Elective Courses

The electives portion of the MAM curriculum allows you the opportunity to curate your own intellectual journey at Yale. You have the option to take a broad selection of courses across departments and disciplines, expanding your perspective on a range of fields, or you can choose to dive deep into a specific area of specialization. The MAM degree allows you to build upon the already strong knowledge of business fundamentals you gained through your MBA, giving you a distinct leadership advantage. 

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Popular Electives Taken by MAM Students

Behavioral and Institutional Economics
Professor Shiller 

This course emphasizes two main topics: behavioral macroeconomics and behavioral finance, though references are made to other branches of economics as well.

Mastering Influence and Persuasion 
Professor Chance

This course attempts to set the stage for changing lives through ongoing mastery of influence and persuasion

Global Financial Crisis
Professor Metrick

This course surveys the causes, events, policy responses, and aftermath of the recent global financial crisis. The main goal is to provide a comprehensive view of this major economic event within a framework that explains the dynamics of financial crises in a modern economy.

Listening to the Customer
Professor Shin

The course will introduce you to qualitative and quantitative research methodologies that are critical in obtaining the relevant information

Service Operations Management
Professor Pinker

This course takes the perspective of a general manager in addressing both strategic and operational decision making with emphasis on the later

Nonmarket Strategy 
Professor Bach

This course systematically examines the political, regulatory, societal, cultural, and natural factors that shape business’ nonmarket environment.

Financial Statement Analysis 
Professor Zhang

This course examines the role of financial statement analysis in the evaluation of the firm’s financial performance and the prediction of its future economic condition.

Founding Vision 
Professor Channick

This course is a study of idealism in the American art theater. 

Reading and Writing about Artificial Intelligence 
Professors Crowley and Grimstad

Representations of artificial intelligence in science fiction, philosophy, and popular culture. Analysis of texts and theory complemented with creative writing.

Computer Science and the Modern Intellectual Agenda
Professor Gelernter

Introduction to the basic ideas of computer science (computability, algorithm, virtual machine, symbol processing system), and of several ongoing relationships between computer science and other fields, particularly philosophy of mind.

Visual Storytelling
Professor Harrington 

This is a lecture, film, and discussion course that explores the various ways in which idea and emotion have been expressed for the eye and mind.

Introduction to Architecture 
Professor Purves 

Lectures and readings in the language of architecture. Architectural vocabulary, elements, functions, and ideals.

Music, Service, and Society
Professor Ruth

The role of musicians in public life, both on and off the concert stage. New ways in which institutions of music can participate in the formation of civil society and vibrant communities. 

Introduction to Cognitive Science
Professor Scholl

An introduction to the interdisciplinary study of how the mind works. Discussion of tools, theories, and assumptions from psychology, computer science, neuroscience, linguistics, and philosophy.

Interpersonal Dynamics
Professor Brooks

The goal of MGT 531 is to learn, in a small group setting, how to improve personal knowledge and abilities in areas that are crucial to becoming a more effective manager in today’s ever changing, complex, and highly interdependent organizations

Strategic Communication
Professor Reich

This course focuses on increasing one's competencies in oral communication and presentation.

Customer Analytics
Professor Uetake

This course will provide you with the tools and methods that will allow you to leverage a rich data set to help shape a marketing strategy from a quantitative perspective.

Entrepreneurial Business Planning
Professors Burke 

This course is for six teams of five students each that want to write a business plan for their own real new start-up company.

Advanced Business Analytics with Spreadsheets
Professor Lee

In this elective we will study new formulations of the tools surveyed in 409, thereby greatly extending the range of business problems that can be solved using existing methods.

Creativity & Innovation
Professor Feinstein

Portfolio Management
Professor Goetzmann

This is a seminar-style course in which students manage portfolios under the direct guidance of a faculty advisor.

Revenue Management
Professor Manshadi

In this course, you will study several success stories that show how revenue management systems have provided a competitive edge in various industries.

Competitive Strategy

Professors Ederer and Williams

This course uses economic concepts to analyze strategic decisions facing an organization.

Introduction to Nonprofit Accounting
Professor Garstka

This course, conducted in a workshop format, focuses on financial aspects of nonprofit organizations.

Management of Software Development
Professor Jensen

Students in this course will learn 1) management of the software development lifecycle and 2) basic technology skills for creating modern mobile-friendly web applications. 

Real Estate Finance
Professor Spiegel

The purpose of the course is to gain an understanding of the economic forces that drive real estate value in the market.

Simulation Modeling
Professor Jain

This course develops Monte Carlo simulation as an approach to understanding, modeling, and mitigating risk.

Venture Capital and Private Equity
Professor Cromwell

Private equity investing is an apprenticeship business.  One learns best by doing. This class attempts to offer apprenticeship style learning.