“By training tomorrow’s leaders to manage the risks of the financial system effectively and ethically, we’ll have a fighting chance of surviving even the largest crises.”

Andrew W. Lo
Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor of Finance

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

"MIT Sloan has a needs-blind admissions policy so our goal is to accept the best students in Latin America and around the world without consideration of his or her economic situation. Once a student is admitted then it is our goal to craft a financial package which will meet each students needs through guaranteed loans, private loans, scholarships and opportunities to be teaching or research assistants for MIT professors."

- David Capodilupo, Executive Director, MIT Sloan Office of International Programs