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B-School Gender Gap

The state of women in business school is a topic that garners frequent attention, and will probably continue to do so until the numbers of female students and professors even out with their male counterparts. …

The state of women in business school is a topic that garners frequent attention, and will probably continue to do so until the numbers of female students and professors even out with their male counterparts.

Earlier this week, two schools published articles examining the gender gap. The Yale Daily News reported that women face a murky landscape at the SOM, with women making up just 20 percent of the tenured, tenure-track and full-time lecturer faculty at the school and female students making up 35 percent of the full-time MBA class of 2014.

Several SOM students and faculty members interviewed described the school as an environment that is not exactly hostile, but nevertheless presents unique challenges to women.

Alison Damaskos SOM ’12 said that women were not well-represented as teachers, as guest speakers or even as the protagonists in case studies at the school. Damaskos, who served as the co-head of Women in Management, the largest SOM organization for female students, told the Yale Daily News she was “reminded on a daily basis of the lack of female visibility” during her time as a student.

Yale SOM Dean Edward Snyder has acknowledged the low percentage of women among its tenured faculty, saying, “It is a high priority of mine to increase that percentage and to have a more diverse faculty, and it is important for the SOM community to make progress on this issue.”

The situation appears to be worse at the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, where The Daily Tar Heel reports a mere 15 percent of tenured professors are women, and women comprise about 28 percent of MBA students.

“In the classroom, as the minority, we have to work harder at proving our expertise, our credentials and asserting our legitimacy in being in the role of the instructor,” says Sreedhari Desai, an assistant professor of organizational behavior profiled in the article.

“Other female faculty members reported facing similar issues. I am no longer surprised when students report in their evaluation, ‘An older man ought to be teaching this class’,” Desai says.

Though both business schools say that concerted efforts are underway to narrow the gender gap, female faculty and students say instances of gender discrimination persist. I invite you to read more about the situation at each of these schools, and if you’re a female applicant, take a closer look at what efforts of inclusion are happening on campus at your target MBA programs.

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Yale Inaugurates New Business School

Yale School of Management cut the proverbial ribbon of its ultra-modern new campus Thursday, and the business school is hosting a three-day conference on the major trends transforming markets and organizations around the world to …

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Yale School of Management cut the proverbial ribbon of its ultra-modern new campus Thursday, and the business school is hosting a three-day conference on the major trends transforming markets and organizations around the world to celebrate the opening of Edward P Evans Hall.

Designed by the architectural firm Foster + Partners, the 242,000-square-foot glass building is named for Yale alumnus Edward P. Evans, who contributed $50 million to the project and died less than two weeks after the announcement of the gift.

Yale professor of management Stan J. Garstka tells the New Haven Register that the theme of the building, evidenced by its architecture, is transparency. “No matter where you are, you can see what’s going on somewhere else. We want the world to see what we’re doing.”

With this new campus, class size will increase to about 300 students from the current 235 students, which will make the school even more attractive to recruiters while still preserving the close-knit feel that is the hallmark of the Yale MBA experience.

The school’s three days of opening ceremonies will feature panelists from companies and organizations that include Time Warner, China Petro Chemical, PepsiCo, Evercore Partners, The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Federal Reserve.

Live video of conference events will be available on the Yale School of Management website, som.yale.edu

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Get Ready for MBA Application Videos

In an era where MBA applicants often come across as overly packaged and polished, the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management decided to shake things up last year by introducing a video component to …

In an era where MBA applicants often come across as overly packaged and polished, the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management decided to shake things up last year by introducing a video component to the application in an effort to see the unscripted side of candidates.

Until now, schools only had face time with the applicants they interviewed. Video technology allows every MBA hopeful a chance to add some color to the rest of his or her application and show the admissions committee the person behind the resume, recommendation letters and essays.

(continue reading this post on Stacy’s US News MBA Admissions: Strictly Business Blog)

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Yale School of Management MBA Essay Tips

Yale is an Ivy League university with expertise across fields. The school now investing heavily in continuing to improve the business education at Yale School of Management. A new campus is slated for January 2014, …

Yale is an Ivy League university with expertise across fields. The school now investing heavily in continuing to improve the business education at Yale School of Management. A new campus is slated for January 2014, Yale continues to hire top talent in the administrative departments and faculty, and has innovated in the admissions process.

