Yale SOM in Brief

Mission, Objectives, Programs


To educate leaders for business and society.

Strategic Objectives

1. Be the business school that is most integrated with its home university.

  • Increase in joint-degree students (13% of FT MBA class entering in fall 2017 versus 8% in fall 2010);
  • Increase in non-SOM Yale students taking SOM classes (1,249 course registrations in academic year 2016-17 versus 499 in 2010-11)
  • No cap on non-SOM Yale courses taken by SOM students
  • New entrepreneurship courses open to students from across Yale and Foundational Courses developed exclusively for non-SOM Yale students
  • Initiatives in sustainability and healthcare that engage other Yale units
  • Convening Yale series featuring Yale luminaries
  • Major conferences on healthcare, energy, education, and philanthropy, involving students, faculty, and alumni from across Yale
  • Manage Yale Center Beijing on behalf of University, engaging faculty, students, staff, and alumni from across Yale

2. Be the most distinctively global U.S. business school.

3. Be recognized as the best source of elevated leaders for all sectors and regions.

  • Future leaders will operate in a market-oriented economies in which governments play large roles;
  • The world’s market-oriented economies are more connected, but have not converged in how they are organized
  • Societies face major problems whose solutions require work across sectors and regions
  • Future leaders must understand how organizations function and how markets work in diverse settings
  • Future leaders are more likely to come from a professional school that is connected to an eminent university and connected globally

Alumni Profile


living alumni whose careers span all sectors and regions


of alumni contributed to the 2017 Alumni Fund – the highest participation rate in the last 30 years


of alumni reside outside the U.S. in 81 countries

Top 10 countries

where alumni reside: (i) United States; (ii) China; (iii) Japan; (iv) United Kingdom; (v) Hong Kong; (vi) Canada; (vii) Mexico; (viii) India; (ix) Republic of Korea; and (x) Singapore

Master’s Programs Profiles

In fall 2017, across its current master’s degree programs, Yale SOM enrolled students from 50 countries including: Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Pakistan, Peru, South Africa, Turkey, and Vietnam.

Full-Time MBA Class of 2019
  • 348 students (4,098 applicants)
  • Span five continents: 62% from North America; 21% from the continents in the Asia Pacific region; 5% from Europe; 7% from The Caribbean, Central, and South America; and 6% from Africa and Middle East
    (total exceeds 100% due to dual citizens)
  • 43% women (highest % in 20 years)
  • 12% underrepresented U.S. students of color
Master of Advanced Management Class of 2018
  • 64 students (selected from 23 Global Network schools)
  • 34 nationalities represented
  • 41% women
MBA for Executives Class of 2019
  • 68 students pursuing a Yale MBA featuring the integrated core, leadership development, and global studies.
  • 19 students focusing on healthcare
  • 24 students focusing on asset management
  • 25 students focusing on sustainability
  • 16 nationalities represented
Master of Management Studies in Systemic Risk
  • 6 early- to mid-career students from central banks and regulatory agencies in the inaugural class
  • 33% women
Ph.D. Program
  • Advanced study in accounting, finance, marketing, operations, and organizational behavior
  • 9 students started program in fall 2017
  • 78% have nationalities other than U.S.
  • 34% women
Non-degree Executive Education Programming
  • 2,265 program participants in 2017
  • 74 Yale SOM faculty members taught in executive programs in 2017
Faculty Profiles 
  • 93 full-time faculty organized in 7 groups: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Operations, and Organizational Behavior
  • 42 full professors, 10 associate professors, 28 assistant professors, 4 professors in the practice, 4 senior lecturers, 5 lecturers

Staff Profiles

  • 243 staff
  • 5% have nationalities other than U.S.
  • Approximately 40% with substantial global experience and language capabilities

Academic Centers and Program Initiatives

Center for Customer Insights

International Center for Finance

Center for Business and the Environment

Chief Executive Leadership Institute

Program on Social Enterprise

Program on Financial Stability

Program on Entrepreneurship

Initiative on Leadership and Organization

Yale Center Beijing


China India Insights Program

Healthcare Initiative

Advisory Boards

Yale SOM Board of Advisors

Yale SOM Greater China Board of Advisors

Yale SOM Mexico Board of Advisors

Yale SOM West Coast Advisory Board

Yale SOM Council of Global Advisors

Yale SOM Alumni Advisory Board

YCCI Advisory Board

ICF Advisory Board

Entrepreneurship Advisory Board

Center of Business and the Environment Advisory Board


Operating budget of $137M in FY 2018

Generated operating surpluses in last six fiscal years totaling $11M

6/30/17 endowment market value of $797M

Contact Yale SOM

Last updated April 2018