The Yale School of Management’s new MBA for Executives class began the 22-month program with a nine-day residency on July 10. Some members of the class are attending the residency in person, with a variety of safety measures in place; others are participating remotely. The EMBA program is the first of Yale SOM’s master’s degree programs to resume in-person classes since the shift to online teaching in March.
For the remainder of their first year, students will attend classes every other weekend while continuing their professional lives.
The Class of 2022 totals 77 students, with 34% focusing on healthcare, 36% on sustainability, and 30% on asset management. The class is 31% women. Students born abroad constitute 25% of the class.
The class is the largest in the program’s history. It boasts an accomplished group of leaders from a variety of industries and sectors within each area of focus. They include chief compliance officers, lawyers, physicians, engineers, chief operating officers, and entrepreneurs.
The healthcare area of focus includes the chief of otolaryngology at Yale-New Haven Hospital, a doctor of nursing practice (DNP) at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, and a principal global innovation manager at Medtronic, as well as the second cohort of Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellows.
The asset management area of focus includes vice presidents at HSBC and Bank of America, two associate directors at Cambridge Associates, and a senior wealth advisor from Wells Fargo Bank.
The sustainability area of focus is welcoming a senior coffee merchant, lead associates at Booz Allen Hamilton, the head of strategy and operations at Jigsaw (a Google technology incubator), and the executive director of the Foundation for Agricultural Integrity.
The class is academically accomplished, with 40% holding advanced degrees in areas including medicine, osteopathy, public administration, information technology, public health, and law.
Seventy-four percent of the class comes from the for-profit sector, while 21% comes from the nonprofit sector, and 5% from government.
During their first year in the program, students will take Yale SOM’s integrated core curriculum while participating in colloquia that convene leaders in each area of focus. In the second year, students take advanced courses in management and in their areas of focus.