The mission of the Yale School of Management is to educate leaders for business and society.
We seek students who care deeply about the problems afflicting our world. We equip them with the knowledge, the resources, and the networks to pursue positive and ambitious change—whether that takes the form of launching a business that can refashion its market, advancing far-reaching and rigorously considered policy initiatives, or steering a multinational corporation with keen awareness of and respect for its impact on workers, communities, and the environment.
It has been the school’s distinctive aspiration since its founding to educate leaders for all sectors—public, private, nonprofit. We continue to be animated by the belief that leaders who attack problems with analytical rigor, energy, and caring have profound impact on society.Kerwin Charles,
Indra K. Nooyi Dean
Frederic D. Wolfe Professor of Economics, Policy, and Management
At Yale SOM, you’ll find a community committed to understanding how to address the most meaningful challenges facing our society, by connecting with likeminded, motivated colleagues, exploring the latest ideas from academic scholarship, and engaging with problems both on our doorstep and on far continents. Our degree programs and initiatives are focused on issues that lie at the intersection of business and society, including sustainability, asset management, healthcare, education, financial stability, the role of women in business, and global leadership.
Our students benefit from being in an environment where leading thinkers are grappling with all of these major topics and develop the critical advantage of understanding how business and society are so often linked and interdependent.