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

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Listen to MIT Sloan Fellows, faculty, and staff as they talk about what makes the MIT Sloan Fellows program so transformative.

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


  • Company

    Standard Bank Group - Mozambique

  • Title

    EXCO member in the Personal and Business Banking Division

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


  • 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


  • Title

    VP of Marketing and Sales

Luis Mora

Luis Alberto Rodriguez Mora, SFMBA 2021

  • Citizenship


  • Company

    Grupo Cuprum

  • Title

    President, Automotive

Day in the Life

Meet Jason Wehrs, SFMBA, in class, and later, on the river.

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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

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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Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

Ronald A. Kurtz (1954) Professor of Entrepreneurship

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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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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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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


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.


Applied Economics for Managers

Data, Models, and Decisions

Financial Accounting

Leadership and Teams Lab

Marketing and Strategy

Operations Management

Organizational Processes




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.


Working closely with peers from more than 30 countries, gain perspective on doing business in key regions around the world. Head to New York City for the Lens on Leadership module, and meet with global leaders and innovators who come to campus for candid, eye-opening conversations.


Financial Management

Innovation Edge

Seminar in Leadership I



Lens on Leadership – New York City



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.


Negotiation Seminar

Executive Electives*

Short Courses

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



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


Collaborate with MIT’s research centers, industry organizations, and entrepreneurial incubators on meaningful projects. Meet with leaders in Washington, D.C. during the Global Perspectives module to examine issues that will influence the health of markets, economies, and populations.


Seminar in Leadership II

System Dynamics Electives


Global Perspectives – Washington, D.C.

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

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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.

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MIT Sloan Fellows MBA

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.

Assess Your Qualifications


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 2021 Entry

The Admissions Committee reviews all applications and will notify applicants of their decision on or before the deadlines listed below. 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: Applicants will be notified by: Admitted applicants must respond to offer by:
Round 1 October 6, 2020 December 14, 2020 February 1, 2021
Round 2 January 11, 2021 February 16, 2021 March 1, 2021
Round 3 March 1, 2021 March 31, 2021 April 7, 2021

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