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Curriculum

Extend your leadership abilities. Solve your organization’s biggest challenges.

Leading at the highest levels and forging the strategic path to success for your organization requires an understanding of both business and the massive strategic challenges that exist in our world. Our program combines rigorous business essentials, leadership training, and a unique opportunity to leverage the resources of Yale University to explore mega-issues in asset management, healthcare, and sustainability.

EMBA Overview

  • A full MBA education in a 22-month program
  • Rigorous management education with the option to specialize in an area of focus (Asset Management, Healthcare or Sustainability)
  • Friday/Saturday sessions on alternate weekends on Yale’s campus
  • Four in-residence weeks, including one Global Network Week abroad

The Academic Experience

Core Courses

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. 

Learn more about the Yale integrated curriculum

The Yale SOM Approach

Raw Cases

The unique Yale SOM “raw” case format presents the challenges of real-world decision making by presenting business problems with all of their complexity and ambiguity. View the Yale SOM Case Directory.


Interdisciplinary Teaching

In the Yale SOM classroom, faculty from multiple disciplines often teach together, enabling students to make crucial connections among knowledge domains. 

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Advanced Leadership & Elective Courses

Throughout your time at Yale, you’ll extend your leadership capacity through classroom work and hands-on exercises, while deepening your understanding of how emerging trends will affect your business.

Areas of Focus

The MBA for Executives program leverages expertise from across Yale to better understand issues with meaningful impact on all organizations. You can specialize in one Area of Focus or explore courses and speaker events across areas based on your individual needs.

Asset Management

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.

Healthcare

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.

Sustainability

Drive transformative innovation and integrate sustainability throughout complex organizations, turning social and environmental challenges into opportunities.

Learn more about our areas of focus

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Advanced Curriculum Components

Advanced Management Courses 

Build on the lessons of the core curriculum and develop the strategic approach, business skills, and competencies needed to lead your organization at the highest levels.

Global Offerings: Global Network Weeks & Courses

As a required part of the Yale EMBA curriculum, experience an EMBA-specific Global Network Week—a week of intensive study and immersion in an alternative business environment. You will also have access to electives other opportunities through the Global Network for Advanced Management, a network of 32 of the top business schools around the world.

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