MBA for Executives Blog

February 7, 2014

It was a pleasure to attend Vivek H. Murthy's (YSM 2003; SOM 2003) confirmation hearing today for the post of Surgeon General of the United States. Dr. Murthy has accomplished an awful lot in his very short career and we know that this is but one more opportunity for him to apply his considerable talents to improving the health and well being of the people of our country (and globally).

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January 30, 2014

With our move to Evans Hall, the School of Management embarks on many transitions this month. The MBA for Executives program adds both an asset management and sustainability cohort to the traditional healthcare concentration beginning next year.  As for the move, saying goodbye to the SOM campus on Hillhouse Avenue marked the fourth quarter of our MBA career.

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January 21, 2014

“Hurry up, I have a final due in 2 hours so I don’t have a lot of time.” That’s what I said to my 9-year old daughter the other night as we did our nighttime routine. It doesn’t usually end up being such a stark trade-off, literally stealing minutes from bedtime to go run a regression on some widget sales data. But there’s no way around the fact that my SOM experience means, at least in quantitative terms, less family time.

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January 17, 2014
Dolores Grillo

Assistant Director, MBA for Executives

An event like this reminds us all of the wealth of knowledge, the breath of expertise, and the scholarly accomplishments of our faculty. But I’m also taken by how accessible they are to our students.

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January 12, 2014

As the opening of Evans Hall ended, I paused to reflect on SOM.  Here I was in this amazingly modern building – a glass and steel structure with sleek curves, high tech classrooms, and tremendous transparency. 

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January 2, 2014

Thinking back, I was told the SOM experience would be transformational.  The first weeks were a whirlwind of new ways of thinking, communicating, new outlooks, perspectives and the inspirational character of classmates and professors.  During the initial year, the transformation was happening, masquerading as the challenge in mastering new subjects, skills, discipline and focus.  Now in the second year I’m recognizing it.  I’m feeling and breathing the change.

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December 28, 2013

We have had speakers talk about entrepreneurship and startups before as part of EMBA colloquia. What made this particular group interesting was that the founders of the startup (Dr. Gregory Licholai and Dr. Scott Dessain) and the VC (Scott Fishman), who invested in this start up, were all in one room. This was an interesting mix of speakers as we got to hear from both sides.

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December 23, 2013

We were assigned a case that explores NUMMI, the 25-year joint venture between Toyota and GM designed, among other objectives, to bring lean manufacturing to the U.S. (Being an NPR nerd, I was excited that this case for Competitor was presented as a This American Life episode.) After becoming a model of transformation, the NUMMI plant and the collaborative venture it was home to ultimately failed.

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December 19, 2013

Is healthcare in the doldrums, or is it HOT? I’d like to discuss some of the current issues facing the healthcare sector in the US, and tie them back into SOM’s EMBA in healthcare management.

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December 9, 2013

The move to Evans Hall, our new state-of-the-art campus, is a milestone in the history of the Yale School of Management, the youngest of Yale’s impressive array of professional schools.  For the first time, we have a building designed for us, built deliberately to foster our mission.  With glass panels stretching across the entire façade, the building is transparent, as business should be.  The combination of a courtyard and glass walls enables extended lines of sight, symbolic of a skill managers need to thrive in an increasingly complex and

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