Yale School of Management

Application Information

Admissions Process

Thank you for your interest in applying to the Yale MMS in Global Business and Society program. The application for the Class of 2021 is now open. Applications will be considered during three different rounds throughout the year. Once we have received your submitted application and the round deadline has passed, your application will be reviewed. Successful candidates will move to the interview stage of the admissions process, and will be contacted by the Office of Admissions for an interview via Skype. Admissions decisions will be made following these interviews according to the timeline per round, below. If admitted, a $1,500 non-refundable deposit is required to enroll. For additional information or application questions, please view our FAQs or contact gbs@yale.edu.

If you are applying to Yale GBS program at the same time as your master in management at FGV EAESP, HEC, HKUST or UBC Sauder as part of the M2M programs, please visit your intended Year 1 program’s admissions website to begin your application.

How To Apply

All instructions for completing the online application are included in the application and requirements are listed below.

Application Round Timelines

Class of 2022 Timeline Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Application Round Deadline January 7, 2021 February 23, 2021 April 13, 2021
Admission Decision February 9, 2021 March 30, 2021 May 11, 2021
Enrollment Deadline March 9, 2021 April 23, 2021 June 1, 2021
dates subject to change

Application Requirements

Academic Record

Transcripts from all undergraduate, graduate, study abroad, and non-degree program where credit was awarded are required. Include transcripts or most recent grades from your Global Network school. Unofficial paper transcripts can be uploaded during the application process.  If admitted, you will be required to submit official transcripts to enroll; offers of admission are conditional on the receipt and verification of official transcripts. Non-English transcripts should be translated into English. If your institution does not provide an English translation, please obtain a notarized English translation. 

Standardized Test score

The Yale GBS program will accept the standardized test score that was used for your admission to your MIM program. This may include, but is not limited to GMAT, GRE, PAEP,and ieGAT scores.  There is no minimum score to apply.

letters of Recommendation

You are required to submit one professional recommendation letter. In addition, you are required to submit a confirmation  letter from your master in management institution that confirms you are or graduated in good standing at your business school. Recommendation forms can be emailed directly to recommenders from the online application.


We recommend submitting a current resume that is only 1 to 2 pages in length. This resume should reflect your academic and professional background and achievements, as well as activities and interests, you should highlight any leadership and team roles you have undertaken.


There are two required essays (500 words or less), each with a prompt that will maximize your opportunity to share more about your life, professional and personal goals, and how this relates to the GBS program.

Video Questions

Applicants will be asked to complete video questions as part of the application. These questions are not meant to be difficult and should not require extensive preparation or special knowledge to answer. They are intended to give an applicant another opportunity to tell us about themselves.

Application Fee

The non-refundable application fee is $100 USD and can be paid online by credit ard. You will be prompted to pay the fee after submitting your complete application.

Visa Information

All GBS students who are not US citizens or green card holders are required to have a visa to legally study in the United States by the start of the program. If you are admitted to the program, we will provide you with a document that will help you initiate the visa process. Since this process can be lengthy, early applications are encouraged.

Visit the Yale Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) website for information about applying for a visa.

March 26, 2020

Principles on Holistic Admission and Spring 2020 Grades

Recognizing the challenges to teaching and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Provost and Deans of Yale University adopted the following principle:

Yale’s admissions offices for graduate and professional schools evaluate applicants holistically and will take the significant disruptions of COVID-19 into account when reviewing students’ transcripts and other admissions materials relating to Spring 2020. In particular, we will respect decisions regarding the adoption of Credit/Fail and other grading options during this unprecedented period, whether they are made by institutions or by individual students.