A Message from the Dean

Founded in 1976 with the mission to educate leaders for business and society, Yale School of Management has developed into one of the most innovative, distinguished, and connected professional schools in the world.

We offer a range of programs—both degree and nondegree—which share a focus on enabling students to elevate their leadership abilities and prepare to contribute to solving major challenges facing society. Our master’s level programs include:

  • The M.B.A. program, a two-year program of study for early- to mid-career students
  • The M.B.A. for Executives program, through which accomplished leaders continue their careers while taking classes every other weekend
  • The Master of Advanced Management, which brings top global M.B.A. students to Yale for a year
  • A master’s degree in systemic risk, which trains future financial regulators
  • A master’s in global business and society, which gives young, global scholars deep exposure to SOM’s leadership expertise and the resources of Yale University

Our Ph.D. program is a training ground for scholars in the key business disciplines of accounting, finance, marketing, operations, and organizations and management. Our nondegree offerings draw executives and other leaders to study with our renowned faculty and spread the influence of Yale thinking throughout the business world.

Our faculty are leading scholars across disciplines, with concentrated expertise in behavioral sciences, asset management, leadership and organizations, and healthcare operations, among other subjects.

A critical part of a Yale SOM education is learning to connect. The School of Management has deep connections across the Yale campus. Our students frequently take elective courses in Yale’s world-class undergraduate departments and professional schools; in fact, our M.B.A.s can take as many classes across Yale as they choose. We are pleased that our M.B.A. class typically includes more joint-degree students than you will find at any of our peer business schools. Meanwhile, a number of our initiatives have become nodal points for the University. Our entrepreneurship curriculum of more than twenty courses draws students from across Yale programs, and we provide foundational courses in business subjects for students in other Yale professional schools.

Connecting globally is ever more important, if challenging, in today’s environment. We have systematically leveraged our membership in the Global Network for Advanced Management, a collaborative platform of thirty leading business schools, to add global perspectives and experiences to every program we offer.

This diversity of programs and initiatives, our commitment to engaging with complex and meaningful problems, and a vibrant, inquisitive, and inclusive learning culture combine to position students to make a powerful impact in their organizations and the world around them.

Edward A. Snyder

Indra K. Nooyi Dean, Yale School of Management

William S. Beinecke Professor of Economics and Management