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.

Comments


Related Business Schools

New Haven, Connecticut 38 Followers 59 Discussions

More MBA News

Feb 14, 2020

Access MBA to Hold Events in North America in March

Feb 14, 2020

More MBA News

MBA Articles

How to Master an MBA Personal Statement

Feb 12, 2020

Putting in the right amount of effort is critical to securing a business school place

Why MBA Students are Hungry for Courses on Food and Wine

Feb 04, 2020

A growing crop of future business leaders want to put their commercial minds to work developing sustainable production techniques that do not cost the earth

Why MBA Application Declines are Good News for Applicants

Jan 20, 2020

Rocketing acceptance rates, scholarship money and starting salaries for graduates have made it a buyer’s market for MBA degrees

More Articles

Related Top 10 Lists

More Top 10 Lists