School of management

School Notes: School of Management
July/August 2022

Kerwin Charles |

Broad Center admits inaugural class

The Broad Center at Yale SOM’s master’s in public education management program will launch this summer with an inaugural cohort comprising 32 outstanding emerging leaders from large, urban K–12 school districts, charter management organizations, and state education agencies.

Through this 14-month program, students will engage in rigorous coursework, participate in colloquia where they will hear from leading practitioners in the field, consider equity in theory and action, engage in deep reflection, and complete an independent-study capstone project applying what they’ve learned to a current issue in their school systems. 

The program is designed to support emerging leaders in increasing their impact and accelerating their leadership trajectories, allowing them to earn a master’s in management studies while continuing to work full-time in K–12 school systems. 

Professor’s ‘Russia List’ propels companies to cut ties with Russia

In the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, a growing list of companies that disengaged from Russia received widespread media attention around the world, encouraging more firms to reconsider their presence in Russia. The list was assembled by SOM professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld.

Sonnenfeld and his team of researchers began tracking companies suspending or ending their activities in Russia on February 28, four days after Russia invaded Ukraine. Initially, the list amounted to a few dozen. But it quickly grew to more than 300, and a second list collected major companies that retain significant exposure in Russia.

The list has been cited hundreds of times in media reports—and, according to the New York Times and the Washington Post, has been a factor in additional companies announcing withdrawal. 

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