Yale SOM Welcomes the Master of Advanced Management Class of 2019

By Matthew O’Rourke

One helped shape policy for early childhood development in Colombia. Another worked internationally for McKinsey & Company with a focus on investment banking issues. A third served as chief of staff for Panama’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Together, they compose the Master of Advanced Management’s Class of 2019 at the Yale School of Management. Seventy students arrived on campus on August 20, the largest cohort for the program since its inception in 2012.

Their career backgrounds span a variety of sectors and industries such as banking, politics, international development, consulting, medicine, pharmaceuticals, engineering, and technology startups. The class members represent 32 different nationalities, and 37 percent of the class are women. Twenty-one percent of the incoming class are natives of Africa—the largest of any cohort coming to Yale SOM this fall.

The Master of Advanced Management program is a one-year program for MBA graduates and those currently completing the degree from schools across the Global Network for Advanced Management. MAM students have the opportunity to curate their own curricula while at Yale, with the majority of their coursework chosen from electives across the university. Required classes include a close investigation of pressing global issues affecting business and society today, with speakers from different disciplines providing specialized lectures for students.

The incoming students began orientation alongside their classmates in Yale SOM’s Master of Management Studies in Systemic Risk and Master of Management Studies in Global Business and Society programs. The school’s full-time MBA class arrived on August 13, and the MBA for Executives program welcomed new students in July.