BREAKING NEWS: MIT PRESIDENT L. RAFAEL REIF ANNOUNCES PLAN TO RESUME FULL ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES ON CAMPUS FOR THE FALL 2021 SEMESTER. READ HIS ANNOUNCEMENT HERE.
Join us at MIT for the Spring 2022 semester as we gather again as a community to explore cutting-edge insights on the knowledge, tools, skills, and strategies required for organizations and humans to thrive in a post-pandemic world. The MIT Sloan Visiting Fellows Program is a non-degree, customized course of study that provides the freedom to explore all that MIT Sloan has to offer, as well as courses across the Institute. We invite exceptional students, professionals, and MIT alumni to plug in to the MIT and Kendall Square ecosystem, level up your professional knowledge and leadership skills, and energize your network by connecting with industry leaders, innovators, and world-renowned faculty. Upon completion of the program, Visiting Fellows receive a certificate from MIT Sloan and affiliate alumni status. Applications for the Spring 2022 semester open May 1, 2021. Application deadline is October 1, 2021.
Unlike a traditional degree program, there are no course requirements. Visiting Fellows come to MIT Sloan with the freedom to pursue their academic and professional goals, such as developing new skills in global entrepreneurship, broadening understanding of strategic innovation, or exploring international finance and capital markets. As a Visiting Fellow, the choice is yours. Visiting Fellows also participate in student clubs, conferences, and special seminars, and enjoy a wealth of cultural, social, and recreational activities, both on campus and in Cambridge and Boston. (Due to the novel Covid-19 pandemic, the format of activities may be adjusted to current federal and local government guidelines.)
The application deadline for the spring 2022 semester is October 1, 2021.
If you have questions, please schedule a zoom call with a member of the admissions team at https://www.picktime.com/mitsloanvf.
Frequently Asked Questions
Unlike a traditional degree program, there are no course requirements. Visiting Fellows enjoy the flexibility and freedom to pursue your academic and professional goals. Whether you're an executive seeking leading-edge ideas to advance to the next stage of your career, a student earning a degree elsewhere ready to supercharge your education, or an MIT alumna/alumnus eager to re-engage with the MIT ecosystem and reignite your mind and network, Visiting Fellows allows exploration of all that MIT Sloan has to offer with a relentless focus on generating impact where it matters most.
- Create your own curriculum with a faculty advisor and design a specific course of study for the semester, aligned with your academic and professional goals.
- Take elective courses at MIT Sloan, throughout MIT, and virtual courses at Harvard University.
- Participate in the breadth of management courses offered at MIT Sloan or focus in-depth on a specific topic. All courses are offered online.
- Visiting Fellows take between 36 and 54 credit units, or about four to six courses, throughout the semester.
- MIT Sloan offers certificate programs in Business Analytics, Healthcare, and Sustainability. To earn a second graduate credential, please consult your academic advisor for certificate requirements. You may be required to enroll in two semesters to meet the certificate requirement.
The MIT Sloan Visiting Fellows Program is available in the following terms:
Spring: Begins early February through mid-May.
Fall: Begins early September through mid-December.