"Celebrating this centennial provides us with an opportunity to look back with pride and to celebrate our extraordinary community. Just as importantly, this is a time to recommit to our School and its future. We have a responsibility to carry our legacy of innovation, discovery, and excellence into the future. We must sustain and protect all that this School has been, all that it is, and all that it will be."
David Schmittlein, John C Head III Dean
A century of transformative ideas
In 1914 the Massachusetts Institute of Technology introduced Course XV, fulfilling founder William Barton Rogers’ vision of creating “a school of industrial science, and aiding generally, by suitable means, the advancement, development, & practical application of science in connection with arts, agriculture, manufactures, and commerce.”
Originally called Engineering Administration, this course formalized MIT’s commitment to management education and evolved over the next 100 years to become the MIT Sloan School of Management we know today.
Over the last 100 years, we have attracted the world’s brightest problem solvers, entrepreneurs, and leaders – men and women whose groundbreaking ideas have helped develop generations of principled, innovative leaders who advance management practice and improve the world. Their vital contributions to management education have been shaped by the unique and creative learning environment of MIT.
Join the celebration
We’re hosting a year of activities and events to mark the centennial of management education at MIT, and we invite every member of our community – students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends – to be part of the celebration. Attend one of our Course XV Dean's Tour events, where Dean Schmittlein is meeting with groups of alumni around the world to toast the School’s past and provide the latest news from campus. Share a personal memory on our interactive timeline. Come to Cambridge to be part of our on-campus April Anniversary celebration, or join alumni and friends at anniversary celebrations around the world. Attend our June colloquium, a day-long event during Reunion Weekend where our faculty will talk about their transformative work.
However it is that you choose to celebrate with us, we hope you see the anniversary of Course XV as an opportunity to reflect on the role you’ve played in the history of MIT Sloan, and the enduring impact the School has had on you and the world.
Attend a Centennial celebration.