MBA for Executives Blog

August 14, 2014

On the last and perhaps most beautiful Friday evening in July, the SOM faculty welcomed the Class of 2016 to Evans Hall for an open-air cocktail reception.  As 52 new Yalies exchanged pleasantries on Beinecke terrace, it became very clear that the Admissions staff deserved the first toast.  Faculty and students alike commented on an accomplished, diverse, and extraordinarily large class.  

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July 14, 2014

This month marks an exciting milestone in the history of Yale SOM’s MBA for Executives program. In a few weeks, members of the Class of 2016, the first class spanning focus areas in healthcare, asset management, and sustainability, will begin their MBA education together.

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May 24, 2014

We've got cranberries on the brain! This week the 2015 EMBA group slaved over an operations case involving allocating resources to the delivery, sorting and cleaning of cranberries.

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May 6, 2014

During this trip, they met with India’s Health Secretary, senior executives from Johnson & Johnson, Tata Memorial Hospital, Kokilaben Ambani Hospital, Hetero Pharmaceuticals, and Sai Life Hyderbad. The trip was an opportunity to explore a different culture and a different approach to healthcare. Follow the students’ journey as they share their perspectives.

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May 3, 2014

I can’t quite explain the emotional turmoil inside of me right now…. On the one hand, I still have to do my final exam for Law and Taxes (ugh), but on the other hand, I can’t quite fathom the thought of not seeing my classmates or professors every other weekend….

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March 14, 2014

The anticipation about starting our in-residence period was overwhelming. They scared us. Every one of them – alumni, admissions officers, senior classmen. The two week in-residence orientation period (aka, boot camp by those who had already experienced it) was the test for whether we could survive the two year MBA for Executives program. We heard stories of people crying. We received a gigantic pile of readings before arriving to campus. We struggled through hours of preparatory online coursework ending in mandatory final examinations.

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March 6, 2014

From the healthcare perspective, what is big data?  Members of the panel offer: a collection of data, more specifically data techniques for personalized medicine.  More broadly, it enables an empirically driven healthcare system.   

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March 5, 2014

After five exciting days in Africa, I arrived in Turkey to meet prospective students and to reconnect with local alumni.  The Istanbul “meet and greet” with prospective students for our MBA program had barely begun when I was starkly reminded how interconnected our world is.

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February 27, 2014

 Growing up in Europe and later living in the U.S., I was used to thinking of the world as one of hubs and spokes. The hubs were Europe and the U.S., and maybe Japan, and the spokes reached into what was universally referred to as developing countries. You would fly in and out. There was no need to connect across.  No longer.

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February 20, 2014

As we draw closer to graduation, a number of people have asked what degree I’ll do next – Law?  Education?  Perhaps a PhD?  Some have chided me that when people say “stay in school”, they don’t mean “forever”.  Truthfully, mine is not truly an addiction to the letters behind my name, but rather an insatiable thirst for knowledge.

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