The Yale School of Management’s new MBA for Executives class arrived at Edward P. Evans Hall on July 7 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 2025 has a total of 71 students; 44% are women, and students born abroad constitute 28% of the class. Forty-seven percent of the class are U.S. students of color, and 34% are underrepresented U.S. students of color. Veterans and active-duty members of the military constitute 10% of the class.
The class boasts an accomplished group of leaders from a variety of industries and sectors, including private equity and venture capital, information technology, government, education, entertainment, energy, real estate, and many others. The class is well represented in the medical field with OB/GYNs, pediatricians, psychiatrists, emergency medicine specialists, surgeons, medical directors, and nurses. There are engineers, social workers, presidents and vice presidents, CEOs, COOs, CIOs, managers, directors, consultants, pilots, policy and financial analysts, investors, social impact leads, philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and small business owners.
The class is academically accomplished, with 46% holding advanced degrees at both the doctoral and masters level in a broad range of fields including accounting, behavioral analysis, biochemistry, computer science, economics, engineering, international affairs, marketing, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and other disciplines.
Seventy-one percent of the class comes from the for-profit sector, while 22% comes from the nonprofit sector, and 5% 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 focusing on areas of healthcare, asset management, and sustainability. In the second year, students take advanced courses in management and in a selected area of focus.