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Admissions and the Application

What are the prerequisites of the program?

The Master’s Degree in Asset Management is ideal for both recent university graduates and for those who are early in their careers. Applicants to the program must have completed a bachelor’s degree before classes start; a three-year international bachelor’s degree is acceptable.

Applicants should have a strong quantitative background, including coursework in multivariable calculus, linear algebra, microeconomic theory, and probability and statistics; applicants should also have some coursework or experience in computer programming. This coursework or experience does not have to be completed by the time of applying to the program but should be completed before classes start. Coursework in advanced mathematics beyond calculus and in economic theory would be excellent additional preparation.

How can I apply?

The application includes a comprehensive online form and space to upload required documents. 

What is the application fee?

Applicants to the Yale SOM Asset Management program will be assessed an application fee of $95. You will pay the fee with a credit card directly after submitting your application form.

Yale SOM waives the application fee for members of the following groups:

Please note: The Forté MBALaunch program is different than being a member of the Forté organization. We can only grant application-fee waivers to members of the Forté MBALaunch and Rising Star programs.

You will be prompted within the application to submit a request for a waiver and any required documentation. If requesting a fee waiver, please plan to submit your application at least two business days before the application deadline.

  • Active U.S. military  and U.S. veterans
  • Current corps members or alumni of Teach for America, Teach for China, Teach for India, or any other organization related to teachforall.org
  • Current or former Forté MBA Launchers or Rising Stars
  • Current or former Peace Corps Volunteers
  • QuestBridge college seniors or alumni
  • Current Yale graduate students
  • Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) or Jumpstart MBA Prep Fellows
  • Yale undergraduate students
How can I demonstrate my quantitative preparation?

Applicants should have a strong quantitative background, including coursework in multivariable calculus, linear algebra, microeconomic theory, and probability & statistics; applicants should also have some coursework or experience in computer programming. This coursework or experience does not have to be completed by the time of applying to the program but should be completed before classes start. Coursework in advanced mathematics beyond calculus and in economic theory would be excellent additional preparation.

Is the application any different for reapplicants?

Reapplicants are required to submit a new application, upload new essays (including a reapplicant essay), pay the application fee, and complete the video questions. If you have applied within the last two years, you are not required to submit new transcripts or a new test score report. 

Your circumstances may have changed in the year since you last applied, and you may decide to request new letters of recommendation. However, if you wish to use one or both letters from your previous application, please email us and let us know which letter you would like us to reattach in support of your new application file.

If you are reapplying, the Admissions Committee will look to understand what has changed about your candidacy since your last application. Therefore, we suggest you reapply only when you have had enough time to reflect on your candidacy and can provide meaningful updates.

Can I apply to the MBA and MMS Asset Management programs simultaneously?

You are welcome to apply to both programs. If admitted to both, you would have the option to complete both degrees in two years  in the following structure:

Those entering the MBA as a Silver Scholar complete a one-year internship in between Years 1 and 2.

  • Year 1: MBA core
  • Year 2: MBA electives/Asset Management program
Can I submit my test score after the application deadline?

Sometimes applicants have a scheduled GMAT or GRE exam very near or just after an application deadline. We can’t guarantee that we will be able to review scores from exams taken after the application date, so plan to have all of your testing done in advance to the application deadline. If you do end up retaking a test after the application deadline, you will be able to enter the new score on your applicant status page.

Learning more about Yale SOM

Does Yale SOM participate in events around the world?

Yes, we participate in and host our own events for global audiences. Please visit our events calendar to register for available events in your area or time zone. You can also join our mailing list to be notified of upcoming events.

How can I learn more about Yale SOM via the web?

There are many ways to learn about our MMS Asset Management program online. You can browse our program pages,participate in online events, and review previously recorded events.

How can I get answers to admissions-related questions?

You may email your questions to assetmgmt.admissions@yale.edu or call +1 203-436-4299.