Career Support Every Step of the Way
Your career prospects multiply exponentially when you earn an MBA from Columbia, and you will begin your career transformation — whether in the private, public, or nonprofit sectors — immediately with a visit to the Career Management Center (CMC).
The CMC offers a range of resources to aid in your searches for internships and full-time employment. By taking advantage of one-on-one sessions with our expert career advisors to formulate individual job-search strategies, as well as workshops and events that provide tactical advice, you'll be well-prepared to navigate the job-search process and make connections with our large corporate and alumni networks. You’ll be well prepared for your first job after graduation and for a lifetime of success. In fact, as a Columbia graduate you have access to a career coach for the duration of your career, as well as an extensive Columbia alumni network that spans the globe.
Columbia Business School has a proven track record of guiding our graduates to successful careers, and in 2020, we continued that trend with 90 percent of students receiving offers within three months of graduation; 72 percent of these opportunities were facilitated by CBS (e.g., on-campus interviews, networking, proprietary job postings). Many students found their positions through on-campus recruiting activities, while others secured full-time employment through our enterprise job search process, including savvy networking and job postings on COIN, our career management portal. You can read our latest Employment Report for more detailed information about our alumni and their career paths.
Facts & Figures: Class of 2020
- 90% received a job offer within three months of graduation
- $150,000 median base salary
- 72% of opportunities were school-facilitated
- 42% non-U.S. citizens