Yale School of Management

Five Things You Might Not Know about Yale SOM

How much do you really know about Yale SOM? Here are five facts that will take you from novice to expert.

December 24, 2015

1) Having trouble describing Edward P. Evans Hall’s distinctive style? Turns out it falls solidly into the architectural category of retro-futuristic biomorphic structures.

2) Among the many entrepreneurs in the Yale SOM student body, two—Jen Gaze ’16 and Jesse Rich ’16—have launched a startup to enable the safe transport of intestinal organs for transplant. Watch a video about Revai.

3) Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing #947: Esther’s Piece, one of several original artworks in Evans Hall, took 11 artists three weeks to complete. Watch a time-lapse video of the installation.

4) A majority of members of the MBA Class of 2017 have non-business backgrounds, having majored in humanities, sciences, social sciences, engineering, or computer science as undergrads. Learn more about the highly diverse Class of 2017.

5) Yale SOM students rock at case competitions, in part because the Yale integrated curriculum helps them approach a problem from multiple perspectives. This semester, student teams took home first prize in the MBA Sales Competition at MIT Sloan School of Management, the Haas Technology Challenge at the University of California Berkeley Haas School of Business, the Tepper International Operations Case Competition and Tepper Tech Innovation Competition at Carnegie Mellon University, and the UNC Alpha Challenge at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler. Congrats!

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Meredith Crawford

Associate Director for Editorial and Design