Careers, Life, and Yale: SOM Then and Now

Join the Yale Alumni Association for an exclusive conversation with SOM alumni Claudia Gourdon 78 MBA, Jill Bauman ’87 MPPM, Fay Chen 08 MBA, Tony Lynn ’14 MBA, and current student Wei-ru Li 23 MBA.

When the first class arrived in 1976, the SOM offered a master's degree in public and private management (MPPM) and was called the School of Organization and Management. Over the years the program has changed adding the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and rebranding itself as the School of Management in the 1990s, followed by the creation of the Master of Advanced Management (MAM) degree. Subsequently, a Master of Management Studies (MMS) degree was offered with a variety of track options. More recently the School added the Public Education Management track to its one-year master of management studies (MMS) degree and the SOM's Broad Center, which aims to strengthen the leadership of public school districts, welcomed its first group of students in 2022.

Please tune in for this esteemed panel of alumni representing five decades who will discuss the history of the SOM and share their thoughts and experiences. Much thanks to Matthew Broder ’87 MBA, Chair of the SOM Alumni Advisory Board, and Courtney Lightfoot, SOM's Managing Director of Alumni Relations, who helped convene our guests. J.C. Calderón 92 MArch, member of the Yale Board of Governors, will moderate the discussion.

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