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Elective Courses

Depth and breadth from across Yale University

The electives portion of the MAM curriculum allows you the opportunity to curate your own intellectual journey at Yale. You have the option to take a broad selection of courses across departments and disciplines, expanding your perspective on a range of fields, or you can choose to dive deep into a specific area of specialization. The MAM degree allows you to build upon the already strong knowledge of business fundamentals you gained through your MBA, giving you a distinct leadership advantage. 

Elective courses offered at Yale SOM

Courses offered at Yale

Popular Electives Taken by MAM Students

Behavioral and Institutional Economics

Professor Shiller  
This course emphasizes two main topics: behavioral macroeconomics and behavioral finance, though references are made to other branches of economics as well.

Mastering Influence and Persuasion 

Professor Chance 
This course attempts to set the stage for changing lives through ongoing mastery of influence and persuasion

Global Financial Crisis

Professor Metrick 
This course surveys the causes, events, policy responses, and aftermath of the recent global financial crisis. The main goal is to provide a comprehensive view of this major economic event within a framework that explains the dynamics of financial crises in a modern economy.

Listening to the Customer

Professor Shin 
The course will introduce you to qualitative and quantitative research methodologies that are critical in obtaining the relevant information

Service Operations Management

Professor Pinker 
This course takes the perspective of a general manager in addressing both strategic and operational decision making with emphasis on the later

Financial Statement Analysis 

Professor Zhang 
This course examines the role of financial statement analysis in the evaluation of the firm’s financial performance and the prediction of its future economic condition.

Founding Vision

Professor Channick 
This course is a study of idealism in the American art theater. 

Computer Science and the Modern Intellectual Agenda

Professor Gelernter 
Introduction to the basic ideas of computer science (computability, algorithm, virtual machine, symbol processing system), and of several ongoing relationships between computer science and other fields, particularly philosophy of mind.

Visual Storytelling

Professor Harrington  
This is a lecture, film, and discussion course that explores the various ways in which idea and emotion have been expressed for the eye and mind.

Music, Service, and Society

Professor Ruth 
The role of musicians in public life, both on and off the concert stage. New ways in which institutions of music can participate in the formation of civil society and vibrant communities. 

Introduction to Cognitive Science

Professor Scholl 
An introduction to the interdisciplinary study of how the mind works. Discussion of tools, theories, and assumptions from psychology, computer science, neuroscience, linguistics, and philosophy.

Interpersonal Dynamics

Professor Brooks 
The goal of MGT 531 is to learn, in a small group setting, how to improve personal knowledge and abilities in areas that are crucial to becoming a more effective manager in today’s ever changing, complex, and highly interdependent organizations

Strategic Communication

Professor Reich 
This course focuses on increasing one's competencies in oral communication and presentation.

Customer Analytics

Professor Uetake 
This course will provide you with the tools and methods that will allow you to leverage a rich data set to help shape a marketing strategy from a quantitative perspective.

Entrepreneurial Business Planning

Professor Burke 
This course is for six teams of five students each that want to write a business plan for their own real new start-up company.

Portfolio Management

Professor Goetzmann 
This is a seminar-style course in which students manage portfolios under the direct guidance of a faculty advisor.

Revenue Management

Professor Manshadi 
In this course, you will study several success stories that show how revenue management systems have provided a competitive edge in various industries.

Competitive Strategy

Professor Williams 
This course uses economic concepts to analyze strategic decisions facing an organization.

Introduction to Nonprofit Accounting

Professor Garstka 
This course, conducted in a workshop format, focuses on financial aspects of nonprofit organizations.

Management of Software Development

Professor Jensen 
Students in this course will learn 1) management of the software development lifecycle and 2) basic technology skills for creating modern mobile-friendly web applications. 

Real Estate Finance

Professor Spiegel 
The purpose of the course is to gain an understanding of the economic forces that drive real estate value in the market.

Simulation Modeling

Professor Jain 
This course develops Monte Carlo simulation as an approach to understanding, modeling, and mitigating risk.