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Yale School of Management Names Second New Senior Associate Dean

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The Yale School of Management (SOM) has lured a second new senior associate dean to join its ranks from another top school, this time from Spain’s IE Business School. David Bach, who is currently dean of programs at IE, will join Yale SOM as senior associate dean for executive MBA and global programs on September 1, 2012, Yale SOM Dean Ed Snyder announced. Last week, we reported that long-time Wharton Vice Dean Anjani Jain will also join SOM, as senior associate dean for the full-time MBA program.

“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,” Snyder said in a statement. Yale SOM recently introduced a Master of Advanced Management program and helped launch the Global Network for Advanced Management, a network of 21 international business schools focused on globalization. It is also scheduled in late 2013 to move to a newly constructed facility – Edward P. Evans Hall – at which point it plans to increase the number of students in its master’s degree programs.

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

In his new role, Bach will oversee Yale SOM’s executive MBA program and the new Master of Advanced Management degree programs, as well as lead the school’s involvement with the Global Network. As a member of the Yale SOM faculty Politics group, he will also teach courses in global business. At IE, where he currently serves as dean of programs and professor of strategy and economic environment, he has overseen IE’s numerous master’s programs and served as academic director of the IE Brown Executive MBA, which combines Brown University’s strong liberal arts focus with IE’s expertise in management education.

Jain, meanwhile, will focus on Yale SOM’s full-time MBA program, responsible for admissions, career development and student and academic services.

Read more about Bach and Jain’s appointments at Yale SOM.

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