Yale SOM’s application is now available. I am posting the essay questions now and will post tips later this week:
Round 1: October 25, 2006
Round 2: January 10, 2007
Round 3: March 14, 2007
Yale SOM’s Essay Questions
1. Why an MBA?
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
2. Personal statement
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?
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
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