Giving Priorities

Support key initiatives for the future of Yale SOM

Edward P. Evans Hall

Yale SOM moved into its new campus, Edward P. Evans Hall, in January 2014. The new 242,000-square-foot building, named in recognition of a generous gift from Edward P. Evans YC '64, contains classrooms, formal and informal study space, and technological innovations specifically designed to enhance Yale's uniquely integrative curriculum. The world-renowned architectural firm Foster + Partners, chaired by Lord Norman Foster ARCH '62, has created a facility that promotes the interconnectedness, transparency, and exchange of ideas critical to leadership in the 21st Century while including elements—such as an enclosed courtyard, a community dining commons, and a thoughtfully landscaped campus—that make a direct connection to the history and tradition of Yale.

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Student Support

Scholarships, financial aid, and loan forgiveness play an important role in creating a diverse and outstanding student body—a defining characteristic and strength of the Yale SOM community. They are an important tool in our efforts to attract the very best students to our MBA, MBA-e, MAM, and PhD programs, and they enable us to provide opportunities for study at Yale to future leaders in business and society who might not otherwise have them.

Students in all of our master's degree programs participate in either the Leadership Development Program (for MBA and MBA-e students) or the Advanced Leadership Program (for MAM candidates) as a required part of their curriculum. These programs include an applied leadership component that ensures that our students have the opportunity to practice and improve their leadership skills during their time at SOM. The resulting array of activities—including influential, widely recognized conferences in Education Leadership, Healthcare Management, Philanthropy, Private Equity, and Social Enterprise—are made possible in part by the support of individual, corporate, and foundation gifts to Yale SOM.

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Curriculum Development

Yale’s innovative approach to management education necessitates the development of new pedagogical tools and programs, including "raw" cases and a required International Experience course. The school is also in the process of expanding its suite of entrepreneurship courses, as well as creating foundational courses in business disciplines that are designed for students from Yale's other graduate and professional schools.

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Faculty, Centers, and Programs

Endowed chairs are among the highest honors SOM bestows upon its faculty, who exemplify the school’s commitment to academic excellence, innovative research, and practical relevance. These named professorships recognize faculty members for their contributions to teaching, research, and service to the school.

The Centers and Programs at Yale SOM are hubs of activity for collaborative research with scholars and practitioners from other parts of Yale University and around the world. Their cutting-edge results are widely disseminated and are influential in the academic, policy-making, and professional communities.

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The Global Network for Advanced Management

Yale SOM's connection to the Global Network for Advanced Management, a consortium of prominent business schools from around the world, provides countless opportunities to enrich SOM students' understanding of the highly varied challenges facing enterprises in an array of developed and emerging economies. It also facilitates connections among faculty for research collaboration and the development of classroom materials that approach leadership challenges from a truly global perspective.

Global Network Weeks convene heterogeneous groups of graduate students from Global Network member schools for a week of intensive study and company visits organized around a topic of particular strength at the host school. Yale SOM's inaugural week, for example, showcased our faculty's expertise in behavioral finance and behavioral economics. Participating students not only exchange ideas with their peers from network schools but also expand and globalize their professional networks.

Network Courses are graduate-level offerings by Global Network schools that are open to students from other Global Network schools. Yale SOM's first network courses focus on mobile banking and on global competition policy.

The School of Management is spearheading the creation of Global Network faculty and case study directories, resources available on the Global Network website that will support the work of member schools.

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Annual Giving

Student tuition accounts for a fraction of Yale SOM's annual operating budget. Unrestricted annual gifts from School of Management alumni and friends support the school's immediate programmatic and operational needs while providing the flexibility to react to unexpected opportunities when they arise.

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