The Yale School of Management Master’s Degree in Asset Management program welcomed its inaugural cohort of 56 students for a weeklong financial statement analysis and Python coding boot camp that began August 16, followed by orientation in Evans Hall from August 23 to 27. Their full-time, nine-month course of study, which leads to a Master of Management Studies degree, officially begins when classes start September 1.
The Master’s in Asset Management Class of 2022 is 45% female, and 43 of the 56 students are international passport holders, with citizenship in 13 countries including Canada, China, Germany, Greece, India, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, and Ukraine. Thirteen members of the class speak three languages, and two of them speak four.
Students in the Class of 2022 enjoy a variety of interests and hobbies, including volunteering, ballroom and Latin dance, travel, Chinese painting and calligraphy, tae kwon do, rugby, ballet, table tennis, and soccer.
The Master’s in Asset Management program trains future generations of asset managers to find data-driven solutions to real-world problems while maintaining high ethical and moral standards in the exercise of their fiduciary responsibility. Students in the program receive training in all facets of asset management, including investment theory and practice, portfolio management, and risk management, with a focus on forward-looking quantitative methods and new technologies in this fast-developing field. In addition to coursework, students are required to gain practical experience by completing a minimum of 40 hours of relevant internships, projects, research work, or similar activities. A highlight of the program is the Colloquium in Asset Management, which brings leading executives, investors, and practitioners to campus for candid discussions about the industry.