The Yale School of Management debuted two new, multi-day executive education programs during this summer, training corporate leaders in both sustainability and behavioral economics.

“The audiences for both new programs include Fortune 500 executives across industries, showing the broad appeal of these topics,” said Molly Nagler, associate dean for executive education. “We expect great learning on both sides—for the participants on how to apply cutting-edge insights to their jobs, and for Yale SOM on how to best support today’s leaders through short open-enrollment programs.”

The Yale School of Management is a very prestigious program at a well-known university. As a part of Yale University, the School of Management is rated in the top 15 of best graduate business schools. The SOM boasts an integrated curriculum, close ties to Yale University, and an active connection to the global network through their alumni program, all of which ensure that their MBAs acquire necessary technical skills and a crucial understanding of the wider global context.

Yale SOM’s alumni network is quite strong, and has produced a large number of successful individuals throughout their tenure. Some of these individuals include Tom Ascheim (Former Newsweek CEO and President of ABC Family), Donald Gips (former U.S. Ambassador to South Africa), Seth Goldman (CEO and President of Honest Tea), and Sally Rocker (Managing Director at J.C. Flowers & Co.).

In the “Behavioral Economics Immersion: Views from the Forefront of Consumer Insights” program, participants will examine the latest research in the burgeoning field of behavioral economics. This program ran from June 2nd–4th.

In the “Sustainability as a Strategic Business Enabler” program, participants plan and offer individualized review sessions to advise company leaders on what can be done to improve their performance. This program ran from June 9th–12th.

These types of programs are a great benefit to offer to past alumni. Offering programs designed for a university’s alumni network shows a school’s dedication to their students, even after they leave the university’s walls. It is a pleasant reminder of the importance of alumni relations—and the great benefits that can be reaped when implemented correctly.

What do you think of the two new Yale School of Management programs?