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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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. 

Burouj Ajlouni, SFMBA 2020

Burouj Ajlouni, SFMBA '20🔗

  • Citizenship

    USA/Jordan

  • Recent Location

    Boston, MA

  • Company

    Thermo Fisher Scientific

Miguel Huidor, SFMBA 2020

Miguel Huidor, SFMBA'20🔗

  • Citizenship

    USA/Mexico

  • Recent Location

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Company

    Calvin Klein

Ada Zhou, SFMBA 2020

Ada Zhou, SFMBA '20🔗

  • Citizenship

    China

  • Recent Location

    Mountain View, CA

  • Company

    Oh My Green

Jim Flatley, SFMBA 2020

Jim Flatley, SFMBA '20🔗

  • Citizenship

    USA

  • Recent Location

    Virginia Beach, VA

  • Company

    US Navy

John Bailey, SFMBA 2020

John Bailey, SFMBA '20🔗

  • Citizenship

    USA

  • Recent Location

    Springboro, OH

  • Company

    US Air Force

Melissa Adamski, SFMBA 2020

Melissa Adamski, SFMBA '20🔗

  • Citizenship

    USA

  • Recent Location

    Cambridge, MA

  • Company

    Booz | Allen| Hamilton

Jose Valdovinos, SFMBA 2020

Jose Luis Valdovinos, SFMBA '20🔗

  • Citizenship

    Mexico/Spain

  • Recent Location

    Mexico City, Mexico

  • Company

    Thermion

Talia Ben Sasson-Gordis, SFMBA 2020

Talia Ben Sasson-Gordis, SFMBA '20🔗

  • Citizenship

    Israel/USA

  • Recent Location

    Cambridge, MA

  • Company

    Anti-Defamation League

John Albrechtsen, SFMBA 2020

John Albrechtsen, SFMBA '20🔗

  • Citizenship

    USA

  • Recent Location

    Arizona, USA

  • Company

    The Ensign Group, Inc.

Ogochukwu Belo-Osagie, SFMBA 2020

Ogochukwu Belo-Osagie, SFMBA '20🔗

  • Citizenship

    Nigeria

  • Recent Location

    Lagos, Nigeria

  • Company

    Shell Production and Development Company

Samuel Bolaños, SFMBA 2020

Samuel Bolaños, SFMBA '20🔗

  • Citizenship

    Mexico/Spain

  • Recent Location

    Madrid, Spain

  • Company

    Cinépolis Spain

Sok Mei Wong, SFMBA 2020

Sok Mei Wong, SFMBA '20🔗

  • Citizenship

    Singapore

  • Recent Location

    Singapore

  • Company

    Underwriters Laboratories

Tony Hanada, SFMBA 2020

Tony Hanada, SFMBA '20🔗

  • Citizenship

    Japan

  • Recent Location

    Tokyo

  • Company

    Shotoku Corp.


Day in the Life🔗

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

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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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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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. 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.

COURSEWORK

Financial Management

Innovation Edge

Seminar in Leadership I

Electives

MODULE

Lens on Leadership – New York City

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. 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.

COURSEWORK

Seminar in Leadership II

System Dynamics Electives

MODULE

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.

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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Attend an Event

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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.

Admissions Events

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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

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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