Yale SOM Recruits Two New Senior Associate Deans

Yale School of Management is in the midst of an important period of expansion and opportunity, which the school plans to leverage with two new leadership appointments announced last week.

Anjani Jain will join Yale SOM as senior associate dean for the full-time MBA program on July 1, 2012; David Bach will join the school as senior associate dean for executive MBA and global programs on September 1, 2012. Jain has served in multiple leadership roles at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, including 10 years as vice dean of its full-time MBA program. Bach is currently dean of programs at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain.

Poets & Quants called the appointments a “coup” for Yale SOM dean Edward Snyder. “Rarely if ever does a business school recruit and hire leadership talent of this caliber, particularly at the sub-dean level. Both Jain and Bach have played high profile roles at their schools for years and either of them could just as easily landed a full deanship at another business school,” editor John Byrne writes.

In his new role, Jain will focus on Yale’s flagship full-time MBA program, assuming lead responsibility for admissions, career development, and student and academic services. Jain has had an impactful career at Wharton over the last 26 years.

For the past two years, he has been the vice dean of the MBA program for executives, and before that, he spent ten years as vice dean of the MBA program. He will also contribute to the Yale SOM curriculum as a senior lecturer.

Bach, meanwhile, will assume lead responsibility for Yale SOM’s executive MBA program, the new Master of Advanced Management degree program, and global opportunities, including spearheading Yale SOM’s involvement with the Global Network for Advanced Management.

Currently dean of programs and professor of strategy and economic environment at IE Business School, Bach has driven innovation and ensured the academic rigor and operational excellence of IE’s numerous master’s programs. In this capacity, he also served as academic director of the IE Brown Executive MBA, a program that fuses Brown University‘s strength in liberal arts with IE’s expertise in management education.

“Both Anjani and David are highly motivated by Yale SOM’s mission to educate leaders for business and society, and I am confident they will make important contributions as the school continues to grow in scope and influence,” says Dean Snyder.

Yale SOM will significantly increase the number of students in it master’s degree programs after the move to Edward P. Evans Hall in late 2013.

“Yale SOM has the potential to become a truly global business school, resulting in more academic and professional opportunities for students and alumni,” Snyder adds. “Having Anjani and David join Yale SOM at this promising juncture is an exciting development.”

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