“I wanted a program where I could apply my engineering background to finance. But, I also wanted a program with the freedom to learn what I wanted to learn, that didn’t pigeonhole me.”
MIT Sloan Community
Inventing the future
The energy hooks you as soon as you step on campus. It vibrates, hums, and is impossible to ignore. Since it’s MIT, we’re busy measuring that energy, capturing it, and finding the best way to harness and roll it out to impact the world.
Welcome to the MIT Sloan School of Management. Expect to work shoulder-to-shoulder with techies from across campus who respect that you have a unique brand to contribute. You will find this to be two of the most exciting, exhilarating, and rewarding years of your life.
Accessible, Creative, Curious
Students at MIT Sloan immediately tap into the synergy they find on campus. We often hear new students, in particular, marvel at how everyone pitches in to help you attain your goals. Ask anyone what makes MIT such a special place, and you’ll inevitably hear about the people here — intelligent, respectful, and imaginative people, who eagerly collaborate toward common goals.
We offer many opportunities for you to visit, whether for an on-campus information session or to sit in on a class. You’ll find our community as informal as it is intense, and as playful as it is rigorous. We look forward to meeting you at one of our events around the globe, and showing you what we’re all about!
“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.”
“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.”
“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 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.”
“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 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."
“[The India Lab] program is one of the reasons I came to Sloan. ... The hands-on learning that MIT offers was a huge differentiator.”
"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."
“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.”
“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.”
“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 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.”
“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.”
“If you’re smart and energetic, you can be very successful at MIT Sloan.”