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Bring a business perspective to your technical and quantitative expertise. Course 15 is management education grounded in the scientific method and tested in the world.

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This is Course 15

Grounded in the scientific method. Backed by a quantitative foundation. And refined in the real world. Course 15 was established more than 100 years ago to give MIT students a timeless advantage: practical business skills to make ideas matter. Choose a major or minor in management, business analytics, or finance. Sit shoulder-to-shoulder with graduate students who bring real-world work experience to the classroom. Participate in class discussions that mimic workplace environments where teams of diverse experience, levels, and expertise work together.

 

 


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Explore everything MIT Sloan has to offer in 15.000, Explorations in Management

With three majors and three minors available to MIT undergraduates, you can bring your startup to life, your best prototypes to market, and be positioned to lead, in and for the world.

Interested in joining Course 15? Curriculum information is below. Email us to schedule an appointment.

Course 15 Majors & Minors

  • 15-1 Management

    The foundation for business starts here. 15-1 Management gives students a broad exposure to management and business topics. Building upon this base, students then tailor their education towards a deep dive in a specific subject area or an interdisciplinary/cross-disciplinary concentration. 

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  • 15-2 Business Analytics

    Data-based decisions for tough challenges. 15-2 Business Analytics informs the scientific process of using data to make better decisions in business and other domains. By using data analysis, optimization techniques, and modeling tools, students in the field of Business Analytics have the potential to make sense of big data across myriad sectors. 

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  • 15-3 Finance

    Shape your mind, then shape markets. 15-3 Finance provides a rigorous curriculum designed to train students for careers that focus on the application and management of modern finance tools.  Beginning with the fundamentals of finance, accounting, microeconomics, probability, and statistics, students then choose electives based on specific finance interests.

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15-1: Management

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The foundation for business starts here

The 15-1 Management is comprehensive, yet flexible. Study foundational subjects including communications, accounting, microeconomics, organizational processes, probability, and statistics. Tailor your education towards either a deep dive in a specific subject area or a cross-discipline concentration.

Course Requirements & Roadmaps

Double Major Roadmaps, 15-1 with

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 6-2 | Computer Science & Engineering 6-3 |Computer Science, Economics and Data Science 6-14 | Economics 14-1 | Mathematical Economics 14-2 | Mathematics 18 | Mathematics with Computer Science 18C

Selected Management Faculty

Juanjuan Zhang

Juanjuan Zhang

Management Science

John D. C. Little Professor of Marketing

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Lori Breslow

Lori Breslow

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

Senior Lecturer, Managerial Communication

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Ray Reagans

Ray Reagans

Behavioral and Policy Sciences

Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Management

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15-2: Business Analytics

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Data-based decisions for tough challenges

We live in an increasingly connected world with greater access to data than ever before. With 15-2 Business Analytics, you learn different approaches to make sense of complex data and uncertainty. You focus on how to make informed data-driven decisions by using efficient business practices. Heavy on quantitative research and rigor, you will be prepared to think critically and use data in meaningful ways that improve organizations.

Course Requirements & Roadmaps

Double Major Roadmaps, 15-2 with

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 6-2 | Computer Science & Engineering 6-3 | Computer Science, Economics and Data Science 6-14 | Economics 14-1 | Mathematical Economics 14-2 | Mathematics 18 | Mathematics with Computer Science 18C

Selected Analytics Faculty

James B. Orlin

James B. Orlin

Management Science

E. Pennell Brooks (1917) Professor in Management

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Tauhid Zaman

Tauhid Zaman

Management Science

Associate Professor, Operations Management

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Y. Karen Zheng

Y. Karen Zheng

Management Science

Sloan School Career Development Professor

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15-3: Finance

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Shape your mind, then shape markets

At the intersection of economics, strategy, and accounting, finance looks at how to keep markets and organizations operating efficiently. The 15-3 major in finance prepares you for a career in finance, from managerial finance to corporate finance to algorithmic trading to emerging finance technologies. Lab and communications subjects help you apply the tools of finance to industry. The restricted electives give you flexibility to focus on certain areas or explore topics that complement finance.

