Mission & Objectives

The mission of the Yale School of Management is to educate leaders for business and society.

Three ongoing objectives shape how we put the mission into practice today:

1. Be the business school that is most integrated with its home university.
2. Be the most distinctively global U.S. business school.
3. Be recognized as the best source of elevated leaders for all sectors and regions.

To be effective in a world characterized by increasing complexity and confronted by daunting problems, leaders must elevate their teams and organizations, connect and leverage, and work across boundaries of function, industry, and region. By engaging with a great university, connecting globally, and advancing a broad-minded model of business education, Yale School of Management positions its people strategically to maximize their academic and professional development.

Dean Edward A. Snyder on Yale SOM's Mission

Yale SOM is persistent and disciplined in our efforts to connect to big issues, to integrate with Yale, to be distinctively global, and to work across all sectors. All of our efforts are guided by a strategy that accounts for how the world has changed over the last several decades and the implications for leadership. The success of our efforts depends entirely on extraordinary alignment and superior teamwork—internally and externally.