A Letter from Dean Edward A. Snyder

Welcome to the Yale School of Management, a community of broad-minded, intellectually curious students, faculty, and alumni, committed to educating leaders for business and society. Our graduates act with integrity and a sense of purpose. They are prepared to thrive in for-profit, nonprofit, government, and entrepreneurial enterprises and to navigate the complexity that exists where sectors, regions, and cultures intersect in an increasingly connected world.

Dean Edward A. Snyder Dean Edward A. Snyder Yale SOM is unique among business schools in its close intellectual and programmatic connection with its home university. Among elite business schools, we have a substantially higher percentage of joint-degree students, which enriches the exchange of ideas in our classes. Both in and out of the classroom, our students and faculty collaborate with Yale’s other professional schools, the Yale World Fellows, the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, and of course Yale College.

We aspire to be the most global among U.S. business schools, reaching the fast-growing frontiers of the global economy. Yale SOM led the effort to convene the Global Network for Advanced Management, which now includes 25 top business schools throughout the world, in April 2012. Global Network schools are co-developing new cases for our curriculum and providing opportunities for our students to connect with top talent throughout the world both in and outside the classroom. Nearly all of the International Experience teams will connect with their MBA counterparts at Global Network schools as part of their schedules, and Global Network Week provides opportunities for 80 second-year MBA and MAM students to take one of five programs of study at Global Network schools and interact with MBAs from other schools.

These qualities, along with our unique integrated curriculum and comprehensive leadership development program, ensure that Yale SOM graduates take on management challenges with a nuanced understanding of how markets, organizations, and the global economy work. With this elevated understanding of leadership, they anticipate change and drive innovation, make decisions empirically, and constantly seek opportunity. In short, they lead and manage people to create value for their organizations and for society.

—Edward A. Snyder, Dean