“I learned about the flexibility of MIT's Master of Finance degree. The degree was unlike any other as it was offered in a business school and allowed students to pursue all sorts of different career options.”
MFin Alumni Events
Share your MIT Sloan Experience with Prospective Applicants!
What is an MFin on the Road event?
The MIT Sloan MFin events connect Admissions representatives and MIT Sloan alumni with prospective applicants from around the world. The events are a great platform for delivering our message that MIT Sloan is a leader in finance education. Our events are generally in two formats:
Information Sessions: are a more formal format with video and slides and may be held in a local hotel or a company that has provided conference room space. It may include a panel of alumni to present as well as additional alumni available to share personal stories.
If you plan to attend the events we expect you to:
- Arrive prior to the event start, if possible, to mingle with prospective applicants and Admissions staff.
- Stand and introduce yourself (name, year of graduation, company) to help promote discussion during the event.
Share your MIT Sloan experiences:
- Your path before and after MIT Sloan
- Highlights about your time at MIT Sloan
- How you have drawn upon the MIT Sloan network
Keep in Mind:
- We anticipate a diverse crowd; be sensitive with your comments.
- The positives of MIT Sloan: collaborative environment, outstanding faculty, Action Learning experiences, diverse student body, portfolio of programs at MIT Sloan, etc.
- Comparing MIT Sloan to other schools comes across negatively.
Upon registration, an Admissions representative will reach out to you directly to share additional details about your specific role in the event.
Please note: If the event is not held in a hotel, please bring a photo ID for security purposes.
MIT Sloan MFin on the Road 2015
|9/25/2015||MFin Breakfast||Portland, Oregon|
|9/11/2015||MFin Breakfast||Seattle, Washington|
|9/10/2015||MFin Breakfast||Milan, Italy|
|9/8/2015||MFin Breakfast||Zurich, Switzerland|
|9/8/2015||MFin Breakfast||Miami, Florida|
|9/8/2015||MFin Breakfast||San Francisco, California|
|9/5/2015||MFin Breakfast||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|9/3/2015||MFin Breakfast||Frankfurt, Germany|
|8/28/2015||MFin Breakfast||Bogota, Colombia|
|8/24/2015||MFin Breakfast||Mexico City, Mexico|
|8/18/2015||MFin Breakfast||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|8/18/2015||MFin Breakfast||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|8/16/2015||MFin Breakfast||Bangkok, Thailand|
|8/14/2015||MFin Breakfast||Manila, Philippines|
|8/13/2015||MFin Breakfast||Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam|
|8/13/2015||MFin Breakfast||Los Angeles, California|
|8/12/2015||MFin Breakfast||Hong Kong|
|8/10/2015||MFin Breakfast||Taipei, Taiwan|
|8/5/2015||MFin Breakfast||New York, New York|
|7/31/2015||MFin Breakfast||Toronto, Canada|
|7/30/2015||MFin Breakfast||Washington, DC|
|7/28/2015||MFin Breakfast||Chicago, Illinois|
|7/27/2015||MFin Breakfast||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|7/27/2015||MFin Breakfast||Dallas, Texas|
|7/24/2015||MFin Breakfast||Austin, Texas|
|7/24/2015||MFin Breakfast||Atlanta, Georgia|
|7/23/2015||MFin Breakfast||Santiago, Chile|
|7/22/2015||MFin Breakfast||Houston, Texas|
|7/21/2015||MFin Breakfast||Lima, Peru|
|7/19/2015||MFin Breakfast||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|7/12/2015||MFin Breakfast||Tel Aviv, Israel|
|7/9/2015||MFin Breakfast||Madrid, Spain|
|7/8/2015||MFin Breakfast||Paris, France|
|7/7/2015||MFin Breakfast||London, United Kingdom|
|7/4/2015||MFin Breakfast||Seoul, Korea|
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“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“[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.”
"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."
"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 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.”
“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.”
“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.”
"Perhaps our best asset is the research that MIT faculty generates and brings into the classroom. The faculty who come here are all research faculty."