Developing the Yale Integrated MBA Curriculum
Instituted in 2006-2007, the Yale Integrated MBA Curriculum has generated excitement in our community and among many who care about management education. The development of the new curriculum was chronicled on this webpage, and you can look back at that process through the articles below.
Update I: Thoughts on Curriculum Reform from Dean Joel M. Podolny
Read excerpts from the presentation that Dean Podolny gave to introduce the new curriculum. He discusses the importance of teaching the basics and contextualization, among other topics.
Update II: Some Frequently Asked Questions about Curriculum Reform
Answers to some important questions, such as "What will the 2006-2007 Academic Calendar look like?" and "Can you tell me more about the International Experience?"
Update III: Dean Podolny’s Presentation to Admitted Students
Watch a video or listen to an MP3 recording of Yale SOM Dean Joel M. Podolny explaining the school’s plans for curriculum reform to an audience of admitted students.
Update IV: The Organizational Perspectives — External Stakeholders
Read about the rationale behind four of the innovative Organizational Perspectives courses that Yale SOM is developing — Investor, Customer, Competitor, and State & Society.
Update V: The Organizational Perspectives — Internal Constituents
Descriptions of the four Organizational Perspectives courses that will focus on internal constituents — Sourcing & Managing Funds, Employee, Operations Engine, and Innovator.
Update VI: Designing the Organizational Perspectives Courses
Yale SOM faculty face the challenge of building courses from scratch, as they develop the new core curriculum. Read more about how they’re doing it.
Update VII: Careers Course
New course will introduce MBA students to the individual, long-term perspective on careers.
Update VIII: The Wall Street Journal Reports on 'Bold Revision' of SOM's Core Curriculum
The Yale School of Management's core curriculum reform is the subject of the July installment of The Wall Street Journal's monthly M.B.A. Track column.
Update IX: Mentoring Program
The Yale SOM curriculum is tailored to the interests of individual students through the newly developed Mentoring Program.
Update X: Launching the Yale Integrated MBA Curriculum
Read the school's press release about the new curriculum.
Update XI: An Interview with Dean Podolny
Dean Joel M. Podolny speaks with BusinessWeek Online about the school's new curriculum and why it took courage to embrace a new model of management education.
Update XII: Making Business Personal
“We all are familiar with the saying, ‘It’s not personal; it’s just business.’ Think about what this means — that work is somehow not an implication of self. But if work is defined apart from the self, the self — with its values, its aspirations — has no bearing on professional behavior.” These are the opening sentences of Dean Joel M. Podolny’s recent column in the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business Dean’s Corner about the importance of infusing the best qualities of one’s self into one’s professional life, and how the new Yale SOM curriculum aims to help MBA students accomplish just that.