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MBA Career Paths

MBA graduates of the Yale School of Management go on to succeed in top positions across countless industries. 

The varied arcs of their careers, shaped by our mission to educate leaders for business and society, often take them through multiple sectors or to entrepreneurial roles.

SOM focuses not only on the private sector but on incorporating the public sector. You cannot avoid the public sector’s involvement in business.

Hiroshi Jinno in a Zoom meeting

By the numbers

Coaching appointments
1500+
Company visits on student-led treks
100+
Students finding employment beyond 5 most popular industries
25%

How we help you get there

When you join SOM, you join a rich network of more than 10,000 alumni whose careers span multiple industries and functions. You also become a member of the broader Yale University network, giving you access to the wealth of connections and resources the Ivy League institution offers.

The Consulting Club, Finance Club, and other professional clubs help prepare you for interviews through boot camps, practice interviews, and more. They also convene industry leaders throughout the year for informal talks designed to help you gain a fuller picture of your chosen career path.

Summer internships

From tech to nonprofit, finance industry to startup, the summer internship positions SOM students take are as diverse as the students themselves. They provide valuable time to try out an industry and function, to make connections, to stretch yourself, and to apply what you’ve learned in your first year. 

Internship spotlight

Where SOM students go to work, broken down by industry, function, and geographic region; salary data; and more.

Hiring organizations

Employers at which at least one member of the Class of 2021 accepted a full-time position or one member of the Class of 2022 accepted an internship.