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.

Congratulations, Class of 2016!

Just wanted to give a quick shoutout to those admitted today into the MIT MFin Class of 2016! Congratulations on your hard work, be very proud of yourselves!!!
Once your heart starts beating normally again, please take a moment to share this good news with your loved ones and … Read more 

Need a course recommendation for IAP? There is one must-take

It’s January, also known as the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which means that MFins, like most MIT students, aren’t required to take any formal classes. Some of us simply wanted to get a break from the fall semester that we just had. Others chose to do the Finance Research … Read more 

Introducing Trader Joes to Canada

Hi all,
The extremely active nature of Sloan’s many clubs and societies ensures that a plethora of invites land into your inbox each week. Whilst many of these conferences and competitions sound interesting, an already packed schedule prevents participation in much of what is on offer. It was during the … Read more 

Finance Research Practicum (FRP)

After a busy winter, 2 major snowstorms, and a glorious Super Bowl victory, it is time for the final semester to begin! But first, let me introduce you to what I’ve been working on throughout the month of January. The FRP is an intensive full-time course over January in which … Read more 

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 Co-Ed 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 … 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