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MIT Sloan Academic Programs

From our flagship, two-year MBA program to the intensive, year-long MIT Sloan Fellows Program, MIT Sloan's degree and non-degree programs empower leaders with the skills and capabilities necessary to solve complex business problems, drive innovation, and improve the world. 

  • MBA Program


    MIT Sloan's two-year MBA program prepares innovative leaders to make sound and responsible management decisions based on a global perspective. Blending theory with practice, this flexible program allows students to create a curriculum best suited to their academic and professional needs and places a premium on real-world engagement.

  • Masters Programs

    Leaders for Global Operations

    A collaborative venture among the MIT School of Engineering and the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a select group of industry partners, MIT LGO is a two-year program that offers students both an MBA and a masters degree in engineering and equips graduates to effect transformative change through groundbreaking careers in manufacturing and operations. 

    Master of Finance

    Designed to educate future financial leaders who can make an impact in the complex global economy. This one-year program builds upon MIT's unique legacy of academic leadership in the field of finance, combining its heritage with innovation, theory, and practice.

    Master of Science in Management Studies

    The MSMS program is a nine-month, advanced master of science degree that broadens students' global perspectives. Intended for MBA students and alumni of non-U.S. business schools, the rigorous, customizable program allows participants to advance their professional goals and further develop their expertise in a chosen management concentration. Students enhance their knowledge, skills, and abilities by enrolling in elective courses at MIT and MIT Sloan and writing a masters thesis.

    System Design and Management

    Offered jointly by MIT's School of Engineering and the MIT Sloan School of Management, the SDM masters program in engineering and management educates mid-career professionals to lead effectively and creatively by using systems thinking to solve large-scale, complex challenges in product design, development, and innovation.
  • PhD Program


    The PhD program at MIT Sloan is committed to educating outstanding scholars who will lead in their fields of research, advance management education, and go on to teach at the world’s most prestigious universities. 

  • Executive Programs

    MIT Sloan Fellows Program

    This full-time, year-long, immersive MBA program enrolls mid-career executives from more than two dozen nations and expands their capabilities to lead innovative organizations. During this transformational year, students build a global network of colleagues from for-profit and non-profit multinational organizations, entrepreneurial endeavors, and governing bodies, and connect with a robust network of alumni.

    MIT Executive MBA

    The EMBA program is a rigorous, 20-month, executive-schedule MBA for high-potential executives committed to integrating their education with their full-time work. The classroom-based program is designed for active business leaders with a decade or more of work experience, who seek to enhance their capabilities and impact on their organization and the world. 

    Visiting Fellows

    The MIT Sloan Visiting Fellows program is a non-degree customizable course of study for individuals who wish to focus on specific topics in management. Participants enroll as full-time MIT Sloan graduate students for one or two semesters. Applicants must meet the general admission requirements for advanced graduate study.
  • Undergraduate Program


    The undergraduate program offers a distinctive discipline-based program of study in management science. The program provides students with an analytic foundation in the disciplines of management, and equips them to be both leaders and effective problem solvers in an increasingly complex and technology-driven business world.

MIT Sloan Program Comparison






MBA  MBA or SM 2 years 2014: 365
2015: 358
5 years
Leaders for Global Operations  MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management; MS from the MIT School of Engineering 2 years 2014: 48
2015: 48
5 years
Master of Finance  M.Fin. 1 year 127 17 months
Master of Business AnalyticsMBAn 12 months 20-30 N/A 
Master of Science in Management Studies SM 9 months
(2 full semesters)
35 4.5 years
System Design and Management  SM in Engineering and Management 13-24 months 57 9 years
PhD PhD 5 years (average) 83 6 years
MIT Sloan Fellows MBA or SM 1 year 118 15 years
Executive MBA MBA 20 months 2014:114 
2015: 114
16 years
Executive Courses   None 2-5 days N/A N/A
Executive Certificate Certificate 8-20 days N/A N/A
Advanced Management Program in Management, Innovation and Technology Certificate 5 weeks N/A N/A
Visiting Fellows Certificate 4-9 months
(1 or 2 semesters)
Undergraduate SB 4 years 103 N/A