David Bach

Senior Associate Dean for Executive MBA and Global Programs & Senior Lecturer

David Bach is Senior Associate Dean for Executive MBA and Global Programs and Senior Lecturer in Global Business and Politics at Yale School of Management. An expert in political economy, his research and teaching focus on business-government relations, nonmarket strategy, and global market regulation. At Yale SOM, he teaches a core MBA course on State & Society as well as an elective course on Nonmarket Strategy.

As a member of Yale SOM’s senior leadership team, Dean Bach directs the school’s Executive MBA and the newly established Master in Advanced Management; spearheads engagement with the 28-school strong Global Network for Advanced Management; catalyzes curricular innovation in the area of global business; guides online education initiatives; and overseas Yale Center Beijing. He serves on two university advisory committees: the Provost’s International Advisory Committee and the Provost’s Committee on Online Education.

A winner of multiple teaching awards, Bach was named one of “40 under 40” business school professors by Poets & Quants, one of the “Top 50 business school professors on twitter”, and has twice given a GMAC keynote address on innovation in management education.

Bach enjoys working with the media and is frequently quoted on topics including the international economy, financial markets, the European Union, business-government relations, and innovation in management education in leading international news outlets such as the Financial Times, The Economist, New York Times, L.A. Times, BBC, Reuters, Times of India, and South China Morning Post.

A native of Germany, he received his PhD and MA in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a BA magna cum laude in Political Science and International Studies from Yale University.


  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  • MA, University of California, Berkeley
  • BA, Yale University


Nonmarket Strategy: Management Beyond the Market
MGT 893
Masters of Advanced Management Boardroom
MGT 634
CEO Agenda 2020
MGT 636
State & Society
MGT 413
Advanced Management Practicum
MGT 638
Integrated Management Perspectives
MGT 430
Advanced Leadership Development Program
MGT 633