Yale’s School of Management has released its MBA application essays and deadlines for the 2013-2014 admissions season. As other top MBA programs have done recently, Yale SOM has reduced its essay count, going from four last year to just two this year. Yale traded essay count for word count — you actually have more words to work with per essay this year. Here are Yale SOM’s admissions deadlines and essays for the 2013-2014 admissions season: Yale SOM Application Deadlines Round 1: September 25, 2013 Round 2: January 9, 2014 Round 3: April 24, 2014 Yale SOM Application Essays What motivates your decision to pursue an MBA? (300 words) 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) Note that, while Yale has put less emphasis on essays this year, the school will continue to roll out a “video interview” format that it piloted in Round 3 of last year’s admissions cycle. If the admissions committee likes what it sees in your application, you may be asked to submit a handful of recorded video responses to questions provided by Yale SOM. This is not a live Skype interview, but rather a recorded response that you will submit for each question. It will be interesting to see if other schools adopt Yale’s approach in the coming year. Want to know how to get into the Yale School of Management? We break down your application strategy for this school and dozens of other top-ranked MBA programs in our industry-leading book, Your MBA Game Plan , now in its 3rd edition. And, be sure to find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter ! The post Yale SOM Admissions Essays for 2013-2014 appears courtesy of MBA Admissions Blog by MBA Game Plan .
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