Yale Adds New MBA Course Focusing on Software Development

Class gives MBA students a solid understanding of coding; covers languages like HTML and CSS

A new course at Yale School of Management aims to help MBA students learn to code.

The new course is called "Management of Software Development," which will,  according to the school, help students grasp the skills and language that the will need to successfully manage software developers.

The course covers a variety of software languages, such as HTML, CSS, and Java. In the inaugural offering of the elective, students created a mobile web application in teams, so that they could put their new skills to work.

Although the course provides a technical overview of how coding works, most students will not go out and start writing software. "Very few of these students will go off and write code,” says Kyle Jensen, a Yale lecturer in entrepreneurship who helped develop the course.

However, the course will help students "to learn about software, to be able to create technologies themselves, and to manage people producing technologies," Jensen adds.

“This is a skill pretty much everyone needs.”

For more information, please see the Yale SOM news release announcing the new course, or see the video below.

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