“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
Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Management

Visiting Fellows

The Visiting Fellows program is a unique opportunity for working professionals and special graduate students to pursue full-time, advanced studies at MIT Sloan for one or two semesters. In collaboration with an MIT Sloan faculty advisor, Visiting Fellows design a customized program of study based on their academic interests and professional goals. They choose from a wide range of MIT Sloan elective courses as well as select courses at other MIT schools and Harvard University. Upon completion of their program, they receive a certificate from MIT Sloan.

Most Visiting Fellows are mid-to senior-level managers from outside the U.S. who come to MIT Sloan through company sponsorship. Others are special graduate students from non-U.S. business schools who want to increase their international exposure and knowledge of U.S.-based companies while working toward their degree. All Visiting Fellows generally have one or more university degrees and several years of work experience.

For more information and to apply, visit the Visiting Fellows 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