It used to be that full-time MBA programs wanted students with several years of work experience in their chosen industry under their belt. But times have changed. Most competitive MBA programs – while they won’t necessarily admit this – now want students with only a couple of years of work experience. But what about students who want to pursue an MBA right after college?
If you’re fresh out of college and interested in jumping right into your MBA, Yale University offers the Silvers Scholars program at the Yale School of Management. The full-time program is three years long (unlike the typical two-year program) and it mandates that students complete an internship in their second year of the program. According to “Business Week,” “One letter of recommendation should come from a professor and internships serve as a proxy for work experience. The program has several hundred applicants, [Bruce] DelMonico says; about six are selected each year.”
To read more about other programs that specifically offer an MBA for fresh out of college students, check out the “Business Week” article on fresh out of college MBAs. And check out these blogs: Harvard MBA Admission and MBA Admission.