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Yale Opens Master of Advanced Management Program to More Students

Yale School of Management has announced that it will open the Master of Advanced Management, a one-year post-MBA degree, to a wider pool of applicants. 

Until this year, the program, which is intended to build on an MBA degree, was open only to graduates of the Global Network for Advanced Management, a network of 31 top B-schools around the world. 

Now, however, Yale says that students from outside the network can apply for the Master of Advanced Management.

Since those enrolling in the Master of Advanced Management program are expected to have already completed rigorous MBA curricula, most courses in the Master of Advanced Management are electives, allowing students to tailor the program to their goals. 

The only required course is called Global Leadership. 

According to Yale, that course encourages students to “think holistically about global trends and the role of business in solving social problems.” It consists of two parts: “Big Issues” as well as “Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness.”

Yale says that graduates of the Master of Advanced Management have gone on to work for organizations ranging from Google to McKinsey to Novartis to the United Nations.   

The program has a strong global emphasis, and Yale’s assistant dean of global network programs Camino de Paz explained that “the MAM program has been one of the key contributors to Yale SOM’s expanding global footprint.”

Now that Yale is opening the program to graduates of all international MBA programs, the school will put in place a more stringent admissions process to handle the increase in competition.

Beginning this year, applicants to the Master of Advanced Management will be required to take either the GMAT or the GRE. There will be three rounds of applications, with deadlines in January, February and April, respectively.

The class profile of students admitted to this year’s Master of Advanced Management cohort resembles that at top MBA programs, albeit older and with more work experience.  

Yale’s Master of Advanced Management Class of 2022 includes students ranging from an entrepreneur who founded two restaurants to a vice president at Goldman Sachs.

As when applying to top MBA programs, having a compelling personal brand that stands out is key when applying to programs like Yale SOM’s Master of Advanced Management.

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Chioma Isiadinso

Chioma is a former Harvard Business School admissions officer and the CEO and Co-Founder of EXPARTUS, the first MBA admissions consulting company to use personal branding as a key part of the b-school application process. Chioma is the author of The Best Business Schools' Admissions Secrets, one of the leading books on how to successfully navigate the MBA admissions process.