The Yale School of Management Master’s Degree in Asset Management program welcomed a new cohort of 43 students to Evans Hall for orientation from August 15 to 19, followed by a weeklong accounting, financial statement analysis, and financial modeling bootcamp that began August 22. The program’s full-time, nine-month course of study, which leads to a Master of Management Studies degree, began on August 29.
The Master’s in Asset Management Class of 2023 is 51% female, and 67% is international, with citizenship in 11 countries. Among the class members, 98% speak two languages or more, and more than 20% speak three or more, including Mandarin, Japanese, Cantonese, Italian, German, Russian, Spanish, French, Korean, Shanghainese, Taiwanese, Hindi, Urdu, and Punjabi.
The Class of 2023 is athletic, with students participating in sports including table tennis, cycling, ballet, volleyball, aerobic gymnastics, surfing, skiing, basketball, snowboarding, bodybuilding, Muay Thai, soccer, squash, figure skating, swimming, downhill mountain bike racing, scuba diving, billiards, horseback riding, hockey, and mountain climbing.
Student hobbies include traditional Chinese painting, singing, engraved script calligraphy, pets and caring for stray cats, food blogging, meditation, piano, K-pop dancing, cleaning up local beaches, and debate. The two most common passions listed by the class were traveling and baking, with one classmate mentioning that they have perfected the chocolate chip cookie.
The class also includes a patent holder, a songwriter, a chef with Le Cordon Bleu French cuisine certification, and a reviewer who has reached Yelp Elite status.
The Master’s in Asset Management program trains future 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. Students in the program receive training in all facets of asset management, including investment theory and practice, portfolio management, and risk management, with a focus on forward-looking quantitative methods and new technologies in this fast-developing field.
In addition to coursework, students are required to gain practical experience by completing a minimum of 40 hours of relevant internships, projects, research work, or similar activities. 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.