The Yale School of Management’s new MBA for Executives class arrived at Edward P. Evans Hall on July 9 for the two-week orientation and residency that begins the 22-month program.
For the remainder of their first year, students will attend classes every other weekend while continuing their professional lives.
The Class of 2023 totals 76 students, with 37% in the Healthcare Area of Focus, 39% in the Sustainability Area of Focus, and 24% in the Asset Management Area of Focus. The class is 47% women and 28% U.S. underrepresented students of color. Students born abroad constitute 34% of the class, and veterans and active-duty members of the military constitute 8% of the class.
The class boasts an accomplished group of leaders from a variety of industries and sectors within each area of focus. They include lawyers, physicians, engineers, nurses, CEOs, and entrepreneurs.
The Healthcare Area of Focus includes an ophthalmologist and professor at the Yale School of Medicine, the chief of neurology and stroke director at Trinity Health of New England, a vice president at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, and a senior engineer at Johnson & Johnson. Four of the healthcare students are recipients of the Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Health Equity Leadership and will combine their EMBA education with specialized training in addressing systemic racial disparities in health.
The Asset Management Area of Focus includes the global business integration lead at JPMorgan, a portfolio manager at Morgan Stanley, an assistant vice president at Citigroup, and a financial officer at The World Bank.
In the Sustainability Area of Focus, there’s a senior engineer at GE, the director of merchandising at Original Penguin, the environmental performance lead at Shell Oil, and two leaders at Pratt & Whitney.
The class is academically accomplished, with 50% holding advanced degrees in areas including medicine, computer science, law, engineering, accounting, public health, and economics.
Sixty-seven percent of the class comes from the for-profit sector, while 22% comes from the nonprofit sector, and 11% 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.