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We at Yale School of Management Executive Education believe that leaders are learners, people who are unfailingly curious and are energized by fresh ideas. So we expect those drawn to our site will have questions. Good! We have answers. For any questions we don’t answer below, submit an inquiry via our Contact form. We’d love to hear from you.  

Register for a program

Any registration or application requirements are outlined on the specific program pages, in the Application Information and Registration Information sections.  

We offer a 15% fee reduction for those employed by nonprofits, Yale graduates, small groups (3+), and veterans. For more information about veteran financial aid options and eligibility please visit our Veteran Benefits page.

There is also a 15% reduction in program fees if you have previously participated in a Yale Executive Education Program with Yale SOM, ExecOnline, or 2U/GetSmarter.  

Special rates cannot be combined. More details on how to receive the fee reduction are found on the individual program pages.

Yale School of Management Executive Education programs are non-degree conferring and non-credit bearing, so program fees may not qualify for employer tuition reimbursement programs.  

Please also note that select programs in our online portfolio are offered in collaboration with specialized digital education providers; while the Yale School of Management faculty direct all content production in these programs and authorize Yale School of Management certificates of participation upon completion of these programs, the provider of record for accounting purposes will be the digital education collaborator and not Yale University.

We encourage all prospective participants hoping to rely on employer tuition reimbursement programs to carefully review their organization’s policies before registering for an executive program at Yale. 

Yes. For more information about eligible programs, veteran financial aid options, and eligibility please visit our Veteran Benefits page

Advocating for resources to support professional development can be hard. Many of our program pages include a justification letter template for you to update and share with your employer. If you do not see one or would like guidance, please reach out to

Before you get to campus

If you are an international participant and need to apply for a visa, please contact Jaime Willadsen at to receive an official program invitation letter for your visa application.

If traveling by plane, Bradley International Airport (BDL) is approximately 45 minutes from New Haven and is the closest airport serviced by major commercial carriers. The city of New Haven is also accessible from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), and LaGuardia Airport (LGA). Tweed New Haven (HVN) is the airport nearest to New Haven but offers limited service.

In all cases, travel by car or train from the airport to New Haven is necessary. For detailed information on air and train travel, please visit the Visit New Haven website.

You can arrange transportation from the airport through Hy’s Limousine or GO Shuttle.

If traveling by train via Amtrak or Metro-North, select New Haven Union Station as your final destination. Taxis are readily available at the train station.

A single guest room will be reserved for you for the dates of your program. In certain travel situations, early arrival or late departures may be required.  You can book additional nights pre- and post-program (based on availability). The additional nights are subject to sales tax and fees as charged by the hotel.  A credit card will be required at check-in for any incidental charges and additional nights.   

You will be asked to provide the program delivery team hotel check-in/out dates prior to your arrival on campus via an intake survey.  This will be available via the learning platform 3-6 weeks prior to your arrival. 

 While the Greater New Haven area offers a wide array of activities and points of interest that would make an extended stay worthwhile, executive program participants must make these arrangements independently. You may wish to start at Visit New Haven for a collection of visitor resources. 

Similarly, arrangements and any costs associated with bringing family to New Haven are the responsibility of individual participants. Please note that family members are not allowed to attend classes, meals, and other program activities on Yale’s campus, as these arrangements are made exclusively for registered program participants. 

Yes, we suggest bringing a laptop or tablet to take notes, refer to pre-work/articles, and receive in-class handouts. 

Business casual attire is recommended.  We suggest wearing layers as classroom temperatures may vary.  You may also want to bring comfortable shoes for walking to/from campus. 

Most programs begin with registration. If your travel plans necessitate early or late arrival, please be sure to notify us so that alternate registration arrangements can be made for you. 

Most programs adjourn in the afternoon on the final day to allow participants sufficient time for travel.  You are responsible for your own travel both to and from New Haven. 

Most meals are provided.  During the program, you will have the opportunity to visit unique Yale venues.  Those with food allergies and/or special dietary requirements will have the opportunity to notify our program delivery team via an intake survey. This form will be available on the learning platform 3-6 weeks prior to your arrival. 

