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    The MSMS degree is a 90-unit curriculum with a 66-unit requirement to be completed in MIT coursework. This includes courses at MIT Sloan, other MIT departments, and Harvard University. At least half of the classes (34 of the 66 units) must be in the same concentration area as the Master’s thesis (24 units) that students are required to write and submit for approval.

    Each student's curriculum and Master's thesis will be directed by a faculty adviser in his or her chosen concentration area. An applicant must specify a proposed area of concentration in his or her application. The specific concentration topic can combine courses in one of the following three MIT Sloan academic groups:

    • Behavioral and Policy Sciences, which offers courses in strategy, technological innovation & entrepreneurship, organization studies, and international management;
    • Economics, Finance, and Accounting, which offers courses in international economics, applied microeconomics, corporate finance, financial engineering, and managerial accounting, as well as other subjects; and
    • Management Science, which offers courses in operations management, operations research and statistics, information technology, and marketing.

    There are ten areas organized under the three academic groups. Applicants should specify one of the ten areas as their concentration area on the online application: