MIT Sloan Fellows MBA Program

MIT Sloan Fellows MBA

This full-time, one-year MBA program draws an international population of high-potential, mid-career leaders, eager to discover new possibilities for invention—and action.

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MIT Sloan Fellows MBA

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One year. A lifetime of impact.

What does it mean to be an MIT Sloan Fellow? For an intense, immersive 12 months you'll study alongside 100+ talented, high-potential leaders rising in their careers. Learn, invent, and collaborate with a cohort that spans industries and oceans, and challenge ideas with MIT faculty who respect your vision and expertise. 

Graduate armed with critical tools for your future: a global network excited to support your next step and all the steps that follow. Classroom discovery that deepens your understanding of management ideas and the opportunity to practice in real-world settings. And, most importantly, the confidence to lead and make a difference on a global scale.

Think of the MIT Sloan Fellows program as your change-the-world toolkit. For the past 85 years, some of the most visionary leaders worldwide have done just that. 

Let's see if this Program is right for you.

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Program highlights

  • 12

    Months, full-time, residential

  • 3

    Degree options: MBA, SM Management of Tech, or SM Management

  • ~100

    Students per cohort from 40 countries

MIT Sloan Fellows MBA: A Year of Reinvention, A Lifetime of Impact.

Meet four members of the MIT Sloan Fellows MBA Class of 2021 as they share insights, aspirations, and thoughts along their year-long journey in the program.

MIT Sloan Fellows MBA

Meet Your Global Community

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Share a common purpose with uncommon people.

MIT is famously a connection engine. In just 12 short months, forge bonds with faculty and students across MIT. Brainstorm and problem-solve with industry leaders. Collaborate with students and faculty at neighboring universities. 

This is a rare opportunity to spend a year gaining knowledge, building confidence, and sharpening critical leadership skills. Our community is dynamic and welcoming, coming together from diverse backgrounds and all corners of the world to learn, teach, and invent the future at MIT Sloan. 

Stella Machel, SFMBA 2021

Stella Machel, SFMBA 2021

  • Citizenship

    Mozambique

  • Company

    Standard Bank Group - Mozambique

  • Title

    EXCO member in the Personal and Business Banking Division

montesm@mit.edu

Manny Montes, SFMBA 2021

  • Citizenship

    The U.S.

  • Company

    The Town Dock

  • Title

    Global Procurement Manager

Priya Shekar, SFMBA 2021

Priyanka Shekar, SFMBA 2021

  • Citizenship

    New Zealand

  • Company

    Real Industry

  • Title

    Program Director

Henry Pott, SFMBA 2021

Henry Pott, SFMBA 2021

  • Citizenship

    Great Britain

  • Company

    I set up my own gym franchise before coming to MIT

  • Title

    Business Owner

Ilknur Bechir, SFMBA 2021

Ilknur Bechir, SFMBA 2021

  • Citizenship

    Romania

  • Company

    AlMansoori Specialized Engineering

  • Title

    MENA Business Development Manager

Brian Erickson SFMBA 2021

Brian Erickson, SFMBA 2021

  • Citizenship

    The U.S.

  • Company

    United States Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security

  • Title

    Captain, United States Coast Guard

Rebecca Churt, SFMBA 2021

Rebecca Churt, SFMBA 2021

  • Citizenship

    Germany and The U.S.

  • Previous Company

    Kripalu

  • Title

    VP of Marketing and Sales

Luis Mora

Luis Alberto Rodriguez Mora, SFMBA 2021

  • Citizenship

    Mexico

  • Company

    Grupo Cuprum

  • Title

    President, Automotive

Brittany White, SFMBA '21

Brittany White, SFMBA 2021

  • Citizenship

    The U.S.

  • Company

    Object Limited

  • Title

    VP, Operations


See yourself here

100+ students. 40 Countries. 15+ years work experience from dozens of industries. Meet your global network.

The MIT Alumni = Your MIT Family

  • 4,000

    MIT Sloan Fellows Alumni

  • 24,500

    MIT Sloan Alumni

  • 136,000

    MIT Alumni

Renowned Faculty

Our faculty appreciate the breadth of experience that MIT Sloan Fellows bring to the classroom. And they’re particularly enthusiastic about teaching and learning from top executives like you. Celebrated practitioners in their fields, our faculty integrate rigorous research and experience to solve problems in the workplace, the marketplace, and the world at large.

Here are a few of the outstanding faculty from MIT Sloan who teach in the MIT Sloan Fellows MBA program.

MIT Sloan Fellows Faculty

Duncan Simester

Duncan Simester

Management Science

NTU Professor of Marketing

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Erin Kelly

Erin Kelly

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

Sloan Distinguished Professor of Work and Organization Studies

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John D. Sterman

John D. Sterman

Management Science

Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management

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Tavneet Suri

Tavneet Suri

Economics, Finance and Accounting

Louis E. Seley Professor of Applied Economics

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Catherine J. Turco

Catherine J. Turco

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

Michael M. Koerner (1949) Professor of Entrepreneurship

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Vivek F. Farias

Vivek F. Farias

Management Science

Patrick J. McGovern (1959) Professor

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MIT Sloan Fellows Family Experience

When you come to MIT Sloan with a significant other or family, the entire community benefits. That's why we strive to create a warm and welcoming environment from the moment you arrive.

