"Now I really feel like I'm learning what I need to run a company effectively. I'll probably stick to my guts and intuition, but I'll know what the risk will be."
- you can attend an MBA class
- join a half-hour group information session with a member of the Admissions Committee and enjoy a casual informational lunch with first- and second-year students
The Ambassadors Program is scheduled in the fall and spring semesters. Please view our class visit schedule below for more information.
Join current MBA students for engaging discussions and insightful lectures in the classroom. Attending a class gives you the insider’s view of our accomplished faculty and collaborative environment. Class visits are available throughout the Fall semester at 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM. The classes available to attend change each day. You may select the time of your class visit, but not the specific class. We ask that you not register for more than one class visit per day. Please register for your class visit in advance, as there are limited seats available in classes. Available class visits are listed below.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled class visit.
The Admissions Office also holds an information session Mondays through Thursdays at 11:30 AM, followed by a casual lunch with our first- and second-year students. A member of the MBA Admissions Committee will provide an overview of the unique and distinct features of the MIT Sloan MBA Program and allow time for your questions. A catered lunch follows from 12:00 PM to 12:50 PM, providing you a chance to speak with current MBA students, who were in your shoes not long ago.
If you prefer to sign up only for a class or the lunch portion, please register for the specific day and email email@example.com explaining your preference.
The class visit time slot are combined with the information session and lunch. Students attending the lunch are still able to attend the 1:00 PM class immediately following.
Sustainability Ambassadors Program
|10/9/14||11 a.m. Info Session and Lunch with Speaker Series|
|11/20/14||11 a.m. Info Session and Lunch with Speaker Series|
Reactions from Past Attendees
"Attending the Ambassador Program as a prospective student gave me a great sense of the types of people I'd be classmates with at MIT Sloan and was a major factor in deciding to attend Sloan." — Katy, current student
“Through the Ambassadors Program, my excitement for MIT Sloan has grown manyfold. I felt at home in MIT Sloan's collaborative and innovative community. If one day was so transformative for me, I can only imagine what two years could do.” — Nagu, prospective student
“The students I met through the Ambassadors Program were extremely helpful and answered all my questions. I was particularly happy to learn that MIT Sloan seeks to enroll students with diverse personal histories and unique perspectives. My time on-campus strengthened my feeling that MIT Sloan is a great fit for me.” — Akiko, prospective student
"It was great to be on-campus and feel the intellectual energy — even the dining hall had a buzz of ongoing collaboration." — Dan, prospective student
"While I was already excited about MIT Sloan, these hours on campus were instrumental in furthering my understanding of the MBA program's unique strengths. I was universally impressed by everything I encountered." — Lauren, prospective student
"I am really impressed by what I experienced during the Ambassadors Program. I greatly enjoyed attending a class. The professors engaged the class effectively. The students' questions were sharp and incisive. I got so excited during the class that I almost forgot I was just visiting." — Xian, prospective student
"At the end of the day it is very important for applicants to choose a school which they feel most comfortable. Yesterday's visit definitely gave me the information and confidence that I needed in applying to MIT Sloan. It was well worth traveling from Hong Kong for the Ambassadors Program." — Jeff, prospective student
"My experience in the Ambassadors Program was very gratifying. Talking to the MBA students, I realized that MIT Sloan is the right place for me. I really identified with the strongly collaborative community. In fact, I already feel like a Sloanie." — Rafael, prospective student
“You could talk about watershed management and conservation of energy all you want. But until you put numbers to it and financial analysis to it, you’re not going to get much done. I came to business school to speak that language, speak with people in terms of numbers, financial numbers so that I can get projects done.”
“I can honestly say that when I was planning on coming to business school I never thought that witnessing the birth of a child would be included in the education. It was definitely an experience.”
“We are very much an action-learning environment. The way to learn leadership is not only through reading cases, not only through learning theory — in fact we don’t want people to regurgitate the theory. We want people to take theory and to live it, use it.”
“At MIT Sloan you have a lot of opportunities to explore entrepreneurship. Especially in a place like Kampala where you have a lot of development, entrepreneurship can be very exciting.”
“It was really rewarding that they wanted to know what we thought. We left there being fairly certain that they will do some of the things that we suggested.”
“Because of the diversity of our backgrounds, when we hit the ground in Tanzania it almost was a natural play where different people assume different roles.”
“For 35 years, we’ve been studying how companies get value from information. … We try to help organizations take a more holistic view of what they are trying to do.”
“The conditions in the neighborhoods we were visiting were different than what we realized before getting there. Beyond that, what was surprising was that there weren’t surprises!”
"After we gave our recommendations, the great part was that the very next day the CEO was in the boardroom implementing them with his top vice presidents."
“We’re very interdisciplinary. Among the faculty in the group are an economist, a political scientist, a sociologist, and an industrial relations specialist. We’ve always made a big effort to be open to a variety of perspectives, but also to go beyond being open to them, to want to bring them in, because it makes for a richer environment.”
“[The India Lab] program is one of the reasons I came to Sloan. ... The hands-on learning that MIT offers was a huge differentiator.”
“One of the reasons I came to Sloan was because I wanted to be at a top MBA institution worldwide. But I also wanted access to working with the latest innovations and the highest technology that was coming out of the MIT labs.”
“I knew about American business, but not enough about what’s really become a global economy. … You can read about it all you want, but there’s no substitute for being there and seeing the context and seeing how completely different these [other countries] are.”
“I love being in a place that is such a nexus of people and ideas — people coming to learn something new and to define themselves. Being a part of that process is a real honor and a real gift.”
“Technology interests me because it is the mechanism by which we can improve our lives. It also can have unintended consequences, which is why it is important to study its adoption and diffusion through the market.”