Yale-SOM MBA Essay Questions 2014 - 2015 and Writing Tips

Yale University MBA Essay Questions And Writing Tips

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2008-2009 MBA Essay Questions
Q1. Goals (500 words)
  What is the impact that you wish to have on the world? How will your previous experiences and a Yale MBA enhance your ability, in the short-term and long-term, to pursue a career that will allow you to achieve this impact?
Q2. Leadership (500 words)
  Describe a professional accomplishment that exhibits your leadership style. The accomplishment should include evidence of your leadership skills, a description of the actions you took, as well as the impact you had on your organization.
Q3. Passion (500 words)
  A central premise of our teaching about leadership at the Yale School of Management is that true leadership ? leadership that helps to address a significant problem in a new way ? is necessarily personal. It is only when personal passion aligns with meaningful aspirations that individuals are able to inspire others to act in support of an important goal or cause. What are you most passionate about, and how have you demonstrated a commitment to this passion?
Q4. Personal achievement (500 words)
  What personal achievement are you most proud of and why?
Q5. Values were challenged (500 words)
  Describe a situation in which your values were challenged. How did you respond to the situation and what did you learn from it?
Q6. SOM story (500 words)
  A phrase often heard among SOM graduates is that they aspire to lead a life that is an ?SOM Story? ? that of a broadly engaged, values-based leader who owns and solves hard problems that matter. How will you create your own SOM Story? Describe a situation in which you devised and implemented a creative or innovative solution to a difficult problem. What obstacles did you face and how did you overcome them?
Q7. Diversity (500 words)
  The Yale School of Management is a community of individuals with diverse backgrounds and interests. What unique attributes would you bring to the Class of 2011?
Q8. Feedback (500 words)
  What is the most difficult feedback you have received and how did you address it? Looking forward, what skills are you most eager to build or improve upon in business school?
Q9. Re-applicant (500 words)
  What steps have you taken to improve your candidacy since your last application?
Q10. Your choice (500 words)
  Create a topic of your own about a subject that is meaningful to you, and answer it in essay

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