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Women Faculty @ MIT Sloan: Trailblazers

Our distinguished women faculty are rigorous researchers, passionate educators, and renowned leaders in their fields. From 1951 when Emily Wick became the school’s first tenured woman professor to 2020 when Prof. Esther Duflo won the Nobel Prize in economics, our women faculty have been creating knowledge, inspiring students, and pioneering change at MIT Sloan and in the world. Highlighted are just some of our phenomenal women faculty. 
 

Faculty Spotlight

Zeynep Ton Zeynep Ton

Professor of the Practice, Operations Management

Ton's research focuses on how organizations can design and manage their operations in a way that satisfies employees, customers, and investors. Drawing on 15 years of research, she published her findings in a book, "The Good Jobs Strategy" in 2014.

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Gita Rao Gita Rao

Senior Lecturer, Finance; Assoc. Faculty Director, MFin

Rao has over two decades of experience in global investing, asset allocation, risk management, and client service. In addition, she has managed socially responsible portfolios and teaches a course on social impact investing at MIT Sloan.

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Fiona E. Murray Fiona E. Murray

Associate Dean for Innovation and Inclusion

Murray is an international expert on the transformation of investments in scientific and technical innovation into innovation-based entrepreneurship that drives jobs, wealth creation, and regional prosperity.

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Renée Richardson Gosline Renée Richardson Gosline

Senior Lecturer in the Management Science group

Gosline is an expert on the intersection between behavioral science and technology, and the implications for cognitive bias in human decision-making. She is a leading thinker on the science of digital brand strategy.

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Y. Karen Zheng Y. Karen Zheng

Associate Professor, Operations Management

Zheng's research studies fundamental and emerging operations management (OM) problems with a behavior-centric, data-driven, field-based approach.

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Lotte Bailyn Lotte Bailyn

T Wilson (1953) Professor of Management, Emerita

Bailyn studies the relationship between managerial practice and employees’ lives and investigates how institutional and organizational processes intersect with people’s lives special emphasis on the dynamics of gender and diversity in business.

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MIT Sloan Fellows MBA

Your Learning Experience

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An immersive curriculum built on the science of management, knowledge, & practice.

Invest one year immersed in the dynamic MIT universe. Delve into a curriculum built on the foundations of management and the program’s three pillars: leadership, innovation, and global perspective. Pursue electives, industry projects, and independent research focused on your topics of interest. Spend intensive sessions with an executive coach to develop a strategy around your personal leadership goals. This is your year to experiment and explore.

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Summer

ESTABLISH YOUR FOUNDATION 

Begin with an in-depth 360º leadership assessment and a series of executive coaching sessions. Throughout the year, you and your peers will build a common foundation of essential management topics

IMPROVE YOUR COLLABORATION

Working together in small, carefully curated groups that reflect the diversity of our community, work together to solve challenges through various academic, professional, and cultural lenses. Combine individual contributions and strengths to achieve the best result for your team.

COURSEWORK

Applied Economics for Managers

Data, Models, and Decisions

Financial Accounting

Leadership and Teams Lab

Marketing and Strategy

Operations Management

Organizational Processes

Fall

CUSTOMIZE THE PROGRAM

Continue to build your foundational knowledge with core courses, electives, project-focused studies, and optional certificates. If you choose to complete a thesis, now is the time to lay the groundwork.

PUT YOUR EXPERTISE INTO ACTION

Working closely with peers from more than 30 countries, gain perspective on doing business in key regions around the world. 

COURSEWORK

Financial Management

Seminar in Leadership I

Electives

Winter

EXPERIMENT + EXPLORE

January at MIT is Independent Activities Period, a community-wide celebration of knowledge offering 700+ learning experiences. Regular classes are suspended, and you may choose from a selection of Executive Electives or a vast array of short courses in everything from coding to the visual arts—or decide to travel abroad for project-focused research and courses.

COURSEWORK

Negotiation Seminar

Executive Electives*

Short Courses

*Executive Electives are offered exclusively to MIT Sloan Fellows MBA and Executive MBA students and alumni.

Spring

TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL

With your foundation established, tailor the program to your goals with electives offered at MIT Sloan and across MIT.

EXERCISE YOUR OPTIONS

Collaborate with MIT’s research centers, industry organizations, and entrepreneurial incubators on meaningful projects. 

COURSEWORK

Seminar in Leadership II

System Dynamics

Electives

Sample Electives

Degree options, with and without a thesis

  • Three Degree Options

    You have the choice to earn an MBA, a Master of Science in Management, or a Master of Science in Management of Technology. The degree you decide to pursue will determine whether you must complete a thesis.

  • Thesis

    If you decide to pursue an SM in Management or an SM in Management of Technology, you'll complete a thesis—individually or with a co-author. If you pursue an MBA, you are not required to complete a thesis, but you are welcome to do so. Alumni who have opted to write a thesis emphasize the significant impact that their research had in transitioning them to new roles within their organizations.

