Are you considering PhD training and an academic career at a business school?

IDDEAS (Introduction to Diversity in Doctoral Education and Scholarship) is a two-day immersion program held at MIT. We seek to attract a diverse group of promising undergraduate students and introduce them to business research at the doctoral level.


IDDEAS will give you the opportunity to:

  • Learn about doctoral-level research.

  • Gain advice about graduate school opportunities and insights on the application process.

  • Discuss academic careers in research and teaching.

  • Start building a personal roadmap to a successful application for doctoral education.


The Application

Please note: We regret that, due to the current status of the COVID-19 pandemic, IDDEAS@MITSloan will be postponed from its original June 2020 date. We want to give our participants the best possible experience, and believe that we can best do so by rescheduling the event when MIT is back to full capacity. When a new date is determined, we will post information on this page. If you would like to be notified when IDDEAS@MITSloan is rescheduled, please fill out the form below.

IDDEAS@MITSloan interest form

Requirements:  Your transcripts, two essays, and one recommendation from a faculty member, community member, or advisor

About MIT Sloan's PhD Program

IDDEAS@MITSloan is hosted by the MIT Sloan PhD Programa premier business doctoral program that educates scholars in the following nine research disciplines: Accounting; Economic Sociology; Finance; Information Technology; Organization Studies; Work & Employment Research; Marketing; System Dynamics; and Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Strategic Management. The PhD Program in Management is designed for those interested in business academia.

History of IDDEAS

The IDDEAS program originated at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in order to support and encourage student and faculty diversity. It is our shared goal that this program will expose students from diverse backgrounds to the rich possibilities of careers in research and academia. To learn more about what past participants have said about IDDEAS, please visit IDDEAS@Wharton.