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  • Hands-On Action Learning


    STUDENTS AND INDUSTRY COLLABORATING ON REAL-WORLD CHALLENGES.

    Action Learning is a hallmark of MIT’s teaching methodology—a continuous learning environment with numerous opportunities to explore, experiment, and put theory into practice.

    MIT Sloan’s signature finance Action Learning courses offer unique opportunities for you to engage in meaningful, real-world business challenges, providing relevant experience employers respect. You’ll work alongside corporate partners, faculty, and a diverse cross-section of fellow MIT students on collaborative teams, gaining insight and coaching from experts, building your network, and enhancing your portfolio of outcome-oriented case studies.

    CHOICE OF EXPERIENCES.

    All MFin students participate in Action Learning through Proseminars—real-world financial problem-solving experiences; or the Finance Research Practicum—a real-world team research and analysis experience. While only one of these courses is required, students often choose more than one to gain additional practical experience in finance and social skills critical for success in a diverse global economy.

    PROSEMINARS

     

    FINANCE RESEARCH
    PRACTICUMSM

    Real-world financial problem-solving experiences.

    “In terms of career development, I found the pro-seminar projects to be very helpful. I thought of these projects as ‘mini internships,’ since they offer opportunities to work closely with companies on real-world problems."

    Julia Yuan, MFin 2012
    Research Associate
    Arrowstreet Capital, Boston, MA

     

    Real-world team research and analysis experiences.

    “It gives students a great opportunity to work on financial-related research topics sponsored by companies. These are topics that really concern the company, it’s not just any hypothetical case from the classroom.”

    Dennis Wu, MFin 2015
    Management Consulting Associate
    A.T. Kearney, Dubai, UAE

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  • HEAR WHAT MFIN’S HAVE TO SAY ABOUT ACTION LEARNING


  • “We have sponsored projects for the past three years, and the experience has far exceeded our expectations. The teams showed great enthusiasm and talent and delivered more than we hoped for in a short amount of time. As importantly, we are actively using the program for intern and analyst hires. Overall, the Practicum is an excellent idea well executed.”

    Tarek EldIn, Head of Research 
    Geode Capital Management,
    Finance Research PracticumSM Project Sponsor

    MFIN STUDY TOURS.

    In the spring, you can also elect to travel on an experiential Study Tour for a series of institutional and company presentations and introductions. It’s an opportunity to see how businesses operate in different parts of the world while you build your network, meeting executives and MIT alumni. Plus, you’ll participate in cultural events to help improve your understanding of the region. Past MFin Study Tours have visited Hong Kong, Singapore, and London.

  • LEARN FROM STUDENTS ABOUT THEIR LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCES