Ambassadors Program

We invite you to participate in our Ambassadors Program, a highly interactive and customizable session hosted by current students. This program offers you a menu of choices to best fit your schedule:

  • 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.

Class Visits

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.

Information Sessions and Lunches

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 mbaadmissions@sloan.mit.edu 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. 

Date Class Time  Class Time
9/15/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
9/16/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
9/17/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
9/18/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
9/22/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
9/23/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
9/24/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
9/25/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
9/29/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
9/30/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
10/1/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
10/2/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
10/6/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
10/7/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
10/8/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
10/9/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
10/15/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
10/16/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
10/28/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
10/29/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
10/30/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
11/4/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
11/5/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
11/6/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
11/12/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
11/13/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
11/17/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
11/18/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
11/19/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
11/20/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
11/24/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
11/25/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
12/1/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
12/2/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
12/3/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit
12/4/2014 10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session Lunch/Info Session & 1 p.m. Class Visit

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Sustainability Ambassadors Program

Date Class Time
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
 

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MBA
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