School of management

School Notes: School of Management
September/October 2019

Kerwin Charles | http://som.yale.edu

School welcomes latest MBA-E class

The MBA for Executives class of 2021 arrived on campus July 12. Of the class’s 74 students, 37 percent are focusing on health care, 31 percent on sustainability, and 32 percent on asset management. The largest, most diverse class the program has ever had, the cohort is 36 percent women and 22 percent students born abroad.

New degree program in asset management

Yale SOM will launch a new degree program in asset management in fall 2020 that will give students just starting their careers rich exposure to the application of data science and quantitative techniques to investment decisions. Taught by leading Yale SOM faculty, alongside the Yale investments office and other renowned investment managers, the course of study will emphasize the goals of investment management, including fiduciary responsibility and ethics, as well as investment performance. The one-year program, leading to a master of management studies degree, is aimed at students straight out of college or with less than three years of work experience. Tobias J. Moskowitz, the Dean Takahashi ’80, ’83MPPM Professor of Finance, will serve as faculty director.

SOM project will focus on antitrust

Fiona Scott Morton, the Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Economics, has received a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to study competition and antitrust in the digital economy. The funding will support the launch and development of the Thurman Arnold Project at the Yale School of Management.

The Thurman Arnold Project, which is being funded by Omidyar Network as well as the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, will serve as an academic gathering place for students, researchers, and policymakers from across Yale to examine the evolving antitrust and competition challenges posed by the modern economy, with a particular focus on digital platforms and their unique business models. The project will support research, conferences, and other gatherings.

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