is a place to think about big ideas. At Yale School of Management,
Students work together in small teams to think through a business
problem with a social dimension. Experienced CDO staffs of the Yale
School advise you in one-on-one sessions as you narrow your search,
apply for positions, and prepare for interviews. MBA students of the
Yale School are passionate about reaching their ambitious goals, and
about helping you reach yours. Every year, a majority of the
first-year class gathers for a day-long case competition, sponsored
by the Consulting Club and Net Impact.
Essay Instruction : Please answer the Required Essay
question below. Your essay must be entirely your own work. Although
you may ask others for general feedback, you may not allow anyone to
write or edit your essay.
Required Essay1: The Yale School of Management educates
individuals who will have deep and lasting impact on the
organizations they lead. Describe how you have positively influenced
an organization, as an employee, a member, or an outside
constituent. (500 words maximum )
Optional Essay :
- Application Fees: $225, Non-refundable..
- GMAT or GRE: No minimum GMAT or GRE score to apply to
Yale SOM. School would see and consider all the scores you have
received as part of your application review, although it credits
the highest score you achieved. Yale does not average scores.
- TOEFL or IELTS: The Yale School of Management does
not require the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE exam for non-native English
speakers. You do not need to submit these scores as part of your
- Letters of recommendation:2,
online submission. You must obtain at least one recommendation
from the person who can assess your performance at most recent
The online reco format: Please write an assessment of
the applicant that addresses the prompts below. Do not
incorporate anything drafted by the candidate in your
recommendation or have the candidate submit the recommendation
on your behalf.
- Please comment briefly on the context of your interaction
with the applicant. If applicable, describe the applicant's
role in your organization.
- How do the candidate's performance, potential, or
personal qualities compare to those of other well-qualified
individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific
- Describe the most important piece of constructive
feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the
circumstances and the applicant's response.
If any aspect of your candidacy needs
further explanation (unexplained gaps in work experience, choice of
recommenders, academic performance, promotions or recognitions,
etc.), please provide a brief description here. (200 words
Excerpts of Yale MBA essays :
Essay 1: What motivates your decision to pursue
an MBA? (300 words maximum)
Having been born and brought up in a business family, I have had
constant exposure to the vagaries of business. My passion for
becoming a women entrepreneur has grown stronger down the years. My
fathers water purification business wherein he researches
different technologies for water purification across the world and
develops technologies in house and provides it to the Indian
government by setting up plants across north India has stoked my
interest. I have adopted my fathers dream of empowering people
through the right education and have been instrumental in the
establishment of an animation school which has since diversified
into a publication and production business.
From my current position, the path ahead seems clear to me. A vital
next step for me is an MBA from a top ranked school. Having myself
witnessed first- hand how a top notch academic experience can
galvanize a personality and the right exposure can transform ones
prospects, I am eager to undergo the immense learning which an MBA
shall bring. An MBA at the current stage of my career will inject it
with the perfect combination of acceleration, exposure, targeted
learning and vitality. I am certain that, armed with an MBA, which I
see as an inevitable next step, I would be able to reach out much
more effectively for my goals.
MBA from a reputed international Management school would give me the
right exposure and prepare me further to take up roles which require
strategic intervention, direction setting and agenda achievement in
globally renowned corporate. This time is the perfect time to
undertake an MBA from Yale as I will be able to benefit from the
emerging thought movements, analysis and be witnesses to a rare
phenomenon of watching the global economy get back on its feet from
The Yale School of Management provides leadership
education for broad-minded, rigorous, and intellectually curious
students with diverse backgrounds; a distinctive integrated
curriculum; connections to one of the great research universities in
the world; and the broad reach of an innovative and expanding global
network of top business schools.
What motivates you to apply to the Yale School of Management for
your MBA? What will you contribute to Yale and Yale SOM?
(450 words maximum)
I would ideally like to work in the financial arena which is
intriguing for the cutting edge challenges and evolving nature. In
this direction, I see the Yale MBA as a necessary stopover which
will prepare me comprehensively for my future.
My diverse academic experiences have provided many platforms to me
for involving myself in multiple events and initiatives. At the
.............................., I won the xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx award
application that was awarded to me as an acknowledgement of my
interpersonal, team building and time management skills. At xxxx, I
was part of the business society and contributed towards arranging
many events and seminars for prominent companies such as
Yale, I will contribute to the Intercultural Student Associations,
Student Clubs etc.
I was a member of the ................... and volunteered for
community service at old age homes, painted houses and planted trees
on a regular basis in Coventry. In 2008, I was a volunteer for the
Teach India Campaign, an initiative of the Times of India and taught
maths and English to under-privileged children. In Community service
program of my school Convent of Jesus and Mary, I lead and
organized/managed food-supplies and fund-raising events to support
and provide basic literacy to underprivileged. The Global Social
Enterprise at Yale SOM will find a devoted resource in me who will
be always willing to lend a helping hand in whatever activities are
As member of various societies such as xxxx Business and IT
society,........... and xxxxxxxx, I have taken part in many cultural
events and helped in spreading cultural awareness in the academic
communities. I eagerly await getting deeply involved in not only
organizing but initiating and conceptualizing new cultural,
diversity, academic and social events at Yale.
In March 2014, I will be attending an exhibition of our publication
houses work in Italy. I lead the efforts and strategizing for
this exhibition as I have gained vital confidence after forming the
strategy for the exhibition held in xxxxxxx in October 13
which was quite successful. I will be able to contribute at Yale in
the many club events and business and entrepreneurship competitions
on the basis of my experiences.
Having been a rank holder and prolific achiever throughout school
and college, I am adept at balancing work-life and art. I intend to
continue my litany of achievements and multi faceted accomplishments
at Yale. My professional and personal accruements have given me
ample opportunity to refine my skills as an organizer and team
builder. I believe there are many ways in which I can contribute to
enriching the Yale community.
Upload a current copy of your resume.
Interview by invitation, the MBA Admissions
Office will contact you via email.
- Tuition and Fees: $63,380
- Estimated Living Expenses :$25120
- Estimated Total: $88,500
Class Profile 2016 :
- Average GPA : 3.55
- GMAT Scores : 680-760
- International Students: 39%
- Male: Female Ratio: 64:36