MIT Sloan Fellows MBA Program

SFMBA Curriculum

Putting ideas into action is fundamental to MIT’s approach to knowledge creation, education, and research. In the Sloan Fellows MBA program, you will find a change-the-world toolkit. You'll explore a curriculum focused on management fundamentals and the program's three pillars: leadership, innovation, and global perspective. Choose from electives, industry projects, and independent research to pursue your passions.

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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.

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.

MIT Certificates

These certificate programs allow you to tailor your education to meet your professional goals. Students may complete up to two certificates.

Sample Electives

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.