BIGGEST CHUNK OF COLUMBIA STUDENTS FROM THE FINANCIAL SECTOR
The largest group of Class of 2021 students came from the financial services sector, which accounts for 29% of the entering students. Consulting backgrounds make up 23% of the class, while marketing and media represent another 15%. Students from the tech industry make up 7% of the class, while those with healthcare backgrounds represent 5%. Columbia students with military and government work experience amount to just 4% of the class; real estate, 3%; energy, 2%, and manufacturing, 1%.
MOST OF COLUMBIA’S MBA STUDENTS MAJORED IN BUSINESS OR ECONOMICS
The vast majority of the school’s new MBA class majored in business (22%) or economics (19%), followed by engineering (17%), social sciences (14%), the humanities (8%), sciences (7%) and technology (1%).