The Yale SOM community is purposeful and mission-oriented. Through active engagement and ongoing dialogue, we seek to activate the diversity of our community and help our students develop the capability to seek diverse perspectives and cultivate inclusive teams and organizational cultures.
Leaders of dynamic organizations have to broaden and extend teams and move between divergent cultural contexts. Engaging with people who hold differing opinions or cultural assumptions can be challenging, but we seek to turn such frictions into opportunities to learn, to see other points of view, and to lead.
From the Dean
Learning requires rigorous inquiry into what is common and what is different. The education, development, and learning that we seek is far from frictionless and indeed is often uncomfortable. We all know that disagreements and conflicts are an ongoing feature of education and development. My own view is that we should proceed with good intentions about ourselves and others. We should listen, ask questions, and feel free to disagree and give feedback.
We expect individuals within the Yale SOM community to develop and strengthen a professional learning environment in which all members are included and engaged. Individually and together we benefit from engaging in the critically important process of building a community that works. No doubt, we will be involved in similar efforts throughout our personal and professional lives in many different contexts.
One of the best things about Yale SOM is that there are a lot of different opinions; it makes you challenge your assumptions. Coming here and being exposed to different viewpoints has taught me to be a lot more open, a lot more humble. Instead of being concerned about being right or wrong, people are interested in learning from one another.Anna Kallenborn-Bolden ’17
Leader, Out of Office LGBTQ Club
Hometown Westport, Connecticut
I’m part of the Consortium, a network of people who have worked, and have committed to continue to work, towards the advancement of underrepresented minorities in business and society. For me, it’s more than a networking opportunity—it’s a true family, before, during, and after business school. Karla Martinez ’17
Women in Management Club, Latino Leadership Association
Hometown Houston, Texas
What really makes Yale SOM’s core curriculum powerful is hearing the perspectives that students from various backgrounds bring to the content covered. This would not be the case without the level of diversity of nationality, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and professional background that is found here. Hearing how the content is perceived by students from diverse backgrounds pushes everyone’s thinking and helps us become the strongest leaders we can be.Vance Lewis ’18
Leader, Black Business Alliance
Hometown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, metro area
Post-MBA McKinsey & Company
At Yale SOM, I interact with people from very different backgrounds and values and experiences from me. These classmates push me to think differently and reevaluate my preconceived notions. I’ve grown by becoming a more active listener and an individual who can appreciate differences and learn from them.Christine Chen ’18
Leader, Human Capital Club, Community & Inclusion Council, Women in Management
Hometown Honolulu, Hawaii
Internship Summer Associate at Deloitte in Chicago, Illinois
Yale SOM is one of the most global business schools, and this past year has truly opened my eyes to the world. I’ve been to Japan and Hong Kong, where I’ve met leaders in the region. I met one CEO in particular, a Yale SOM alum, who helped manage the nuclear disaster in Japan after Fukushima. It was an incredible experience to hear his experience firsthand with a small group. I will also be going to Columbia, Argentina, and Brazil with classmates this summer after our internships.Sergio Muñoz ’18
Consortium Liaison; Leader, Private Equity & Venture Capital Club
Hometown Small town near San Francisco, California
Full-Time MBA Class of 2018
International Passport Holders*
U.S. Students of Color* *
Underrepresented U.S. Students of Color***
Self-identify as LGBTQ
Countries of origin
* INCLUDES U.S. PERMANENT RESIDENTS AND DUAL CITIZENS
** INCLUDES U.S. CITIZENS AND PERMANENT RESIDENTS WHO IDENTIFY AS ASIAN, BLACK, HISPANIC/LATINO, NATIVE AMERICAN/ISLANDER, OR MULTIETHNIC
*** INCLUDES U.S. CITIZENS AND PERMANENT RESIDENTS WHO IDENTIFY AS BLACK, HISPANIC/LATINO, NATIVE AMERICAN/ISLANDER, OR MULTIETHNIC REPRESENTING 10% OF THE TOTAL CLASS
Number of countries represented in the MAM Class of 2017
Full-time women faculty
students in the Classes of 2018 attended Yale SOM on full-tuition Yale Consortium Fellowships .
About the Office of Community and Inclusion
Our goal is to support students, staff, and faculty in developing a community that values the unique perspectives and backgrounds of all of its members. We assist the institution in increasing the diversity of backgrounds within our community and fostering opportunities for community members to inquire about and learn from one another. We recognize that creating an inclusive community will not be without its challenges, individually and collectively, and we provide support to student clubs representing underrepresented social identity perspectives and foster engagement to encourage the community to develop a comfort with exploring open and mutually respectful dialogue in a diverse environment. Tiffany Gooden
Director of Community and Inclusion
Regional and Affinity Clubs
With more than 50 student clubs, the Yale School of Management provides abundant opportunities and resources for students to connect and collaborate with others who share similar backgrounds, personal interests, or professional aspirations.
Regional and affinity clubs
Africa Business and Society Club
Black Business Alliance
Greater China Club
Jewish Students Association
Latino Leadership Association
Out of Office
Southeast Asia Club
South Asian Business Forum
Women in Management
If you’d like to find out more about a particular club, contact our Admissions Ambassadors, current Yale students who are available to talk with you about their respective organizations.
Scholarships & Admissions Events
The School’s Admissions Office sponsors or participates in a number of MBA admissions events throughout the year. View the complete calendar of Yale SOM Admissions Events.
We have multiple opportunities in the Fall and Spring for prospective students to experience the diversity and excellence of the Yale School of Management first-hand. From special presentations in cities across the U.S., to on-campus events like SOM Communities and Spring Ahead for Women, we want to introduce and engage you with our dynamic community and to demonstrate our commitment to our mission of educating leaders for business and society.
To help identify some of the many financial resources to help promote diversity in the Yale School of Management student body, the school has compiled a list of scholarship resources from organizations outside the university that are available to students. In addition, through our partnership with The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, select students are eligible for merit-based fellowships equivalent to the cost of tuition and required fees.
Yale SOM offers a wide range of merit scholarships, a number of which are designated for individuals with specific backgrounds or professional aspirations. Recent additions to our merit scholarship offerings include funds reserved for alumni of Teach for America, and participation in the yellow ribbon program for active-duty military officers to attend Yale SOM at significantly reduced tuition.
The Yale School of Management actively seeks to engage with organizations committed to diversity in MBA education.