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From case studies to research centers, students have access to a vast array of resources at MIT Sloan and across the wider MIT community. The list below is separated into two categories: learning and research resources like speaker series and video archives and logistical support systems like libraries and computer help. Keep in mind that these links represent just a sampling of the resources available to you across the MIT campus.
Learning Opportunities & Research Resources
Dean’s Innovative Leader Series: Opportunities for frank discussions with the leaders who are shaping the world.
Finance and Economics: Articles and lectures analyzing financial markets, recovery strategies, and other essential economic issues.
Global MIT Sloan: A network designed to give you the knowledge to conduct business and forge collaborations in every corner of the global marketplace.
Independent Activities Period (IAP): Hundreds of activities for entertainment, recreation, and learning are offered every year during the month of January — and are open to the entire MIT community.
OpenCourseWare (OCW): A free online educational resource of faculty, students, and self-learners around the world.
Research Centers: A dynamic network of interdisciplinary research groups such as the MIT Center for Digital Business and the MIT Entrepreneurship Center.
MIT Sloan Teaching Innovation Resources (MSTIR): Free teaching resources like case studies, simulations, deep dives, and industry, business, and country overviews.
MIT World: On-demand video of significant public events at MIT featuring many of the most influential leaders and innovators of our day.
The MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative: Resources to help you understand sustainability issues and make choices that are both socially and fiscally responsible.
Logistical Resources & Support Systems
Harvard/MIT Cooperative Society (The Coop): The official bookstore of MIT and Harvard — textbooks, bestsellers, insignia items, and much more.
Information Services & Technology: Everything you need to get connected and computing at MIT.
MIT Libraries: A wide range of print and electronic materials at five libraries: Architecture and Planning, Engineering, Humanities, Science, and Management and Social Science.
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.
Writing & Communication Center: Free consultation for students preparing written materials of any kind.
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