Graduation 2012
In early June, MIT Sloan graduated a class of record size, awarding 719 diplomas to students in eight graduate programs, as well as 44 undergraduate degrees to MIT management students. To recognize this momentous occasion, the School planned multiple convocations, celebrations, and recognition events honoring our most recent graduates.

Jacob Cohen, Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Master’s Programs and Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Law
When the opportunity to join MIT Sloan presented itself, it was too good to pass up for Jacob Cohen, who joined the School’s senior leadership this past summer as the new associate dean for undergraduate and master’s programs and senior lecturer.

Andrei Kirilenko to join MIT Sloan Finance Group in January 2013
MIT Sloan is thrilled to welcome Dr. Andrei Kirilenko to the faculty as Professor of the Practice of Finance, effective in January 2013. Kirilenko will be joining MIT Sloan after serving as the chief economist at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

Big Idea 2012: Action learning: Confronting global challenges
With MIT Sloan’s long tradition of merging theory with practice, this year’s theme of Action learning: Confronting global challenges was a natural fit for the School’s annual Big Idea campaign.

Robert Litterman receives inaugural S. Donald Sussman award
Dr. Robert Litterman, chairman of risk management at Kepos Capital, was named the inaugural recipient of the S. Donald Sussman Award in May 2012. Awarded to individuals or groups who best exemplify Donald Sussman’s career as a successful investor in quantitative investment strategies and models, the award was given to Litterman for his outstanding analytic contributions to the financial services industry.

Enterprise Management track launches
The School is excited to announce the launch of its newest MBA track: Enterprise Management, which joins existing tracks in Finance and Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

Healthcare symposium gathers academic, government & business leaders at MIT Sloan
In May, MIT Sloan hosted its first-ever symposium focused on alternative healthcare policy options. Joining the conversation was a diverse range of state government officials (including Governor Deval Patrick), executives from the healthcare and insurance industries, doctors, community leaders, students, faculty, and media.