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Essay prompt: Describe the biggest commitment you have ever made. (500 words)

This is one of the most unusual questions we have seen in MBA Application. The first obvious question that comes to an applicant's mind - should I include a personal or a professional experience for this essay?

The 500-word written essay becomes a snapshot of your personality. We recommend that you include a professional experience for this Essay.

Profile 2: Consulting

Providing consultative solution has become the new best practice for Marketing, Financial Services, and Technology. Management Consulting requires a unique skillset. Working well with teams from diverse cultural, ethnic and backgrounds require a different level of empathy and cultural sensitivity. Client handling is a learned skill although extroversion and ability to handle chaos and unending travel requirements is a must for a successful career in Management Consulting.

The defining trait that differentiates a successful from a mediocre consultant is Listening.

Creativity stems from listening actively.

What was your internal motivation to pursue a career in Consulting?

Almost all MBA Applicants cite Management Consulting as a preferred post-MBA career and for a very good reason. Global revenues in 2016 touched $133 billion with a year on...


Essay prompt: Describe the biggest commitment you have ever made. (500 words)

This is one of the most unusual questions we have seen in MBA Application. The first obvious question that comes to an applicant's mind - should I include a personal or a professional experience for this essay?

Personal Commitment can vary from the relationship with a partner to pursuing a skill – music, stand-up, acting or pro-sports. If you have a substantial list of achievements to show, include a personal commitment to your skill, provided the recommendation letters, transcripts, and resume will help the admission team understand your career path. The trajectory and peak in your career should be obvious. If there is a hint of confusion on whether your pre-MBA journey is enough to achieve your post-MBA goals, use the essay to capture your professional experience.

Let us look at the MBA Application elements for Yale SOM. For 2017-18, the application includes a Video Essay, two recommendation letters, and one essay. The Video Essay is designed to test your ability to think on the feet. The recommendation letter validates what you have written and brings a perspective from your team lead or your supervisor.

The 500-word written essay becomes a snapshot of your personality. We recommend that you include a professional experience for this Essay...


Yale SOM MBA Salary by Industry

Despite the proximity to New York and Connecticut, the dominant industry that attracted the most number of MBA candidates was consulting (30.8%), earning equal pay with Finance, partly credited to the base salary that is $15,000 higher than Finance. However, Finance industry typically allocates 15-50% of the base salary as Bonus. Technology and Retail were the third and fourth popular choices.

Yale SOM MBA Salary by Function
 
Around 45% of the class chose Consulting as a job function with Finance and General Management taking the 2nd and 3rd spots. Finance ($175,000) was leading in the total median salary over Consulting ($163,500). 

Reference: Yale SOM MBA Employment Report


     Application Deadlines        Admissions Decision

1.   Sep 14, 2016                      Dec 06, 2016
2.   Jan 10, 2017                      Mar 23, 2017
3.   Apr 19, 2017                      May 18, 2017

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Yale SOM - How to Apply


Yale SOM MBA Admissions team has announced the essay questions for 2016. The question has remained the same as last year. The review team has been able to receive responses that allowed them to separate the truly motivated from general MBA Applicants.

Essay Question: 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)

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Yale SOM MBA Essay Question for 2014-15 has been revealed. The school has cut the required essay to one. The word limit is at 500 words, down 250 words from last time.

Essay: 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)"


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Yale SOM MBA Application Essay Tips 2013-14Yale School of Management has continued downsizing the number of mandatory essay questions. For 2014-15, the number of required essays has come down from two to one. The word count has also reduced to 500 words from 750.

In this article, we cover tips and strategies to answer the Yale SOM MBA Application Essay. The question specifically asks about your impact in multiple contexts.

Essay: 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)"

Yale SOM attracts students from diverse...


Yale SOM’s MBA program for Executives started operation in 2005 as a healthcare specialization. Eventually, the program started incorporating the fundamentals of Business Education, sustainability and more recently started a specialization in asset management (commence on Fall 2014). Instead of looking at specialization, the program looks at the perspective of various stakeholders - Customer, Innovator, Employee, Competitor, and State & Society, to understand how the organization work.

