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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

Are there any application requirements to join a program?

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

Is there any financial assistance?

A 15% fee reduction is available for those from nonprofits, Yale graduates, and small groups (3+).

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.

Do Yale Executive Education programs qualify for tuition reimbursement?

Yale School of Management Executive Education programs are non-degree conferring so we do not charge tuition. Program fees do not qualify for tuition reimbursement.  

Do any programs qualify for Veteran’s Benefits?

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

How do I ask my boss or employer about time away from the office or for fee reimbursement?

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 somexeced.info@yale.edu


Before you get to campus

Can I arrive and stay at Yale prior to registration day?

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 personal charges.   

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. 

Are accommodations available for extended visits or for family members?

Extended visits and family members in attendance are not recommended. Any costs associated with bringing family are the responsibility of the participant. Unfortunately, we do not allow family members to attend classes, meals, or other program activities on Yale’s campus. 

Should I bring my laptop?

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

What is the recommended attire?

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. 

What can I expect on the first day?

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. 

What can I expect on the last day?

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. 

Are meals provided? What if I have a special dietary requirement?

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. 

What are Yale Exec Ed’s COVID policies?

We take the concerns of our participants seriously and are following Yale University and CDC guidelines to maintain the health and safety of our participants, faculty, staff, and other visitors. Review our COVID-19 Information page to learn more about Yale Executive Education’s COVID-19 policies.  


While on campus

Will I need a car?

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.   

How do I get to the program?

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.    

How do I use the fitness center?

While the local hotels all have fitness centers, Yale’s Payne Whitney Gym (PWG) is available to you during your stay on campus. You will need your Executive Education name badge for access.  Please reach out to a member of our team for more information. 

PWG hours of operation change seasonally.  Visit the website for a list of offerings, hours, and restrictions.

Where can I run outside?

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.  
  

https://greatruns.com/location/new-haven-ct/     

http://theboola.com/6-of-the-best-running-routes/  

Where is the bookstore? What are its hours?

The Yale Bookstore is located at 77 Broadway or online at https://yale.bncollege.com/  

Hours*:   

Monday-Wednesday, 10a.m.-7p.m. 

Thursday-Saturday, 10a.m.-8p.m.   

Sunday, 11a.m.-6p.m.  

*Subject to change   

Is there wireless Internet available?

Wireless internet is provided at each hotel as well as on campus.  When on campus, we will provide you with the network credentials as soon as you are in the classroom.  

How do I print something?

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

Where can I find a pharmacy?

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

I am not feeling well. How can I see a doctor?

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). 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.   

Please note: Any participant with questions about Yale’s Covid-19 response prior to and while on campus should refer to our Covid-19 resource guide  

https://som.yale.edu/executive-education/covid19_information 

Participants must be covered individually with comprehensive health insurance for medical emergencies and/or hospitalization. Please check with your organization's health insurance carrier prior to your arrival to ensure that you have adequate coverage in the country you are visiting. Yale is not responsible for medical fees incurred during a participant's time in the program

I need accommodations for accessibility, who do I contact?

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

I’m a nursing mom. Where can I pump?

There is a dedicated room to pump in the basement level of the Yale School of Management building, Edward P. Evans Hall. Please contact the Executive Education Registrar (somexeced.registrar@yale.edu) if you will need access to these facilities so we can make arrangements.  


What's next

Do I receive a certificate?

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

Am I entitled to alumni benefits?

Select programs entitle participants to Yale University alumni benefits, and those programs outline these benefits on their program page. Most programs do not confer university alumni benefits, but all programs deliver Yale SOM Executive Education benefits, including access to exclusive SOM content, community events, like lectures and happy hours, and by participating in a Yale SOM Executive Education program you receive 15% off most programs with Yale SOM, ExecOnline, or 2U/GetSmarter.  

How do I continue my development and learning?

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. 

Do you provide Education Verification?

Education verification is available.  Email somexeced.registrar@yale.edu with your request and include your name, program attended, dates of program and the email address in which you registered for the program. 


Policies

Refund, Cancelation, & Deferment

Refunds are allowed for live online and in-person programs if requested in writing to the Executive Education Registrar (somexeced.registrar@yale.edu) 45 days prior to the course start date.  All cancellation requests 44 days or less will be granted a one-time deferment to a future program to be used within one (1) calendar year.    

Deferments are subject to approval to ensure that participants and programs are suitable.  If a new course is selected, additional fees may incur. 

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.   

Accessibility

Yale University is committed to providing equal access to and full participation in its programs and activities to people with disabilities. This website (https://accessibility.yale.edu/) 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 (somexeced.registrar@yale.edu) as soon as possible after registering for your program. 

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

Terms of Use

To review the Executive Education Terms of Use for online resources, please visit https://yalesom.io/EE-TOU 

Privacy Policy

To review the Executive Education privacy policy, please visit https://yalesom.io/EE-Privacy-Statement 

Class Attendance

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. 

Discrimination

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 https://oiea.yale.edu

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 titleix@yale.edu, 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 ocr.boston@ed.gov

Security

It is important to remember that Yale is an urban campus. Individuals are urged to take all possible 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. 

https://your.yale.edu/community/public-safety 

Social Media / Personal Photography

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. 

Smoking

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. 

Tax

As a non-degree program, Yale cannot provide tax documentation (i.e. 1098's).