Yale SOM Announces 2013-2014 Essay Prompts

Yale SOM essays

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)


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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