Yale SOM Alumni Advisory Board Admissions Committee Update

April 1, 2021

SOM Alumni are the most effective advocates of the school and play an important role in shaping future classes. Kindly consider lending a hand during the current and future admission cycles. Your suggestions, ideas and support are always welcome. The specific ways to get involved are outlined below.

Yale SOM Candidate Referral Program - This program allows alumni to refer prospective students to any SOM degree program. So far, over 240 candidates have been referred to various SOM programs and we appreciate your support and look forward to your participation in the coming months for the next admission cycle. Referred candidates to the full MBA program receive one-on-one Zoom meeting  with a member of the Admissions Committee and each Alumni can grant fee waivers to two MBA candidates per year (a $250 savings for the candidate). In addition, everyone who refers a candidate will be highlighted in the SOM annual report, and those whose candidates enroll in SOM will be entered into a raffle for Yale SOM branded gifts.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Programming - Diversity has always been an important part of the SOM experience; it has helped us become more effective leaders, able to address complex, global problems. With thanks to everyone who has volunteered already, we continue to seek additional alumni to support upcoming programs designed to enhance diversity at SOM. These programs include participating in virtual recruiting events, serving as a virtual panelist, and engaging in 1:1 yield conversations to help convert talented admitted students. 

Admit Alumni Matching Program – This program helps to support the yield of admitted students who decide to enroll at SOM. Alumni are given a list of 1-4 admitted students to speak with about their SOM experiences and answer any questions. 

Thanks as always for your strong support for our school. If you have any questions or want more information, please reach out to the Alumni advisory board at ysomaab@gmail.com.

Spotlight on the EMBA Program
The SOM Executive MBA program, introduced in 2005, combines the rigor of the integrated core curriculum and leadership development program with advanced study in a chosen area: Asset Management, Healthcare, or Sustainability. Students receive a full MBA education in 22 months (July–May) and attend class every other weekend on the Yale campus for Friday and Saturday classes, colloquia, and workshops. They also attend three residency weeks and participate in an EMBA-specific Global Network Week. With an average age of 36 and an average work experience of 13 years, 77 students were enrolled in the EMBA class of 2022. For additional information on this program, kindly check out the SOM EMBA Program.


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