Yale SOM is unique among business schools in its close integration with its parent university, in mission, culture, and programs. Yale University is a global leader in higher education, training scholars and professionals and producing groundbreaking research across all sectors.
Yale MBA students have the opportunity to take elective courses across the university, including
unique Yale classes examining the major issues facing society. They regularly engage with faculty
and students from throughout the university as well as prominent invited lecturers. Examples of
Yale-wide courses that MBA students took in 2010–2011 include:
Faith and Globalization
Miroslav Volf and Tony Blair
General Stanley McChrystal
Washington and Wall Street: Markets, Policy, and Politics
Jeffrey Garten and Stephen Roach
Studies in Grand Strategy
Charles Hill, John Gaddis, and Paul Kennedy
Yale SOM offers joint-degree programs, usually allowing students to complete two graduate degrees in a year less than if the programs were taken sequentially. They include programs with Yale Law School, the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, and the Yale School of Medicine.
Centers and Programs
University-wide centers and programs link Yale scholars across schools and disciplines, allowing for broad consideration of the pressing global issues.
Cowles Foundation for Research in Economics
Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies
Yale Center for the Study of Globalization
Yale Entrepreneurial Institute
Yale World Fellows Program
Many prominent Yale College and other Yale University alumni have close ties to the School of Management, supporting the school financially, visiting the school, and advising students.
Jeffrey L. Bewkes YC '74
Chairman & CEO
Time Warner Inc.
Frances G. Beinecke YC '71
Natural Resources Defense Council
James S. Chanos YC '80
President and Founder
Wilbur L. Ross, Jr. YC '59
Chairman & CEO
WL Ross & Company, LLC
Laura S. Scher YC '80
Cofounder, Chairperson, and CEO
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