"I worried I would be surrounded by competitive, type-A people who are out to cut you down. I experienced the complete opposite."
We invite you to participate in our Ambassadors Program, a highly interactive and customizable session hosted by current students. This program runs several Mondays and Thursdays throughout our Spring semester and offers you a menu of choices to best fit your schedule:
- 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 student
- have an informal coffee chat in the E62 cafe with a current student
- tour the MIT Sloan campus with a current student
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 Spring 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 on several Mondays and 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 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.
Please check back in January to register for Class Visits and Information Sessions held on the following dates.
|February 19, 2015||March 2, 2015||April 2, 2015||May 4, 2015|
|February 23, 2015||March 5, 2015||April 6, 2015||May 7, 2015|
|February 26, 2015||March 9, 2015||April 9, 2015|
|March 12, 2015||April 13, 2015|
|March 30, 2015||April 23, 2015|
|April 27, 2015|
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
"The Ambassador's Program was a really good opportunity to understand the people, culture and other aspects that make MIT Sloan unique." — Ryutaro, prospective applicant
“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
“The concept behind enterprise architecture is that you have all these machines, you have all these business processes, you have all these people doing things, how do you make sure they all come together and achieve business objectives that make you more competitive.”
“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.”
“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 came to Sloan because of its high rankings within the sustainability community, specifically the professors. The S-Lab class itself is part of what drew me to Sloan. And the reason I came to business school was to learn the business speak that really is what connects with people."
“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.”
“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.”
"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."
“[The India Lab] program is one of the reasons I came to Sloan. ... The hands-on learning that MIT offers was a huge differentiator.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“As the world begins to rebuild its financial infrastructure from the ashes of this economic crisis, I believe MIT is primely positioned to play a leadership role in shaping the future through its research and educational programs.”