January 30, 2018

Joined: Jan 04, 2017

Posts: 26

Kudos: 10

Self-reported Score:
740 Q50 V41



This review is for Yale

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2019

Experience during the program

Yale SOM has been a solid experience thus far. I'm currently a 2nd-semester first-year student. The core curriculum is excellent at integrating multiple perspectives. You must do readings for class, or will find that you're not learning much, as much of class time is reserved for discussions of cases.

Evans Hall, the sole facility of Yale SOM, is a high-tech, brand-new building. Visually, it's an incredible place.

The Career office is incredibly helpful for career coaching needs. School seems to land a high number of IB and Consulting internships which do convert successfully into full-time job offers.

While the student body seems low on quant skills, I am hoping that quant-focused electives do not shy away from challenging the student body (I have not yet completed any electives, as we just began them last week).

New Haven is a great city. Good restaurants, and lots of young people (most of whom are yale-affiliated in some way)

About professors, classes and curriculum

Core curriculum is low on quant topics, and most quant-heavy courses (Sourcing & Managing Funds, Operations Engine) have dedicated TA-led weekly review sessions (likely because the student body as a whole seems less comfortable with quantitative topics and needs the extra help).

About job placement process

I did not recruit for IB, but heard anecdotally that most students interested in IB land an offer due to the relatively small number of students hoping to go into banking. The Consulting Club is top-notch at preparing students for case interviews and teh consulting process.

Overall BSchool experience (4.0)
Schools contribution (4.0)
Classmates rating (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Student body, diversity

Best fit at this program:

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Alumni Network
Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)

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