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Nearly 900 students in nine programs receive diplomas June 3 from MIT Sloan. MIT-wide commencement exercises take place at Killian Court on campus. The actor Matt Damon, a Cambridge, Mass. native who rose to fame playing an MIT janitor in “Good Will Hunting,” will be the guest speaker. Damon is a co-founder of, a nonprofit focused on securing safe drinking water for developing countries.

On, Thursday, June 2, a convocation honors 344 MBA students who completed their studies this academic year, as well as the 50 graduates of MIT’s dual-degree Leaders for Global Operations program. Jean Hammond, SM ’86, co-founder of Boston education technology startup accelerator LearnLaunch, will speak.

A separate convocation Thursday, June 2 will celebrate the 90 graduates of the school’s Master of Finance program.

The MIT Executive MBA program graduates 118 students this year, while the MIT Sloan Fellows Program — a one-year MBA or Master of Science for mid-career professionals — will award degrees to 121 students.

Thirty-three students will receive degrees from the school’s Master of Science in Management Studies program, and 83 will graduate from its System Design and Management program, a joint degree with the MIT School of Engineering.

The school’s 12 PhD graduates join doctoral candidates from across MIT Thursday, June 2 for the doctoral hooding ceremony. Thirty-one undergraduate students will graduate from Course XV, the MIT designation for its management major.

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