Yale SOM Essay Questions, 2013–2014

The Yale School of Management has released its 2013—2014 MBA application essay questions, moving from four essays to just two! Below are this year’s prompts and application deadlines. Be sure to revisit the mbaMission blog next week for our essay question analysis!

Essay 1

What motivates your decision to pursue an MBA?  (300 words maximum)

Essay 2

The Yale School of Management provides leadership education for broad-minded, rigorous, and intellectually curious students with diverse backgrounds; a distinctive integrated curriculum; connections to one of the great research universities in the world; and the broad reach of an innovative and expanding global network of top business schools.

What motivates you to apply to the Yale School of Management for your MBA? What will you contribute to Yale and Yale SOM?   (450 words maximum)


Round 1: September 25, 2013
Round 2: January 9, 2014
Round 3: April 24, 2014

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Deadlines

  • NYU Stern (Round 3)
  • MIT Sloan (Round 2)
  • INSEAD (Round 4)
  • UNC Kenan-Flagler (Round 3)
  • USC Marshall (Round 3)
  • Carnegie Mellon Tepper (Round 3)
  • London Business School (Round 3)
  • Cambridge Judge (Round 4)
  • NYU Stern (Round 4)

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