Yale School of Management

Curriculum & Faculty

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After a year of study in a master in management (or equivalent) degree program at a Global Network for Advanced Management school, students spend a year at Yale SOM in the Global Business and Society (GBS) program. 

Program Structure

  • Format

    Full-time, residential
  • Language

  • Program Starts

  • Duration

    9 months
  • Location

    Yale School of Management,
    New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.A


Over the course of the 2020-21 academic year, students complete a slate of required and specialized courses focused on the biggest issues facing business and society. Students are required to take 36 units in order to graduate, comprised of:

Required courses

Business and Government After Communism (2 units)

Global Leadership: Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness (2 units)

16 units of GBS Advanced Management courses, chosen from a selection of 26 units:

  1. Game Theory
  2. Digital Strategy
  3. Supply Chain Management
  4. Mastering Influence & Persuasion
  5. The Future of Global Finance
  6. Managerial Controls
  7. Consumer Behavior
  8. Financial Statement Analysis
  9. Technology & Global Strategy
  10. Entrepreneurial Finance
  11. Business Ethics
  12. Corporate Finance
  13. Innovator

The GBS curriculum is subject to final faculty approval and may change from time to time.


Students will pursue 16 units of electives across Yale SOM and Yale, representing approximately 40% of the total credits needed.


The Yale GBS program will be taught by the same faculty who teach across Yale SOM’s degree programs. They are leaders in behavioral science, finance, strategy, operations, and other business disciplines. SOM faculty are also notable for an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to both teaching and research that ultimately helps students better understand real world challenges.  Learn more about SOM faculty.

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