The Yale MBA core curriculum is unique in how it ties together the pieces of a business school education into a meaningful whole. The core curriculum is carefully planned to cover all the business fundamentals, while expanding your understanding of the whole organization, eventually building to complex decisions impacting multiple stakeholders across private and public realms. The core is followed by a set of advanced management courses and courses in your chosen area of focus. In addition, you complete an independent study project supervised by a Yale professor, making the program uniquely valuable to you and your organization.
Orientation to Management
A series of foundational courses teaches you the skills and language you will need in any career in business and management.
Managing Groups and Teams Modeling Managerial Decisions Basics of Accounting Probability Modeling and Statistics Introduction to Negotiation Basics of Economics Global Virtual Teams
Courses that look at how organizations really work with their many constituencies. Drawing on expertise form all the traditional business school disciplines, these courses teach you what you need to know to lead a thriving organization. Many of the class sessions are team taught by faculty who bring diverse perspectives to the questions under discussion.
Competitor Operations Engine Customer The Global Macroeconomy Investor Innovator Sourcing and Managing Funds State and Society Employee The Executive
Professor Nicholas C. Barberis explains how behavioral research has improved our understanding of market dynamics.
Advanced Management Courses
In your second year, you'll learn from Yale experts on the following subjects:
Corporate Finance Competitive Strategy Entrepreneurship Managerial Controls Financial Reporting
Areas of Focus
Starting in the first year of the program, you build depth of insight into your chosen area of focus through participation in an industry colloquium, which brings leaders to campus for frank and far-reaching conversations. In the second year, you build on your foundation of business knowledge with a series of advanced courses examining challenges in your area of focus, whether asset management, healthcare, or sustainability.
A year-long course that allows you to pursue a subject of professional interest. In the past, students have taken electives from around Yale University, done faculty-supervised consulting projects for companies or nonprofit organizations, or even designed and launched a new business.