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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 in master in management programs at top business schools around the world, including those in the Global Network for Advanced Management, the GBS program draws on all the resources at Yale University.

Yale SOM Students

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.


Yale SOM Students


Admission to the GBS program is open to students who either are enrolled or have recently graduated from a top business school from around the world, including those in the Global Network for Advanced Management, with a master in management (or equivalent) degree.

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.

Application Deadlines

The 2024-2025 application deadlines will be announced soon. Please check back.


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Master in Management schools

I was intrigued by the interdisciplinary nature of the GBS degree: half of our credits come from the School of Management, and the other half come from anywhere at Yale. We can further our business acumen, dive further into our field of interest, and also explore a new area.

Yale SOM Students

The student experience

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

Students at a table

Connect with the pathbreaking Yale Investments Office, as well as major asset management firms that have Yale ties, and see how the leaders in the field operate.

Community at Yale SOM

Yale SOM Students

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

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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

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Yale SOM Students

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
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