Nigerian visit helps students see Africa

March 29, 2004
Eleven Yale graduate students, most from the School of Management, spent their spring breaks in Nigeria meeting many of the country’s leaders in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. The trip provided a unique, structured opportunity for students interested in visiting Africa and gave Nigerian SOM alumni an opportunity to interact, the trip’s main coordinator »

The business of Yalies is business

March 25, 2004
When Vanessa Herald ’02 started making purses out of duct tape for her friends, she did not set out to start a business. But after nearly a year and a half of selling purses, wallets, belts and other accessories over the Internet and in stores across the country, Herald said her sales continue to increase. »

Entrepreneurs host networking panel

March 1, 2004
NEW YORK — On Thursday evening, the Yale Entrepreneurial Society and the Yale School of Management hosted a panel discussion and networking event for approximately 100 students and alumni at the Chelsea Piers sports complex in New York City. The panel featured speeches from Yale Corporation member Roland Betts ’68 and Tom Bernstein ’74 LAW »

Contest offers funding, nonprofit consultation

February 18, 2004
After considering 551 nonprofit organizations’ income-generating business plan proposals that were submitted to its annual contest last summer, the Yale School of Management-Goldman Sachs Foundation Partnership on Nonprofit Ventures announced 20 finalists yesterday. Of the finalists, who are based all over the United States, four winners will receive $100,000 each and four runners-up will win »

At SOM, students examine fraud

February 17, 2004
In the wake of corporate scandals such as WorldCom, Parmalat and Enron, students at the School of Management are learning the nuances of round-tripping, insider trading and fictitious transactions in preparation for their future careers. A new SOM class taught by Jonny Frank LAW ’83, a former federal prosecutor who is currently partner in charge »

SOM prof guides marketing journal

February 13, 2004
As the new editor of the Journal of Marketing Research, School of Management professor Dick Wittink is streamlining operations at a publication read widely by both academics and corporate leaders. Wittink was selected as editor of the JMR last July, but the first issue officially under his editorship was published last week. He said he »

Dean calls SOM’s state ‘strong’

February 10, 2004
In Monday evening’s annual State of the School Address, School of Management Dean Jeffrey Garten outlined what he considers to be the strengths, difficulties and current issues of concern at the school. Speaking to an audience of about 250 SOM students, faculty and administrators at the Law School auditorium, Garten said the school is making »

New SOM leadership tackles major issues

February 4, 2004
At its inaugural meeting yesterday, the School of Management’s newly formed board of advisors convened to discuss what they perceive to be the most pressing issues that will face the school in coming years. The day-long meeting emphasized the strong connections between the SOM and other parts of Yale, SOM Dean Jeffrey Garten said. He »

Formula predicts Bush win

February 3, 2004
President George W. Bush ’68 is likely to win this year’s election, according to Yale economics professor Ray Fair’s mathematical formula for predicting presidential election results. Fair designed his formula in the 1970s to determine election outcomes based largely on economic factors. In an update last Friday, he said his calculations suggest that Bush will »

Toigo picks SOM for minority grants

January 30, 2004
As part of its ongoing effort to recruit minority applicants, the School of Management announced this week that it has been selected as the latest in a series of top business schools to become a partner of the Robert A. Toigo Foundation. Each year the foundation awards a total of approximately 50 fellowships, each of »

SOM keeps No. 10 spot in U.S. rankings

January 27, 2004
In its sixth annual listing of top master’s of business administration programs released yesterday, the Financial Times ranked the Yale Sch ool of Management 10th-best in the United States. While the school’s U.S. ranking remained unchanged since last year, it sank from 12th to 13th place internationally. The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business »

Garten outlines plan for School of Management

January 23, 2004
As the second day of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland drew to a close Thursday, School of Management Dean Jeffrey Garten said the event is generating ideas that will help shape the school’s development in the future, as well as providing an invaluable opportunity to raise the SOM’s international profile. The five-day forum »