Key Advantages

• Two Year Program
• Raw Case Approach – Forces participants to deal with large data, similar to real world problems
• Leadership Development at four levels: Individual, team, organization & Global
• Incorporates Full-time MBA Program's integrated curriculum, Leadership Development Program, Raw cases, Team projects, and Global Business Expertise
• Three Focus Areas: Healthcare, Asset Management, or Sustainability
• Some of the best research faculties

Course Structure

• Year 1, Orientation - July 26 & 27
• Residence Weeks - July 28 to Aug 8
• Year 1, Term 1 - Aug 22, 2014 to Feb 7, 2015
• Year 1, Term 2 - Feb 20 - July 25
• SOM International Experience (Optional) - Mar
• Year 2 Residence Week - Aug 3 to 7
• Year 2, Term 1 - Aug 21 to Feb 6
• Year 2, Term 2 -...


There are two types of MBA programs – General MBA and Specialized MBA program. If you have read F1GMAT’s article - MBA Specialize or Generalize, you will understand that the choice of General or Specialized MBA program depends on your background, career goals and practical application of the program.

MHCDS (MASTER OF HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SCIENCE) is a new Master's Program designed for clinicians, administrators, and professionals in health care and related industries. If your career goal is to develop your expertise in Health Care Industry, a Master’s program would be more appropriate for you.

With healthcare reforms, United States need professionals who can manage resources efficiently while maintaining the cost and quality of healthcare. There is a demand for specialized expertise to manage the resources in Healthcare industry. A General MBA cannot give you the focus that a Master of Health Care Delivery Service or MBA in Healthcare management can offer.

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Top 31 MBA Programs + Analysis of 24 Industries (United States)


We analyze the MBA Curriculum, Class Profile, Total Cost and Post-MBA Salary of Top 31 MBA programs in the US.

+ Industry Trends

+ Future of Aerospace, Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automobile, Clean Tech, Education, Energy, Fashion, Financial Services, Insurance, FinTech, Government, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Military, Manufacturing, Maritime, Media/Advertising, Technology, Tourism, Trade, Transportation and Logistics, Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR).


Pages: 327

Reviews

"I have not reviewed many books for MBA Admission consulting companies but doing it now to give all applicants a brief idea on what the book covers. The book includes 31 top MBA programs - almost all the top schools you have heard or considering for your MBA application. Each chapter is categorized by US States where there is at least one top MBA program. So you have California and Massachusetts with the most number of MBA programs and several states with one top program (Washington, Minnesota, Washington D.C., Connecticut, Virginia, and Maryland) and other states with two to three MBA programs. The book focuses on four aspects of an MBA program - curriculum, cost, class profile and post-MBA salary. For me, the breakdown of the cost and post-MBA industry was useful to make my decision on selecting the top 5 programs for 2017-18. It is a fascinating read in an industry where consultants overprice for their expertise. I recently bought a 30-page guide for $49. Compared to the obvious observation in that book, the 300+ page, MBA in US - the Ultimate guide is a goldmine of information and analysis." - Verified Purchase (21st June 2017)

"I bought the ultimate guide after a friend recommended it for me. The guide covers a lot of ground on the history of each prominent US states and goes into the reasons why a certain industry emerged from each state. In addition to the analysis of the economy, trends and expected changes in the next 5 years, the book features top MBA programs in each state with an extensive study of its curriculum. Ultimate guide is an essential reference book for MBA Applicants if they want to shortlist MBA programs based on value and cost, and not just ranking. " - Verified Purchase (14th June 2017)

"Should be a required reading before applying for an MBA. School events and MBA Tours are PR events disguised as a Q&A. On the contrary, the book is an unbiased analysis of each Top MBA program in the US supported by a large dataset and historical context on each industry. The guide builds a case for indstries that are likely to emerge as favourite for MBA graduates. Thorough and a valuable book." - Verified Purchase (15th June 2017)

"What I liked: The breadth of the information. Some of my favorite nonfiction books have taken the same approach as the ultimate guide have - cover background information in-depth. In the book, the author uses parallel threads to demonstrate the history of the state and the rise of industries. Will make you think how schools thrive based on the policy set by the state. California's obsession with Technology has revolutionized how we do Business and changed post-MBA trends. Many MBA applicants will be consulting or doing marketing for a Technology company. That is one key finding from the book. The latest development in AI, FinTech, and Automation is an additional context that I found valuable in the book.

Very informative. I would recommend that you read the book at least once in chronological order before using Table of Contents." - Verified Purchase (2nd July 2017)

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