Collaborative Environment Attaining true excellence requires team effort, multiple points of view, and diverse skill sets. Learning to develop effective teams is a cornerstone of our curriculum, from orientation to classes, and from proseminars to the finance trek. Students at MIT Sloan are quick to praise the collegial environment they find on campus. Ask anyone what makes MIT Sloan a special place, and you’ll hear about the people: genuine, curious, intelligent, resourceful, grounded people with open minds, who work together toward common goals. Your team in action The required summer classes and career workshops quickly establish collaboration. Teams of students from diverse backgrounds and careers, and with distinct learning styles, work together through problem sets and case studies. This collaboration establishes a strong foundation that becomes an important source of support and friendship beyond the MFin experience. Hands-on learning and student clubs Collaborative learning extends beyond the powerful, shared experience of the summer, both in and out of the classroom. In proseminars and in the Finance Research Practicum℠, student teams tackle problems faced by partner companies and work together to find creative solutions. Fostering trust and friendships, MIT Sloan's impressive roster of student-led clubs organizes speakers, debates, skills competitions, sports, and social events throughout the year.