Through Yale SOM’s core curriculum, I gained a more holistic approach to problem-solving that took into account different perspectives and levers of change, as well as creative applications and arguments based on numbers and data.
This school’s emphasis on serving ‘business and society’ really attracts a unique student body. My time here has helped me understand what real ‘fit’ feels like and how to seek it in future communities.
The MBA for Executives program is for people who are intellectually curious and ready to take the next step in their personal and professional development. It’s for people who want to both lead and learn and who are passionate about making an impact.
I was attracted to Yale SOM’s mission and its commitment to educate leaders for business and society. Once I got here, it was easy to see how that mission is lived and breathed in the curriculum, clubs, and culture of the school.
Teamwork has been a big part of my time at Yale SOM, and it’s been incredibly enriching. I’ve learned tools and frameworks to think through business problems from new angles and in a more methodical fashion.
It’s often unsettling for a physician to not have answers, such as when faced with a novel medical challenge that we are all still learning about. I relied on tools learned from the Executive Toolkit elective course—the importance of maintaining honesty and transparency while communicating my dedication as a provider.
You feel Yale SOM’s mission of educating leaders for business and society in every area of campus life. The impacts of business decisions on society are part of our classroom discussions. And there are entire courses, like State and Society, that are really based on the mission, and we look at impacts on a larger scale.
The EMBA program is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn with and from the best, to be among a community of leaders with diverse experiences, and to create a network of connections that lasts forever.
At Yale, the law school offers me some of the same ways of thinking about the world that the humanities did, while my MBA program is sharpening my quantitative edge. I didn’t want to do one of these degree without the other. I’ll have a legal background, but a business school education prepares you to lead organizations in ways that no other education can.
The GBS curriculum offers us a lot of liberty, while also making sure we build close relationships within our cohort. Having two mandatory core courses at the beginning of the fall semester was a great way to form bonds with our classmates.
Before the core curriculum, I saw issues through a pretty narrow lens. I missed the connections between one group of stakeholders and another. Now I’ve developed a much more nuanced understanding of how systems and groups of people work together.
I want to be the kind of leader who inspires others to focus on initiatives that do good and that give back to society. I also want to inspire my fellow leaders, in business and in society, to utilize empathy when making decisions that will impact people’s lives.
After a cardiac arrest, I was given a second chance, and I realized I needed to do something with my life to make a difference. I wanted to be a leader, and I thought that going back to business school would be a good way to get started.
At Yale SOM, I’ve interacted with PhD students, MBAs, and undergraduates taking courses here. In talking to students who work in impact investing or who are interested in social mobility, I’ve started to think more about how decisions made by central banks go far beyond the banking sector. To me, that has been the beauty of Yale—you’re introduced to a truly diverse community.
All of my courses have been interesting and engaging, and a surprising amount of the content has already been put to use in my professional role. From the teamwork lessons in Managing Groups & Teams and the quantitative analysis in Probability and Statistics, Modeling Managerial Decisions, and Competitor, I’ve learned new ways of approaching problem-solving.
In the MAM program, I’ve been able to choose my own path, taking the courses that I’m most interested in. I’ve been able to fill the gaps in my skill set. I didn’t have a strong background in finance... I now view business problems more holistically.
I want to be a leader who, without words but through actions, exerts an energy that motivates others to become the best version of themselves every day. The Yale SOM community really fosters this spirit.