The Young African MBAs (YAM) Business School Prep program aims to bridge the gap in management talent across Africa by helping African MBA applicants navigate admissions process and go on to earn degrees at top US business schools.

Their Offering

Structured curriculum

They provide fellows with a structured curriculum to successfully navigate the MBA admissions process from start to finish. Fellows get access to their curated list of digital resources as well as BSP learning events, such as their seminars.

1:1 Mentoring

They pair fellows with a mentor to advise them 1-on-1 throughout their MBA application process. Mentors are MBA graduates from a variety of schools across the world. Their matching algorithm aims to match fellows with someone that they can relate to and build a long-term relationship with beyond their MBA application process.

Cohort experience & network access

Fellows join a class of 25-30 talented African peers also applying to business school. They will engage with each other formally through workshops and learn from each other, professionally and socially. Additionally, they gain access to the entire YAM network with thousands of members around the world who are advancing their careers in a diversity of ways concerning the African continent.

This Year’s Program Details

Application period for the 2017 fellow cohort opens on May 5, 2017 and will remain open until June 15, 2017 — apply here. They are also seeking mentors — those interested can apply here. The program will officially kick-off in early July, well before round one applications are due to most schools, and run through early January 2018.
Learn more about the program, its leadership, and more at https://www.youngafricanmbasbsp.com. You can contact the team at yam.bschoolprep@gmail.com if you have any questions.

About Yam

YAM’s mission is to shift the current paradigm in African management talent. Started as an MBA-focused organization in 2012, YAM now boasts a membership of more than 2000 professionals, many of whom are neither Young, African nor MBAs; spread across the globe, from all walks of life – connected with a single objective to harness, protect and engage their ideas and talents in service of the Africa growth story.

Members community for exciting African opportunities. Connecting leaders, influencers & top talent to exclusive employment, social & entrepreneurial opportunities.