Leading at the highest levels requires an understanding of the complex business and organizational challenges of an interconnected world—and the ability to seize opportunity wherever it appears. With a focus on areas at the nexus of business and society—asset management, healthcare, and sustainability—the Yale School of Management’s MBA for Executives combines rigorous analytical skills with broad understanding of societal context to prepare you to lead in a world without boundaries.
- 75% general management • 25% area of focus
- A full MBA education in a 22-month program
- Friday/Saturday sessions on alternate weekends on Yale’s campus
- Four in-residence weeks, including one Global Network Week abroad
The Academic Experience
Yale’s unique integrated core curriculum is a series of classes that are organized around stakeholder perspectives rather than narrow functional disciplines. The Yale approach puts an emphasis on viewing questions and problems from many perspectives and taking into account the connections between organizations and the broader society.
Your chosen area of focus comprises about 25% of your MBA. Through colloquia and classes drawing on deep Yale expertise, get a fresh view of your industry and build relationships with classmates, alumni, and experts in your field.
Learn best practices across the principal asset classes, access cutting-edge Yale research in risk and behavioral finance, and understand the interplay of finance and society as you prepare to lead in asset management.
Gain a disciplined understanding of markets, organizations, and society in the context of the complex healthcare industry. Be inspired to lead change at the forefront of healthcare. Previous experience in the healthcare industry is required to be considered for this focus.
Drive transformative innovation and integrate sustainability throughout complex organizations, turning social and environmental challenges into opportunities. This focus is relevant to all industries and sectors.
Advanced Curriculum Components
Build on the lessons of the core curriculum and develop the strategic approach, business skills, and competencies needed to lead within an organization.
Pursue a professional or personal topic of interest while taking advantage of the breadth of faculty expertise across Yale University. Research or entrepreneurial projects, case writing, additional electives, or innovative corporate projects have been popular choices in the past.
Yale is actively engaged with the Global Network for Advanced Management, which connects 30 top business schools from 28 countries across six continents. As a required part of the Yale EMBA curriculum, experience an EMBA-specific Global Network Week, choosing among leading Global Network member schools for a week of intensive study and immersion in an alternative business environment. Students also have the opportunity to take Global Network Courses, elective courses that are taught virtually and which connect students throughout the network to learn together and work in global teams.
The Yale SOM Approach
The unique Yale SOM “raw” case format presents extensive case material online, asking students to synthesize large amounts of data from multiple sources. Raw cases are designed to capture the challenges of real-world decision making by presenting business problems with all of their complexity and ambiguity. View the Yale SOM Case Directory.
In the Yale SOM classroom, faculty from multiple disciplines often teach together, enabling students to make crucial connections among knowledge domains.
A series of optional Friday evening events that connects the EMBA program with the rest of Yale University.