Last Updated on August 18, 2023 by Robert C. Hoopes
Yale School of Management Introduces Innovative Joint MBA/MMS Program
New Haven, CT – In a move that seeks to meet the evolving demands of employers and students, the Yale School of Management has announced a new joint MBA/MMS program that combines its prestigious Master of Asset Management with its full-time MBA. The program aims to equip students with the skills needed to excel in today’s competitive business environment.
Employers are increasingly seeking recruits who possess a unique blend of quantitative and qualitative skills, including data literacy, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, and creativity. Recognizing this trend, Yale’s joint degree program is designed to bridge this gap by providing students with a comprehensive education that encompasses both business fundamentals and technical expertise in asset management.
Under the new program, students will complete the first year of the MBA program, including the core curriculum, before commencing asset management coursework during the second year. This academic journey culminates in the awarding of both an MBA and a Master of Asset Management degree. This dual degree program is the perfect stepping stone for students looking to thrive in quantitative roles, as it is STEM-eligible and offers training in all aspects of asset management, with a particular focus on quantitative methods and emerging technologies in the field.
The joint degree program also presents attractive opportunities for international students who wish to stay in the United States after graduation. Thanks to its STEM designation and visa sponsorship opportunities, the program provides a clear pathway for international students to secure employment in the asset management industry.
Admission into the joint program is highly selective, and applicants must be admitted into both the MBA and MMS programs simultaneously or apply during their first year of the MBA program. Yale’s Master of Asset Management program is well-known for its rigorous and quantitatively intense coursework, requiring students to complete classes in mathematics and computer science. By combining this program with the MBA curriculum, students gain a competitive advantage and a broader range of career opportunities beyond quantitative roles.
Experts predict that the joint degree program will be highly sought after by both students and employers. The program’s ability to enhance students’ profiles in the industry is expected to attract top talent. However, admission into the program will be competitive, given the limited number of available spots.
Yale’s new joint MBA/MMS program is set to revolutionize the way students approach asset management education. By blending technical and business fundamentals, the program not only ensures students are well-prepared for the demands of today’s job market but also propels them towards successful careers in the industry.