MBA in Social Entrepreneurship – A Unique Opportunity for College Seniors

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The social enterprise sector in India is seeing an infusion of youthful energy and passion, thanks to an increasing number of students choosing to start something new and impactful career right after college. And if you are dreaming to start that impactful career with a management degree from a top school right after your college, then Yale Silver Scholars Program is the right choice to make.

Yale Silver Scholars Program attracts young talent from across the globe and has become highly popular in recent years. The program span is three years. As a Silver Scholar, you will spend the first year at Yale SOM grilling the basic roles of a manager through their well designed innovative core curriculum. During the second year, you will complete a full-time internship; this extended work experience will help you put your business education into practice, develop your leadership skills, and give you a competitive advantage as you pursue a permanent position. In your third year, you will return to campus for the conclusion of the MBA program, taking electives at Yale SOM and elsewhere at the university in the areas that most interest you and support your career goals. Yale SOM students want to make an impact, whether through “for-profit” or “nonprofit” organizations. And the opportunities begin as soon as you arrive on campus. You can join a New Haven NGO that wants to open a local learning center as part of the Outreach Nonprofit Consulting Club, which matches students with local organizations. You work in teams and address a wide range of problems. You will get to solve a problem directly impacting the community, and it’s an amazing opportunity.

During your MBA you will learn:

  • How is the private sector and social sector entrepreneurship different?
  • One of the core beliefs of the early SOM was that leaders and managers could use the same toolbox in the social sector and in the private sector.
  • Increasingly Yale SOM has seen leaders in the private sector invoke social values in running their businesses. What challenges and/or opportunities face a private sector entrepreneur who tries to marry social value creation with profit making?

While at Yale, you can grasp a lot from the experienced faculty of scholars and active practitioners, and you will benefit from the different cultural atmosphere in the classroom. The Yale SOM Career Development Office will help you examine possible career paths, brush up your networking and interview skills, and help you pursue an internship and a post-MBA position. The networking at Yale SOM will certainly prove to be a helping hand while you search for jobs throughout your life.

Application Procedure:

Applicants to the Yale SOM Silver Scholars Program complete the same online application as the full-time MBA program. Additional instructions for Silver Scholar applicants:

Only current college seniors are eligible to apply. Your graduation date must be on or after December 1, 2017. You must be scheduled to graduate (complete all coursework and submit a final transcript with proof of undergraduate degree conferral) by August 1, 2018.

– Team Leverage

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