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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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