MIT Sloan Diversity Weekend
October 2 & 3, 2014
Diversity Weekend 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. Register to attend here.
We respect and value every student
Our students come to MIT Sloan with unique backgrounds, experiences, and beliefs. Their collective differences create a rich educational environment and a diverse campus community filled with opportunity. They fuel the experimentation and transformation that develop principled leaders who improve the world. We believe it is through our differences that we find common purpose. We look forward to knowing and celebrating the person you are. And we are excited to see what you will bring to the MIT Sloan community.
Connection and community
MIT Sloan is committed to providing resources, activities, and events that ensure a safe, welcoming environment for every member of our community, and we are proud to support a range of organizations that bring together students with shared passions and backgrounds. Our clubs and groups offer networking events, speaker series’, and campus wide social gatherings known as C-Functions that promote a culture of diversity and inclusion.
The Hispanic Business Club
The Hispanic Business Club increases interaction with alumni, undergraduates, and students in other graduate programs at MIT. The club fosters professional and personal development and encourages leadership, both within MIT Sloan and in the greater Hispanic community.
The MIT Sloan Africa Business Club
The MIT Sloan Africa Business Club (ABC) builds awareness of Africa’s promise while increasing investment in the continent’s consumer, agricultural, natural resource, and infrastructure sectors. It is a resource for prospective students, promotes MIT Sloan in Africa, and seeks to unite alumni in Africa or of African descent.
Learn about other Student Clubs at MIT Sloan.
Download Cultural Connections Brochure.
“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.”
“[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 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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
"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."
“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!”
“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 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.”
“To overcome the economic challenges we face, we need a new generation of financial industry leaders, policymakers, and regulators who have a deep understanding of how technology drives the financial system. At MIT Sloan, I'm surrounded by an exceptionally smart group of colleagues committed to training this new generation, and by talented, passionate students eager to make a difference.”