Today we dig into the Yale School of Management’s admissions essays and application deadlines for the Class of 2017. Last year, Yale was one of the most aggressive movers in reducing its essay count, dropping from four required essays down to two. This year, the Yale admissions team has gone even further, announcing just one required essay for the 2014-2015 admissions season. Note that Yale has kept its video questions, which the school added last year.
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The Yale School of Management has released its MBA application essays and deadlines for the 2013-2014 admissions season. Building on the trend that we have seen at other prominent MBA programs so far this year, Yale has reduced its essay count, going from four last year to just two this year. Yale did beef up the word limits on the individual essays, though, so your total recommended word count wasn’t cut in half — it drops from 1,050 to 750.
We work with dozens of Yale School of Management applicants every year. Given the school’s tight-knit culture and its strong reputation in progressive fields of study, it’s no wonder that Yale is popular among our admissions consulting clients. What does surprise us, though, is how many Yale applicants don’t really know whether the school is good fit for them. We always urge these applicants to go back and do their homework a bit more before they start crafting their applications.
Are you thinking about applying to Yale SOM this year? If so, why? How do you know if it’s really is a good fit for you? More importantly, how do you know the Yale admissions team will think you’re a good fit for the school? Today we present four things that make the Yale SOM experience unique:
For the past two years Yale University has offered a three-year joint JD/MBA degree, offered between Yale Law School and the Yale School of Management. Now, after a nearly year-long review, the Yale Law School faculty has voted to make the joint degree a permanent offering. While the SOM faculty has yet to vote, it is expected that it will also vote in favor of making the program permanent.
Yale’s JD/MBA program is only six semesters long, with no summer component, making it one of the shortest such programs in the country. Students spend two academic years in the Law School and one year in the School of Management. While Yale’s accelerated JD/MBA is not the first such program in the nation — Northwestern, Duke, and Penn also offer similar programs — the fact that Yale Law School has finally embraced this model is big deal, and it could mean that more top universities will soon follow.
If you’re researching top MBA programs, chances are that the Yale School of Management is on your radar. We get countless inquires about the school every year. But, besides knowing that it’s a top-ranked school that is especially known for attracting civic-minded applicants, how well do you really know Yale? How do you know if Yale really is a good fit for you? And, perhaps more importantly, how do you know if the Yale admissions committee will decide that you’re a good fit for the school?
Yesterday the Yale School of Management community was buzzing with news that Yale University has received a $50 million donation to help finish the new SOM campus. The school will recognize Yale College alumnus Edward P. (Ned) Evans (Class of ’64), the former Chair and CEO of publishing house Macmillan, for his gift by naming the new building Edward P. Evans Hall.
The new building, which is scheduled for completion in 2013, sits on a 4.25 acre campus for the new and improved School of Management. It will feature the full complement of state-of-the-art classrooms, comfortable meeting spaces for students, and “green” building technology. The architects, Foster + Partners, have taken special care to design the new building to have a distinctive 21st-Century look that will fit in well with the rest of Yale University’s distinguished architecture.
Chad went into great detail about how Veritas Prep got its start in David Cromwell’s entrepreneurial planning class while Chad was at Yale. He arrived in New Haven with the seed of an idea for a new kind of test preparation company, but he credits Cromwell’s class for helping him to fully flesh it out and begin putting the pieces together to form what would eventually become Veritas Prep.
The Yale School of Management has released its application deadlines and admissions essays for the coming admissions season. Here they are, followed by our comments in italics.
Continuing our series of admissions insights clipped from Veritas Prep’s Annual Reports, our in-depth insider’s guides to 15 of the world’s top business schools, this week we look at four traits that make the Yale School of Management unique among top business schools. (Our Annual reports are absolutely free with registration, but we thought we’d share some snippets here to help get you started in your Yale SOM research.)
This morning the Yale School of Management announced that Edward A. Snyder, currently Dean and George Shultz Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, has agreed to become the next Dean of the Yale School of Management. Snyder, who last fall announced his decision to step down from the role of Dean at Chicago Booth on June 30, 2010, won’t actually begin his term immediately. He will take a year off, and then step into the Dean’s office at Yale SOM on July 1, 2011. Current Yale SOM Dean Sharon Oster will continue on in her current role until then.
