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Consulting spans industries and job functions, requiring practitioners to synthesize complex information and to approach problems nimbly. It demands a sophisticated understanding of the context in which business is done and of the stakeholders involved. Our integrated core curriculum prepares students to drive change at the vanguard of business and society by challenging them to consider multiple perspectives and to create innovative solutions to problems.


Yale SOM Students

Students interested in consulting can develop top-flight analytical skills and broad perspective that will help them bring wisdom to their decision-making. The MBA core curriculum focuses on understanding how real organizations function, and the intellectual environment at the school is geared toward the big issues in society that affect organizations of all types.

Sample courses

  • Core: Innovator, Competitor, the Executive

  • Electives: Competitive Strategy, Strategic Management of Nonprofit Organizations, Pricing Strategy, Digital Strategy, Mastering Influence & Persuasion, Advanced Business Analytics

Multiple perspectives on any problem

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SOM students learn to apply frameworks from both data science and psychology to the same questions...and get a fuller picture of the challenges managers face.

You feel Yale SOM’s mission of educating leaders for business and society in every area of campus life. The impacts of business decisions on society are part of our classroom discussions.

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Opportunities for students

Healthcare Case Competition

The Consulting Club is a major resource for MBA students interested in pursuing a career in consulting. In addition to bringing speakers to campus, the Consulting Club provides a skill-building curriculum geared toward preparing students for case interviews, with exceptional second-year club members coaching first-years. The Consulting Club also offers behavioral coaching for interviews and liaises with top employers in the field to streamline the recruitment process.

The Social Impact Consulting Club offers its members real-world experience by providing pro-bono management consulting services to New Haven-area nonprofit organizations. Past clients have included the Housing Development Fund, Connecticut Veterans Legal Center, the City of New Haven’s Small Business Service Center, and Community Action Agency of New Haven.

The Integrated Leadership Case Competition convenes the best students from participating universities around the globe to develop creative solutions for business challenges that require the integration of multiple disciplines.

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