The Yale School of Management (SOM) offers a number of postgraduate degrees, including the two-year Master’s of Business Administration (MBA), MBA for Executives, Global Pre-MBA Leadership Program, Master of Advanced Management (MAM), Masters of Management Studies in Systemic Risk, and several doctorate degrees.

Throughout the year, students will have opportunities to both broaden and deepen their pool of knowledge, hear from the top decision makers from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors who regularly visit campus, learn how to appreciate a new sport and even team up with fellow students to plan a major conference. They will get to know  know classmates who were bankers, entrepreneurs, teachers, consultants, and relief workers, and who have lived and worked in countries across the globe. These people will become friends and colleagues, enriching each every student’s two years at Yale and assisting them in forming a lifelong personal and professional network.Yale’s faculty were rated #1 of all MBA faculty in the Economist survey in 2018 and number one in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 Best Non-Profit MBA Rankings.

Total cost for the MBA would be an estimated US$104,660 inclusive of living expenses. All MBA applicants are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships without needing to submit any separate applications.

The median salary for MBA graduates from Yale’s class of 2018 was $127,100, with a signing bonus of $30,000. 78% of the graduating students landed full time jobs in the US, while the rest started international careers.


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Application Deadlines

Round 1 : September 10, 2019

Round 2 : January 7, 2020

Round 3: April 14, 2020

Application Fee: $250

Admissions Facts

 Acceptance rate (full-time): 17.4%

Average age of new entrants: 28

 Requiring standardized test: GMAT/GRE

 Average GMAT score: 730

 Average GRE Verbal/Quant score: 165

Average GPA: 3.69

Require work experience: Yes

Average work experience: 5 years

Application Essays

Season: 2020

Essay Prompt

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


In your response, we are looking to learn about how you have approached a particular commitment, whether personal or professional, and the behaviors that support it. You should be less concerned about what we want to hear and instead focus on being honest with yourself in selecting and describing the commitment that has been most significant to you.

Letter of Recommendation

Season: 2020

The application requires two professional recommendations, one of which should ideally come from your most recent supervisor. If you are an entrepreneur or work for your family’s business, you may get a professional recommendation from a client or mentor.

  • Please select recommenders who know you well and can speak to your strengths.
  • Do not choose recommenders simply because they are in high-level executive positions at your company.
  • Yale SOM welcomes your recommenders to upload and submit letters of recommendation written in Chinese (Mandarin) or Spanish.
  • Yale University will be responsible for providing a translation to English for review by the Office of Admissions.

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