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Joined: Dec 29, 2013
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This review is for Yale
Program Full Time MBA
Class of 2017
If you already know what you want from your MBA or career after, you may have already made up your mind and have already crossed Yale off your list or looking forward to the admit call but If you don't, this is the place for you.
The batch size is perfect - not too small that you will lack diversity, and not too big that you have to compete for resources. School's impetus on integrated curriculum and integration with other Yale School's help you find your own career trajectory. This is especially helpful for those who find themselves force fitting in one of the many traditional well-trodden career paths. The integration with parent university gives you access to the wider network of Yale alums which is really helpful.
The school location might be a challenge for those looking to recruit for I-Banking. 2 hour weekly rides (for networking/company event) each way to New York is not fun but manageable. But then, for international students who have never been in the States, it's an easy transition into the American culture here at New Haven. Yale SOM has a new state of the art building. Consulting Companies have a need found liking to the school which I will owe to the money they have invested in the upgrading the facilities.
The student body at Yale SOM is really powerful and work very closely with the administration to have any student issues resolved. The school takes the matter of diversity - gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation etc. very seriously. Given the relatively small size of the batch, you can easily get a position of responsibility in any of the professional/student interest clubs which will help you hone your leadership capabilities and work on your personal network. There are over 80 clubs at SOM. Not to mention the ones available at your disposal at the broader University level.
Another gem in SOM's crown is the GNAM Network. It's a global network of 29 B-schools aimed at a seamless flow of information, knowledge, and experiences. You can do online classes at peer school or do a semester abroad or visit them for networking weeks throughout the years. If you are looking for a global career, this is a goldmine for you. The access and opportunities this network provides are unparallel. I personally was able to find myself internship opportunities through this network.
If you are looking to recruit for consulting, don't think twice this is the school for you. Close to 20% of the class of 2018 was recruited by MBB (Mckinsey Bain & BCG) for the internship. I am not counting other consulting companies here. This is really high if you compare to any other b-school.
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