Outstanding Learning Experience at Yale School of Management
About Yale School of Management
One of the world's great centers of learning, Yale School of Management aims to educate leaders for business and society. The school offers classes and degrees in virtually every field of study — in Law, Engineering, Environmental Science or International Studies, to name a few. The hallmark of the school is the learning experience provided.
Could you describe your MBA program?
The Yale School of Management offers a rich learning environment to prepare you for leadership positions in organizations throughout the world. At Yale we emphasize intellectual rigor, team-building skills and entrepreneurship capabilities.
We pride ourselves on preparing men and women to combine rigorous business skills with a broader appreciation of the economic, social, and political factors that shape the global environment. We want to produce leaders who make a difference to their organizations and to their communities. The hallmark of our school is the learning experience we provide.
What are the characteristics are you looking for in a candidate?
Each year we enroll students who have demonstrated the intellectual, leadership and entrepreneurial skills needed to succeed in a fast-paced economy. We seek students with high academic potential who have been successful in their chosen fields, and are passionate about their career goals.
Beyond individual qualifications, Yale seeks a rich, highly interactive community in which students stimulate each other to grow, both intellectually and professionally. The school looks for students from a broad range of backgrounds and with widely differing experiences. The result is a dynamic learning environment that challenges students to think in new ways about operating in today's complex global marketplace.
What makes your MBA stand ahead of the crowd?
What distinguishes the Yale MBA program is the breadth and diversity of students' backgrounds, faculty research interests and the careers of our alumni. It is a richness you will not find in any other MBA program.
Renowned faculties engage you with their teaching and bring their research into the classroom. They open your mind, sharpen your curiosity and instill in you an appetite for acquiring new knowledge and new experiences throughout your career.
Outstanding students from business, government and nonprofit backgrounds in 50 countries form a global network of alumni that you will join for the rest of your life.
A rich learning environment provides a solid framework of hard-edged business skills in finance, accounting, economics, strategy, marketing, organizational behavior, operations and political analysis. At the same time, your classmates, professors and the school's alumni will reinforce the importance of providing value to society at large.
Global business leaders visit our Leaders Forum, which gives students the opportunity to interact personally with people such as Michael Dell, Rupert Murdoch, George Soros, Earl Graves, Susan Berresford, Jim Wolfensohn and many more.
Could you describe the structure of your program?
The Yale MBA is an intense two-year, fulltime program, with the summer between the first and second year reserved for an internship in the student's chosen field. In the first year the student is required to complete the core curriculum with courses in finance, accounting, marketing, organizational behavior, economics, operations and political analysis.
The student has more flexibility in the second year of study, and may elect to pursue a concentration by fulfilling three courses in the same discipline. Yale SOM offers concentrations in finance, strategy, marketing, leadership, operations management, public management or nonprofit management.
Business areas where students generally enter after graduation
Yale SOM prepares students for a wide range of careers post-graduation.
Finance: 39 percent
Technology/Other: 29 percent
Manufacturing: 18 percent
Consulting: 8 percent
Nonprofit/Public: 7 percent