STEM Classification

The Sloan Fellows MBA Program qualifies as a STEM-designated program, allowing international students to extend their training in the U.S. by 24 months after graduating.

More information for our international students

Tracks and Certificates

Open to all MIT masters-level students, tracks and certificate programs allow you to tailor your education to meet your professional goals.

Think. Act. Reflect. (Repeat.)

MIT’s motto, mens et manus, translates from Latin to mind and hand. With intention, MIT’s founders were promoting, above all, that education was for practical application. At MIT Sloan, we seek to apply knowledge and skill in a way that benefits the world. 

Simply put, it's not enough to sit in an ivory tower and think about stuff all day—you have to go out in the world and make use of it.

Experiential learning is a centerpiece of the MIT Sloan Fellows experience. We integrate hands-on learning opportunities throughout the curriculum. Through Action Learning labs, the MIT Independent Activities Period, and numerous opportunities to collaborate with MIT research centers, you practice these management skills over and over again.

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MIT Sloan Fellows MBA

Navigate Your Career

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What comes next? You decide.

We're here to help.

We understand that hiring works differently at senior levels. At MIT Sloan, our students determine their adventure and we are the guides. Any great career adventure involves obstacles, crossroads, and pivotal decisions. Our career coaches are dedicated to supporting you as you navigate each stage of the process. 

Explore Career Support

 

Top Career Development Programs:

  • Architecting Your Career Path
  • Getting AIR (Advice, Information, and Referrals) for your Career Transition
  • Leveraging LinkedIn
  • Technology Jobs Landscape Alumni Panel
  • Resume Reviews 

Common Career Paths for Fellows

  • 65%

    Opted to switch careers

  • 29%

    Sought to advance their career

  • 6%

    Pursued entrepreneurial opportunities

Pascal Marmier | SFMBA '08
Anytime I need a contact anywhere in the world, I reach out to my MIT network. New doors are opening to me every day. That access is one of my most indispensable tools as a global leader.
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Join us virtually to get to know MIT Sloan. We're offering several online events - student and alumni panels, info sessions, small group chats with our admissions team, and more - so that we may introduce you to the MIT community. Although we can't get together in person, we're sure that what makes this place so special will shine through, even on your computer screen.

SFMBA ADMISSIONS EVENT

Admissions | Alumni Experience Series

SFMBA Alumni Networking • India

Tune into an SFMBA networking event where you will learn how innovation and global impact are at the heart of the MIT Sloan mission.

10:00AM - 11:00AM EDT
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Admissions | Alumni Experience Series

MIT Sloan Fellows MBA Alumni Panel • Europe

Tune in for a panel discussion with MIT Sloan Fellows MBA alumni. You will learn more about this full-time, year-long, immersive program that enrolls mid-career executives.

1:00PM - 2:00PM EDT
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Admissions | Identity + Inclusion Series

Identity + Inclusion Series: Veterans Networking

Join us to network with MIT Sloan Veterans. You will learn about community, leadership opportunities and MIT cross-campus collaboration through student stories and perspectives.

7:00PM - 8:00PM EDT
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Admissions | Identity + Inclusion Series

Identity + Inclusion Series: Women's Networking

Network with women who're currently students. You'll learn about community, leadership opportunities and MIT cross-campus collaboration through their stories and perspectives.

7:00PM - 8:00PM EST
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How to Apply

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See Yourself Here

The diversity of the MIT Sloan Fellows MBA community both shapes and drives collaboration and learning.  It’s when leaders of all backgrounds come together to solve the most complex problems and share those solutions with the world to improve today and advance tomorrow.

MIT Sloan Fellows MBAs are experienced leaders and mid-career professionals with a minimum of 10 years of work experience. They come from 30+ countries seeking an MBA or MS in Management or Management of Technology.

An Extraordinary Cohort

We take great care to make sure that each member of the MIT Sloan Fellows MBA class will bring something exceptional to the program experience. In fact, we consider the quality of the participants and the class dynamic so critical, we spend every fall traversing the globe to meet prospective applicants. Our overarching goal is to bring together a cohort of Fellows that is a microcosm of the global leadership community.

MIT is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. Read our full nondiscrimination policy here.

Assess Your Qualifications

Instructions

To apply to MIT Sloan, please prepare a variety of materials to help us assess your qualifications. Remember, all materials must be submitted online by the application deadlines.

Application Deadlines for June 2022 Entry

The Admissions Committee reviews all applications and will notify applicants of their decision on or before the deadlines–these dates will be posted when the application goes live in early July. Please note that in the interest of confidentiality, we will only deliver official decisions via your online application.

 
  Submit application by 3:00 p.m. EST on: The Admissions Committee notifies applicants of their decision by*:
Round 1 October 5, 2021 December 14, 2021
Round 2 January 11, 2022 February 15, 2022
Round 3 February 23, 2022 March 22, 2022
 

*Decisions will be released early for candidates who have been denied admission without an interview.  Reapplicants may submit an application in any round.

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Class of 2022 Profile

View the MIT Sloan Fellows MBA program class profile, including class size and industries represented by students of this one-year MBA program.

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