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Emotional Intelligence Test Added to Yale Business School MBA Admissions

​Can a standardized test of “emotional intelligence” predict success in business school? The Yale School of Management is the latest MBA program to make a bet that the answer is yes. Starting this year, the school will begin testing MBA students on their ability to understand and manage emotions. The admissions committee will use the results to decide if applicants make the cut.

Tom Kolditz, director of the Yale’s Leadership Development Program, says the school will begin testing incoming students during orientation, and use the findings to teach leadership. All full-time MBA students will take the test next year as part of the leadership program, according to Yale spokesman Nathan Williams.