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Finance

Analytical tools to solve complex problems

Across programs, the Yale SOM approach to finance emphasizes both the development of rigorous analytical tools, including cutting-edge data science, and an understanding of how the application of those tools can contribute to society broadly.

Curriculum

Classroom

Our MBA integrated core curriculum prepares students to lead in business and society by providing both a strong foundation in finance and specialized courses to enhance and deepen their knowledge of the many contours of the industry. The school also offers specialized degrees in asset management and systemic risk. Through Yale SOM’s International Center for Finance, we provide academic and professional support for research in financial economics.

Our finance focus areas include:

  • Behavioral Finance
  • Financial Stability
  • Global Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Asset Management
  • Security Valuation
  • Banking
  • Private Equity
Preview image for the video "Professor Heather Tookes on Yale SOM’s Finance Faculty".

"You're literally sitting next to people who are on the cutting edge of research in finance."

—Heather Tookes, Professor of Finance

Programs

The Yale EMBA program features the same powerful combination of integrated curriculum, leadership development, raw cases, team projects, and deep expertise in global business as the full-time MBA program. Additionally, it draws on expertise from across Yale and beyond to provide students with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in one of three focus areas: asset management, healthcare, or sustainability.

Early-career professionals get a wide-ranging introduction to the asset management industry from leading finance scholars and practicing investors at some of the world’s most successful funds. The innovative one-year course of study provides early-career students with a state-of-the-art understanding of the application of data science and quantitative techniques to investment decisions, while emphasizing fiduciary responsibility, ethics, and investment performance.

A first-of-its-kind, specialized master’s degree for early- and mid-career employees of central banks and other major regulatory agencies with a mandate to manage systemic risk. The year-long program focuses in macroprudential policy, financial crisis management, global financial regulation, monetary economics, crisis communications, and central banking.

Opportunities for students

Student Clubs

Our 40+ student clubs foster students' leadership abilities in the finance disciplines through workshops, roundtables, and conferences. Finance-related clubs and groups include: 

Conferences and Events

In addition to visiting speakers who participate in the Colloquium on Asset Management series, the International Center for Finance and student clubs host several conferences and symposia throughout the year. Past events have focused on real estate, impact investing, fintech, machine learning, cryptocurrency, and other topics. 

Faculty insights

Our centers

The International Center for Finance (ICF) brings together faculty, students and practitioners to foster leadership in the understanding, practice and management of finance from multiple perspectives. Its goal is to support innovative research and educational activities within the context of Yale School of Management’s broader perspective of business for the benefit of society.

The Yale Program on Financial Stability’s mission is to create, disseminate, and preserve knowledge about financial crises. The program’s major projects include the Systemic Risk Institute, New Bagehot Project, Global Financial Crisis Project, and Financial Crises Archives.