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Master’s Degree in Global Business & Society

Launch an impactful career with a year of study at Yale

The Master of Management Studies in Global Business and Society (GBS) provides you with tools needed to thrive in global organizations and the broad perspective to know how best to use them. Open to students of master in management programs at schools in the Global Network for Advanced Management, the GBS program draws on all of the resources of Yale University.

During your year at Yale, you’ll take advanced coursework at the nexus of global business and society, building upon the foundation of your master’s in management.

GBS Curriculum

Spend a year on the campus of a great university, connecting with peers from around the world and forming relationships that will benefit you for the rest of your life.



Admission to the GBS program is open to incoming, current, or former students of master in management (or equivalent) degrees at a Global Network for Advanced Management school.

There are two ways to enter the GBS program.

  1. For HEC, HKUST, and UBC Sauder master in management applicants: Apply jointly through the M2M programs. Deadlines vary by school.
  2. Apply while you are enrolled in, during a gap year, or after completing your master in management program.

GBS Admissions

Application Deadlines

Round 1

Jan. 6, 2022

Feb. 21, 2022

Round 2

Feb. 22, 2022

Apr. 11, 2022

Round 3

Apr. 12, 2022

May 12, 2021

Class profile

Class Size
Countries Represented
Global Network schools

Our community

“I was able to take useful, technical classes on corporate finance and managerial controls, while also learning about global business dynamics, social mobility, and sustainable operations.”

Olivier Richer ’21

The student experience

Become a student at SOM, a citizen of Yale, and a part of the New Haven community

Your sense of your own purpose will be strengthened by joining a community of people who value values and support each other in pursuit of impact.

Community at Yale SOM

Your days will be spent studying—both in Evans Hall and across the beautiful Yale campus—and exploring everything New Haven has to offer.

Campus tour

Life in New Haven

As part of Yale University, you'll be among leading thinkers and teachers, as well as a cohort of fellow students pursuing excellence across fields of study.

Our connection to Yale

As part of our mission, we engage with the problems afflicting our world—notably issues of discrimination, bias, and equity—and seek to build a community that achieves and celebrates diversity.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion at Yale SOM

We believe the most impactful leaders always weigh both sides of the ampersand in our mission—business and society.

Kerwin K. Charles

Our mission in practice