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Will Yale SOM be among top 5 MBA programs soon?

The more I learn about Yale SOM, the more I like it. Below are some very compelling reasons regarding Yale that I discovered while doing my research. They make me believe that Yale SOM is on its way to the TOP:

1. The revolutionary multi-disciplinary curriculum: The popularity and importance of this curriculum can be judged by the fact that after Yale implemented this new curriculum, Stanford immediately changed it's curriculum on similar lines. This is how Dean Podolny describes the new curriculum:
"Instead of teaching management topics in separate, single-subject courses like Finance or Marketing, Yale teaches core subjects in an integrated way, providing frameworks and concepts in a richer, more relevant context. By creating a teaching and learning environment that actively draws connections between the traditional MBA subjects, Yale’s innovative approach not only requires more disciplined thinking, but also inspires more creative problem-solving."

2. Many top faculties from various schools are moving to Yale SOM. With the addition of Wharton's Andrew Metric, Yale SOM can boast the best Finance department across all MBA colleges in the United States. The other world class profs who have joined Yale recently are: Daylian Cain from Harvard University’s Economics Department, Merle Ederhof from Stanford Graduate School of Business, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak from the University of Colorado and Oliver Rutz from the doctoral program in marketing at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

3. Dean Podolny with Harvard and Stanford credentials is aggressively trying to reinvent the Yale School of Management. He's doing everything necessary to position Yale SOM on the level of Harvard and Stanford.

4. International Experience program: As part of the Yale Management curriculum, each first-year student travels to one of several destinations around the world to study the local business environment. The destinations are the focus of pre-trip sessions in the fall semester and lectures and cases in the State and Society course in the spring. The trip is also linked to the Leadership Development Program, a year-long process of identifying and developing personal and professional goals and aspirations. This experience offers an amazing opportunity to those who want to work and explore markets outside US.

5. A brand new campus is being built by the architectural firm Foster + Partners. The new campus will be located on a 4.25-acre site on the east side of Whitney Avenue at the Sachem Street intersection. Construction of the 246,000 square foot building, which is more than double the current Yale School of Management footprint of approximately 110,000 square feet, is expected to be completed by the fall of 2011. The new complex will house state-of-the-art classrooms, faculty offices, the School’s academic centers, and student and community spaces. The increased size of the campus will enable the school to expand the student body to approximately 300 students in each class; increase the size of the faculty; offer more in the way of community facilities; and make possible the expansion of the School’s executive program offerings.

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MBA Admission buzz words

Found it on a blog ... Interesting read

Shing [verb, etymology: shit, ding]: to be denied admission at all schools applied during a particular year. If 3app doesn't get into INSEAD, he'd be shinged for the 3rd time.

MPAWS [acronym, pronounced '-em'pause', not to be confused with menopause]: stands for MBA Post-Application Waiting Syndrome. Term used to designate the idiosyncratic behaviors of MBA applicants during the admission decision period (ADP). Preliminary research has uncovered seven documented cases of MPAWS:

The Arrogant: overconfident during the ADP. First to post his impressive stats. Vents when he finds out that some have received interviews and he hasn't. When he gets dinged by his dream school, rants on the BW Forum that it's their loss and that he won't donate his future billions of dollars to them.

The Coaster: confident during the ADP. Usually works for a management consultancy or an investment bank, and has a GMAT score over 750 and GPA over 3.7 from an Ivy League school. Applies only to Harvard, Stanford and Wharton and is admitted to all 3 schools. Pretends to be a female on the BW Forum and gets a kick out of it.

The Frantic: over-reacts during the ADP. Reads all threads and MBA blogs on a daily basis. Tends to be the first one to ask whether someone has received an interview and tries to figure out whether there is a correlation between the submission date and the interview date. Insists on finding stats of other applicants. Frequently seeks advice from the Ask Sandy and Accepted threads. Re-reads his or her essays a few times during the ADP.

The Mute: silent on the BW Forum during the entire ADP, but upon acceptance writes his first post. Thinks that ADCOM are trying to match the profiles of applicants with posters on the BW Forum.

The Over-Achiever: asks inane questions during the ADP but still gets into the school of his choice. Extremely gullible. Gifted in technical areas yet clueless in performing mundane tasks. Known to ask if he can exceed the word limit by 5 words, if 1.5 lines can be considered as double-spaced, and if getting an interview is a good sign.

The Touchy-Feely: seeks emotional support during the ADP. Tends to bond with The Frantics and The Over-Achievers. Always writes words of encouragement on the BW Forum and on blogs. Likes to please others. When accepted, posts on the BW Forum that he can't believe he got in and that such school is his dream school.

The Comedian: tries to write funny material on his blog, but doesn't realize that no one is reading it.