All participants must have medical insurance that will cover them in the United States (and other countries, for programs delivered internationally) during their Yale SOM executive program. Please check with your organization's health insurance carrier prior to your arrival to determine whether you have adequate coverage or need to purchase supplemental travel insurance. The cost of this insurance and any medical expenses not covered by this insurance are the personal responsibility of each participant.

Participants are also required to follow university guidelines regarding COVID-19. Guidance regarding vaccination, testing, and isolation is published on Yale University's Campus Health website. The university’s masking policy is available on the Yale Environmental Health & Safety website

While on campus

No, you will not need a car. Most program activities are located within easy walking distance of the hotel. As required, transportation to/from classrooms and evening activities is provided by Yale.  If you choose to drive to campus, parking is recommended at the hotel only.  Transfers to and from the program, as well as any parking charges, are the responsibility of the participant.   

The Yale campus is in New Haven, Connecticut.  Visit the About Yale website to view our campus map, find information about New Haven, and more.    

Yale’s campus is integrated into the city and there are many places to run.  Here are a few links to various running suggestions in and around campus.  

The Yale Bookstore is located at 77 Broadway.


  • Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • Thursday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.   
  • Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  

*Subject to change   

Wireless internet is provided at each hotel as well as on campus.  On campus, you are welcome to connect to the YaleGuest network.

The hotels are equipped with business centers.  You can reach out to a member of our program delivery team if you need further assistance. 

CVS and Walgreens are located within a mile of campus.  You can reach out to a member of our program delivery team for further assistance. 

If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial 911.   

If it is not an emergency, the Acute Care department at the Yale Health Center, which offers treatment for many non-life-threatening illnesses and injuries, will see Executive Education attendees on a fee-for-service basis. (+1-203-432-0123). Pre-registration is required; please alert a member of the program delivery team so we can assist you.   

The closest hospital for emergencies is Yale New Haven Hospital, 24 York Street, New Haven, CT.   

All participants must have medical insurance that will cover them in the United States (and other countries, for programs delivered internationally) during their Yale SOM executive program. Please check with your organization's health insurance carrier prior to your arrival to determine whether you have adequate coverage or need to purchase supplemental travel insurance. The cost of this insurance and any medical expenses not covered by this insurance are the personal responsibility of each participant.

To request a specific accommodation for an executive program, please contact the Executive Education Registrar ( as soon as possible after registering for your program. 

There is a dedicated lactation room on the fourth floor of the Yale School of Management building, Edward P. Evans Hall. Please contact the Executive Education Registrar if you will need access to these facilities so we can make arrangements.  

What's next

A certificate of participation is awarded at the end of each program, which shows that you have taken part and engaged in the course in its entirety. 

Executive education programs do not confer university alumni status, but all programs deliver Yale SOM Executive Education benefits, including access to exclusive SOM content, community events like lectures and happy hours, and a discount of 15% off your next program with Yale SOM or 2U/GetSmarter. Select programs grant participants International Affiliate Status by Yale University. The International Affiliate Status includes select benefits, which are outlined on their program webpage where applicable.

Give yourself time to process your notes and translate them into actions. Set up a regular meeting with a close friend or colleague to discuss your goals and keep you accountable. Use these steps to identify what you want to do next and where you want to go. If another Yale Executive Education program is in your future, just let us know. We would love to welcome you back to Yale. All past open enrollment participants receive 15% off most programs offered by Yale SOM, ExecOnline, and 2U/GetSmarter. 

Education verification is available.  Email the Executive Education Registrar with your request and include your name, program attended, dates of program, and the email address you used when registering for the program. 