Course Requirements & Roadmaps

Double Major Roadmaps, 15-3 with

Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 6-2 | Computer Science & Engineering 6-3 |Computer Science, Economics and Data Science 6-14 | Economics 14-1 | Mathematical Economics 14-2 | Mathematics 18 | Mathematics with Computer Science 18C

Selected Finance Faculty

Michelle Hanlon

Michelle Hanlon

Economics, Finance and Accounting

Howard W. Johnson Professor

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Hui Chen

Hui Chen

Economics, Finance and Accounting

Associate Professor, Finance

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Deborah J. Lucas

Deborah J. Lucas

Economics, Finance and Accounting

Sloan Distinguished Professor of Finance

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Career Exploration

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What Can You Do with Course 15?

Valued for their ability to think analytically and communicate effectively to creatively solve problems, Course 15 students graduate prepared for both short- and long-term career success in a changing global landscape. All Course 15 students find a job after graduation; we can help you discover your career path.

MIT is a global hub of innovation in management, analytics, finance, entrepreneurship, and technology. As an MIT student, you are part of this dynamic ecosystem; when you graduate, you’ll be welcomed into the vast alumni network.

Preparing for Your Career Starts Now

Internships, externships, UROPs, info sessions, coffee chats… there are many steps in career exploration. Resources at MIT will help guide the way.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

Participate in a research experience with faculty through UROP. This is a great option for students who are exploring career opportunities and would like to work for a short amount of time (summer or IAP), or pursue a semester-long research project that complements coursework.

Career Resources

The MIT Career Advising and Professional Development Office (CAPD) hosts company presentations and facilitates companies’ recruiting schedules. Our office supplements CAPD resources with additional industry information and co-curricular guidance. The vast MIT Sloan student network cultivated in the classroom and community are also major assets to your internships and job search.

Internships and Externships

While many students pursue conventional career paths, we encourage you to explore multiple interests and not feel limited by your major or minor. Internships (often during the summers after sophomore and junior years) and externships (during January IAP) will help you try out an industry and function, and also experience different company cultures to find one that fits your career goals.

Starting Your Own Company

Interested in the entrepreneurship and innovation space? There are many opportunities at MIT to connect with start-ups or create your own company, ranging from Course 15 classes to many interdisciplinary centers and funds across campus. Why go alone when you can collaborate with an entire community?

Finding Your Path

Course 15 curricula provide a strong foundation for multiple career paths. Regardless of which major or minor you choose, your distinct skills and experiences at MIT will help build your own unique path. There’s no one exactly like you, which is why our office is here to help you navigate academic decisions that will ultimately lead to a great career. All Course 15 students find a job after graduation; we want to know what excites you!

  • Curious about consulting, operations, finance, strategy, marketing, or starting your own business? 15-1 Management allows for broad exploration followed by a concentrated focus of your choice.
  • Investigating a technical or applied role in operations, statistics, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data science? 15-2 Business Analytics provides the foundation.
  • Focused on finance, perhaps in investment banking, asset management, venture capital, consulting firms? 15-3 Finance will guide the way.

Percent of MIT undergraduates found their job through an internship or the MIT career fair

Course 15 Alumni: Paths to Career Opportunities

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Admissions

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Prospective Students

MIT admits some of the best and brightest students in the world.  All undergraduate students enter MIT undeclared and students are not admitted directly to MIT Sloan. Therefore, please visit the Admissions Office home page to apply to MIT.  All MIT undergraduates can take classes at MIT Sloan beginning their first semester; students select a major at the end of their first year. If you are a current MIT undergraduate considering a Course 15 major or minor, please contact our office.

Admissions Stats

  • 103

    students major in Course 15

  • 41

    students minor in Course 15

  • 27%

    Course 15 students double major

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