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March 24, 2014

Graduates of Yale SOM and the Yale School of Public Health in the healthcare industry discussed the physician’s role in the rapidly evolving healthcare sector at an alumni event on March 19.

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March 24, 2014

Dim Sum Brunch connects first year, second year, MAM students as well as SOM partners who may  not get to interact on campus. Dim Sum Brunch, sponsored by the Student Experience Fund (SEF), aims to promote cross-class integration and cross-cultural communication at SOM.

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March 23, 2014

In the mid-1980s Brazil was emerging from military dictatorship into an uncertain future.  The Brazilian philosopher Roberto Unger characterized this transition as a time of both “paralyzing confusion” and “transformative opportunity” (Unger 1987, 69).  The sheer scale of change required was simultaneously daunting and liberating.  

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March 21, 2014

Jenik Radon has for almost 20 years gone eye-to-eye with oil and gas companies planning to extract new reserves in emerging nations. His role, he told students at Yale SOM on February 20, is to represent the public good. “I’m pretty  forthright,” he said. “That’s why the industry doesn’t appreciate me—and doesn’t like me..”

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March 21, 2014

I believe that the program in Global Social Entrepreneurship (GSE) truly embodies the school mission of educating leaders in business and society. When I decided to come to SOM, I knew I wanted to try things that were beyond my comfort zone, and as someone with no previous experience with social enterprises, the GSE program has given me a hands-on and highly rewarding opportunity to provide pro bono consulting to a social organization in the developing world.

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March 16, 2014

We started the trip with celebratory caipirinhas (a traditional Brazilian drink made with sugar, lime and cachaca, which is a sugar cane liquor) as we reviewed our impressively full 10-day schedule of meetings, prepared for us by our fabulous 2nd year TAs, Priscilla Balla and Kalil Diaz. In the past two days, we’ve enjoyed candid meetings with top Brazilian executives in industries ranging from consulting to oil and gas to energy and beyond.

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By: Ada Wan
March 13, 2014

As an MBA candidate who was also considering a master’s in social work or public policy in 2012, I was drawn early on to Yale’s mission of “educating leaders for business and society,” which implied that neither business nor society stood—or could stand—alone. Founded as a degree program for a master’s in public and private management, Yale SOM first appealed to me because of its rich history of and focus on cross-sector engagement, and upon matriculation, I loved that the mission rang true not only in our recruiting materials but actually in our conversations, coursework and professional opportunities. 

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March 12, 2014

As we enter the second week of spring break here at Yale SOM, the school’s global aspirations are on full display. Last week was the third installment of Global Network Week, a major program of the Global Network for Advanced Management, of which Yale SOM is a founding school and a driving force.

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March 7, 2014

Global Network students visiting the Yale School of Management met with executives from Credit Suisse, Hearst, and Time Warner.
 

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March 5, 2014

After five exciting days in Africa, I arrived in Turkey to meet prospective students and to reconnect with local alumni.  The Istanbul “meet and greet” with prospective students for our MBA program had barely begun when I was starkly reminded how interconnected our world is.

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