David Bach is Deputy Dean for Executive Programs and Professor in the Practice of Management at Yale School of Management. An expert in political economy, his research and teaching focus on business-government relations, nonmarket strategy, and global market regulation. His course “The End of Globalization?” received the 2018 Ideas Worth Teaching Award from the Aspen Institute.
As a member of Yale SOM’s senior leadership team, Dean Bach directs the school’s Executive MBA and, since 2019, non-degree executive education, including the school’s innovative online programs. He leads global strategy primarily via engagement with the 30-school strong Global Network for Advanced Management and oversight of Yale Center Beijing, which SOM runs on behalf of the university. He serves on the Provost's Advisory Committee on International Affairs.
Dean Bach developed, launched, and led until 2019 the Master of Advanced Management and the Master of Global Business and Society, two innovative one-year degree programs that leverage the Global Network and helped SOM achieve its goal of becoming the most distinctively global US business school. From 2017 to 2019, Bach oversaw school-wide marketing and communications.
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 given three GMAC keynote addresses on innovation in management education.
Bach enjoys working with the media and is frequently quoted on topics including the global economy, the future of globalization, business-government relations, and innovation in management education in leading international news outlets such as CNN, the Financial Times, The Economist, New York Times, L.A. Times, Huffington Post, Wall Street Journal, BBC, Reuters, Times of India, and South China Morning Post.
A native of Germany, he received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds a B.A. magna cum laude in Political Science and International Studies from Yale University.