Resources

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Get acquainted with the assets at MIT Sloan and in the greater MIT community. From speakers to academic research centers, career development to writing support, and recreation to housing, you have access to extraordinary resources.

Use the links below to explore what's available to you as an MIT Sloan student.

Academic, Research, and Learning Support

Research Centers: Interdisciplinary think tanks, bringing together researchers from a range of fields to solve complex problems. Groups such as the MIT Center for Digital Business and the MIT Entrepreneurship Center are writing the rules of the road for emerging businesses.

Finance and Economics: The latest discussion, news, articles, lectures, and research on finance, economics, and economic policy.

Global MIT Sloan: A rich array of internationally focused initiatives aimed at giving people and organizations knowledge to conduct business productively in every corner of the global marketplace.

MIT World: More than 800 on-demand videos and podcasts of events at MIT.

OpenCourseWare (OCW) Initiative: This bold initiative makes a broad selection of MIT Sloan's course materials available online at any time of the day or night. A free, virtual educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world, OCW advances knowledge and education everywhere the Internet is available.

The MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative: This Initiative is changing the way businesses, NGOs, and nonprofits view, use, and manage resources and their role in society.

Dean’s Innovative Leader Series: Provides students with the rare privilege of engaging in candid and meaningful discussions with the most dynamic movers and shakers of our day. These talks bring more than 400 of the world’s finest leaders to campus every year.

MIT Libraries: A wide range of print and electronic materials at five libraries: Architecture & Planning, Engineering, Humanities, Science and Management, and Social Science.

Information Services & Technology: Everything you need to be fully connected and computing at MIT.

Writing & Communication Center: Free consultation in the preparation of written materials of any kind, for students and other members of the MIT community.

Harvard/MIT Cooperative Society (The Coop): The official bookstore at MIT and Harvard.

MIT Press Bookstore: Books and journals published by The MIT Press, as well as an intriguing selection of titles about science, technology, society, and more.

Relocation

The Newcomers’ Guide: Contains a wide range of information about an array of subjects, including language classes, places of interest for children, housing, schools for children, and much more; created by volunteers of the spouses&partners@MIT website.

MIT Housing Office: Advice about finding housing in Cambridge and Boston as well as information regarding on and off campus rentals, real estate listings, and links.

Massachusetts Housing Guide: Helpful information for those moving within or to the Commonwealth.

Boston.com: The Boston Globe online.

Family

MIT Work-Life Center: A connection to resources for everything from summer camps to child care centers to parenting information of all kinds.

MIT FamilyNet: An online community for MIT families, where members network and can ask questions about potential family activities, finding baby sitters and parenting in general.

Spouses&partners@mit: A club of more than 400 wives, husbands, and significant others of MIT students and staff from around the world.

Cultural Resources

Arts at MIT: MIT is well-known in Boston for its vibrant arts community; this is the guide to arts at MIT.

MIT Activities Committee (MITAC): Discount tickets to athletics and events as diverse as sleigh rides, shopping sprees, music, and theater.

Boston Museums: A collaborative organization of more than 40 Greater Boston area museums and zoos.

Boston Symphony Orchestra: One of the great orchestras of the world, the Boston Symphony Orchestra has performed throughout the United States, as well as in Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, South America, and China.

Boston Pops: Known as “America’s Orchestra” and beloved for its famous Independence Day concert, which can be experienced firsthand on Boston’s Esplanade.

Financial Aid

We anticipate that you may require financial assistance, and in partnership with MIT's Student Financial Services, will guide you through the financial aid process.

G-LAB: AIDS IN TANZANIA Striving for economic empowerment

“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.”

Krishna Venugopalan
SF
CENTER FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH Bringing people and machines together

“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.”

Jeanne W. Ross
Director and Principal Research Scientist, CISR
G-LAB, RAS RESORT, INDIA Marketing in Mumbai
"The project was really interesting because the scope changed a lot. We started focusing in one goal, then we changed to another, then we changed to another, all before we even left Cambridge."
Gerardo Guzman
MBA
RETAIL AND CONSUMER GOODS Luxury beauty and the multicultural consumer
"The goal of the Retail and Consumer Goods Club is to provide networking opportunities for students at MIT Sloan, and to educate students about different functions within the retail and CPG space. We bring in executive-level speakers to educate our community on this topic."
Nga Phan
MBA, co-president of Retail and Consumer Goods Club
S-LAB: JAKARTA WATERSHED Combating a clean water crisis

“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."

Ian Lavery
MBA
MIT LEADERSHIP CENTER Changing views of leadership

“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.”

Deborah Ancona
Faculty Director, MIT Leadership Center
LEADERS FOR GLOBAL OPERATIONS Connecting management and technology
“[LGO students] get the advantage of a small cohort. But they’re also part of the larger community. They’re part of MIT, of MIT Sloan, of the MBA program. They’re part of the core program that meets every fall, they’re part of the engineering committee; they get the benefits of both the larger community and the small cohort.”
Don Rosenfield
senior lecturer and director of the Leaders for Global Operations
COURAGE AND STRENGTH Supporting a student with breast cancer
"The Sloan community really rallied around me in a way that I totally didn’t anticipate. … It was just really nice to be a part of a community that I was totally comfortable in and felt completely supported by."
Kyle Maner
MBA
INDIA LAB: BANGALORE Working toward market expansion

“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.”

Katie Baron
MBA
$100K WINNERS: C-CRETE TECHNOLOGIES Reducing the environmental impact of concrete

“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.”

Natanel Barookhian
MBA
G-LAB: PRIVATE HEALTH CARE IN AFRICA Defining growth at a for-profit clinic

“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.”

Anne Reilly
MBA
SLOAN FELLOW Getting serious about going global
"This year we were so fortunate to have 26 nationalities. So it was amazing exposure. I feel much more well rounded as a global business maker than I was before."
Abner Oliviera
SF
INSTITUTE FOR WORK AND EMPLOYMENT RESEARCH Adapting to the changing nature of work

“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.”

Thomas Kochan
Co-director, IWER
G-LAB: WARMBATHS HOSPITAL, SOUTH AFRICA Improving staffing at a maternity ward

“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.”

Kelsey McCarty
MBA
INDIA LAB: EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT Creating employable workers to boost the economy

“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.”

Ted Chan
MBA
SLOAN FELLOW Merging disciplines for climate change
"I needed to get a better understanding of the interaction of management and technology. And I think MIT is an obvious place for that. There’s probably no better place in the world [for learning] how technology and management interact."
Pascal Marmier
SF
G-LAB, KUALA LUMPUR Assessing the future of the Smart Card
"You have to manage what you can deliver for the company and what the company is expecting. The bottom line is that the CEOs of those companies want results. Even though we have to work five months in a row with the project, we have to deliver. This experience is more pragmatic than academic. It's a good opportunity to match those two worlds."
Camilo Syllos
MBA
G-LAB: INTERGRUPO, COLOMBIA Growing a business by cultivating relationships

"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."

Ramy Hakim
MBA
G-LAB: MERCY CORPS, INDONESIA Using business principles to address malnutrition

“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!”

Libby Putman
MBA
G-LAB: NAM MEE BOOKS, THAILAND Helping a book publisher mature

“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.”

Lia Cavalcante
MBA
SWITZER FELLOWSHIP WINNER JASON JAY Focusing on environmental research and leadership

 “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.”

Jason Jay
Lecturer, Sustainability, MIT Sloan

“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.”

- Jeanne W. Ross
Director and Principal Research Scientist, Center for Information Systems Research