The Yale School of Management offers a rich learning environment to prepare you for leadership positions in organizations throughout the world. At Yale, we emphasize intellectual rigor, team-building skills, and entrepreneurial capabilities.
The Yale School of Management aims to produce leaders for business and society, who graduate not only with an MBA but also with an enthusiasm to never stop learning.
Course Of Study
Yale SOM students are required to complete 18 courses over two academic years. During the summer between the first and second years, students undertake an internship or other approved activity. In the second year, students focus on elective courses and have the option of fulfilling the requirements for a Concentration (3 courses) in a particular area of interest.
The Core Curriculum equips students with the basic skills needed to succeed in today's fast-changing global business environment.
Students master the language and concepts of business.
- Financial Accounting
- Financial Reporting I or Managerial Controls I
- Data Analysis I: Probability Modeling and Statistical Estimating
- Data Analysis II: Hypothesis Testing and Regression
- Economic Analysis
- Decision Analysis and Game Theory
- The Strategic Environment of Management
- Managing Organizational Politics or Designing and Managing Organizations
- Marketing Management
- Operations Management
- Financial Management
All students have the opportunity to take core course exemption examinations offered at the beginning of each semester and may be exempted from one or more core courses by demonstrating expertise in these disciplines.
The core curriculum provides a solid framework for finance, accounting, marketing, organizational behavior, economics, operations, and political analysis.
During the summer between their first and second year, students participate in a summer internship in order to supplement their education with hands-on experience. This also allows students to fine-tune career objectives for the second-year job search.
Students develop expertise by pursuing a concentration. This advanced study adds both depth and breadth through elective subjects.
The In-Depth Study
Students have the opportunity to pursue in-depth study of one area of management that is of particular interest to them by completing a three-course Concentration. Concentrations are offered in the following areas: Finance, Strategy, Marketing, Leadership, Operations Management, Public Management, and Nonprofit Management.