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The SOM Experience

Our mission is educating leaders for business & society.

That's the first thing you should know about us.

It’s probably the second and third and fourth thing, too.

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

—Kerwin K. Charles

Business & society

Our mission inspires everything we do at the school.

Our curriculum is designed to give you the skills you need to succeed in any field you pursue while also keeping the big picture in sight and contributing to a better world. Our faculty are leading researchers in their fields and also focus their investigations on matters that affect lives and human well-being. We frequently collaborate with scholars and students across Yale University, drawing on diverse fields of expertise. Our community welcomes people with a strong sense of purpose and provides the unique support of being amongst others who care about business and society. We have a global perspective and a global reach, while also striving to be good citizens in our home city of New Haven.

Diversity is inseparable from our mission. We seek to build a community that actively practices inclusion while remaining attuned to the ways we can engage with issues of bias and discrimination, both within our walls and throughout the communities we touch. 

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