Posted on on January 20, 2010
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
Posted on on November 2, 2009
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).
Posted on on July 13, 2009
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.
Posted on on March 5, 2009
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).
Posted on on December 29, 2008
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!
Posted on on December 8, 2008
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.
Posted on on October 23, 2008
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.
Posted on on August 4, 2008
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
Posted on on July 23, 2008
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.
Posted on on September 29, 2007
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.
Posted on on August 23, 2007
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:
Posted on on August 1, 2007
Posted on on October 31, 2006
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.
Posted on on September 6, 2006
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