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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 2025 will open on September 21, 2023. 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 2026 Timeline Round 1 Round 2 Round 3
Application Round Deadline January 8, 2025 February 19, 2025 April 9, 2025
Admission Decision February 24, 2025 April 11, 2025 May 13, 2025
Enrollment Deadline March 17, 2025 May 2, 2025 May 30, 2025

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. You must submit an official GMAT or GRE score report as it is required as part of the application. There is no minimum score to apply.

Have your score report sent directly to the Yale School of Management Global Business and Society program. You can request GMAT score reports through www.mba.com (use code 3TJ-BX-16). You can request GRE scores through www.ets.org (code 2455).

Letters of Recommendation

List one individual who will provide a professional recommendation for you. Please note the letter of recommendation must be submitted directly to us from your recommender's professional email address. We do not accept personal email addresses such as gmail, yahoo, qq, etc. In addition, you are required to submit a confirmation letter from the Dean or Director of your MIM program stating you are or have graduated in good standing at your business school. Please give your recommenders time to prepare their letters, as we will not be able to review your application until the recommendation letters have been received.

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.