For Education Verification or to request a copy of your certificate in a 2U/GetSmarter course, please contact

For Education Verification or to request a copy of your certificate in an ExecOnline course, please contact


Refunds are allowed for live online and in-person programs if requested in writing to the Yale Executive Education Registrar (  The Yale Executive Education Cancellation Terms are as follows:

Request for change in registration/cancellation Refund provided
30 days, or more, prior to Program start date 100% Program Fee Refund Provided
15-29 days prior to Program start date 50% Program Fee Refund Provided
14 days, or less, prior to Program start date No Refund Provided

Yale reserves the right to cancel or reschedule programs if enrollment is deemed insufficient or health and safety would otherwise be jeopardized.  Yale School of Management is not responsible for any travel or incidental costs incurred by a registrant if a program becomes cancelled. If a program is canceled by Yale, a full refund of fees paid will be processed within 30 days.   

Yale University is committed to providing equal access to and full participation in its programs and activities to people with disabilities. This website ( serves as a central landing page to access related websites at Yale. To request a specific accommodation for an executive program, please contact the Executive Education Registrar ( as soon as possible after registering for your program. 

Yale does not permit animals or pets in its facilities, apart from service animals. 

To review the Executive Education Terms of Use for online resources, please visit 

To review the Executive Education privacy policy, please visit 

Participants are accepted into the program with the understanding that they will be free from company duties during the program sessions and events. Attendance at all classes, discussion groups, and program events, unless otherwise noted as optional, is required. Please note that any absences may affect your eligibility for a certificate at the conclusion of the program.  To receive certain benefits, including but not limited to Veteran Tuition Assistance and International Affiliate status, you may be asked to complete a verification of attendance. 

The University is committed to basing judgments concerning the admission, education, and employment of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities and affirmatively seeks to attract to its faculty, staff, and student body qualified persons of diverse backgrounds. In accordance with this policy and as delineated by federal and Connecticut law, Yale does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on account of that individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a protected veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. 

University policy is committed to affirmative action under law in employment of women, minority group members, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans. 

Inquiries concerning these policies may be referred to Valarie Stanley, Senior Director of the Office of Institutional Equity and Access, 203.432.0849. For additional information, see

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, Stephanie Spangler, at 203.432.4446 or at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, 5 Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921, tel. 617.289.0111, fax 617.289.0150, TDD 800.877.8339, or

It is important to remember that Yale is an urban campus. Individuals are urged to take steps to safeguard themselves and their property. 

Please remember to take proper precautions to protect your valuables. Never leave valuables out and remember to close all doors securely as you enter and leave buildings. Do not leave valuables in the classroom or living group lounge between classes or overnight. Yale University is not responsible for any loss of personal property. 

Additional guidance is available on Yale's Public Safety webpage.

We love to hear from our executive learners and encourage them to build upon and share their meaningful connections and program experiences. At the same time, we must also be mindful of our individual responsibilities to respect the rights and privacy of others. Business leaders who come to Yale to learn cannot make the most of their experience if they need to worry that what they say in a program session could be shared beyond the session without their permission. Accordingly, we ask that our clients, collaborators, and program participants follow these guidelines: 

  • Sharing, posting, or distributing faculty content, including slides, handouts, recordings, transcripts—as well as reproductions (by any means) of any instructional content—is never permitted. Your sponsoring organization is permitted to share only with participants registered in the program and only for the participants’ own personal and private use. 

  • Individual participants are welcome to share their personal experiences as a Yale Executive Education program participant, including posting on their own social media accounts, in a manner that respects the rights and privacy of others and that is consistent with the policies and guidelines of their sponsoring organization. 

  • Respecting the individual rights of our participants and faculty is of utmost importance to us. Accordingly, clients and collaborators, whether acting through their own staff or through contracted media professionals, are generally not permitted to document executive programs through any means (including written reports, photography, and audio/visual recordings) without proper authorization from the university. 

Yale is a tobacco free campus, smoking and the use of all prohibited products is not permitted in any areas. Smoking is defined as inhaling or burning any lighted or heated tobacco or other substance, whether natural or synthetic, in any matter or any form. 

Receipts for payment of program fees are available upon request to the Executive Education Registrar. Yale University does not issue form 1098-T in connection with non-degree executive education programs.