MFin Class of 2015

Candid insights and reflections about MIT Sloan from MFin Class of 2015 candidates. Relevant comments and topic suggestions are welcome from all readers.

Leadership 360 opportunity

Hi all,
As the New Year approaches, I would like to encourage all prospective students to look into the Leadership 360 program offered to MFins. It is a personalized leadership development and coaching program where you get to objectively see what others think of you as a leader and set goals … Read more 

It’s Statistics, Stupid*

When was the last time you thought about statistics, and I mean reaaally thought about statistics? For those of you who said “why yes, just recently I was reading a paper in Econometrica on ‘A Practical Two-Step Method for Testing Moment Inequalities‘”, this question may come across as insulting. … Read more 

Pre-Thanksgiving MFin dinner

Photo Courtesy of Debra Luchanin

Long time no see, everyone! the semester has been so busy and packed with events that I’m a little behind with posting. A picture is worth a thousand words, so what’s a better way to relive the past than to look at lots of pictures!
This post is dedicated to the … Read more 

Victorious Secret?!


The MIT Intramural Soccer Championship is an amazing experience that allows teams of students compete for title of the MIT IM Soccer Champion. The teams become comrades and forge new friendships through sweat and toil, working towards a singular purpose. The teams battle through the warmth of September to the … Read more 

Boston Capital Markets Series: Earth, Wind, and Finance


As was alluded to by Raymond in a previous post, we are a few weeks removed from Sloan Innovation Period, a week for students to relax,  take up some disciplines that interest them outside of the regular Business School environment, or learn even more about Finance. Strangely, I fell into the … Read more 

MFin Open House on Nov. 13th

The MIT Sloan Admissions Office will be holding an MFin Open House on Thursday, November 13th, and I highly encourage all of you to attend! Before actually going on campus for a visit, I only knew whatever was written on the admissions website. Last year, when I was in your shoes, I knew … Read more 

Sloan Innovation Period (SIP)

At the midpoint of every semester, MIT Sloan has a special one week period where students are free to pursue activities of interest. There are no regular classes so you could either choose to take a one week vacation or take “optional” mini classes. MBA’s and Sloan Fellows are actually … Read more 

Stepping Outside of Finance: Entrepreneurship Lab

One of the perks of the MFin program is having the ability to choose a significant fraction of your courses. This allows you to really chart your own course while still building a strong foundation in finance. MFins often take this opportunity to explore their interest outside of the financial … Read more 

Benefits of Diversification

When I applied to the MFin program, I said that I wanted to work in teams more than my previous work experiences required me to do. Well boy do I have my share of team projects! I am currently taking four courses plus the proseminar in corporate finance/investment banking. In … Read more 

Club Bonanza

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The opportunity to join over 60 clubs – themed on business/professional, cultural/regional, and sports/recreation – is just the start of what you can get involved at MIT Sloan. One of the biggest events this fall, the Sloan Club Fest brings together the MBAs, MFin, MSMSs, LGOs, EMBAs, and SDMs on September 10th … Read more 

One Down, Two to Go

Sea Function

Drinks at the Boathouse in Central Park

Downtown Manhattan from the Rooftop of the Met

Last week, we finished our summer term. It was an intense but rewarding seven weeks. For some of us including myself, the crash courses in accounting and finance theory were overwhelming at … Read more 

A Day in the Life of an MFin (summer edition)

The MFin summer term is just jam packed with classes and activities. Below is a small sampling of what we do on a daily basis. So without further ado, I present to you the anticipated ‘a day in the life of an MFin’
7:30 AM – Beep beep beep! I am … Read more