Yale School of Management

Curriculum

The Master’s degree program in Asset Management  will train the future generation of asset managers to find data-driven solutions to real-world problems while maintaining high ethical and moral standards in the exercise of their fiduciary responsibility.

Course of Study

The program is a full-time, nine-month course of study leading to a Master of Management Studies degree. You will receive training in all aspects of asset management, including investment theory, factor investing, and risk management, with a focus on forward-looking quantitative methods and new technologies in this fast-developing field. A highlight of the program is the Colloquium in Asset Management, which brings leading executives, investors, and practitioners to campus for candid discussions about the industry. Students will also gain practical experience in one of three ways: working during the program, a 4-week internship between the fall and spring semesters, or an alternative experience pre-approved by the program chair.

Proposed Course Schedule **

Students will take a variety of required fundamental subjects and elective courses. The course schedule will include both day and evening offerings, making the program accessible to working professionals. However, working professionals should plan to be on campus every Friday during the academic calendar. 

This is an example of what a journey through the Master’s Degree in Asset Management could look like:

Fall 1 Fall 2 Spring 1 Spring 2
Financial Econometrics Financial Econometrics (continued) Behavioral Finance Behavioral Finance (continued)
Investment Analysis Investment Analysis (continued) Financial Market Regulation Electives (choose 3):
- Hedge Fund Strategies
- Macro Strategies
- Portfolio Management
- Risky Credit
- SOM / Yale electives
Quantitative Investing Quantitative Investing (continued) Electives (choose 2):

- ESG Investing
- Fixed Income Strategies
- Portfolio Management
- SOM / Yale electives
Asset Management First Principles Electives (choose 1):

- Advanced Derivatives
- Endowments
- SOM / Yale electives
Asset Pricing Theory
Asset Management Colloquium Asset Management Colloquium Asset Management Colloquium Asset Management Colloquium

** courses subject to change

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Curriculum Topics

  • Applying financial theory in practice
  • Implementing real-world portfolios
  • Managing alternative asset classes
  • Managing hedge funds, institutional investments, and endowments
  • Navigating legal and compliance issues
  • Exercising fiduciary responsibility
  • Managing risk

Osman Nalbantoglu

Co-Head of Investment Engine, Bridgewater Associates

The Master’s in Asset Management Program is a natural extension of Yale SOM’s investment and finance offerings. Their world class faculty has collaborated with accomplished alumni in the field to develop a highly tailored yet extensive curriculum in order to provide students with a thorough understanding of the asset management industry. As an alumnus of Yale and a practitioner in the field, I’m thrilled to see the SOM continue to stay on the cutting edge of academic offerings.