The Yale Silver Scholars Program

In today’s world, business and management related jobs yield the big bucks is not unknown to anybody. As a result, there has been a huge jump in the number of aspirants wanting to get into the top business schools (also called, probably affectionately, b-schools) of the world.

The competition has increased, the desire to make it big in he business world has increased and, the economic crisis notwithstanding, the pay packages have also been very high, if not increased. One ‘roadblock’, so to say, for aspirants who simply can’t wait for their business careers to take-off, is the fact that most top b-schools, for their regular programs, require a substantial amount of work experience.

In such a situation, Yale’s Silver Scholars Program comes as a breath of fresh air for such people who can’t wait to take the plunge into business without working for a few years after their undergraduate degree. While being a program at one of the top most b-schools in the world, the Yale Silver Scholars Program eliminates the necessity of showing significant work experience after the first degree in order to secure admission to the program.

It is a three year MBA program that is primarily aimed at bright, high-achieving graduates with little or no work experience after their first degree. Hence, it is the best of both world for people who can’t wait! This article aims to give information about the Yale Silver Scholars Program. Read on for more information.

The Yale Silver Scholars Program was started in 2001, in order to commemorate Yale University’s tercentennial and the 25th anniversary of the Yale School of Management. Since then it has not only grown in stature but also in reputation and now it is a major program which students fresh out of college as well as college seniors seeking a bright career in business apply to.

The structure of the Yale Silver Scholars Program is such that during the first year at the Yale School of Management, a student is given a thorough understanding of the basics and somewhat advanced topics of business and management. During the second year, a student is expected to complete an internship.

This not only helps to bridge the previous work experience gap to a large extent, it also helps students to apply the business and management knowledge they have gained to real-life situations at the organizations they do their internships at.

During the third year students again return back to the Yale campus and complete the remaining courses in order to obtain their degree. The internship and the degree most often lead to full-time work opportunities for graduates of the program.

The students of this program secure internships and full-time opportunities all over the world. Some of the companies where graduates of this program have worked as interns or in a full-time capacity are Pfizer, Booze Allen Hamilton, Sky Television, Monitor Group, The Wall Street Journal, KickStart, Citigroup, Boston Consulting Group, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, British Petroleum, The New York Times, Mercy Corps etc.


I am Deepanjan Datta doing electrical engineering from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) Durgapur, India. I love to write, and develop software programs.