The Yale School of Management welcomed Class of 2020 students in its Master of Advanced Management, Master’s Degree in Global Business and Society (GBS), and Master’s Degree in Systemic Risk programs to campus on August 21 for a weeklong orientation program.
More than 120 students in these one-year master’s degree programs gathered in Edward P. Evans Hall’s Zhang auditorium for opening comments from Yale SOM deans and faculty. The new classes include 63 students in the MAM program, 51 in the GBS program, and 10 in the Systemic Risk program.
“You are entering the school at a time of exciting transition as Dean Kerwin Charles takes the helm,” Deputy Dean Anjani Jain told the class. Jain congratulated students on their choice of Yale SOM. “Your presence here is a mark of your ambition to make a lasting contribution to both private industry and the public good,” he said.
Yale SOM’s Master of Advanced Management is a one-year program for MBA graduates of business schools that are members of the Global Network for Advanced Management. Students take elective courses at Yale SOM, as well as throughout Yale. The Master’s Degree in Global Business and Society is open to younger master in management graduates, as well as current students, of Global Network schools. The program, which focuses on the tools global organizations need in changing times, draws on all of Yale’s resources.
A first of its kind, the Master’s Degree in Systemic Risk program is geared toward early- and mid-career employees of central banks and regulatory agencies that manage systemic risk. The program focuses on macroprudential policy, financial crisis management, global financial regulation, monetary economics, capital markets, and central banking.
Andrew Metrick, the Janet L. Yellen Professor of Finance and Management, welcomed all the students, saying that Yale SOM’s one-year master’s degree programs have enriched the community, making it more international and inclusive of different viewpoints. “It’s been a fantastic experiment that has now grown into a core part of the school,” Metrick said.
Sherilyn Scully, assistant dean for academic affairs and student life, briefed the class on orientation week activities and logistics. She also encouraged them to take advantage of the many resources available at the school. “We are overjoyed that you’re here,” Scully said. “We want to extend our warmest welcome.”
Students are spending the week learning about Yale SOM. The schedule includes a talk by Valentina Antill ’94 of Citigroup, workshops on building community and financial aid, a tour of Yale’s library services, and a team project. They’ll also gather for informal social events, including a cohort field day at East Rock Park and some small group dinners.
The students begin classes on August 28.