The MSBA program is a three-semester program which can be completed in a single calendar year. Students enter in the Fall term and can finish as soon as the following August, or engage in a summer internship to complete the program by the end of the following Fall.  Students are required to take the equivalent of 12 three-credit courses (36 credits), in the following areas:

  •  at least 6 courses (18 credits) within Columbia Engineering, IEOR Department
  •  4 to 6 courses (12-18 credits) within the Columbia Business School
  •  and the remaining courses (if any) can be taken from Columbia’s other graduate schools including: the School of International and Public Affairs, the Law School, or Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

A program plan will be available for students to use to plan their studies. This program plan will be used to facilitate a dialogue with your designated faculty advisor. For more course information, students can check out the IEOR course listing.

Required Core Courses: (18 credits)

Students may complete 1 or 2 concentrations to fulfill the remaining credits for the degree. Students may select courses within other concentrations and the breadth elective list.

Select (1) of the following (4) concentrations: