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Application Information

We welcome applications from aspiring global leaders for business and society

Admission to the MMS in Global Business and Society program is available to students who either are enrolled or have recently graduated from a top business school from around the world, including those in the Global Network for Advanced Management, with a master in management (or equivalent) degree.

Concurrent Degree:

Yale SOM may admit students from the Global Network for Advanced Management member schools with whom we have concurrent degree arrangements. Concurrent degree students who have not yet completed their MIM or equivalent degree may apply provided:

  1. The Global Network school where the student is enrolled in the MIM (or equivalent) program will count credits earned at Yale as part of the GBS program toward the MIM (or equivalent) degree.

Check with your master's program to find out if they have a concurrent degree option with the Yale SOM MMS GBS program.

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 2024 will open on September 21, 2022. 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 Zoom. Admissions decisions will be made following these interviews according to the timeline per round, below. If admitted, a $3,000 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 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 2024 Timeline Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Application Round Deadline January 5, 2023 February 22, 2023 April 11, 2023
Admission Decision February 22, 2023 April 12, 2023 May 15, 2023
Enrollment Deadline March 15, 2023 May 3, 2023 June 1, 2023

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

We accept both the GMAT and the GRE. This includes the online versions of the exams offered during the COVID-19 pandemic. A GMAT or GRE score is required as part of the application. 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.

Résumé

We recommend submitting a current résumé that is only one page in length. This résumé 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.

Essays

There are three required essays (300 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 $95 USD and can be paid online by credit card. 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.

Principles on Holistic Admission and Spring 2020 Grades

March 26, 2020

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.