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Yale MBA - Ranking & Perception? (or lack thereof?)

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by micbain, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos In Time Out

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    I think the Yale brand has a more "elite" reputation outside the US than it does in the US (for now).

    Yale has an elite rep pretty much everywhere, but not for b-school. By far its strongest brands are the undergraduate program and the law school. The b-school is fairly new. It's got an impressive ranking and reputation given how new it is, and that is to be applauded. But it's got a long road ahead of it before it gets into the top 10, let alone top 5.
     


  2. micbain

    micbain Senior member

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  3. Connemara

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    I should apply. [​IMG]
     


  4. dragon8

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    Yale has an elite rep pretty much everywhere, but not for b-school. By far its strongest brands are the undergraduate program and the law school. The b-school is fairly new. It's got an impressive ranking and reputation given how new it is, and that is to be applauded. But it's got a long road ahead of it before it gets into the top 10, let alone top 5.

    The law school is the best in the US according to published rankings.
     


  5. zalb916

    zalb916 Senior member

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    The law school is the best in the US according to published rankings.

    There's probably not even that close of second place. Yale really is head and shoulders above the other top law schools.
     


  6. Connemara

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    There's probably not even that close of second place. Yale really is head and shoulders above the other top law schools.
    Yale is probably neck-and-neck with my alma mater.
     


  7. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Yale is probably neck-and-neck with my alma mater.

    was not aware that DeVry was that strong in law.
     


  8. Connemara

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    was not aware that DeVry was that strong in law.
    Very funny. I attended Princeton Law.
     


  9. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    Yale is probably neck-and-neck with my alma mater.

    Very funny. I attended Princeton Law.

    I'm gonna go ahead and disagree with this.
     


  10. Connemara

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    I'm gonna go ahead and disagree with this.
    You can't disagree with the most selective law school in America.
     


  11. kungapa

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    Very funny. I attended Princeton Law.

    Princeton has an incredibly selective law school - the admissions rate are infinitely low.
     


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    Very funny. I attended Princeton Law.

    did you ever get to meet Judge Phillip Banks at an alumni meet & greet?
     


  13. imatlas

    imatlas Senior member

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    Princeton has an incredibly selective law school - the admissions rate are infinitely low.

    So, you're odds of acceptance are asymptotically equivalent to zero?

    My wife went to Yale SOM. It's definitely NOT the place to go if you are a finance geek. Her focus was (and is) non-profit management, and it's one of the best programs available (or was in the mid '90s). I know there have been some philosophical changes such as deemphasizing OB etc, so it may be a very different place than it was at that time.

    She liked the less-competitive atmosphere. There was still a certain amount of competitiveness, but it seemed less cut-throat than her impressions of H-S-W etc. Her particular focus was a joint program between SOM and the School of Public Health, and she completed 2 masters in 3 years.

    SOM has a very generous student loan forgiveness program for alumni who choose non-profit careers. For this and other reasons it's difficult to do an apples-to-apples comparison between SOM and the "typical" B-School.
     


  14. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos In Time Out

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    There's probably not even that close of second place. Yale really is head and shoulders above the other top law schools.

    +1

    It might even be the most prestigious grad program in the country, regardless of subject.
     


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    There's probably not even that close of second place. Yale really is head and shoulders above the other top law schools.

    Harvard seems to be up there too and it churns out some top grads that sit on the USSC and some prominent attorneys.
     


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