Yale School of Management

Finance

Today’s leaders rely on a deep understanding of financial tools to solve complex problems in an increasingly global context.

Finance at Yale SOM

Curriculum

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.

Our focus areas include:

  • Behavioral Finance
  • Financial Stability
  • Global Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Asset Management
  • Security Valuation
  • Banking
  • Private Equity
     

Finance Courses

Foundation Courses

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Electives

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Community Profiles

  • As an undergraduate, I double majored in comparative literature and economics. It was interesting, combining the reading and textual...

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  • I’ve been with the Central Bank of Japan for four years, and I’ve held a few different positions. Most recently, I served as an analyst...

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  • As a trader, it’s my job to assess the market, as well as the macroeconomic environment, and execute trades based on the direction I...

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  • There was a moment when I knew that Yale SOM was the school for me. It was during Women’s Welcome Weekend, when Professor Amy...

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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.

MMS: Asset Management

Early Career Professionals

Get a wide-ranging introduction to the asset management industry from leading finance scholars and practicing investors at some of the world’s most successful funds. The innovative one-year course of study will provide early-career students with a state-of-the-art understanding of the application of data science and quantitative techniques to investment decisions, while emphasizing fiduciary responsibility, ethics, and investment performance.


Opportunities for Students

Student Clubs

Our 40+ student clubs foster students' leadership abilities in the finance disciplines through workshops, roundtables, and conferences. Finance-related clubs and groups include: 

Conferences and Events

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

Finance Profiles

Jennifer Shinpaugh ’22

MBA For ExecutivesArea of Focus: Asset Management
Investor Relations Associate, HarbourVest Partners
Industry: Finance

From the first time I set foot in Evans Hall, I knew Yale was the only place I wanted to attend. I was so impressed by the professors and the students, and the culture. It’s an extremely special and supportive place, and I’m humbled and honored to be a part of it.

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Xerxes Mullan ’02

MBA
Industry: Finance

SOM really has that right balance of business and society. It really is one of those unique institutions that shows you both sides of the coin.

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Elon Boms ’07

MBA
Industries: Entrepreneurship, Finance

SOM gave me the credibility to go out into the world and find investors. And it gave me the confidence to go out and actually build my own business utilizing the skills I learned as a student.

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International Center for Finance

Providing academic and professional support for research in financial economics.

The International Center for Finance (ICF) brings together faculty, students and practitioners to foster leadership in the understanding, practice and management of finance from multiple perspectives. Its goal is to support innovative research and educational activities within the context of Yale School of Management’s broader perspective of business for the benefit of society.

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