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Yale School of Management - Full-Time MBA

Yale Full-Time MBA Program Structure

The Yale full-time MBA can be completed over four semesters, each consisting of 12 weeks. Each of these semesters are divided into two separate six-week quarters.

To graduate, students must earn 72 credits. Among the total, 34 credits are designated for core courses and 38 are through electives.


First-year students must complete their core courses, starting with the seven-week Orientation to Management. They then complete the ten-course Organizational Perspectives segment, which lasts two quarters. First-year students also fulfill an international experience requirement during the spring, traveling on various faculty-led field trips. Please note, this may be impacted by COVID-19.

Students complete most of the electives in their second years, with the option to take multiple concurrent courses with many of Yale University’s other affiliated colleges, such as the Yale School of Law and the Yale School of Architecture. In addition, students can study at several international exchange partner schools during the fall semester of the second year.

Full-Time MBA Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 9
• Bloomberg: 14
• Forbes: 11
Financial Times: 14
The Economist: 21

Class Profile

The Yale full-time MBA Class of 2021 features 345  students. An estimated 42  percent of the class is made up of female students and 44percent international students. The median GMAT of the class is 720  and the median GPA is 3.66.

Career Statistics

The majority of graduates from the most recent Yale SOM full-time MBA class earned careers in consulting (37.2  percent), technology (12.8  percent), and finance (21.9  percent). The median salary of the class was $135,000 for domestic hires and $110,000 for international hires.

An estimated 92.4  percent of the Class of 2019  earned employment offers within three months of graduation.

Tuition, Scholarships, and Financial Aid

The current tuition cost for the Yale full-time MBA is $74,560. Combined with fees, room, board, and textbooks, the total for 2020-21 is $102,240.

All Yale SOM full-time MBA applicants are automatically eligible for merit-based scholarships. About 50 percent earn some form of a scholarship, while 29 students currently hold full-tuition scholarships. Additionally, U.S. armed services veterans are eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program, which can greatly reduce tuition costs.

Financial aid is available to all students. U.S. students are eligible for Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). The school currently estimates that the average indebtedness is more than $60,000 per student. On average, loans take 6.5 years for Yale SOM full-time MBAs to pay off.


In order to apply to the Yale SOM full-time MBA program, applicants must submit:

• Official transcripts
• Two professional recommendations
• GMAT/GRE scores
• Video of answered application questions
• $250 application fee (can be waived for select applicants)

The business school encourages those with work experience to apply, but it is not a strict requirement for enrollment. There is also no minimum GMAT/GRE score requirement. International applicants are not required to take any English language proficiency test, although all transcripts must be translated to English for submission.

Interviews are required as part of the admissions process.

2021-2022 Yale Full-Time MBA Deadlines

Round 1
September 14, 2021
December 3, 2021

Round 2
January 6, 2022
March 25, 2022

Round 3
April 12, 2022
May 18, 2022

Yale Full-Time MBA FAQ

How has the university responded to the current pandemic?

Classes will be hybrid with an emphasis on online learning to keep students safe.

How much does the program cost?

The full-time MBA is $102,240/year including fees and living expenses. There are a 5-month and 10-month payment plan available to students.

Does Yale offer international experiences for MBA students?

Yes, while many have been postponed due to the current pandemic Yale has some enticing international experiences including Global Network Weeks and Global Network Courses.

Working on your Yale SOM application? Check out the Clear Admit Yale Essay Topic Analysis for advice on how to approach your essays.

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