Course information

Registration Closes:
6 October 2020
Course Starts:
14 October 2020
8 weeks, excluding orientation
8–10 hours per week, self-paced learning online
USD $3,500
Payment Options
Yale School of Management Executive Education


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 organisational functions, by understanding the connected elements of modern business.

Engage with a raw case study (from Yale SOM’s unique directory of case studies) as you explore fundamental topics, such as decision-making using quantitative models; developing a competitive strategy; leveraging social networks; understanding the time value of money and financial statements; and how to value a project or company.

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What will set you apart

On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:

  • The ability to apply analytical problem-solving to complex business decisions
  • The tools to develop a competitive strategy for your organization
  • The knowledge needed to calculate the time value of money and analyze financial statements, and to value a project or company

Is this course for you?

This online program is beneficial for any professional, at any career stage. 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 analytical problem-solving skills with updated knowledge. For non-management professionals, the program offers the opportunity to develop key business and leadership skills, as you orient your career towards management in multiple environments.

Course curriculum

Explore the connections between organizational functions and enhance your business leadership 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

Learn to effectively manage your organization

This Yale School of Management Executive Education online program is delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter. Learn from industry thought leaders as you find out how to analyze complex business decisions across your organization.

Your Program Convener

The design of this online program is guided by the Yale School of Management faculty and industry experts who will share their experience and in-depth subject knowledge with you throughout the program.

Professor Olav Sorenson


Frederick Frank '54 and Mary C Tanner Professor of Management, Yale School of Management

Professor Olav Sorenson's research interests include economic geography and sociology, entrepreneurship, organizational ecology, the sociology and management of science and technology, and business and corporate strategy. His most extensive line of research examines how social networks affect transactions, thereby shaping the geography and evolution of industries. Although Professor Sorenson has investigated these issues in a wide variety of settings, including banking, biotechnology, and footwear manufacturing, he has most extensively studied the entertainment industries and venture capital.

Prior to joining the Yale School of Management, Professor Sorenson held the Jeffrey S Skoll Chair in Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management. He has also taught at the University of Chicago, UCLA, and London Business School.

Your Program Co-designers



Deputy Dean for Academic Programs and Professor in the Practice of Management, Yale School of Management

Dean Anjani Jain's research interests include the analysis and design of manufacturing systems, optimization algorithms, and probabilistic analysis of combinatorial problems. He has published in the professional literature on telecommunications network design and his more recent work has investigated the impact of growing product variety on the manufacture and design of families of products, especially in the automobile industry.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics from Indore University in India, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a PhD in operations research from the University of California, Los Angeles. He joined the faculty of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1986 and served for 26 years before joining Yale SOM.




Williams Brothers Professor of Accounting and Finance, Yale School of Management

Professor Jacob Thomas focuses on the relation between accounting information and stock prices. Insights recently developed in this area that suggest fundamental links between accounting numbers and value form the basis of much of his recent teaching and research. He was actively involved in developing the core curriculum and has written cases and other teaching material for the courses he teaches on equity valuation and financial management. Differences between stock prices and fundamental value provide the basis for his examination of various stock trading strategies.

Before joining the faculty at the Yale School of Management, he was the Ernst & Young Professor of Accounting and Finance at Columbia Business School.




Professor of Organizational Behavior, Yale School of Management

Professor King’s research examines social influence, social networks, and team dynamics. Her most recent line of research analyzes the individual and group-level behaviors that are necessary to implement changes in the (re)design of organizations, using wearable social sensors. This work highlights the unanticipated consequences that microlevel social networks can have in mediating planned change initiatives. More generally, Professor King’s research investigates the social processes underlying the adoption, diffusion, and utilization of new information. King’s research has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and NPR, among other media outlets.

Guest Experts

Professor Roger G Ibbotson


Professor in the Practice Emeritus of Finance, Yale School of Management

Professor Heather E Tookes


Professor of Finance, Yale School of Management

Earn a certificate of participation

Learn core management skills and earn an official certificate of participation from the Yale School of Management Executive Education.

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and couriered to you, at no additional cost, upon successful completion of the program, as per the stipulated requirements.


When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 14 October 2020.

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    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Advisor who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

    Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

    37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Advisor, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.