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Get to Know the Degree Programs

Yale SOM graduates offer unique value for your organization. They are known for applying distinct analytical skills, broad critical and creative perspectives, and high integrity to meet management challenges across the spectrum of private, public, and nonprofit organizations.

Yale’s innovative integrated MBA curriculum has been praised by employers for teaching students to work effectively across disciplines and organizational and geographic boundaries; to make decisions in the context of regulatory, political, and macroeconomic forces; and to excel amidst marketplace uncertainty.

Discover Yale SOM students

Silver Scholar MBAs

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Silver Scholars matriculate at Yale SOM directly from undergraduate, usually without any full-time work experience. They start in August with all first-year MBAs. However, instead of seeking a summer internship, they seek an extended work experience (minimum one year) before returning to Yale SOM for their second year of MBA coursework. Some Silver Scholars fulfill this requirement with a single, year-long, early-career or MBA position, while other students secure multiple short-term internships throughout the year. During their second year at Yale SOM, they recruit for full-time roles alongside the other graduating MBAs.

  • Years to complete the degree: 3
  • Students recruit for internships? For a minimum of one year between academic years.
  • Students available to work during the program? No.

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Master’s in Global Business and Society

GBS students have earned, or are concurrently earning, a Master In Management from a partner Global Network for Advanced Management business school. GBS students have less than three years work experience prior to starting at Yale SOM and typically recruit for full-time early career roles that start after May graduation.

  • Years to complete the degree: 1
  • Students recruit for internships? Not typically. 
  • Students available to work during the program? Not typically.

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Master’s in Asset Management

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AM students come directly from undergraduate programs or are early in their careers. In the AM program, they learn both the theory and practical application of asset management. The degree requires work experience during the program, whether a part-time role during a semester or a full-time “winternship” between semesters. Students also recruit for full-time early-career roles that start after May graduation.

  • Years to complete the degree: 1
  • Students recruit for internships? Yes - either full-time “winternship” or part-time spring semester internship
  • Students available to work during the program? Yes, practical experience is required.

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Full-time MBA

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MBA students average 4.5 years of work experience prior to starting at Yale SOM. First-year MBAs start in August and seek a summer internship for the following May-August; second-year MBAs seek full—time employment after graduation, with the vast majority of students graduating in May

  • Years to complete the degree: 2
  • Students recruit for internships? Yes, in summer between academic years.
  • Students available to work during the program? Not typically. 

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Master of Advanced Management

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MAM students have earned, or are concurrently earning, an MBA from a partner Global Network for Advanced Management business school. MAM students average 6 years of work experience prior to starting at Yale SOM and typically recruit with second-year MBA students for full-time roles that start after May graduation.

  • Years to complete the degree: 1
  • Students recruit for internships? No.
  • Students available to work during the program? Not typically.

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MBA for Executives

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EMBAs matriculate with a wide variety of work experience and continue working during their academic studies. For those students who choose to recruit, they are available for full-time immediate hire roles and for full-time roles that start after May graduation.

  • Years to complete the degree: 2
  • Students recruit for internships? No.
  • Students recruit for roles during the program? Yes, the program is designed for working professionals. 

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