Program Background


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 diversified the student population by admitting students from non-partner schools.

Beginning in Academic Year 2016-17, the MSMS program will return its focus to enrolling a limited number of students from partner schools and will no longer be accepting applications from non-partner institutions*. This change reflects the overall strategic plan to balance the MIT Sloan portfolio of programs and is consistent with the original model of the MSMS program to build student engagement with our formal partners.

*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, HEC, Lingnan (University) College, The Lisbon MBA, SKK Graduate School of Business, and Tsinghua University.