FedEx CEO Smith discusses changing business landscape

Globalization and the Internet have revolutionized the operations of the FedEx Corporation, CEO and founder Fred Smith ’66 told an audience of around 100 students, faculty and others at the Yale School of Management on Tuesday. The third and final speaker for this year’s SOM Leaders Forum, Smith identified four key trends that he said […]

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Nissan CEO talks business

As large corporations face the pressures of globalization and worldwide economic development, alliances like the one between the automobile manufacturers Nissan and Renault will become much more common in the 21st century, Carlos Ghosn, the CEO of both automakers, said yesterday in a lecture at the Yale School of Management. The second speaker this year […]

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College alums donate large sums to SOM

The Yale School of Management, a relatively young business school which emphasizes not-for-profit work and social responsibility, has found an unprecedented outburst of support from Yale College alumni in the University’s most recent fundraising campaign. The Management Tomorrow campaign — part of the Yale Tomorrow campaign, which recently entered its public phase — was launched […]

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Buffett helps students buff business acumen

About 90 Yale College and graduate students traveled to Omaha, Neb., this past weekend to hear legendary investor Warren Buffett explain his political views, investment principles, management style and life goals. Organized by the Yale Entrepreneurial Society, the trip brought students to Buffett’s hometown to tour two of his businesses, eat at his favorite steakhouse […]

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SOM renames Milstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance

The Yale School of Management has renamed the Center for Corporate Governance and Performance to honor Ira Millstein, senior associate dean for corporate governance at the school, SOM Dean Joel Podolny said. The center — which is now known as the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance — supports research in leadership and ethics […]

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Students adjust to new SOM courses

As part of the Yale School of Management’s radical overhaul of the M.B.A. core curriculum, first-year students embarked this Monday on a sequence of new, multi-disciplinary courses aimed at exploring the roles of different “constituencies” in the field of management. The students who enrolled in the first four “Organizational Perspectives” courses this week just finished […]

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SOM discusses marketing

Top marketing executives from corporate powerhouses including Yahoo!, Pitney Bowes and Cigna HealthCare convened Friday to discuss marketing innovations in an inaugural Yale School of Management marketing conference. Almost 80 SOM students, alumni and faculty attended the SOM symposium “Marketing Innovations in Products and Communications,” which was co-sponsored by the SOM marketing club and the […]

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Yale rises three spots in global ranking

Yale jumped three spots this year to tie the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for fourth place in an annual British ranking of the world’s best universities. The 2006 Times Higher Education Supplement’s “World University Rankings” of the top 200 universities placed Yale just behind Cambridge, Oxford and Harvard, which also took the crown last year. […]

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Students, faculty, staff brave rain for day of service

Donning rain gear on top of complimentary red T-shirts to keep dry, about 250 Yale faculty members, students and staff members braved the weather to participate in various community service projects throughout New Haven this past Saturday as part of the third annual Yale College Council Community Service Day. Volunteers at various locations engaged in […]

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Weapons inspector discusses Iran

The United States may be about to make as serious a blunder in Iran as it did when it launched the 2003 invasion of Iraq, former Marine intelligence officer and U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter said at a Morse College Master’s Tea on Thursday. Ritter told an audience of about 40 students and faculty members […]

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Dinners unite profs, students

The predictable chatter about coursework and weekend plans pervaded student conversations in Saybrook College dining hall Thursday evening. But at a long table at the back of the room, popular law professor Akhil Amar mused to seven freshmen over pizza, salad and green beans about possible improvements to his 166-year-old farmhouse property. “I think I’m […]

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