Photos: MBA Orientation 2013

Duck boat tours, chats with faculty, and the classic Beer Game greet new students

September 10, 2013


The 406 members of the MIT Sloan MBA Class of 2015 arrived on campus in late August for orientation, a week of introductions to MIT and Cambridge, social activities, and academic events.

International students arrived early and were treated to a classic Boston Duck Tour on Aug. 13.

At an Aug. 22 information fair, students surveyed the services and opportunities around campus that will be available to them during their two years at MIT Sloan.

Senior Associate Dean Jake Cohen, a senior lecturer in accounting and law, taught “Leadership in Process: Ingrid Johnson & Nedbank Business Banking,” a case study exploring changes at the South African bank. Cohen and the rest of MIT Sloan’s distinguished faculty are joined by 11 new faculty members this year.

Professor John Sterman celebrated 25 years of teaching The Beer Game, a supply chain simulation that is a hallmark of MBA orientation at MIT Sloan. He celebrated, of course, with a beer. (Photo by Dafne Guisard, MBA ’14.)

New students at MIT Sloan are grouped into cohorts, each named for one of the world’s seas or oceans. The cohorts help to develop a collaborative atmosphere as students take their first-semester core courses together.

Orientation was capped with a “Sea-Function” (a play on C-Function, a weekly student mixer hosted by various clubs and student groups) cruise in Boston Harbor.

See more photos from the harbor cruise on MIT Sloan’s Facebook page.