Yale SOM Releases 2012-2013 Essay Topics

Yale SOM

The Yale School of Management has posted the 2012-2013 essay topics for the full-time MBA program. This year’s application contains four essay questions.  The first question has a maximum response length of 150 words; the other three have maximum response lengths of 300 words.  Applicants must respond to all four questions.

The questions are:

1. What prompted your decision to get an MBA?  When did you realize that this was a step you wanted ”“ or needed ”“ to take? (150 words maximum)

2. Describe a difficult professional decision you had to make.  What were the consequences, and what, if anything, did you learn?  Would you make the same decision again? (300 words maximum)

3. The Yale School of Management provides a leadership education characterized by broad-minded 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 will you contribute to the Yale SOM community, and how will being part of it help you extend your professional vision? (300 words maximum)

4. What do you consider to be your most significant accomplishment?  Why? (300 words maximum)

Reapplicants to Yale SOM must respond to Question 1 and Question 4, and then compose a response to the following question:

What steps have you taken to improve your candidacy since your last application? (300 words maximum).

The Yale SOM application will go live next month. Stay tuned to this space for our Yale SOM essay tips, coming soon!

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