"I'm doing the finance track at MIT Sloan, concentrating on corporate finance. What I'm learning is directly applicable to our business in Tanzania."
Directions to MIT Sloan
The MBA Admissions Office is located on the fourth floor of Building E52, 50 Memorial Drive in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We are open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except on holidays.
Your taxi driver will recognize the MIT Sloan name and our 50 Memorial Drive address. If your driver needs additional information, ask to be taken to the eastern end of the MIT campus just west of the Longfellow Bridge in Cambridge.
By Public Transportation — from any “T” transit stop
Boston's public transportation system, fondly known as the “T,” was America’s first subway and boasts a comprehensive grid of underground and surface trains, trolleys, and buses.
To find MIT Sloan, go to any subway station. Inside the station, look for the color-coded map of the subway system. We are located on the Red Line at the Kendall Square Station. MBTA website
When you exit the Kendall Square Station on Main Street, look for the bank sign at the corner of Wadsworth Street. Take a right on Wadsworth, cross the street, and walk half a block toward the Charles River, and you will reach the MIT Sloan plaza. When you walk up the steps to the plaza, the MIT Sloan library is straight ahead and the back entrance to 50 Memorial Drive is on your right.
By Public Transportation from Logan Airport
Access to MIT Sloan from Logan Airport on the “T” transit system is straightforward. Take the free airport shuttle bus from your terminal to Airport Station, which is on the Blue Line of the subway. Take an inbound Blue Line train to the Government Center stop. Walk up one flight of stairs and take a westbound Green Line trolley to the next stop, which is Park Street. Here, you can board an outbound Red Line train by walking down one flight of stairs to the Alewife platform. The Kendall Square stop is just two stops away.
You can easily find MIT Sloan on a map of Cambridge. We are beside the Charles River, between the Longfellow and Harvard Bridges. We recommend that you park your car at the nearest public (pay) lot marked on our online map, and walk to 50 Memorial Drive. Free parking is available on Memorial Drive, but please be aware that spaces are scarce during business hours, and parking regulations are strictly enforced.
If you are driving to Cambridge from the north or west, consider leaving your car in the commuter-parking garage at Alewife Station, the northernmost stop on the Red Line. Alewife Station is located on Route 2 just before you enter Cambridge — look for the round white “T” sign. The subway ride from Alewife to the Kendall Square Station is five stops and takes about 20 minutes.
If you are driving in from the south, you can leave your car in the commuter-parking garage on the Southeast Expressway in Quincy. This well-marked T station is one of the southernmost stops on the Red Line. The ride to Kendall from here takes about 25 minutes.
"The relationships that we forged helped us to turn out a better project. We were able to test our hypotheses with the people that we spoke with every single day. And really, I think the friendships that you develop really propel the work that you’re doing."
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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 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."
“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.”
“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.”
“We learn by practice. Whether it’s lab-based work, internships, or hands-on projects, we encourage students to learn through real-world experiences and to develop the tools and skills to engage in rigorous thinking about their experience.”