Yale SOM in Brief

Mission, Objectives, Programs


To educate leaders for business and society.

Strategic Objectives

1. Be the business school that is most integrated with its home university.

  • Increase in joint-degree students (14% of FT MBA class entering in fall 2016 versus 8% in fall 2010);
  • Increase in non-SOM Yale students taking SOM classes (1,252 course registrations in last academic year versus 503 in 2011-12)
  • No cap on non-SOM Yale courses taken by SOM students
  • New entrepreneurship courses open to students from across Yale and Foundational Courses developed exclusively for non-SOM Yale students
  • Initiatives in sustainability and healthcare that engage other Yale units
  • Convening Yale series featuring Yale luminaries
  • Major conferences on healthcare, energy, education, and philanthropy, involving students, faculty, and alumni from across Yale
  • Manage Yale Center Beijing on behalf of University, engaging faculty, students, staff, and alumni from across Yale

2. Be the most distinctively global U.S. business school.

3. Be recognized as the best source of elevated leaders for all sectors and regions.

  • Future leaders will operate in a market-oriented economies in which governments play large roles;
  • The world’s market-oriented economies are more connected, but have not converged in how they are organized
  • Societies face major problems whose solutions require work across sectors and regions
  • Future leaders must understand how organizations function and how markets work in diverse settings
  • Future leaders are more likely to come from a professional school that is connected to an eminent university and connected globally

Alumni Profile


living alumni whose careers span all sectors and regions


of alumni contributed to the 2016 Alumni Fund – the highest participation rate in the last 25 years


of alumni reside outside the U.S. in 78 countries

Top 10 countries

where alumni reside: (i) United States; (ii) China; (iii) Japan; (iv) United Kingdom; (v) Hong Kong; (vi) Canada; (vii) Mexico; (viii) India; (ix) Republic of Korea; and (x) Singapore

Master’s Programs Profiles

In fall 2016, across its three current master’s degree programs, Yale SOM enrolled students from 55 countries including: Afghanistan, Argentina, Bulgaria, Ecuador, Ghana, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Kuwait, Malaysia, Pakistan, Panama, South Africa, Turkey, and Zimbabwe.

Full-Time MBA Class of 2018
  • 334 students (selected from 3,649 applicants)
  • Span six continents: 65% from North America, 28% from the continents in the Asia Pacific region, 9% from Europe, and 3% each from Africa and South America
  • (total exceeds 100% due to dual citizens)
  • 43% women (highest % in 20 years)
  • 13% underrepresented U.S. students of color
Master of Advanced Management Class of 2017
  • 62 students (selected from 19 Global Network schools)
  • 28 nationalities represented
  • 40% women
MBA for Executives Class of 2018
  • 71 students pursuing a Yale MBA featuring the integrated core, leadership development, and global studies.
  • 24 students focusing on healthcare
  • 24 students focusing on asset management
  • 23 students focusing on sustainability
  • 13 nationalities represented
Ph.D. Program
  • Advanced study in accounting, finance, marketing, operations, and organizational behavior
  • 14 students started program in fall 2016
  • 57% have nationalities other than U.S.
  • 36% women
Non-degree Executive Education Programming
  • 2,666 program participants in 2016
  • 53 Yale SOM faculty members taught in executive programs in 2016
Faculty Profiles 
  • 87 full-time faculty organized in 7 groups: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Operations, and Organizational Behavior
  • 41 full professors, 9 associate professors, 26 assistant professors, 4 professors in the practice, 2 senior lecturers, 5 lecturers

Staff Profiles

  • 223 staff
  • 6% have nationalities other than U.S.
  • Approximately one-fourth with substantial global experience and language capabilities

Academic Centers and Program Initiatives

Center for Customer Insights

International Center for Finance

Center for Business and the Environment

Chief Executive Leadership Institute

Program on Social Enterprise

Program on Financial Stability

Program on Entrepreneurship

Initiative on Leadership and Organization

Yale Center Beijing


China India Insights Program

Healthcare Initiative

Advisory Boards

Yale SOM Board of Advisors

Yale SOM Greater China Board of Advisors

Yale SOM Mexico Board of Advisors

Yale SOM West Coast Advisory Board

Yale SOM Council of Global Advisors

Yale SOM Alumni Advisory Board

YCCI Advisory Board

ICF Advisory Board

Entrepreneurship Advisory Board

Center of Business and the Environment Advisory Board


Operating budget of $128M in FY 2017

Generated operating surpluses in last six fiscal years totaling $10.9M

6/30/16 endowment market value of $744M

Contact information

Dean Edward A. Snyder: tsnyder@yale.edu

Dean’s Office: som.dean@yale.edu; 203-432-6035

Yale School of Management: som.yale.edu

Full-Time MBA Admissions: margie.adler@yale.edu
Master of Advanced Management: melissa.fogerty@yale.edu
MBA for Executives: silvia.mccallister-castillo@yale.edu

Career Development Office: somcdo@yale.edu

Executive Programs: molly.nagler@yale.edu

Alumni Relations: kavitha.bindra@yale.edu 

Development: joel.getz@yale.edu

Office of Communications: nathan.williams@yale.edu

Global Network for Advanced Management: advancedmanagement.net

Last updated February 2017