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The top 10 MIT Sloan stories of the year

A new Master of Business Analytics, a visit from Uber chief Travis Kalanick, and alumni unicorns led headlines in 2015-2016

By Zach Church  |  June 8, 2016

Take a look back at the most-read MIT Sloan news stories of the 2015-2016 school year.

Master of Business Analytics 1. MIT Sloan launched a new Master of Business Analytics degree. The program’s first students begin in fall 2016.


Travis Kalanick at MIT Sloan 2. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick spoke with students about the eight traits of great entrepreneurs.


MIT Sloan unicorn CEOs3. Three companies led by MIT Sloan alumni—Beepi, Okta, and Pillpack—were named to a New York Times list of possible “unicorn” companies that could become valued at $1 billion or more.


MIT Sloan 30 Under 30 winners4. Three MIT Sloan alumni were named to the Forbes “30 Under 30” lists for their work in finance, gaming, and science.


A rock climber5. New research analyzed seven key skills for employment and determined “initiative” is the most durable in the face of automation of jobs.


Valerie Karplus and Haoxiang Zhu Top 106. Assistant professors Valerie Karplus and Haoxiang Zhu were named to the Poets & Quants “40 Under 40” list of best business school professors.


Books for sale7. From Simple Rules to Strategy Rules and hardware startups to collective intelligence, 2015 was a good year for books by the MIT Sloan faculty.


Professor Stephen Graves and undergraduate students8. MIT Sloan’s undergraduate program debuted three new majors and minors, in management, business analytics, and finance.


Jared Curhan negotiations class9. Organization studies professor Jared Curhan taught the seven keys to effective negotiation in a three-day crash course called Negotiation Analysis.


Lisa Conn, MBA '1710. Lisa Conn, MBA ’17, arrived at MIT Sloan to prepare for a career using technology to level the playing field in politics.