MBA for Executives Blog

November 14, 2013

There’s always a lot of debate about the value of an MBA. Last spring, after a lot of discussion with my family, the program administrators, and former students, I made a leap of faith decision and enrolled in the executive program at Yale. For years I had toyed, on and off, with the idea of doing an MBA. At one point a few years ago I applied to a few full time MBA programs, including Yale’s, but I never made the jump.

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November 11, 2013

Over 50 people attended, from the School of Management, School of Public Health, Yale Medical School, Graduate Arts and Sciences, and other graduates and undergraduates, and discussed the panelists’  personal career trajectories and transitions over pizza. 

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November 2, 2013

We all have biases.  Mostly unconscious, without a doubt, but we all have them.  When Marissa Mayer became CEO of Yahoo at the age of 37, the world looked at her with increased scrutiny…. How could someone so young run a company so large?  Then again, Bill Gates was only 20 when he founded Microsoft….

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October 23, 2013

With the European headquarters for Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, Dublin now harbors many of the creative minds in the industry of digital marketing.  UCD Smurfit and Professor Laurent Muzellec have successfully aligned with many of these companies providing a unique mix of academic study, private sector collaboration and industry visits. 

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October 7, 2013

As a midwife in a health IT startup, I did not expect to draw much inspiration from the pharma and biotech offerings in the fall Colloquium. But I came to Yale precisely because I wanted to innovate a business model for the maternity care transformation. I want to thank Clive Meanwell for coming to Yale and offering an inspiring business model to achieve this.

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September 17, 2013

I’m pleased to be writing you as we begin the 2013-2014 academic year. It promises to be an exciting year for our program and a historic year for the school, as we will move into our new campus, the beautiful and technologically advanced Edward P. Evans Hall.

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