Yale SOM Welcomes Executive MBA Class of 2024

The new Yale School of Management Executive MBA class arrived at Edward P. Evans Hall on July 8 for the two-week orientation and residency that begins the 22-month program.

For the remainder of their first year, students will take classes every other weekend while continuing their professional life. During the second year of the program, students complete another week of residency and attend classes every other weekend until graduation. In addition, EMBA students participate in Global Network Week in June.

The class of 2024 has a total of 54 students; 50% are women and 39% are underrepresented students of color in the United States, up from 28% from the previous class. Foreign-born students make up 35% of the class, and veterans and active-duty military make up 11% of the class.

The class has a group of accomplished leaders from various sectors and industries in healthcare, sustainability, and asset management. They include lawyers, doctors, engineers, dentists, CEOs and entrepreneurs.

The health care area of ​​concentration includes an anesthetist and professor at Yale School of Medicine, Connecticut’s director of operations for City Block Health, a psychiatrist at Case Western Reserve University, and the director of business development for Centene Corporation. Three of the health care students are recipients of the Pozen-Commonwealth Fund Fellowship for Health Equity Leadership and will combine their EMBA training with specialized training in addressing systemic health equity disparities.

The asset management area of ​​concentration includes an assistant vice president from Pacific Western Bank, a vice president from Citigroup, and a development officer from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. In the area of ​​sustainability, there’s a product champion at Schlumberger, a geologist at Chevron, and director of business growth at energy company Mosaic.

The class is academically accomplished, with 56% holding advanced degrees in fields including medicine, law, public health, health care administration and social work.

Sixty-three percent of the class comes from the for-profit sector, while 26% comes from the non-profit sector and 11% from government.

During their first year in the program, students will complete Yale SOM’s integrated core curriculum while participating in symposia that bring together leaders in each area of ​​interest. In the second year, students take advanced courses in management and in their areas of specialization.

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