8 weeks, excluding


8–10 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

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


The ability to analyze complex business decisions, and the skills to make more informed business decisions through this.


An understanding of the time value of money and financial statements, and how to value a project or company.


Yale School of Management Executive Education certificate of participation formalizing your knowledge and skills in management and leadership.*

*Upon successful completion of your program, you’ll also join the exclusive Yale School of Management Executive Education group on LinkedIn

Program outline

Over the duration of this online program, you’ll work your way through the following modules:

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

Your Program Convener

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.

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