Commitment to Diversity

The Yale School of Management is fully committed to diversity along many dimensions—racial, ethnic, national, and socioeconomic background; sexual orientation; gender; age; veteran status; religious belief; thought and opinion; professional aspirations; and more.


The mission of the Yale School of Management is to educate leaders for business and society, and our commitment to diversity is an essential component of that mission. We recognize that diversity is an essential force in the business world today, and that diversity of identity and perspectives leads to better problem framing and decision making. Regardless of career path, our alumni will be more effective and successful when they learn about and embrace the experiences, ideas, and values of people with different backgrounds and aspirations.


Yale's integrated MBA curriculum teaches students to take a broad view of the roles they will take on as business leaders and to view decisions in a wide context. The diversity of viewpoints in our community enriches our classroom discussions.

Commitment to diversity


Yale SOM is small compared to other leading business schools, and our students form close bonds of mutual support with their classmates. Having diverse backgrounds, viewpoints, and perspectives on campus yields benefits for every community member. We believe in open dialog, respect for individual points of view, and lifelong learning, and we strive to ensure that our commitment to diversity contributes to meaningful and ongoing professional development.


In 2007, Yale SOM students, faculty, and staff came together to form a Standing Task Force on Diversity. The group authored the "Vision Statement on Diversity," which was affirmed by the Yale SOM community. 


Student Clubs

With more than 50 student clubs, the Yale School of Management provides abundant opportunities and resources for students to connect and collaborate with others who share similar backgrounds, personal interests, or professional aspirations. 

Yale SOM Student Affinity and Regional Clubs
Black Business Alliance  Korea Club
Christian Fellowship Latino Leadership Association
Consulting Club Partners Club
Greater China Club Out of Office
International Club South Asian Business Forum 
Japan Club Veterans Club
Jewish Students Association   Women in Management Club

Complete list of clubs

If you’d like to find out more about a particular club, contact our Admissions Ambassadors, current Yale students who are available to talk with you about their respective organizations.


To help identify some of the many financial resources to help promote diversity in the Yale School of Management student body, the school has compiled a list of scholarship resources from organizations outside the university that are available to students. In addition, through our partnership with The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, select students are eligible for merit-based fellowships equivalent to the cost of tuition and required fees.

Yale SOM offers a wide range of merit scholarships, a number of which are designated for individuals with specific backgrounds or professional aspirations. Recent additions to our merit scholarship offerings include funds reserved for alumni of Teach for America, and participation in the yellow ribbon program for active-duty military officers to attend Yale SOM at significantly reduced tuition.

Strategic Partnerships

The Yale School of Management actively seeks to engage with organizations committed to diversity in MBA education. 

Partner Organizations


The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management
Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)
National Black MBA Association
The Robert A. Toigo Foundation
Riordan Fellows Program
Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance
MBA JumpStart
Forte Foundation
Reaching Out MBA
Connecticut Alliance for Business Opportunities (CABO)

Admissions Events

The School’s Admissions Office sponsors or participates in a number of MBA admissions events throughout the year. View the complete calendar of Yale SOM Admissions Events.

The two-day SOM Communities: Discover Diverse Perspectives  event provides prospective students with an opportunity to experience the diversity and excellence of the Yale School of Management first-hand. From special presentations, interacting with alumni and faculty, to one-on-one interactions with Yale MBA students, SOM Communities is our chance to introduce you to our supportive community and to demonstrate our commitment to our mission of educating leaders for business and society.

Global Network Weeks

Yale SOM has created a pioneering international educational experience for Global Network for Advanced Management schools. Each Global Network Week features a subset of Global Network schools that host an academic program open to graduate students from participating schools. The program gives business students the opportunity to pursue intensive study in another country, leveraging the expertise, people, programs, and perspective of a partner school.