"We each feel whatever we were or were doing was not enough. We’re here to get to more. Along the way, there have been conversations with world-renowned professors, meetings with Tim Berners-Lee, and the opportunity to see the Dalai Lama."
A place to call home
The Greater Boston area offers many different styles of living. Do you want to live on or off campus? Do you want the convenience of city life in Boston’s Back Bay and Beacon Hill or more space in the suburbs? You may be looking for a balance of both, which you can find right in Cambridge. Deciding which option works best for you, depends upon your taste, budget, and your particular needs. With so many choices, it’s up to you to decide where you want to come home to, during your two years at MIT Sloan.
Here are some helpful links to help you make your choice:
Graduate residence halls, located within a short walk of campus, are vibrant, collaborative, and very much home to the students who live there. Campus housing is popular because it’s convenient and economical. It also offers the opportunity to plunge feet-first into one of the most spirited, adventurous communities on earth — MIT.
We’re able to accommodate about a third of all graduate students in campus residences, so housing assignments are competitive. If you follow the guidance offered on these pages, you will increase your chances of getting a housing assignment for the coming school year.
Options for on-campus Housing may be found at the MIT Housing Office .
For additional information please contact:
Building W59-200 at 201 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Another option is to join one of the lively and convenient neighborhoods in Greater Boston and Cambridge. MIT Housing provides information for off-campus housing options, including listings, temporary housing, and a student guide for renting off-campus.
The following links provide up-to-date information to help you make the best decision:
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: Your portal to the resources of MIT Housing, this website offers advice about housing in Cambridge and Boston as well as on- and off-campus rentals, real estate listings, and links. Here, you can compare MIT residences, apply for housing, find a roommate or an off-campus apartment, learn how the innovative housing lottery works, and much more.
Massachusetts Housing Guide: This guide contains helpful information for those moving within or to the Commonwealth.
Boston.com: Here, you may access the Boston Globe online.
“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.”
“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 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 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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“[The India Lab] program is one of the reasons I came to Sloan. ... The hands-on learning that MIT offers was a huge differentiator.”
“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.”
“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 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.”
“In Chinese culture, we have this saying, ‘drink the water and contemplate the source.’ I think very frequently of … when my intellectual mind was completely turned on by the groundbreaking work accomplished by Merton, Black, and Scholes at MIT Sloan.”