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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 07:25
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around 46% of their placements were in financial services. I was a bit surprised to see that. Never thought that Yale is so strong in finance related areas.


Aren't most of the top school's financial placement in the 40s percent-wise?

I think Yale, eschewing non-profit, has yet to find an identity.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 07:36
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around 46% of their placements were in financial services. I was a bit surprised to see that. Never thought that Yale is so strong in finance related areas.


Aren't most of the top school's financial placement in the 40s percent-wise?

I think Yale, eschewing non-profit, has yet to find an identity.


I think they are a very strong finance, and general management program, plus entrepreneurship is getting bigger now. They are the only Ivey League school actually focused on society, not solely on business. The fact that lots of people do non-profit work after Yale can also be explained by their loan forgiveness program for those who choose to work in that sector.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 08:17
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around 46% of their placements were in financial services. I was a bit surprised to see that. Never thought that Yale is so strong in finance related areas.


Aren't most of the top school's financial placement in the 40s percent-wise?

I think Yale, eschewing non-profit, has yet to find an identity.



I agree. They really don't have a niche except for the non-profit, which in the long-run is not a really good niche for a business school looking to rise to the top.

BTW, their selectivity last year was 13%. Don't you think that's really low for a 15-20 ranked school?
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 08:32
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BTW, their selectivity last year was 13%. Don't you think that's really low for a 15-20 ranked school?


I believe they lowered their selectivity artificially by decreasing their class size.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 08:48
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They really don't have a niche except for the non-profit, which in the long-run is not a really good niche for a business school looking to rise to the top.


I think social entrepreneurship will be a big thing. In future many bright and idealistic kids might turn to non-profits.

Look at Nobel prize for Peace this year. The world is going green and kind. I see non-profit age setting in :P
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 09:04
one of wharton's most popular professors who teaches vc just jumped ship to yale som
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 09:06
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one of wharton's most popular professors who teaches vc just jumped ship to yale som


That always helps rankings, but probably not as much as it should. I think professors have such a huge influence on a class. Good professors can take the most dull subjects and make it interesting.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 09:10
Could someone post some finance specific stuff on Yale ? Things like placement statistics, clubs in school any notable alumni or professors ?
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 09:11
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BTW, their selectivity last year was 13%. Don't you think that's really low for a 15-20 ranked school?


I believe they lowered their selectivity artificially by decreasing their class size.


Whatever the reason, 13% is 13%.

They're like the self-concious teenager who's trying to find his image by changing his clothes, friends, etc.
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Could someone post some finance specific stuff on Yale ? Things like placement statistics, clubs in school any notable alumni or professors ?


You want us to give you some material for your essays? :)

The only stuff I've found is on their website.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 12:12
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They're like the self-concious teenager who's trying to find his image by changing his clothes, friends, etc.


I would use the analogy that Yale is the self conscious teenager who's trying to improve his image by buying fake Armani suits.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 12:19
This board seems to have quite the negative image of Yale.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 12:23
I wouldn't say I dislike Yale SOM. I just don't see any great appeal other than the "Yale" brand.

I do think it will eventually jump up into the top 10. The question is how long will it take.
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 13:23
Yale is a relatively new program compared to most of the top MBAs. If it wasn't Yale it would not be nearly as highly thought of. The overall brand of Yale brings up the weaker MBA brand. In 10 years it could be a solidly est. top 10 but right now it lacks a huge alumni base to give it lots of support. Its also a fairly small program.

Though if you want nonprofit it has one of the best reps for that. Overall its a great school, but much like a lot of the non top 10 schools it doesnt get much love.

Then again where is NYU this year?
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 [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2007, 22:46
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If it wasn't Yale it would not be nearly as highly thought of. The overall brand of Yale brings up the weaker MBA brand.


I guess that is similar to MIT sloan, and CMU Tepper.
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If it wasn't Yale it would not be nearly as highly thought of. The overall brand of Yale brings up the weaker MBA brand.


I guess that is similar to MIT sloan, and CMU Tepper.


I wouldnt say that about Sloan. The MIT brand probably helps worldwide but it is an incredibly highly regarded program here in the US. Its usually considered one of the Top 5.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2007, 09:09
Anyone, except me, waiting for the invite to "Explore Diversity at Yale"?
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2007, 19:18
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Anyone, except me, waiting for the invite to "Explore Diversity at Yale"?


I got an email yesterday saying they will send the invitations on 10/25...I wonder if they will release any decisions before the event.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2007, 19:53
I can't believe I haven't looked more into this program.

With the consortium and diversity talk, I assumed I wouldn't be welcome. But it looks to be open to everyone, right?
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Never mind...
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