The Yale School of Management’s new MBA for Executives class arrived at Edward P. Evans Hall on July 8 for the two-week orientation and residency that begins the 22-month program.
For the remainder of their first year, students will attend classes every other weekend while continuing their professional lives. In the second year of the program, students complete another week of residency, and attend classes every other weekend through graduation. In addition, EMBA students participate in Global Network Week in June.
The Class of 2024 has a total of 54 students; 50% are women and 39% are U.S. underrepresented students of color, up from 28% from the previous class. Students born abroad constitute 35% of the class, and veterans and active-duty members of the military constitute 11% of the class.
The class boasts an accomplished group of leaders from a variety of industries and sectors within the Healthcare area of focus, Sustainability area of focus, and Asset Management area of focus. They include lawyers, physicians, engineers, dentists, CEOs, and entrepreneurs.
The Healthcare Area of Focus includes an anesthesiologist and professor at the Yale School of Medicine, the director of operations for Connecticut for City Block Health, a psychiatrist from Case Western Reserve University, and the director of business development for Centene Corporation. Three of the healthcare students are recipients of the Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Health Equity Leadership and will combine their EMBA education with specialized training in addressing systemic health equity disparities.
The Asset Management Area of Focus includes an assistant vice president for Pacific Western Bank, a vice president at Citigroup, and a development officer at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. In the Sustainability Area of Focus, there’s a product champion at Schlumberger, a geologist from Chevron and Director of Business Growth at energy company Mosaic.
The class is academically accomplished, with 56% holding advanced degrees in areas including medicine, law, public health, healthcare administration, and social work.
Sixty-three percent of the class comes from the for-profit sector, while 26% comes from the nonprofit sector, and 11% from government.
During their first year in the program, students will take Yale SOM’s integrated core curriculum while participating in colloquia that convene leaders in each area of focus. In the second year, students take advanced courses in management and in their areas of focus.