Columbia MS in Leadership


Admission dates to the program are flexible and candidates may apply to the Columbia Senior Executive Program through Columbia Business School Executive Education before deciding to apply to the Master of Science in Leadership program.


1. What in your view makes a great leader? Ground your answer with examples from your own experience as a leader. (250 to 500 words maximum)

2. Describe what you hope to gain from the Master of Science Leadership, and how this fits your own professional and personal goals. (200 to 300 words maximum)

Please save your essay as an MS Word document or PDF titled "Last Name, First Name- Essays." Be sure that each page of your essay is numbered and your full name (Last Name, First Name). Attach your essays to the same e-mail as your application form and send them to


Applicants must have two but may request up to three letters of recommendations. Recommenders are encouraged to submit letters of recommendation directly via e-mail to


If you have questions about the Columbia Senior Executive Program, you may visit the website or contact Anthony Madonna, senior director of learning situations, at 212-854-6016 or