Yale MBA Essay Analysis

Yale School Of Management MBA Essay Analysis 2020 – 2021

Last updated on August 16th, 2018

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If you are looking to apply to Yale School of Management this year and have no clue on how to go about the Yale MBA application essays, you have come to the right place. We will take you through the Yale MBA essay analysis and also inform you on the deadlines you need to look out for.

But before we get into the essays, let’s look at Yale School of Management and see what makes it different from other B-schools? What makes it unique?

Let’s get started!

1. Yale is one of the original Ivy League schools. The term “Ivy League” is used for a set of schools which are 100+ years old; they have ivy creepers. Yale is one such school. The School of Management is a relatively new school but Yale has the brand equity that makes it “gold” standard for employers in the US, and across the world.

2. Another thing that Yale prides itself for is its innovative curriculum. If you go to Yale’s website, they tell us that in their curriculum, they do not go discipline by discipline but rather understand that management is the relationship among multiple disciplines that constitute any company. That’s the best thing you can talk about in your essays and interview with Yale.

3. Yale has just about 300 students when compared to Harvard, Stanford and Wharton, which have a larger number. With just 300 students, the class is a very intimate group, and you get easy access to the professors. The culture is not as competitive as it would be in larger classes simply because you know all your peers well.

4. Yale has a good connection with the financial centre of the world which is in New York because Yale is in New Haven, which is close to New York. You have many Yale alumni in New York City; in the business district, so the connection with the financial market is also very strong.

2020-2021 Yale MBA Application Deadlines

Round 1

Application Deadline: September 15, 2020

Round 2

Application Deadline: January 7, 2021

Round 3

Application deadline: April 13, 2021

2020-2021 Yale MBA Essay Analysis Video

2020-2021 Yale MBA Essay Analysis 

Essay Question

Describe the biggest commitment you have ever made. (500 words maximum)

So, what really is this commitment? This commitment may be a particular idea or particular cause that really is your passion in life. This commitment can also be the one thing that drives you.

One of our students from CrackVerbal faced the same essay question last year. He was a technology geek. He loved technology and believed that every problem in the world can be solved by technology. When he had to write this essay he went back and wrote on how he started something on his own, along with his full-time job.

He also mentioned in his essay what he felt technology could do to fix problems. He spoke about how he had the patience to complete the research for which he had filed a patent application, while he was at his first job.

If you look closely here, he did not speak about his interest in technology but rather how he felt technology could solve problems in the world. This statement perfectly matched his goal to be a product manager after completing his MBA. The idea here is not to say why MBA, but to talk about you.

Most of the B-Schools are focusing on this line of thought where they want to know who you are. When it comes to writing essays, most of us make a common mistake. We search for information about the school and write a few nice lines about why this B-School, and why it’s a perfect fit for you.

Considering these factors, schools like Yale take a first step in analyzing you thoroughly. They will want to know, “Is this person interesting?” So when writing this essay, make sure you don’t write too much about the B-schools and why an MBA.

A student from CrackVerbal, while writing this essay, mentioned his commitment to helping people who did not have the same opportunities he had.

He did his schooling at Ramakrishna Mission in India.  During his school days, he decided that he had to do something to help people around him. This zeal continued while he was in college, too. In his essay, he also talked about a major calamity which happened in India, where he volunteered and did sizable on-ground work for two weeks during the floods.

The most important thing that moved the essay forward was the kind of personal commitment he had.  It wasn’t just writing a cheque to some orphanage saying that he was committed to the cause. He rolled up his sleeves and helped those in need.

Although he was applying for an MBA from a business perspective, in his everyday life, he realized that this was a privilege he had, and helping others was a commitment he had. This very strong statement pushed his essay through.

You can pick that one thing that has been a thread throughout your life, and this one idea can have multiple instances. You don’t need to worry about it having to be just one incident.

Make sure you’re running a thread which talks about all of these instances. Make sure that all these instances are under a super thread, which is basically your idea; your commitment.

This process is not easy, and it requires a lot of brainstorming.

That’s what happens when a student comes to CrackVerbal for the application process. We spend the first few sessions just talking through their stories, trying to understand the student a little better.

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