“We have a better sense of how we can and can’t use the videos,” he says.
“We are trying to build out more competency-based evaluations as opposed to just a general undifferentiated analysis of whether a person did a nice job or not.
‘WE’RE NOT TRYING TO WATER DOWN THE APPLICATION’ “Like many other MBA programs,” wrote Del Monico, “we reduced our essay number from two essays last year to one this year.
We did so not because we’re trying to water down the application but rather to focus on what we think matters most to us.
“We want employers in all sectors — including Fortune 10 companies, Mc Kinsey and the big banks — to say that they like to get their recruits from Harvard, Stanford, Wharton — and Yale.
That’s the league SOM should be in.” Levin, who left Yale three years ago to lead online education provider Coursera as CEO, would be pleased with the progress Snyder has made.Wharton also cut back to a single essay this year from two last year and three a year earlier.In a July 3rd letter announcing the change to admission consultants, Bruce Del Monico, assistant dean and director of admissions at Yale SOM, said the change was made to put more emphasis on what the school considers most important in assessing candidates.Describe how you have positively influenced an organization as an employee, a member, or an outside constituent.Del Monico noted that Yale added a video question element to its application last year and in the process reduced its essays somewhat to compensate.A 6% INCREASE IN MBA APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2015-2016 SEASON Rankings aside, Yale SOM already is in the top three of the most elite business schools when it comes to applicants per seat and in the top six schools for average GMAT scores for incoming classes.After a whopping 25% increase in MBA applications last year, the school is now reporting an additional 6% rise to 3,652 applications for the 325 seats in this fall’s new class.We met with our OB faculty to talk about elements like the essay questions and how everything is going to hang together.We hope to update the questions in the next couple weeks and put the new application online in early July.” Del Monico also expects to update the video questions required of SOM applications.We hope to do a much more structured approach this year.Yale University’s School of Management today (July 3) said it plans to reduce the number of required essays for admission to its MBA program to just one 500-word composition.