Yale School of Management

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 (11% of FT MBA class entering in fall 2018 versus 8% in fall 2010);
  • Increase in non-SOM Yale students taking SOM classes (1,584 course registrations in academic year 2017-18 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, as of January 2019


of alumni contributed to the 2018 Alumni Fund 


of alumni reside outside the U.S. in 84 countries, as of January 2019

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 2018, across its current master’s degree programs, Yale SOM enrolled students from 58 countries including: Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Pakistan, Peru, South Africa, Turkey, and Vietnam.

Full-Time MBA Class of 2020
  • 347 students 
  • Span five continents: 67% from North America; 20% from the continents in the Asia Pacific region; 4% from Europe; 5% from The Caribbean, Central, and South America; and 5% 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 2019
  • 70 students (selected from 23 Global Network schools)
  • 32 nationalities represented
  • 37% women
MBA for Executives Class of 2020
  • 71 students pursuing a Yale MBA featuring the integrated core, leadership development, and global studies
  • 27 students focusing on healthcare
  • 18 students focusing on asset management
  • 26 students focusing on sustainability
  • 17 nationalities represented
Master of Management Studies in Systemic Risk class of 2019
  • 10 early- to mid-career students from central banks and regulatory agencies 
  • 40% women
master of management studies in global business and society Class of 2019
  • 32 students from 7 different Global Network schools
  • Arriving from: Koç University, HEC Paris, FGV in Brazil, the University of British Columbia Sauder School of Business, IE Business School in Madrid, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Bocconi University in Milan
Ph.D. Program
  • Advanced study in accounting, finance, quantitative marketing, behavioral marketing, operations, and organizational behavior
  • 14 students started program in fall 2018
  • 64% of those who started the program in fall 2018 have nationalities other than U.S.
  • 43% of those who started the program in fall 2018 are women
Non-degree Executive Education Programming
  • More than 3,000 program participants in 2018
  • 49 Yale SOM faculty members taught in executive programs in 2018
Faculty Profiles 
  • 90 full-time faculty organized in 7 groups: Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Operations, and Organizational Behavior as of February 2019
  • 42 full professors, 7 associate professors, 26 assistant professors, 4 professors in the practice, 4 senior lecturers, 6 lecturers as of February 2019

Staff Profiles

  • 255 staff as of January 2019
  • 5.8% have nationalities other than U.S. as of January 2019
  • Approximately 44% with substantial global experience and language capabilities as of January 2019

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 $146M in FY 2019

Generated operating surpluses in last six fiscal years totaling $13M

6/30/18 endowment market value of $861M

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