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Yale SOM Executive Education: Accelerated Management Program

Develop core management skills for tackling complex business challenges.

Develop core management skills for tackling complex business challenges.

This course is offered by , an edX partner
8 weeks
8–10 hours per week
Starts Jan 24, 2024
Enroll by Jan 16, 2024
Instructor-led on a course schedule
8 weeks
8–10 hours per week
Starts Jan 24, 2024
Enroll by Jan 16, 2024
Instructor-led on a course schedule

About this Course

In today’s evolving business landscape, there’s a need for leaders with the core management skills and knowledge to analyze and make complex business decisions across all facets of an organization. The Accelerated Management Program, from the Yale School of Management Executive Education, provides you with core skills and tools for managing a business more effectively. Through a unique integrated curriculum from a world-renowned business school, you’ll learn to overcome challenges across organizational functions, by understanding the connected elements of modern business.

Over the course of eight weeks online, you’ll engage with a raw case study (from Yale SOM’s unique directory of case studies) as you explore fundamental business management topics, such as decision-making using quantitative models, developing a competitive strategy, and leveraging social networks. You’ll also learn about the time value of money, and develop the ability to interpret financial statements and value a project or company.

This online management program is beneficial for professionals at early, mid, and advanced career stages. It will benefit managers who want to improve their strategic and managerial abilities in current or future roles. Senior managers, executives, business owners, and entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to sharpen their analytical problem-solving skills with updated knowledge from first-class faculty. For non-management professionals, this non-credit-bearing online course offers the opportunity to develop key business and leadership skills, validated with a certificate of participation from Yale SOM Executive Education.

Course curriculum

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Explore the connections between organizational functions and advance your business management skills as you work through the weekly modules of this online program, guided by expert Yale SOM faculty.

Orientation module: Welcome to your Online Campus

Module 1: Making decisions under uncertainty

Module 2: Crafting a competitive strategy

Module 3: Leveraging networks

Module 4: Understanding the time value of money

Module 5: Making decisions under constraints

Module 6: Interpreting financial statements: Cash versus wealth

Module 7: Valuing companies

Module 8: Analyzing a complex business decision

About the certificate

Acquire fundamental skills in business management and earn an official certificate of participation from the Yale School of Management Executive Education.

Assessment is continuous and based on a series of practical assignments completed online. In order to be issued with your digital certificate, you’ll need to meet the requirements outlined in the program handbook. The handbook will be made available to you as soon as you begin the program.

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you digitally upon successful completion of the program, as per the stipulated requirements.

Some facts about the subject


The estimated growth of employment in management occupations in the US from 2019 to 2029 – faster than the average for all occupations.

US Bureau of Labor Statistics (Apr, 2021).

Complex problem-solving

A key skill expected to increase in importance in the lead-up to 2025.

World Economic Forum (Oct, 2020).

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