Frequently Asked Questions
The decision to enroll in an MBA program like Yale’s is a big commitment. It requires the individual to make adjustments to their professional and personal lives during the term of the program. There are many questions you will need to have answered as you make your decision to attend. Listed below are answers to the more frequently asked questions. For further clarification or questions that are not addressed here, please contact us at 203-432-4649.
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Do I have to be an executive?
Applicants should be mid-career professionals who aspire to lead in the healthcare industry and whose resume demonstrates increasing responsibility for overall results within their organization. Applicants should have a minimum of seven years of professional experience.
How do I schedule a campus visit?
We hold both on-campus and off-site information sessions regularly throughout the admissions season to provide prospective applicants with information about the Yale School of Management and the Leadership in Healthcare MBA. These sessions provide the perfect opportunity to see the School’s facilities, get acquainted with program faculty and staff, meet current students, exchange views with others who are considering the Leadership in Healthcare program, and ask questions. Click here for the current information session schedule and registration links.
In addition you may contact the MBA-e office to arrange a telephone call or personal visit. Email email@example.com or call 203-432-4649.
Are career management services available?
The MBA-e program coordinates with the School of Management Career Development Office to provide a number of services targeted for mid-career professionals to manage their career over the long term.
Can I customize my curriculum through electives?
During the first year the program follows the same curriculum as the full-time MBA program. The second year is dedicated to integrating the fundamentals learned in the first year. Given the diversity and size of the class cohort, electives are not feasible. However, the independent study component allows each student, or group of students, to create a specific project under faculty guidance, such as writing a business plan, completing work for a School of Management course outside of the MBA-e curriculum, or working with a client on a faculty-mentored consulting project in an active healthcare organization.
Are there any distance learning courses?
All credited courses are taught on campus and attendance is required. Given the diversity of our students, there is great learning value from face-to-face interaction in the classroom. There is technology available for study groups to meet and share via distance learning tools.
When does the program begin?
The program begins with two days of orientation in mid summer followed by a two-week in-residence session. Subsequently, classes are held every other weekend on Friday and Saturday. Click here for a current calendar.
Can the GMAT be waived?
No. The program requires all applicants to submit GMAT scores. Scores must be no more than 5 years old. *
What GMAT score do I need to gain admission?
The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) scores are one factor considered in reviewing a candidate’s overall admission application. Admission decisions are made on the basis of an applicant's professional accomplishments and plans, past academic performance, verbal and quantitative reasoning abilities as demonstrated on the GMAT, and a series of personal interviews. The Admissions Committee seeks students who they believe will contribute to the overall experience of the program and, therefore, a solid GMAT report can be a distinguishing element of the application.*
Do I have to take the GMAT before I apply?
No. While you can submit an application prior to taking the GMAT, your application will not be considered “complete” without a valid GMAT score. We encourage applicants to schedule time to prepare for the GMAT; the format of the exam does take some time to adjust to and timing during the exam is very tight. A professional preparation course is recommended.*
* Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores may be considered in some situations with approval from the program directors.
Do I need to be sponsored?
Yes. Your supervisor must agree in writing to support you by providing the time to attend scheduled classes and sufficient scheduling flexibility to complete required coursework. However, you do not need to have financial support from your sponsoring organization. Yale expects applicants to assess their financial needs and plan accordingly for payment of program fees. The School of Management does have a financial aid officer, who is happy to meet and discuss applicants’ financial needs and means of support.
Can I sponsor myself?
If you are self-employed, you can write your own employer letter.
Can the fee for hotel accommodations be waived for local residents?
No. The program directors view Friday night as integral to the program, and therefore will not waive lodging fees. Students use this time to work on their group assignments and build relationships with their fellow students.
What does the program fee include?
Details on the program fees can be found at Fees and Financial Aid.
When are payments due?
Upon acceptance to the program students are required to submit a non-refundable $5000 deposit to hold a seat in the class. This deposit is applied to fall tuition. The Yale University Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) bills for program fees on a semester basis. Fall fees are billed on July 1st and are due by August 1st. Spring fees are billed on November 1st and are due by December 1st.
Are there scholarships for students in the program?
There is a limited scholarship fund to provide a small number of partial scholarships. Both merit and need will play a role in determining award recipients. Find more resources at MBA-e scholarships.
Applicants are encouraged to talk to their employers. Many offer tuition reimbursement as part of their leadership development programs. Find out more about financial aid opportunities under Fees and Financial Aid.
Is financial aid available?
For applicants seeking help with financing their program fees, government and private loans can be arranged through the financial aid office. Find out more about financial aid opportunities at Fees and Financial Aid.
How do I apply?
Applicants must apply online. All instructions for completing the application are included online. Learn more about Admission Requirements.
What are the application deadlines?
Application deadlines can be found at Application/Selection.
Candidates being considered for admission will be scheduled for an on-campus interview as soon as possible after review of the completed application. Admissions decisions will be made - and decision letters sent – following the interview. This process generally takes a maximum of four weeks after the application package is complete.