Yale School of Management

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.

Where SOM Can Take You

Alumni by years out from Yale SOM

  1. Indra Nooyi ’80

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    Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo
    Job History: Asea Brown Boveri; Motorola;
    Boston Consulting Group

    Oversaw dozens of brands totaling more than $60 billion in annual revenue.
    Learn more about Indra Nooyi.

  2. Tim Collins ’82

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    Founder, CEO & Senior Managing Director, Ripplewood Advisors, LLC Job history: Onex Corporation; Lazard Frères & Co.;
    Booz Allen Hamilton

    Founded a private equity firm that completed some of the biggest deals ever, including a restructuring of Japan’s leading bank after the Asian financial crisis.

  3. Nancy Pfund ’82

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    Founder and Managing Partner, DBL Partners
    Job history: JPMorgan; Hambrecht & Quist
    A pioneer in social impact investing who was an early investor in Tesla, SolarCity, and Pandora.
    Learn more about Nancy Pfund.

  4. Andrea Levere ’83

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    President, Prosperity Now
    Job history: National Development Council (NDC)
    Advances policies and programs to help Americans build assets.
    Learn more about Andrea Levere.

  5. Daniel Weiss ’85

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    President and CEO, Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Job history: Lafayette College; Haverford College
    An art historian, Weiss served as president of two colleges before leading the Met.
    Learn more about Daniel Weiss.

  6. Ken Ofori-Atta ’88

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    Minister of Finance, Ghana
    Job history: Databank Financial Services; Morgan Stanley
    Founded Ghana’s leading financial services provider before joining the country’s government.
    Learn more about Ken Ofori-Atta.

  7. Andrew Golden ’89

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    President, Princeton University Investment Company
    Job history: Duke University Management Company;
    Yale University Investments Office

    Invests Princeton’s $20 billion endowment.
    Learn more about Andrew Golden.

  8. Matt Rogers ’89

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    Senior Partner, San Francisco, McKinsey & Company
    Job history: U.S. Department of Energy; McKinsey & Company;
    Booz & Company

    Put his consulting career on hold to serve in the federal government.
    Learn more about Matt Rogers.

  9. Ramesh Ramanathan ’91

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    Cofounder, Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy
    Job history: Citibank
    After a successful banking career, launched a nonprofit working to improve the quality of life in urban India.

  10. Seth Goldman ’95

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    Cofounder and TeaEO Emeritus, Honest Tea; Executive Chairman, Beyond Meat
    Job history: Calvert Investments
    Founded a company with a Yale SOM professor that now sells more than $100 million of healthy, organic, less-sweet beverages a year.
    Learn more about Seth Goldman.

  11. Claire Hughes Johnson ’01

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    Chief Operating Officer, Stripe
    Job history: Braun Consulting; Google
    Led several divisions at Google before joining the online payment company.
    Learn more: Claire Hughes Johnson ’01 of Stripe Tells New MBAs: Find Your Role

  12. Lei Zhang ’02

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    Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Hillhouse Capital Group
    Job history: New York Stock Exchange;
    Emerging Markets Management

    Grew his China-based investment company from $30 million to $25 billion.
    Learn more about Lei Zhang.

  13. Max Ventilla ’06

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    Founder and CEO, AltSchool
    Job history: Aardvark; Google
    Sold his company to Google before founding a startup that uses a technology platform to personalize K-8 education.
    Learn more about Max Ventilla.

  14. Amanda Skinner ’08

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    President and CEO, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
    Job history: Chartis Group; Yale New Haven Health
    A healthcare practitioner who became an expert in population health.
    Learn more about Amanda Skinner.

  15. Ramon Soto ’08

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    Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, Northwell Health
    Job history: Aetna; Magellan Health Services
    Successfully rebranded one of the nation’s largest healthcare systems.
    Learn more about Ramon Soto.

  16. Eddie Thai ’12

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    Partner, 500 Startups
    Job history: CJ CGV Vietnam
    Leads a venture capital fund investing in Vietnam’s growing tech sector.
    Learn more about Eddie Thai.

How We Can Help You Get There

Career Resources

The Yale Network

When you join SOM, you join a rich network of more than 8,000 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

Learn more about the SOM alumni network

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Mentorship and Industry Insights

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.

Explore professional clubs

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.  

Read dispatches from summer internships

Careers by the Numbers


Coaching appointments with the Career Development Office


Company visits on student-led treks in U.S. and internationally


Of students find employment beyond top 5 most popular industries

Employment Report

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

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Hiring Organizations

Employers at which at least one member of the Class of 2020 accepted a full-time position or one member of the Class of 2021 accepted an internship.

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