The Yale School of Management (SOM) is an elite department at one of the United States’ oldest universities. Below, we’ll take a closer look at Yale’s MBA program, including information on the curriculum, application process, and the average Yale School of Management GMAT score.
Yale School of Management Curriculum
Yale’s unique “integrated curriculum” prepares students for multi-faceted roles within an organization by focusing on how areas like marketing, strategy, accounting, and finance are all connected to one another.
First year students can expect to study not only the individual functions of different business roles, but also the intersections and overlap between these specializations.
In their second semester, Yale students will begin taking elective courses to develop a specific expertise in a field of their choosing. Students are even welcome to take courses from Yale departments outside the SOM.
All Yale SOM students must also fulfill a global studies requirement, which involves international study and/or travel.
Yale MBA Application
The Yale School of Management accepts applications in three rounds throughout the year. The round 1 deadline is in September, round 2 in January, and round 3 in April.
SOM applicants will need to fulfill the following requirements:
- Complete the online application, including one essay
- Provide university transcripts (SOM admission requires a four-year bachelor’s degree or its equivalent)
- Submit GMAT or GRE scores
- Submit two professional recommendations (one of which should ideally come from a recent supervisor/manager)
- Record and submit live answers to three video questions (students will have 20 seconds to prepare each response, and 90 seconds to record their answers)
- Pay a sliding-scale application free of $125 to $225. The fee may be waived for candidates who meet one of the following criteria:
- Current/former U.S. military member
- Current Yale graduate student, or current undergraduate student applying to the Silver Scholars program
- Management Leadership for Tomorrow MBA Prep Fellows
- Forté MBALaunchers
- Peace Corps volunteers
- Current staff or alumni of Teach for America, Teach for China, or Teach for India)
- Schedule an in-person interview if selected
For more info, see these blog posts on the application process from Yale’s Director of Admissions, and interview advice from current students.
Yale MBA Rankings
Since Yale began offering MBAs in 1999, the department has quickly grown to one of the most prestigious in the world. The Yale School of Management is regularly ranked within the top 15 programs of the United States, and top 20 programs internationally. See selected rankings below:
Yale MBA U.S. Rankings
Yale MBA International Rankings
Yale GMAT Score and Stats
The SOM student cohort represents an academically renowned community. The median Yale School of Management GMAT score for admitted applicants is 730. The Yale GMAT score range for the middle 80% is 690-760. The median GPA is 3.69. Combined with a 17% acceptance rate, these stats make the Yale SOM quite competitive.
Total tuition and fees come to $66,650 per year. Yale also recommends students budget around $22,000 for room and board, $1,000 for textbooks and supplies, and $2,490 if university health insurance is needed.
Because the average admitted student has a Yale GMAT score in the 96th percentile, you’ll need to become very comfortable with the exam to give yourself the best shot at admission.
If you’re determined to take the exam and earn a Yale GMAT score, you can begin the process by following these four simple steps:
- Start by taking one of our GMAT Diagnostic Exams.
- Decide how much time you need to study—3 months is usually ideal.
- Pick a location, choose a date, and register for your exam on MBA.com.
- Start studying with Magoosh!
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