“Going into the industry, obviously it is great to have a background at a school like MIT. Getting the MFin degree helps open doors.”
One of the best ways to assess your fit with the MIT Sloan MFin program is to visit campus and attend an Ambassadors Program event. We invite you to participate in our Ambassadors Program, a highly interactive and customizable session hosted by current students. This program offers you a menu of choices to best fit your schedule:
- you can attend an MFin class,
- join a half-hour group information session with a member of the Admissions Committee and enjoy a casual informational lunch with current students,
- or a combination of the above.
The Ambassadors Program is available on eleven dates during the Fall semester. Please view our class visit and information session schedules below for more information.
Join current MFin students for engaging discussions and insightful lectures in the classroom. Attending a class gives you the insider’s view of our accomplished faculty and collaborative environment. Class visits are available at 1:00 PM on dates when the Ambassadors Program is in session. You may select the time of your class visit, but not the specific class. Please register for your class visit in advance, as there are limited seats available in classes. Available class visits are listed below by date.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled class visit.
If you plan to attend both a class and the information session, please register for both separately.
|Class Time||Class Time|
|9/15/2014||10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session||1 p.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session|
|9/25/2014||10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session||1 p.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session|
|9/29/2014||10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session||1 p.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session|
|10/9/2014||10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session||1 p.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session|
|10/16/2014||10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session||1 p.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session|
|10/30/2014||10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session||1 p.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session|
|11/6/2014||10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session||1 p.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session|
|11/13/2014||10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session||1 p.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session|
|11/17/2014||10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session||1 p.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session|
|11/24/2014||10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session||1 p.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session|
|12/4/2014||10 a.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session||1 p.m. Class Visit & Lunch/Info Session|
Information Sessions and Lunches
The Admissions Office also holds an information session as a part of the Ambassadors Program at 11:30 AM, followed by a casual lunch with our current MFin students. A member of the MFin Admissions Committee will provide an overview of the unique and distinct features of the MIT Sloan MFin Program and allow time for your questions. A catered lunch follows from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, providing you a chance to speak with current MFin students, who were in your shoes not long ago. Our information session and lunch schedule can be found below.
Please arrive by 11:15 AM to check in.
A class visit can be combined with an information session; we ask that you register to attend each.
“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.”
“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 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’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 classroom itself is filled with so much collective brain power . . . it's obvious that I'm caught up in a room full of 124 of the brightest, most curious people from around the world."
“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.”
“Our mission, along with the mission of MIT Sloan, is to both develop leaders who make a difference in the world, and also to make a contribution to thinking about the topic of leadership.”
“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."
“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.”
“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 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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“As for the faculty, you'll quickly find that your professors – whether Nobel laureates or past presidents of the American Finance Association – are as passionate about teaching as you are about learning from them. MIT Sloan finance professors see you as their partners in shaping the future of finance.”