Yale Essay and Recommendation Questions – 2014-2015 Intake

Essay Questions:

Yale SOM Full Time MBA 2014-2015 Application Essays

“We chose to require a single, longer essay, rather than two shorter essays, in order to give you more space to address this question—which is at the core of what an MBA education at the Yale School of Management is all about.”

The Yale School of Management educates individuals who will have deep and lasting impact on the organizations they lead. Describe how you have positively influenced an organization—as an employee, a member, or an outside constituent.                             (500 words maximum)


Recommendation Questions:

1)Please comment on the context of your interaction with the applicant. How long have you known the applicant and in what connection? If applicable, briefly describe the applicant’s role in your organization. (250 words)
2)Please describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response. (250 words)


3)How does the applicant’s performance compare to other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? (250 words)


4)Please make additional statements about the applicant’s performance, potential or personal qualities you believe would be helpful to the admissions committee. (250 words)