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Mark Lavoie ’18

MBA

“One of the biggest surprises to me at Yale SOM has been the degree of openness and engagement I have with my classmates. Having come from a business background, I thought an MBA would be a good way for me to crank up the dial on my skill set, but now I would say that the biggest benefit has been that I’ve gotten to know people from 50 different countries and 100 different cities who are incredible people, incredible professionals, and great friends.”

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Fei Shen ’18

MBA

“I think Yale SOM’s greatest strength is that it’s truly a global business school. I don’t feel like I’m only receiving an education in the U.S., because I get so many opportunities to work with students from business schools around the world though the Global Network for Advanced Management.”

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CK Chu ’17

Master of Advanced Management

“I took a lot of courses which shaped my mind and the way I think, like Corporate Responsibility, Global Leadership, and Market Strategy. They made me realize that today’s global leaders should think past the business strategy. They should grasp global risks and trends, and strive for a cross-cultural environment.”

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Cecibel Arias ’17

Master of Advanced Management

“Everyone knows the academics at Yale are great—and that’s why I applied, and I love it—but I didn’t expect this other half, of activities and networking. I didn’t know there would be all these incredible guest speakers from companies all over the U.S.”

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Philippa Smit ’17

Master of Advanced Management

“When I learned about the MAM, about what Yale stood for and what the School of Management stood for—“business and society”—it stood out that this was something different. This was a way that I could get an education—a global education—that could have an impact at a local and a national and a global level.”

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Dan Edoma ’17

Master of Advanced Management

“The Master of Advanced Management was a gateway to new opportunities for me. It provided me with a global perspective, but also a way to look at topics through a local lens.”

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