• Your own team of experts.

    During your Sloan Fellows year, you will interact and brainstorm with members of the MIT Sloan Fellows faculty, who are renowned thought leaders and practitioners in their fields. Members of the MIT Sloan faculty integrate rigorous research and extensive real-world experience to solve contemporary problems in the workplace, the marketplace, and the world at large.

    Working closely with these internationally respected industry leaders, you will build a prodigious set of business and leadership skills and an informed, expansive perspective on global enterprise. Members of the Sloan Fellows faculty are passionate collaborators who embrace the insights that Sloan Fellows bring to the table. Fellows and faculty often develop productive relationships, advising one another and developing joint innovations.

    Here are a few of the outstanding faculty from across MIT and MIT Sloan who teach in the MIT Sloan Fellows Program:

    Deborah Ancona

    Deborah Ancona

    Seley Distinguished Professor of Management, Professor of Organization Studies, and the Director of the MIT Leadership Center

    Deborah Ancona’s research focuses on how successful teams operate, the concept of distributed leadership and on the development of research-based tools, practices, and teaching/coaching models.

    Pierre Azoulay

    Pierre Azoulay

    Sloan Distinguished Associate Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

    Pierre Azoulay is interested in how organizational design and social networks influence the productivity of research and development in the healthcare sector. He is also a faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

    Alberto Cavallo

    Alberto Cavallo

    Cecil and Ida Green Career Development Professor and Assistant Professor of Applied Economics

    Alberto Cavallo specializes in micro behavior of prices and its implications for macro models and policies. He is a co-founder of the Billion Prices Project at MIT Sloan, which collects daily data from over 400 retailers in more than 50 countries.

    Charles H Fine

    Charles H. Fine

    Chrysler Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management, Professor of Operations Management and Engineering Systems

    Professor Charles Fine teaches operations strategy and supply chain management at MIT's Sloan School of Management and directs the roadmapping activities in MIT's Communications Futures Program.

    David Gamarnik

    David Gamarnik

    Nanyang Technological University Professor and Professor of Operations Research

    David Gamarnik’s research covers applied probability, theory of random combinatorial structures and algorithms, and various business processes. He counts among his memberships the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Bernoulli Society, INFORMS, and the American Mathematical Society.

    Simon H Johnson

    Simon H. Johnson

    Ronald A. Kurtz (1954) Professor of Entrepreneurship; Professor of Global Economics and Management

    Simon Johnson is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C.; a cofounder of BaselineScenario.com; and a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Economic Advisers. He is a weekly contributor to NYT.com’s Economix and a contributing business editor at The Huffington Post.

    Fiona E Murray

    Fiona E. Murray

    Associate Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management; Faculty Director, MIT Entrepreneurship Center

    Fiona Murray studies science commercialization, the organization of scientific research, and the role of science in national competitiveness. She studies and teaches innovation and entrepreneurship, including the campus-wide iTeams course that is developing “go-to-market” strategies for breakthrough innovations developed in MIT labs.

    Nelson Repenning

    Nelson Repenning

    Professor of System Dynamics

    Nelson P. Repenning is an Associate Professor of Management Science and Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management. His work focuses on understanding the factors that contribute to the successful implementation, execution, and improvement of business processes. Professor Repenning has received several awards for his work, including best paper recognition from both the California Management Review and the Journal of Product Innovation Management.

    Roberto Rigobon

    Roberto Rigobon

    Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management and Professor of Applied Economics

    Professor Roberto Rigobon’s work focuses on international economics, monetary economics, and development economics. He is also a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and is a co-founder of the Billion Prices Project and PriceStats.

    Andreas S Schulz

    Andreas S. Schulz

    Patrick J. McGovern (1959) Professor of Management; Professor of Operations Research

    Andreas Schulz is a well-known expert in operations research—the science of making optimal decisions based on sophisticated mathematical models and analyses. Trained as a mathematician, his research advances the power of today’s optimization methods. His industrial collaborations include projects in telecommunications network design, vehicle routing, and scheduling.

