"There's an insane amount of learning that occurs both inside and outside the classroom."
MIT Sloan Diversity Days
SAVE THE DATE: OCTOBER 1 & 2, 2015
The Admissions Office in conjuction with the Africa Business Club, the Black Business Student Association, and the Hispanic Business Club invite you to participate in Diversity Days, a highly interactive event for prospective students. This event is a great opportunity to explore the MIT Sloan community, interact with current students, learn about our customizable action learning curriculum, and get a true sense of the MIT Sloan MBA experience.
Thursday, October 1st
6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
Friday, October 2nd
9:00 a.m. Registration, follwed by full day of events
5:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
5:30 p.m. Happy Hour and Dinner
Detailed schedule here.
Read about Diversity Weekend 2014.
Registration includes a resume and short answer question. Submit your registration by -
Friday, September 18th: to be hosted by a current student
Friday, September 25th: to attend Diversity Weekend
Questions?: email the admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org
MIT Sloan also participates in the following events.
|The Diversity MBA Admissions Conference||August 22, 2015||Los Angeles, CA|
|National Black MBA Association Conference||September 24, 2015||Orlando, FL|
|National Society of Hispanic MBAs Conference||October 8-10, 2015||Chicago, IL|
|Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers Conference||November 13, 2015||Baltimore, MD|
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“The assistant to the CEO was like our host mom while we were there. She arranged our housing for us, she took us out to her friend’s game farm, and we got driven around in 4x4s. She was just wonderful to meet, and we developed a personal as well as professional relationship with her.”
"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."
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“These companies are really excited to work with MIT students.They reach out to the community to set up these projects and are great to work with. They give us access to all their resources and are very open to us.”
“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.”
“As for the faculty, you'll quickly find that your professors – whether Nobel laureates or past presidents of the American Finance Association – are as passionate about teaching as you are about learning from them. MIT Sloan finance professors see you as their partners in shaping the future of finance.”