"The Financial Engineering Proseminar is set up as a practicum, where we split up into groups and do a project for a real company. The project was challenging on multiple levels."
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
“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.”
“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 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."
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“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 India Lab] program is one of the reasons I came to Sloan. ... The hands-on learning that MIT offers was a huge differentiator.”
“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.”
“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."
“My students are very smart, very interesting — and in a way I like it when they don’t have extensive technical backgrounds, because they don’t have fixed ideas about how to approach things.”