Today’s leaders rely on a deep understanding of financial tools to solve complex problems in an increasingly global context. The Yale SOM integrated core curriculum prepares students to lead in business and society by providing both a strong foundation in finance and specialized courses to enhance and deepen their knowledge of the many contours of the industry. Through Yale SOM’s International Center for Finance, we provide academic and professional support for research in financial economics.
Areas of Focus
Behavioral Finance, Financial Stability, Global Markets, Corporate Finance, Asset Management, Security Valuation, Banking, Private Equity
Foundational Finance Courses
Basics of Accounting
Probability Modeling and Statistics
Basics of Economics
Sourcing and Managing Funds
The Global Macroeconomy
Foundations of Accounting and Valuation • Corporate Finance • Financial Instruments & Contracts • Mobile Banking Models for Developed and Emerging Markets • Behavioral and Institutional Economics • Emerging Markets • The Regulation of Financial Institutions & Activities after the Financial Crisis • Hedge Fund Strategies • Quantitative Investing and Program Trading • Financial Statement Analysis • Financial Distress: Restructuring Troubled Entities • Global Financial Crises • International Real Estate • Entrepreneurial Finance • The Next China • Capital Markets
Yale MBA for Executives: Asset Management
The Yale EMBA program features the same powerful combination of integrated curriculum, leadership development, raw cases, team projects, and deep expertise in global business as the full-time MBA program. Additionally, it draws on expertise from across Yale and beyond to provide students with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in one of three focus areas: asset management, healthcare, or sustainability.
"The business of asset management demands a whole set of MBA skills. For instance, any asset management company is exquisitely dependent upon selecting people of high integrity to handle investors’ money, and so their futures. How do you find and retain the right people? How do you identify and meet client’s needs? How should services be priced? You’re constantly dealing with innovations from your competitors, as well as the drumbeat of information technology and shifting regulatory requirements.”
—William N. Goetzmann, Faculty Director, Asset Management, & Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies
Learn more about Yale EMBA: Asset Management
Opportunities for Students
Our 40+ student clubs foster students' leadership abilities in the finance disciplines through workshops, roundtables, and conferences. Finance-related clubs and groups include the Finance Club, Investment Management Club, Real Estate Club, and Private Equity & Venture Capital Club.
In addition to visiting speakers who participate in the Colloquium on Asset Management series, the International Center for Finance and student clubs host several conferences and symposia throughout the year:
Student Profile: Helen Ioannidis ’17
I walked into Yale SOM for an admissions session the first time, and it felt like home. The integrated core curriculum matched my employer’s needs and initiatives, and I’ve been able to expand my network, as well as advance my understanding of my sector. One of the courses that was most helpful was Power and Politics. It’s a leadership class that really helped me understand the ways in which my own leadership style in the workplace was impacting my performance.
MBA for Executives (Focus: Asset Management); Vice President, Controller, Firm-Wide Regulatory and Reporting Analysis, JP Morgan Chase
Student Profile: Jake Dreier '16
The class that most prepared me for my internship was The Future of Global Finance with Professor Jeffrey Garten. In finance, I always thought there was only one direction to go on an issue, and you’re either right or you’re wrong. But the class made me realize there isn’t a single right answer. There are thousands of different possibilities. You have to be able to pull a thousand different levers and piece together an approach. It’s all about process, and the way you need to think about the world.
Internship: Goldman Sachs
Class of 2018 Full-Time Employment by Industry1,2,3
Class of 2018 Full-Time Employment by Industry1,2,3
Providing academic and professional support for research in financial economics.
The International Center for Finance at Yale SOM provides active support for research in financial economics by its fellows and disseminates their work to the world's academic and professional communities. The Center's fellowship is comprised of leading scholars in and outside of Yale SOM who work on key empirical and theoretical problems in financial economics. The Center provides a physical locus for their activities consistent with the belief that financial research is by its nature a collaborative venture. To that end, the Center offers data, technology, and staff support for empirical research and underwrites academic conferences that bring together distinguished researchers to cooperatively develop ideas. In addition, the Center provides summer research support and funding for visiting fellows and travel support for doctoral student fellows.
Future of Finance Conference
The Future of Finance conference is a forum for discussing how to use finance to address major social challenges. Lectures and panel discussions will be presented by thought leaders in industry and academia, reflecting Yale’s distinctive culture of intellectual engagement. The audience will be Yale alumni, members of the extended Yale community and guests, particularly those involved in areas of finance, law and policy.