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Essay Question and Application Deadlines Announced

As the fall approaches, we’re excited to start connecting with future members of Yale SOM’s MBA Class of 2022.

I’m pleased to announce the application deadlines and essay question for the 2019-20 admissions cycle.

Application Deadlines

Round 1
Application deadline: September 10, 2019
Decision release: December 4, 2019

Round 2
Application deadline: January 7, 2020
Decision release: March 24, 2020

Round 3
Application deadline: April 14, 2020
Decision release: May 19, 2020

Essay Question

Describe the biggest commitment you have ever made. (500 words)

This year’s application essay question evolved from a conversation with Amy Wrzesniewski, Michael H. Jordan Professor of Management, who noted, “Reading about future plans is helpful, but actions speak louder than words.” In your response, we are looking to learn about how you have approached a particular commitment, whether personal or professional, and the behaviors that support it. You should be less concerned about what we want to hear and instead focus on being honest with yourself in selecting and describing the commitment that has been most significant to you.

The online application is now available. As you prepare your application, we invite you to join us for one of our summer events. Tell us more about yourself to receive personalized invitations.

Bruce DelMonico
Assistant Dean for Admissions
Admissions Office
Yale School of Management
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Box 208200
New Haven, CT 06520-8200
203.432.5635, Admissions Office
203.432.6380, Visitor Center
fax 203.432.7004