At end-August, Hannah Dince, Assistant Director of Admissions at Columbia Business School (CBS) held an MBA tour in Santiago to spread the word about the school’s Deferred Enrollment Program, launched last year.
The program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to gain work experience with a guarantee of admission to Columbia's highly selective MBA program, and the flexibility to begin the full-time program 2-5 years after college graduation. Columbia searches for future leaders from all academic and personal backgrounds in order to maintain the diverse and supportive community for which it is known.
Eligible students include those graduating during the current academic year from a bachelor's degree program, those completing a graduate degree program begun directly after the undergraduate degree was obtained. Those students enrolled in PhD programs, law school, or medical school are not eligible.
Dince took part in The MBA Tour, held in Santiago with more than a dozen American and European universities participating. She also held “On the Road Information Sessions” at Universidad de Chile’s School of Economy and Business (FEN), and at BCI Bank’s corporate building.
“The MBA allows students the opportunity to build a network that they will be able to use for the rest of their career,” Dince told press during The MBA Tour. Columbia has more than 46,000 alumni spread throughout the world.
In 2018, 756 students entered the Columbia MBA program, 39% of which were women and 42% of which were international citizens. The candidates had a GMAT range of 530-790 and an undergraduate GPA of 3.2-3.9.
This year, the Deferred Enrollment application will open in December 2019 and close on April 15, 2020.