit-based awards.

  • Candidates have decided that Columbia is their first choice and must sign the following statement of commitment within their applications: I am committed to attending Columbia Business School and will withdraw all applications and decline all offers from other schools upon admission to Columbia Business School.

  • Applicants must submit a nonrefundable $6,000 tuition deposit within two weeks of admission.

Regular Decision

  • Candidates may submit Regular Decision applications as soon as the application becomes available in the summer.

  • Regular Decision applications are reviewed after Early Decision applications.

  • No statement of commitment required.

  • For priority consideration of merit-based fellowships, applications should be submitted by the specified merit-based fellowship deadline in early January

  • Final application deadline in April.

Getting into CBS is no easy feat, so take the opportunity to connect with our CBS Experts who will put you on the right track.

Published On: May 27th, 2022 / Categories: Columbia, Deadlines, MBA News / Tags: , , , , /