This year Yale SOM has streamlined the admissions process with only two essays coming in under 1,000 words total. Additionally, Yale has eliminated the English-language test requirement this year. The video interview is another new aspect of the admissions process that allows interviewers to review the applicant’s performance after the fact and compare across applicants.

Stacy Blackman Consulting has been working with a similar video interview platform as the one Yale is using and we are familiar with the technology and process. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you prepare for the Yale application and interview process.

Essay 1
What motivates your decision to pursue an MBA? (300 words maximum)

Think about this essay in terms of the inflection points in your career thus far. When you consider why you want an MBA at this time there is likely some consideration of your immediate professional goals, some reflection upon your interests and experiences thus far and a bit of aspirational thinking about the long-term future you envision for yourself.

Because this is a short essay and you will be submitting your resume as part of the application you can avoid reciting each job and accomplishment and focus on the moments that have impacted your decision. For example, you might want to highlight specific projects at work that have most excited you and shaped your future goals and discuss why. The key is to add some insight to your background and demonstrate how you are thinking about your future and how an MBA will assist you with your goals.

Essay 2
The Yale School of Management provides leadership education for broad-minded, rigorous, 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 motivates you to apply to the Yale School of Management for your MBA? What will you contribute to Yale and Yale SOM? (450 words maximum)

This question offers you plenty of clues about why you might be the kind of student who would pick Yale SOM for your MBA. As you describe the reasons Yale appeals to you, don’t forget you are also selling yourself. Make sure you are coming across as an intellectually curious student with a diverse background and that you are interested in the integrated curriculum.

When you research Yale for this essay question it will be most useful to talk with current or former students or visit campus if your scheduled allows. Understanding Yale on a personal level with your own unique tastes and motivations will help you to make the best case for admission. You will need to know the programs and classes you are most interested in and why, what clubs and activities appeal to you, and the unique attributes of the Yale curriculum that will help you achieve your specific goals.

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Yale SOM Announces 2013-2014 Essay Prompts

The Yale School of Management has followed up on its recently announced deadlines by posting in the Yale SOM Community Blog the two essay questions required for the upcoming MBA admissions cycle. Essay 1 What …

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The Yale School of Management has followed up on its recently announced deadlines by posting in the Yale SOM Community Blog the two essay questions required for the upcoming MBA admissions cycle.

Essay 1

What motivates your decision to pursue an MBA?  (300 words maximum)

Essay 2

The Yale School of Management provides leadership education for broad-minded, rigorous, 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 motivates you to apply to the Yale School of Management for your MBA? What will you contribute to Yale and Yale SOM?   (450 words maximum)

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Yale SOM applicants should note the school has eliminated the TOEFL requirement for graduates of non-English speaking universities. It also plans to officially introduce video questions for all applicants into the admissions process this year.

“Now we have technology that allows us to hear directly from every applicant,” explains assistant dean and director of admissions Bruce DelMonico. “I believe that video questions will give you the opportunity to really tell us about yourself and give us a fuller sense of your candidacy.”

The application for the Class of 2016 will go live in mid-July. For more information, visit the Yale SOM admissions website.

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Yale SOM 2013-2014 MBA Deadlines

The Yale School of Management has posted its MBA application deadlines for the upcoming admissions cycle. Round 1 Deadline: September 25, 2013 Notification: December 9, 2013 Round 2 Deadline: January 9, 2014 Notification: April 4, …

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The Yale School of Management has posted its MBA application deadlines for the upcoming admissions cycle.

Round 1

Deadline: September 25, 2013

Notification: December 9, 2013

Round 2

Deadline: January 9, 2014

Notification: April 4, 2014

Round 3

Deadline: April 24, 2014

Notification: May 22, 2014

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According to the school, the application for the Class of 2016 will be live in mid-July. For more information, visit the Yale SOM admissions website.

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