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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. 

Request more information about the Master of Management Studies in Global Business and Society.

Program structure

Full-time residential


Program starts

9 months

Yale School of Management
New Haven, Connecticut, USA


Over the course of the 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)

16 units of GBS Advanced Management courses, chosen from a selection of 30 units:

  1. Business Ethics
  2. Consumer Behavior
  3. Digital Strategy
  4. Entrepreneurial Finance
  5. Financial Statement Analysis
  6. Game Theory
  7. Macroeconomic Implications of Globalization
  8. Managerial Controls
  9. Negotiation
  10. Personal & Interpersonal Effectiveness
  11. Policy Modeling
  12. Supply Chain Management
  13. The Future of Global Finance
  14. The Global Macroeconomy
  15. The Science of Experiences and Well-Being

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


Students will now pursue 18 units of electives across Yale SOM and Yale, representing approximately 50% of the total credits needed.

Students who pursue the Management Science Concentration will have the opportunity to qualify for the 24-month STEM Optional Practical Training extension.


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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