MIT Sloan Fellows MBA Program

MIT Sloan Fellows MBA Program

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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One year. A lifetime of impact.

Let's start with the end result. After an intense year immersed in personal and professional growth, you will leave campus with not just your MBA or Master of Science degree, but with critical assets for your future: a personal network that spans industries and oceans, enhanced skills and capabilities, and the confidence to lead and make a difference on a global scale.

The one-year MIT Sloan Fellows MBA program attracts high-potential, mid-career leaders enthusiastic to discover new possibilities for innovation—and action. 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.

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What makes the MIT Sloan Fellows MBA program so transformative? The close community and the strength of its cohort.

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Academic Experience

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Degree Options

In the MIT Sloan Fellows MBA program, 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.


If you decide to pursue an SM in Management or an SM in Management of Technology, you are required to complete a thesis—individually or with a co-author. If you pursue an MBA, you are not required to develop 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.


Students at MIT Sloan have the opportunity to pursue specialized certificates in health care, sustainability, and business analytics. These options offer topical coursework and extracurricular activities with key industry leaders and faculty. Students also work in teams on Action Learning projects in related fields. Certificates are open to all MIT students, which creates an exciting classroom dynamic as students from around the Institute contribute their unique perspectives to the course. Students have the option to combine tracks with certificates for a more focused experience. 

Certificates must be earned in conjunction with an MIT Sloan degree; they are not stand-alone, non-degree programs.


MIT Certificates

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

"One thing that we do well at MIT Sloan is to take expert opinion and put it in terms that non-experts can not only understand, but relate to." —Simon H. Johnson, Professor, Global Economics, and Management; MIT Sloan Fellows MBA Program Faculty Director

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Fellows Experience

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A Global Community

The MIT Sloan Fellows MBA 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. 

This is a rare opportunity to step back for a full year to rethink and reinvigorate your career and your life. To build knowledge, confidence, and critical leadership skills. To meet and brainstorm with some of the greatest thinkers and leaders of your day. And to do all that at MIT in collaboration with 100+ talented global peers —a community of hands-on problem solvers eager to make the world a better place. 

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COVID-19 Admissions Update

In this time of uncertainty, we realize you likely have questions related to how the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) may affect the admission process for the remaining cycle. The admissions criteria, process, and timeline remain unchanged. In accordance with MIT-issued guidance, all of our staff is working virtually and we are here to answer any questions you may have.

Admissions Process:
The admissions criteria remain unchanged, and the timeline for the remainder of SFMBA Round 3, remains on schedule. MIT has issued guidance prohibiting travel along with any in-person activities, therefore our staff is working virtually, and all interviews for the remainder of this cycle will be conducted by Skype.

Final Decisions for SFMBA Round 3 applicants will be released on April 3, 2020.

Campus Visits and Events:
All of our in-person recruiting and conversion events have been cancelled until we receive further guidance (sadly that includes April Orientation among many other events.) We are coordinating with all of our stakeholders to create virtual events that will give you a continued opportunity to engage with our community and will be in touch soon with more information.

The MIT Sloan Admissions Office thanks you for your understanding and patience through this time. We hope that you and your family remain safe and healthy. As we mentioned, we are here to answer any questions you may have and we look forward to connecting with you virtually.

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.

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Application Deadlines for June 2020 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 8, 2019 December 16, 2019 February 1, 2020
Round 2 January 2, 2020 February 12, 2020 March 15, 2020
Round 3 February 10, 2020 March 25, 2020 April 3, 2020

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Welcome to a different kind of management school. Our campus is a special place built for a community of people inventing the future. Everywhere you look, you’ll see bright minds working together to make meaningful ideas matter in the world. Are you ready to join us? Launch the slideshow to start exploring. 

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