David Bach

Deputy Dean & Professor in the Practice of Management

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David Bach is Deputy Dean & Professor in the Practice of Management at the Yale School of Management. An expert in political economy, his research and teaching focus on business-government relations, nonmarket strategy, and global market regulation. At Yale SOM, he teaches a core MBA course on State & Society as well as an elective course on Nonmarket Strategy.

As a member of Yale SOM’s senior leadership team, Dean Bach directs the school’s Executive MBA and the newly established Master in Advanced Management; spearheads engagement with the 29-school strong Global Network for Advanced Management; catalyzes curricular innovation in the area of global business; guides online education initiatives; and oversees Yale Center Beijing. 

A winner of multiple teaching awards, Bach was named one of “40 under 40” business school professors by Poets & Quants, one of the “Top 50 business school professors on twitter”, and has twice given a GMAC keynote address on innovation in management education.

Bach enjoys working with the media and is frequently quoted on topics including the international economy, financial markets, the European Union, business-government relations, and innovation in management education in leading international news outlets such as the Financial Times, The Economist, New York Times, L.A. Times, BBC, Reuters, Times of India, and South China Morning Post.

A native of Germany, he received his PhD and MA in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a BA magna cum laude in Political Science and International Studies from Yale University.



  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley
  • MA, University of California, Berkeley
  • BA, Yale University


  • Nonmarket Strategy MGT 893
  • GNAM Course: New Product Development MGT 950
  • Global Leadership: Big Issues MGT 633
  • Global Leadership: Teams MGT 636
  • State & Society MGT 413
  • GNAM Course: The End of Globalization? MGT 959
  • The Executive MGT 430
  • Colloquium in Advanced Management MGT 634