Yale School of Management

Accelerated Management Program

Prepare to lead in an increasingly complex world


Registration closes:
February 16, 2021

Course starts with orientation:
February 24, 2021

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Duration: 8 weeks (excluding orientation), online
Commitment: 8 - 10 hours per week
Program Fee: $3,500
Outcome: Ability to analyze complex business decisions and drive forward-thinking solutions with key strategic, financial, and analytical problem-solving skills.

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A major challenge facing organizations today is building a strong management team that generates results despite constant change.1 Often, rapid business growth means organizations outpace their management expertise. More than ever, managers need to adopt an analytical and integrative approach to problem-solving and leadership.

The online Accelerated Management Program, from the Yale School of Management Executive Education, will provide you with key tools and insights integral to becoming an effective manager. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the connection between different organizational functions, as you engage with a unique integrated curriculum and a raw case study from the Yale School of Management’s directory.

Over the course of eight weeks, guided by Yale SOM experts, you’ll enhance your analytical problem-solving skills, learn to leverage social networks, examine the time value of money and company valuation, and develop the skills needed to formulate a competitive strategy for your organization. You’ll walk away with essential business leadership skills and knowledge, as well as earn a certificate of participation from the Yale School of Management Executive Education, empowering you to lead with confidence and drive forward-thinking solutions in your organization.

1 Forbes (Nov, 2018).

  • What to Expect
    • Learn to analyze complex business problems and make more informed decisions under uncertainty
    • Understand financial statements, the time value of money, and how to value a company or project
    • Learn from expert Yale School of Management faculty
    • Leverage social networks and structures for business gain
    • Engage with an international network of like-minded professionals
    • Gain the skills to craft a competitive strategy for your organization
  • Who Should Attend
    • Professionals aiming to move into a management position, as well as new managers who wish to further develop their strategic and leadership abilities
    • Middle and senior level managers who are looking to sharpen their decision-making skills, strategy, and financial knowledge
    • Business owners and entrepreneurs who aim to improve their business efficiency by developing their problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Agenda

    Modules are released on a weekly basis, and can be completed in your own time and at your own pace.

    • Orientation Module
    • Module 1: Making decisions under uncertainty
    • Module 2: Crafting a competitive strategy
    • Module 3: Leveraging networks
    • Module 4: Understanding the time value of money
    • Module 5: Making decisions under constraints
    • Module 6: Interpreting financial statements: cash versus wealth
    • Module 7: Valuing companies
    • Module 8: Analyzing a complex business decision
  • Faculty


    Program Covener

    Olav Sorenson

    Entrepreneurial Studies Chair, Professor of Strategy, and Faculty Research Director of the Price Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA; Formerly Frederick Frank '54 and Mary C Tanner Professor of Management, Yale School of Management

    Professor Olav Sorenson's research interests include economic geography and sociology, entrepreneurship, organizational ecology, sociology and management of science and technology, and business and corporate strategy. His most extensive line of research examines how social networks affect transactions, thereby shaping the geography and evolution of industries. Although Professor Sorenson has investigated these issues in a wide variety of settings, including banking, biotechnology, and footwear manufacturing, he has most extensively studied the entertainment industries and venture capital. Prior to joining the Yale School of Management, Professor Sorenson held the Jeffrey S Skoll Chair in Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. He has also taught at the University of Chicago, UCLA, and London Business School.

    Program Co-designers

    Anjani Jain

    Deputy Dean for Academic Programs and Professor in the Practice of Management, Yale School of Management

    Dean Anjani Jain's research interests include the analysis and design of manufacturing systems, optimization algorithms, and probabilistic analysis of combinatorial problems. He has published in the professional literature on telecommunications network design and his more recent work has investigated the impact of growing product variety on the manufacture and design of families of products, especially in the automobile industry.He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from Indore University in India, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a PhD in operations research from the University of California, Los Angeles. He joined the faculty of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1986 and served for 26 years before joining Yale SOM.

    Jacob Thomas

    Williams Brothers Professor of Accounting and Finance

    Professor Jacob Thomas focuses on the relation between accounting information and stock prices. Insights recently developed in this area suggest that fundamental links between accounting numbers and value form the basis of much of his recent teaching and research. He was actively involved in developing the core curriculum and has written cases and other teaching material for the courses he teaches on equity valuation and financial management. Differences between stock prices and fundamental value provide the basis for his examination of various stock trading strategies. Before joining the faculty at the Yale School of Management, he was the Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting and Finance at Columbia Business School.

    Marissa King

    Professor of Organizational Behavior

    Professor King’s research examines social influence, social networks, and team dynamics. Her most recent line of research analyzes the individual and group-level behaviors that are necessary to implement changes in the (re)design of organizations using wearable social sensors. This work highlights the unanticipated consequences that microlevel social networks can have in mediating planned change initiatives. More generally, Professor King’s research investigates the social processes underlying the adoption, diffusion, and utilization of new information. King’s research has been featured in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and NPR, among other media outlet

  • Registration

    Registration closes:
    May 4, 2021

    Course starts with orientation:
    May 12, 2021

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    Modules are released on a weekly basis, and can be completed in your own time and at your own pace.