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Yale School of Management Expands EMBA to Include Asset Management, Sustainability Focuses

Students in Yale School of Management (SOM)’s Executive MBA (EMBA) program will soon be able to select asset management or sustainability as a focus for their studies, the school announced yesterday. Yale SOM is now enrolling students interested in either of these specialties for fall 2014.

The EMBA program at Yale launched in 2005, initially targeting students from the healthcare sector. The program is designed to provide students with a strong business foundation complemented by in-depth study of a particular industry or sector.

The school will move into a new building, Edward P. Evans Hall, on a new campus in January 2014, and the expansion of the EMBA program is part of this planned growth.

Asset management and sustainability were obvious arenas in which to expand the program both because they are among the most complex business challenges today and because Yale has deep faculty expertise both areas.

“The new areas of focus—asset management and sustainability—are similar to our existing focus on healthcare in that they deal with big issues at the nexus of business and society,” Yale SOM Dean Edward Snyder said in a statement. “The world needs leaders who understand the importance of managing people’s retirement savings, pension funds and endowments, or addressing climate change and resource availability in a systematic way.” Like the healthcare-focused EMBA, the new programs will continue to feature Yale SOM’s integrated core curriculum and Leadership Development Program, Snyder added.

Students in the asset management‒focused EMBA will gain the technical skills of investing as well as an understanding of broader organizational and strategic issues. The sustainability concentration will focus on helping students learn how to drive innovation and growth in organizations through an integrated, sustainable business approach.

Yale SOM’s EMBA program features the same curriculum and the same number of contact hours as its full-time MBA program. In addition to the core curriculum and Leadership Development Program, the EMBA also includes raw cases, team project work, and emphasis on global business. Classes take place every other weekend over the course of 22 months.

Learn more about Yale SOM’s EMBA program and specialties.

 

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