“I actively work to get students to find teammates who think differently than they do. You can’t be successful in management if you only have a single point of view or a particular set of skills.”

Wanda J. Orlikowski
Eaton-Peabody Professor of Communication Sciences

MSMS

The Master of Science in Management Studies (MSMS) program is an intensive one-year program designed for top students from outside the United States. Students come to the MSMS program via one of two paths:

  • Current MBA students may apply during the first year of their program; if accepted, they spend their second year at MIT Sloan pursuing a master's degree in management studies and graduate with two management degrees in two years.
  • Working professionals who already have their MBA degree may apply to the MSMS program to deepen their knowledge in a particular area of management.

MSMS students customize their curriculum based on their academic interests and professional goals. A major part of the program is the master’s thesis, which allows students to independently examine a specific management topic in depth. Throughout the thesis research and writing process, students work closely with a faculty advisor.

In addition to MIT Sloan’s world-class faculty, MSMS students have access to the MIT Sloan Career Development Office and their prolific professional development services. Upon completion of the program, graduates become members of the global MIT Sloan Alumni Association, a lifelong resource for career networking.

Many MSMS students come from MIT Sloan’s international partner programs, but admissions are open to any qualified student from outside the United States.

For more information and to apply, visit the MSMS website

“The faculty-host is amazing: I get all the guidance and they introduce me to experts in the field”

- Liu Xia, IFF Tsinghua University, Fall '13