Yale School of Management

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Through intense and challenging coursework, interactions with academic experts and leading practitioners, and through fostering new relationships with classmates and alumni in your field, you will build a foundation to elevate your leadership perspective and lead at the nexus of business and society. Fully participate in the intellectual life of Yale University, network with peers who bring rich and varied professional experience to an intimate classroom setting, and extend your lines of sight through the Global Network for Advanced Management. 

A Weekend at Yale

Your rigorous weekend at Yale begins on Friday morning and ends Saturday afternoon. It requires your absolute focus. You will spend 12 hours in class with your professors, attend your colloquium speakers series, and reconnect and deepen your relationships with other mission driven professionals.  You will have opportunities to explore more of Yale University’s historic landmarks and traditions through activities scheduled across the campus.  Attend professional development workshops facilitated by Yale faculty across campus who are thought leaders within their field. In order to inject flexibility into this rigorous weekend schedule we offer the use of our Extended Classroom. This enables students to attend classes through sophisticated video conferencing technology built into our classrooms in Evans Hall, which maintains the quality and integrity of the overall experience. 

Rich in tradition and deeply rooted in its storied past, Yale University is a melting pot for intellectual genius. One minute you could be talking to a quantum physicist and the next watching a play with a future Sidney Poitier. The level of talent that surrounds us is endless and the only way to describe it would be to picture being part of an academic all-star team.Matt ’16

Your Weekend Schedule at a Glance

Sample Class Weekend

The Academic Calendar

The MBA for Executives program begins with a two-week in-residence session beginning mid-summer (typically mid-July). Subsequently, classes are held every other weekend, Friday and Saturday consecutively, for the next 22-months. You will spend one week abroad in June for the Executive MBA Global Network Week and complete a final one-week residency period the following summer. You will graduate late May with all Yale School of Management MBA candidates.

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Your Classroom

As a student at Yale SOM, you will benefit from a facility tailored to maximize the strengths of our program.  Our new campus, Edward P. Evans Hall, is an architectural landmark at the north end of Yale University. The 242,000-square-foot Edward P. Evans Hall, designed by Foster + Partners, chaired by Lord Norman Foster ARCH ’62, is the new home of the Yale School of Management.  Classrooms designed to encourage discussion boost the effectiveness of the integrated curriculum. Breakout rooms and other communal spaces are designed to support working with teams. The transparency of the overall design combined with social spaces positioned at significant hubs strengthen the sense of community.

From the modern architecture of Evans Hall to the Gothic backdrop of Old Campus, the physical environment at Yale is as representative of diversity as is the student body. Although as Executive MBA students we only spend half of the year's weekends on campus, it is most definitely a vibrant and quaint destination to travel to for class!Roshan ’16

Getting to Campus

Our campus is located in New Haven, Connecticut which is convenient to Boston, New York with easy access from Philadelphia and Washington. Amtrak Acela and Metro-North trains stop at the New Haven Union Station and, if you are traveling by plane, Bradley International Airport is an hour north and Tweed New Haven Airport is close to campus. Yale SOM is located at 165 Whitney Avenue in New Haven, Connecticut, at the north east corner of Yale University’s campus. If you plan to visit campus, please contact our admissions team to support in that coordination or register for an event online. 

Living in New Haven there's a plethora of lectures, events, and interesting people to talk to - not to mention great food, theatre, and night life - and, to top it all off, the city is smack in the middle of Boston and NYC!Logan ’16

Lodging Accommodations

You will stay at the Omni Hotel in downtown New Haven, just steps from the heart of Yale University, the New Haven Town Green, and a wide selection of museums, restaurants, and shopping. Staying at the Omni includes complimentary parking, breakfast buffet, and wireless high speed internet access. Yale EMBA tuition covers housing during residence weeks and Friday evenings of class weekends. The housing policy requires you stay at the Omni New Haven Hotel during all residence weeks (two weeks in the first year and one week in the second year) and on Fridays for the duration of the first semester of the program. You may add the night before class weekends to your reservation at the Omni for an additional cost. After the first semester, you may select to continue at the Omni Hotel or opt out.

Conversation is better! It’s the perfect opportunity to connect with classmates and get to know the second-year students. I recently learned over coffee and French toast that a fellow student was editor of a book I’ve read! From the first day of boot-camp, late night study sessions, happy hours, and group dinners are all based out of the hotel. Staying in the Omni with the entire EMBA program fosters a sense of community and reminds you that you’re not in it alone.Jessie ’16