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Established in 1976, the Yale School of Management is a "superbly run" institution that is "a model for the business school platform." Yale SOM provides resources and opportunities to non-traditional MBA candidates through avenues such as the Silver Scholars program, which admits and matriculates students directly from undergrad, and its numerous centers and initiatives (such as the Center for Customer Insights, the Program on Entrepreneurship, and the Initiative for Leadership and Organization) highlight the innovative thinking this "exceptionally well-positioned" program is known for. Professors are extraordinarily accessible, and students "can tell that they are here at SOM because they have a passion for teaching." The curriculum is UPDATEd on a regular basis," and there are opportunities to take classes across the university. Yale SOM's Global Studies Requirement reinforces the school's worldly approach to business, and is often fulfilled by an International Experience course that caps off in a ten-day trip to foreign business capitals. The administration is incredibly open and always soliciting feedback: "You can meet with anybody at any level and have an intimate conversation about whatever is on one's mind." The "balance of business and society" is apparent in every artifice: "Most activities are rewarding and even casual conversation is thought-provoking."


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Courses in Sustainability

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The mission of the Yale School of Management is to educate leaders for business and society. Throughout its history, Yale SOM has been known for its social and environmental commitments and its focus on ethical leadership. Social, environmental, and ethical considerations are included in the overwhelming majority of courses in Yale SOM’s innovative integrated MBA curriculum. In core classes, for example, students have analyzed the business model for Climate Change Capital and studied the solar energy markets in the U.S. and China through a Yale-authored case on Trina Solar. Other recent case studies have focused on climate resilience, bio-ethanol, corporate sustainability, and sustainable accounting practices. .Advanced electives, both at Yale SOM and elsewhere at Yale, allow in-depth study of social and environmental topics. A small sample includes Energy Technology Innovation, Energy Markets Strategy, Natural Capital: Risks and Opportunities in Global Resource Systems, and Financing Green Technologies. A student-managed elective on Global Social Enterprise pairs student consulting teams with nonprofit organizations in the developing world, including groups working on issues related to sustainability. The Global Social Entrepreneurship elective facilitates education and interaction between social entrepreneurs and SOM students both at Yale and in the entrepreneurs’ home countries. Yale SOM offers joint-degree study with a number of other schools and programs at Yale University, including an MBA/MEM or MF with the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) serves as the administrative home for this joint degree program. The Center for Business and the Environment at Yale joins the strengths of two world-renowned institutions, the Yale School of Management and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. These two schools have been at the forefront in bringing together business and the environment in innovative and constructive ways for more than a quarter of a century. http://cbey.research.yale.edu/

Research Opportunities in Sustainability

Social and environmental scholarship is a hallmark of Yale SOM. Our faculty includes world-renowned experts in fields such as environmental management, energy markets, and development economics. The school’s Center for Business and the Environment at Yale, a partnership with the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, provides a focal point for research, education, and outreach to advance business solutions to global environmental problems. The center provides $250,000 in grants to support student and faculty research in business and the environment through its Sobotka Research Fund and F.K. Weyerhaeuser Memorial Fund. The school’s Program on Social Enterprise supports scholars, students, alumni, and practitioners interested in exploring the ways in which business skills can be harnessed to achieve social objectives, facilitating work on nonprofit and public sector social entrepreneurship as well as initiatives in private sector social enterprise, including courses, research, publications and working with SOM students to sponsor conferences.

School's environmental commitment 1:
Yale SOM is committed to educating the next generation of sustainability leaders. As part of that commitment, it launched an executive MBA program focused on sustainability in fall 2014. In the program’s first year, it attracted mid-career executives from a variety of industries, who are learning to innovate, lead, and embed sustainability into every facet of their organizations.

School's environmental commitment 2:
Edward P. Evans Hall, Yale SOM’s new 4.25 acre campus designed by Foster + Partners incorporates the latest in “green construction” materials and practices. The school is pursuing LEED Gold certification for the new building. The dining facilities in the building reduce their environmental impact by sourcing local produce, minimizing waste, and composting organic scraps.

School's environmental commitment 3:
The Center for Business and the Environment supports student and faculty efforts to start environmentally oriented for-profit businesses with cash prizes totaling $25,000 awarded through the Sabin Sustainable Venture Prize and $20,000 in grants for seed stage start-up ventures through its Sobotka Research Fund. The Sobotka Research Fund, in addition to the seed funding, also provides $80,000 of financial support for collaborative student/faculty research projects at the business-environment interface.

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Students Say

Students benefit from Yale SOM's close integration with its parent university. Business students are able to connect with Yale graduate, undergraduate and professional students through cross-campus clubs like Net Impact and the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute. "If a company does not recruit on campus, it is likely there is a Yale alumni connection that students can utilize to better access a firm," says a student. The Career Development Office has been improving steadily, and "recruiting results have been very impressive in recent years, with lots of success placing in both traditional business school jobs and a broader set of unique/more focused roles." The online job posting board has "thousands of opportu- nities" and "virtually every large company comes to campus." Top recruiters of Yale SOM grads include Accenture, PepsiCo, American Express, Citi, and Pfizer.

Job Function

Job Function % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
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Consulting 45% $130,000 $123,130 $58,500 $170,000
Finance / Accounting 23% $125,000 $119,862 $20,800 $260,000
General Management 10% $117,000 $113,705 $45,000 $180,000
Marketing / Sales 8% $110,000 $106,889 $53,000 $141,000
Other 7% $125,000 $124,346 $45,000 $200,000
Operations / Logistics 5% $100,000 $106,178 $80,000 $155,000
Information Technology 1%


Industries % of Grads Seeking Employment Who Accept
Jobs w/in 3 Months
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Consulting 31% $140,000 $131,025 $69,000 $170,000
Financial Services 20% $125,000 $127,955 $80,000 $260,000
Technology 12% $120,000 $119,148 $80,000 $170,000
Non-profit 5%
Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology / Healthcare 5% $110,000 $113,080 $87,000 $170,000
Consumer Products 4% $98,000 $93,900 $75,000 $105,000
Petroleum / Energy 4% $113,500 $112,427 $85,000 $155,000
Other 4% $165,000 $157,542 $70,333 $200,000
Government 3% $60,000 $66,664 $45,000 $100,000
Media / Entertainment 3% $102,500 $98,500 $65,000 $120,000
Real Estate 2% $81,700 $83,350 $75,000 $95,000

Prominent Alumni

Timothy Collins
CEO & Senior Managing Director, Ripplewood Holding

Indra Nooyi
Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo Inc.

Vivek Murthy
U.S. Surgeon General

Sandra Urie
Chairman & CEO, Cambridge Associates LLC

Lei Zhang
President & CIO, Hillhouse Capital Management


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New Haven is a small city that is "very accessible to New York," but most students stay busy on campus as life at SOM "encapsulates FOMO—fear of missing out." Yale SOM"s "collegial and open" community is a defining aspect of the school, and everyone—from stu- dents, their partners, faculty, staff, and alumni—is "extraordinarily welcoming, [and] will bend over backwards to help each other." This tight-knit bunch is "intellectually curious and socially conscious" and as many here are in dual degree programs, they can "provide unique and professional perspectives in class and teamwork." Students are very involved with daily events focused on topics such as "social impact, art, international relations, investment and technology." "Prioritization is a challenge here to an extreme I've never seen elsewhere," says a student.

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Admissions Office Contact

Bruce DelMonico
Assistant Dean for Admissions

165 Whitney Avenue
P.O. Box 208200
New Haven, CT 06520-8200
United States




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