Program Background

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The Master of Science in Management Studies (MSMS) program is one of the cutting-edge global initiatives offered at MIT Sloan to help shape and improve the future of principled management practice. Proposed initially by a request from a partner school* to allow visiting students an opportunity to earn a master’s degree from MIT, MIT Sloan created the MSMS program to meet the needs of a select group of top international MBA students who wished to do advanced research in a specific area of management.

In September 2009, the program welcomed the first class of students from SKK-GSB, Tsinghua University, and HEC Paris. These pioneering students demonstrated that their international MBA training equipped them to handle the rigors of the MSMS Program. In the second year of operation, the program has diversified the student population by admitting students from non-partner schools.

*MIT Sloan engages in formal and informal partnerships with business schools around the world to create a rich collaborative learning community. Partner schools for the MSMS program include: Fudan University, Lingnan (University) College, and Tsinghua University. Cooperating schools include: Chinese University Hong Kong, ESCP Europe, HEC Paris, IE Business School, Imperial College, Indian School of Business, INSEAD, The Lisbon MBA Program, and SKK-GSB. This list is subject to change.

Applicants from our international partner and cooperating schools are especially encouraged to apply.

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