Deadlines Round 1 Deadline: Oct. 25, 2006 Decision Date for Round 1: Jan. 19, 2007
Round 2 Deadline: Jan. 10, 2007 Decision Date for Round 2: Apr. 5, 2007
Round 3 Deadline: Mar. 14, 2007 Decision Date for Round 3: May 18, 2007
The two required essays provide an opportunity for you to tell the Admissions Committee about your life, your career, and your goals. Because we are interested in learning as much as possible about you, your essays must be entirely your own work. Although you may ask others for general feedback on your essays, you may not allow anyone else to edit them for you. We suggest that anyone reviewing your essays do so without a pen in hand.
Why An MBA? (Required) Please describe your short- and long-term goals and how your previous experience and an MBA will help you to achieve these goals. 500 words maximum.
Personal Statement (Required) Please develop a question/topic of your choice and answer it in essay form. Please state the question/topic at the beginning of your essay. 500 words maximum.
Some example questions/topics include: • Describe a situation in which your leadership and/or teamwork had a significant impact. • What personal achievement are you most proud of and why? • What activities/interests do you enjoy outside the office and/or classroom and how would you integrate these activities/interests into the Yale SOM community? • What is the most difficult feedback that you have received and how did you address it? • Where is the most exciting place you have ever been and what did you learn from being there? • Describe a situation where you questioned your values and/or beliefs. • What does accountability mean to you? • If you are reapplying: How has your candidacy changed since your last application?
Optional Essay If any aspect of your candidacy needs further explanation, please provide any additional information that you would like the Admissions Committee to consider. 200 words maximum.