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
Students will receive training in all aspects of asset management, including investment theory, factor investing, and risk management, with a core focus on forward-looking quantitative methods and new technologies emerging in the fast-developing field. The program is a full-time, nine-month course of study leading to a Master of Management Studies degree. 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. Students will gain practical experience in one of three ways: working during the program, a 5-week internship, 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. They will also participate in the Colloquium in Asset Management, which will bring leading finance executives, investors, and asset management practitioners to campus for frank discussions about the industry.
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
- Macroeconomic Strategies
- Portfolio Management in
- Risky Credit
|Quantitative Investing||Quantitative Investing (continued)||Electives (choose 2):
- ESG Investing
- Fixed Income Strategies
- Portfolio Management in
|Asset Management First Principles||Electives (choose 1):
- Advanced Derivatives
- Endowment Management
|Asset Pricing Theory|
|Asset Management Colloquium||Asset Management Colloquium||Asset Management Colloquium||Asset Management Colloquium|
** courses subject to change
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
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.