Yale School of Management

Asset Management

Yale’s first-rate business curriculum and depth of knowledge in finance provide a foundation for your aspirations. You’ll also draw on the full power of Yale University and our network of graduates in the field, as you gain an elevated perspective to see the big picture that enables you to be a leader.

Yale’s first-rate business curriculum and depth of knowledge...

Asset management forms a critical link in how individuals and organizations prepare for the future—from the mutual funds that support millions of retirement accounts to endowments that sustain major cultural and educational institutions, to sovereign wealth funds that benefit nation and states. With new technologies, ever-expanding global markets, shifting regulatory requirements, and increasing competition, the demands and opportunities in the industry have grown exponentially. To be a leader, you also need an in-depth understanding of the underlying logic of risk and return, a grasp of how markets and organizations function across economies, and the vision to see how global trends are going to affect your business. 

William N. Goetzmann, Faculty Director, Asset Management, & Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies"The business of asset management demands a whole set of MBA skills. For instance, any asset management company is fundamentally dependent upon selecting people of high integrity to handle investors’ money, and so their futures. How do you find and retain the right people? How do you identify and meet client’s needs? How should services be priced? You’re constantly dealing with innovations from your competitors, as well as the drumbeat of information technology and shifting regulatory requirements.”

William N. Goetzmann, Faculty Director, Asset Management, & Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies

A World-Class Finance Faculty

The Asset Management area of focus draws on the diverse expertise of our faculty at the cutting edge of finance research in topics such as behavioral finance, global markets, and financial stability. Heather Tookes, Professor of Finance, talked more about the work that they do:

Progression

Year 1

Alongside the integrated core curriculum, in your first year, you will increase your grasp of big ideas and trends in investments by participating in the Colloquium on Asset Management, a series of candid talks with leaders of major investment funds, heads of hedge funds, policymakers, and other people shaping the field. In addition, you will build your network and benefit from the perspectives and experiences of classmates from all facets of the industry.

Year 2

In the second year, you deepen your expertise. You take a slate of advanced business and management courses, and a series of deep explorations of topics in asset management. These courses are taught by experts from the School of Management, drawing on the leading academic expertise of the International Center for Finance, and other parts of the university. 

Asset Management Courses

The asset management courses list represents ...

The asset management courses list represents current and planned program content. Exact course lineup and/or titles may change.

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