David Bach

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

David Bach

David Bach is senior lecturer in global business and politics. His research and teaching focuses on business-government relations, nonmarket strategy, and market regulation in a globalizing world economy, with particular emphasis on the regulation of financial markets.

Bach has published widely in leading academic journals and in practitioner publications including the Sloan Management Review, the Financial Times, HBR blog, BizEd, Forbes India, Business Strategy Review, and the Conference Board Review. His work on the nexus of business and politics has twice earned him a spot as "one to watch" for the Thinkers 50 ranking of leading global business thinkers. In 2011, he was named one of the top 40 business school professors under 40 and was selected as one of the top 50 business school professors to follow on Twitter. He has won numerous awards for his teaching and for his case studies on companies including BP, Endesa, Starbucks, and Playboy.

As senior associate dean for executive MBA and global programs, Bach leads Yale SOM's executive MBA programs, the new Master of Advanced Management degree program, and global opportunities, including spearheading Yale SOM's involvement with the Global Network for Advanced Management.

Prior to joining Yale SOM, Bach was professor of strategic management (with tenure) and dean of programs at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. As dean of programs he was responsible for the school’s portfolio of approximately 20 master’s degree programs and an internal staff of 70 team members, driving program innovation, and ensuring academic rigor and operational excellence. He also served as the academic director of the IE Brown Executive MBA. He oversaw the school’s Learning Innovation division, which develops IE’s acclaimed suite of online learning tools and produces pioneering multimedia materials.

A native of Germany, Bach received his PhD and MA from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a BA 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


Selected Articles

D. Bach and D. B. Allen
MIT Sloan Management Review
D. Bach and A. L. Newman
Journal of European Public Policy