When Snyder announced that he was leaving Chicago Booth, it made a lot of waves in the education space, since he had put together one of the most successful tenures of any business school dean in recent memory. Under his leadership, Chicago Booth almost doubled its number of endowed professorships and more than tripled its scholarship assistance to MBA students. He transformed Chicago Booth by overseeing the move to the school’s new Hyde Park campus and establishing a new campus in London. The school is now expanding its presence in Singapore and is playing a significant role in the University
Last week BusinessWeek ran an article titled “MBAs Confront a Savage Job Market,” which painted a pretty rough picture for many grads of top MBA programs. At some top business schools, as many as 20% of grads were still unemployed three months after graduation. Furthermore, according to BusinessWeek, 16.5% of job-seeking students from the top 30 MBA programs did not get even one offer within three months of graduation (compared to 5% for the Class of 2008).
Yale SOM Director of Admissions Bruce DelMonico was kind enough to reach out recently and let us know that Yale has posted it application essays and deadlines for the coming season. It looks like Yale has significantly overhauled its essays for the coming year, going with shorter essays that will require brevity and focus.
Big news coming out of New Haven, Connecticut, as Yale has announced the addition of a three-year JD/MBA program to its graduate school options.
The official name of the program is the “Accelerated Integrated JD-MBA Program,” which is certainly a literal title, as well as a mouthful. It is focused on students interested in “business law,” which sounds specific, but lends itself to all of the careers we typically see from a JD/MBA track, including transactional law, corporate governance, regulatory law, entrepreneurship, and a host of other professional paths. So the thrust of the program doesn’t sound dramatically different from the other three-year programs that are already available at elite universities (Penn, Northwestern, Duke).
Recently the Yale School of Management admissions office posted some admissions tips for those applicant who are working on their Round Two deadlines. Among the tips that they offered:
- Review Your Essays — Before you submit your application, it’s important to review your essays to be sure your goals are well articulated and you’ve covered all the points you want to convey. You may also want to have a friend or family member proofread them because it’s always helpful to have a second pair of eyes to catch things you may have missed. Just remember essays should be entirely your own work.
- Send Your Official Test Score Reports — If you haven’t already, designate Yale SOM to receive your score reports electronically. If we don’t receive your report close to the admissions deadline, the review of your application may be delayed.
- Make Your Resume Stand Out — Instead of just listing your job responsibilities, be sure you’ve highlighted special projects and new initiatives that have contributed to the success of your office.
Also, the Yale admissions office reports that they have sent out about two-thirds of the total candidates whom they plan on interviewing from Round One. So, if you haven’t yet heard anything from Yale about an admissions interview yet, don’t worry — they may just not have reviewed you application yet. And, they may keep sending out interview invitations right up until the decision deadline, so there’s still plenty of time to hear from Yale!
Take Yale Daily news reported on Thursday that Round One applications to Yale SOM increased by 4% vs. Round One last year.
According to Yale SOM Director of Admissions Bruce DelMonico, the school received 928 applications by its October deadline, compared to 894 received in October, 2007. That puts Yale on pace to pace to receive more than 3,000 applications in the 2008-2009 MBA admissions season.
Big news at Yale… Yesterday the Yale School of Management announced that Joel Podolny will leave his post as dean of the school to join Apple as vice president and dean of the company’s coming Apple University. Effective November 1, Professor Sharon Oster will take the reins as interim dean while the school conducts a search for Podolny’s permanent replacement.
The Yale School of Management recently released its application essays and deadlines for the 2008-2009 admissions season. Our comments are in italics:
Yale SOM Application Deadlines
Round 1: October 22, 2008
Round 2: January 7, 2009
Round 3: March 18. 2009
Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair was recently appointed the 2008-2009 Howland Distinguished Fellow at Yale. He will lead a seminar on faith and globalization, which is going to be a joint effort between Yale’s School of Management and the Yale Divinity School.
You can read the full post from Yale here.
In the interest of being environmentally aware, both Harvard and Yale have announced new plans for LEED-certified buildings. Harvard has been working with a German company to develop a new science center that will be gold-certified and twice as clean in regards to greenhouse gases as other similar research facilities. Yale has been working with a London-based company, developing a new building for their School of Management, which will triple the size of their business school.
Congratulations to the Yale School of Management, for winning CNBC’s “Fast Money MBA Challenge”. The four Yale contestants beat out the team from Texas in the finals, and are now a (combined) $200,000 richer.
For those who missed the show (it was only 4 episodes long), here’s how it went down:
In an effort to reach the upper tier (or pantheon, as the article prefers) of business schools, the Yale School of Management hired Joel M. Podolny as their new dean. He has already reworked their entire curriculum to incorporate a more interdisciplinary approach. You can read all about him and his new changes here.
The Yale School of Management is, quite literally, thinking globally with their new MBA program. This exciting new program for graduate students is intended to replace some of the