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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.

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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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