Yale School of Management

Silver Scholars Program

Unique opportunity for ambitious college seniors to pursue a Yale MBA degree immediately after graduation and begin an accelerated career path in any industry.

As a Silver Scholar, you will spend your first year at Yale SOM developing the basic skills and mindset of a manager through our innovative core curriculum. During the second year, you will complete a full-time internship; this extended work experience will help you put your business education into practice, develop your  leadership skills, and give you a competitive advantage as you pursue a permanent position. In your third year, you will return to campus for the conclusion of the MBA program, taking electives at Yale SOM and elsewhere at the university in the areas that most interest you and support your career goals.

While at Yale, you will learn from our renowned faculty of scholars and active practitioners, and you will have the benefit of your classmates' diverse life and work experiences. The Yale SOM Career Development Office will help you examine possible career paths, develop your networking and interview skills, and pursue an internship and a post-MBA position. The Yale SOM alumni network will serve as a resource during your job search and throughout your life.

The Silver Scholars Program was created in 2001 to celebrate Yale University's tercentennial and the 25th anniversary of Yale SOM.

First Year

Yale SOM Core Curriculum

Second Year

Extended Internship

Third Year

Yale Elective Courses

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Silver Scholar profiles

  • After spending the last seven years helping investors manage country risk in emerging markets, it’s clear to me that the Silver Scholar Program paved the way for my career.

    Mena Cammett '12
  • The Silver Scholars Program has been an invaluable asset for my personal and professional development.

    Andrey Simeonov ’21
  • The Silver Scholars Program has given me a wealth of opportunities to accelerate my career by stepping out of my comfort zone and expanding my capabilities.

    Shalaka Kulkarni ’21
  • SOM taught me how to think about my career choice systematically in terms of industry, function, and career path.

    Kelly Xu ’17