[photopress:Yaleschoolofmanagement.jpg,full,alignright]In common with many other major schools of management Yale is making sure its MBA students are aware of China. First-year students from the Yale School of Management will study abroad during the first two weeks of January 2007 as part of the school’s first International Experience, a mandatory component of the school’s new MBA curriculum.
There is a choice of eight destinations of which one, obviously, is China.
This new MBA curriculum is based on the idea that today’s managerial careers cross the boundaries of function, organization, and industry, as well as cultural and political borders. It is quite a departure for Yale which for the last 50 years has stayed fairly close to finance, marketing, and other subjects that have been the mainstay of business education.
The specific areas of study in China will be the transformation from a closed, agrarian society to an open, industrial one. Meetings include Bank of China, Hillhouse Capital Management, CDH Investments, China National Petroleum, and Baosteel.
The Yale School of Management was founded in 1976, it is the youngest of Yale University’s professional schools. The school offers, among other things, a two-year full-time MBA degree.