Essay Question and Application Deadlines Announced

As the academic year draws to a close, we’re excited to start connecting with future members of Yale SOM’s MBA Class of 2021.

Today, I’m pleased to announce the application deadlines and essay question for the 2018-19 admissions cycle.

Application Deadlines

Round 1
Application deadline: September 12, 2018
Decision release: December 5, 2018

Round 2
Application deadline: January 7, 2019
Decision release: April 2, 2019

Round 3
Application deadline: April 16, 2019
Decision release: May 21, 2019

Essay Question

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

This year’s application essay question evolved from a conversation with Professor of Organizational Behavior Amy Wrzesniewski about how to get a better sense for what our applicants care about in the world. She notes, “Reading about future plans is helpful, but actions speak louder than words. What big commitments have applicants already made in their lives to date, how did they follow through on them, and what does this tell us about who they are? That is what is at the heart of this question.”

The online application will be available in early July, and we will provide further updates as that date draws closer. In the meantime, 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
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Bruce DelMonico

Assistant Dean for Admissions