Yale Launches Master’s in Technology Management Degree Program
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- The Yale School of Management will debut a new master's in technology management program in fall 2024.
- The new program is open exclusively to Yale engineering students and "other Yale College students with sufficient preparation for advanced engineering courses."
- The program will include a required internship, core courses in tech and business, and electives in areas like artificial intelligence.
- Top business schools have increasingly embraced tech as interest surges among both students and employers.
Tech skills are in high demand from employers and students alike — and a new master's program at Yale aims to prepare the school's recent graduates for leadership roles in that ever-changing sector.
The Yale School of Management will debut a new master's in technology management program in fall 2024, school officials announced Sept 19. That one-year degree program will give graduates of Yale's technical programs a chance to bolster their business and leadership skills, school officials said in a press release.
The new program is open exclusively to Yale engineering students and "other Yale College students with sufficient preparation for advanced engineering courses" who anticipate graduating in 2024 or have graduated in the past three years.
The curriculum will feature a required internship the summer before classes begin, as well as courses on innovation and design and business-focused instruction around finance, accounting, and marketing.
Students will also take elective courses at both the School of Management and the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), according to the release, with offerings in areas like big data, artificial intelligence, and other high-demand fields.
Yale School of Management Dean Kerwin Charles noted in the release that businesses are increasingly dependent on technology to make key decisions.
"Many of the greatest challenges — and opportunities — in the business world today involve the interdependence of technology and business decisions," Charles said. "We're delighted to be working with SEAS to leverage our respective areas of expertise while building on our shared commitment to giving Yale students the best possible business, management, and leadership training."
The new degree program for Yale graduates comes as interest in tech surges among students. The Tomorrow's Masters survey from the United Kingdom-based consulting firm CarringtonCrisp earlier this year found that digital marketing, artificial intelligence, and data analytics were major points of interest for prospective master's students.
That broad interest among master's students is also reflected in potential master of business administration (MBA) students, a previous study from CarringtonCrisp found.
Top business schools have increasingly embraced nontraditional elements in their curriculum and research in a bid to both attract students and bolster their research.
The Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, for example, recently launched a first-of-its-kind research institute to use the growing field of complexity science to tackle big-picture problems for businesses and society as a whole.