    Duncan Simester

    Duncan Simester

    Nanyang Technological University Professor; Professor of Marketing

    Duncan Simester investigates retail pricing and how customers form inferences about competitive prices from common marketing cues. His current work explores the long-term costs of stockouts, the long-term impact of promotion decisions, dynamic catalog mailing decisions, and adaptive techniques for the optimal design of pricing and product decisions.

    Ezra Zuckerman Sivan

    Ezra Zuckerman Sivan

    Nanyang Technological University Professor, Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management, Chair MIT Sloan PhD Program

    An economic sociologist with a focus on social network analysis, Ezra Zuckerman studies how social structures of various kinds emerge and influence behavior and key outcomes for individuals, teams, and organizations. Zuckerman's current research projects include a study of industry peer networks, exclusive groups of noncompeting peer firms from the same industry that gather on a regular basis to learn from one another's experiences and to motivate one another to achieve higher performance.

    John Sterman

    John Sterman

    Jay W. Forrester Professor in Computer Science

    John Sterman is a Professor of System Dynamics and Engineering Systems, and the Director of the System Dynamics Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Sterman is a widely recognized expert in the field of system dynamics.

    Thomas M Stoker

    Thomas M. Stoker

    Gordon Y Billard Professor in Management and Economics; Professor of Applied Economics

    Thomas Stoker is a leading researcher in economic modeling, econometric methodology, and empirical analysis of economic relationships. His specialties include aggregation in economics and semi-parametric econometrics. He has done applications to a diverse range of empirical problems in economics, including consumer demand, energy demand and supply, housing wealth and consumption, and the study of unemployment.

    John E Van Maanen

    John E. Van Maanen

    Erwin H. Schell Professor of Management; Professor of Organization Studies

    John Van Maanen studies groups of people the old-fashioned way: by living with them. Among the groups he has studied ethnographically are Gloucester fishermen, Disneyland ride operators, U.S. patrol officers, and London detectives and their supervisors. His recent studies examine the social history of the ethnographic understanding of work organizations and the various ways particular occupation identities take shape and change work settings.

    Joseph Weber

    Joseph Weber

    Professor of Accounting

    Joseph Weber specializes in empirical work on the importance of accounting information in financial contracts. His recent work documents how an innovation in the commercial debt market — performance pricing — allows for more efficient contracting by reducing the expected renegotiation costs of the contract. Weber's research has recently appeared in The Accounting Review, the Journal of Accounting Research, and the Journal of Accounting and Economics.

    Supporting Senior Lecturers

    Pat Bentley

    Pat Bentley

    Senior Lecturer, MIT Leadership Center

    Pat Bentley is a business executive with more than 25 years of experience in consulting and sales. As vice president of Sapient Corporation, a technology consulting company, she spent 10 years as part of the leadership team that grew the firm from a small startup to 3,000 people with $500 million in annual revenues. She was a member of the core team that developed and led a leadership training program that was rolled out to 1,000 Sapient employees worldwide.

    Neal Hartman

    Neal Hartman

    Senior Lecturer, Managerial Communication

    Neal Hartman's teaching of management communication and intercultural communication emphasizes working in teams, conflict and conflict resolution, leadership, and cross-cultural communication. He has lectured on crosscultural, leadership, and organizational communication issues and has taught in the International MBA Programs at Tsinghua, Fudan, and Zhongshan (Lingnan College) Universities in China.

    Christine Kelly

    Christine Kelly

    Senior Lecturer, Managerial Communication

    Christine Kelly teaches management communication; communication as advocacy in workplace relationships; and organizational communication. She specializes in individual effectiveness in relation to interpersonal and communication skills, and learning and performance. Kelly has been involved in professional development programs for executives and business faculty from all over the world.

  • One thing that we do well at MIT Sloan is to take expert opinion and put it in terms that non-experts can not only understand, but relate to. My goal in all my teaching is to talk about economics without drawing supply and demand graphs on the blackboard or relying on mathematics. So, in a sense, that is a natural preparation for this role we are now playing, which is somewhere between public educators and advocates for what we regard as sensible policies.Simon H. Johnson
    Ronald A. Kurtz (1954) Professor of Entrepreneurship, Professor of Global Economics and Management