Yale School of Management

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


The Yale School of Management is committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. We see it as part of our mission to contribute to greater representation for underrepresented groups in management, and actively seek students with a wide range of backgrounds, interests, and points of view. We aspire to build and sustain a welcoming community in which unique perspectives are heard and valued—and all students feel that they belong.

Black Lives Matter.

Yale SOM stands in solidarity.

Dean Kerwin Charles
Dean Kerwin K. Charles

A message from Dean Kerwin K. Charles on recent events

The following was sent to members of the Yale SOM community on June 1, 2020.

"I think I speak for us all when I say that we at SOM affirm the pain that causes so many to gather and collectively raise their voices against racial injustice. Further, consistent with our distinctive mission, I believe that we are motivated by their example to work to help eradicate the structures of racialized bias and power that give rise to injustice."

Read the full message: A Message from Dean Kerwin Charles

Community Voices

Ivan Camponogara=When I visited Yale SOM, I felt a strong sense of kindness and community there. Wherever you are whether it’s class discussions, new clubs, or social situations, everyone is very welcoming and makes sure that you are included. Additionally, I think Yale has a very humble culture where everyone around you is extremely accomplished but the focus is on improving further.Ivan Camponogara ’21, on MBASchooled.com.   Read more.    

Jon Okafor=At Yale, there are students from vastly different walks of life. One week you may find yourself in five different groups working on very divergent projects. It forces you to engage with your classmates on a very intrinsic level and you learn about their motivations and their goals as well. By connecting with others and resonating with their experiences, I was able to expand my emotional and intellectual range.Jon Okafor ’21, on MBASchooled.com. Read more. .  

Kristen BeyersDiverse representation leads to stronger performance, so of course there’s a business case here. However, I’m most proud [of the fact] that SOM is focused not only on increasing student diversity to build a diverse pipeline but also on teaching students inclusive management skills, aligning with our goal to develop leaders for business and society.Kristen Beyers, Yale SOM’s director of Community & Inclusion, on the website of the
Consortium for Graduate Study in Management in December 2019. Read more.    

Christine Chen ’18At 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


Vance Lewis ’18What 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
Consortium Liaison;
Leader, Black Business Alliance
Hometown Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, metro area
Post-MBA McKinsey & Company


Anna Kallenborn-Bolden ’17One 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

Student Community Resources

With more than 50 student clubs, there are abundant opportunities for students to connect with others who share similar backgrounds, personal interests, and aspirations. Students are welcome to join clubs as identifying members or as active allies. Over 80% of the student body belongs to a diverse affinity club at SOM. 

diverse student organizations

Asian American & Pacific Islander Association

Association of Hispanic and Latin American Students

Black Business Alliance

Out of Office (LGBTQ+ Club)

Veterans Club

Women in Management

Yale Consortium Cohort

View a complete list of clubs.

If you’d like to find out more about a particular club, contact our Student Ambassadors, current Yale students who are available to talk with you about their respective organizations.

Scholarships & Admissions Events

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

Diversity Events

We offer multiple opportunities for prospective students to experience the diversity and excellence of the Yale School of Management first-hand. We encourage you to engage with our dynamic community at  diversity mixers in cities across the U.S. and at on-campus events such as Diversity@SOM, Women@SOM, and Military@SOM,  and see how we demonstrate our commitment to diversity.


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.

Partner Organizations

The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management
Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance
Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)
MBA JumpStart
National Black MBA Association
Reaching Out MBA
Riordan Fellows Program
The Robert A. Toigo Foundation


For demographic information, view class profiles for Yale SOM’s master’s degree programs.
Full-time MBA program
MBA for Executives program
Master of Advanced Management program
Master’s Degree in Global Business and Society program