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“The world knows a lot about MIT, but some of the most remarkable things you just can’t know until you get here. For example, the incredible energy of the place. There’s a kind of crackling drive and curiosity that fills the air. MIT feels like a stadium with no seats—everyone is in the game, sometimes 24 hours a day.”

Susan Hockfield, MIT President

MBA Class of 2013 Profile*

Age range

21–43

Work range

0–11

Mean years’ work experience

5

GMAT range (middle 80%)

660–750

Mean GMAT

711

Females

38%

Males

62%

U.S. citizens

57%

U.S. permanent residents

4%

International

39%

Africa

<1%

Asia

17%

Europe

8%

Middle East

2%

North America

63%

Oceania

<1%

South America

9%

Undergraduate Degrees

Business and Commerce

21%

Computer Science

3%

Engineering

36%

Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

32%

Science and Math

8%

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“MIT Sloan is a culture of doers. Engaged students are driving high- powered projects, but it’s low key. Even if a fellow student has just started a business that is having a huge impact on a global scale, it’s no big deal here. Nobody brags. Everyone is too busy doing and helping others do.”

Jon Gensler, MBA/MPA ’1 1

Read more about what these and other MIT Sloan students are doing at MIT and around the world:

MIT Sloan students are doing at MIT and around the world: Undergrad: Shayna Harris, MBA ’11

Undergrad:

Shayna Harris, MBA ’11 International Relations & Political Science, Boston University

Guillaume Fernet, MBA ’11

Vanessa Green, MBA ’11

Before MIT Sloan:

Fulbright Scholar in rural Brazil; led national and global campaigns to encourage corporate social

At MIT Sloan:

responsibility and economic development for Oxfam and other organizations Cofounded MIT Food and Agriculture Collaborative; cofounded NGO startup Supply Change,

Undergrad:

runner-up and winner of the Audience Choice Award, MIT $100K Elevator Pitch Contest

Engineering, École Polytechnique, Paris

Before MIT Sloan:

Senior management roles in finance and operations at British and French utilities companies

At MIT Sloan:

Siebel Scholar; Co-president, MIT Energy Club; judge, MIT Clean Energy Prize; Sponsorship Director,

Undergrad:

MIT Energy Conference

Environmental Studies, Dartmouth College; SM, Civil & Environmental Engineering, MIT

Before MIT Sloan:

Cofounder, Community Water Solutions, Ghana; Manager of Engineering and Environment,

At MIT Sloan:

TECOM Investments, Dubai Founder & CEO, OnChip Power; Managing Director, MIT Energy Conference

Undergrad:

David Auerbach, MBA ’11 American Studies, Yale University

Limor Zehavi, LGO ’12

Before MIT Sloan:

Headed Partnerships, Policy, and Outreach Division, Endeavor; Deputy Chair for Poverty Alleviation,

At MIT Sloan:

Clinton Global Initiative; Yale-China Teaching Fellow Cofounded Sanergy, winner of the 2011 MIT $100K; Co-president, MIT Sloan Entrepreneurs for

Undergrad:

International Development

Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion-Machon Technologi Le’ Israel

Before MIT Sloan:

Industrial engineer, EL AL Airlines

At MIT Sloan:

Organized Domestic Plant Trek across the United States and the International Plant Trek across South America; honored with the Charles “Harrison” Smith III Memorial Award for leadership activities

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The one-semester Core:

building a foundation

“Bottom line: the Core semester is confidence building.”

Jon Gleicher, MBA ’12

“The one-semester Core program is short, rigorous, and necessary. We learn a lot very quickly.
“The one-semester Core program is short, rigorous, and necessary. We learn a lot
very quickly. It’s an opportunity to make mistakes within a safe community during
a period that is, basically, nonstop teaching and learning moments.
The quality of the people you meet and the relationships you build are amazing.
We all bring something special to the table. My background is not in business or
technology, it’s in teaching and nonprofits, but I felt I had a lot to contribute.
When December rolls around, you realize you have the foundation skills you
need to pursue your agenda—and the analytical rigor necessary to approach any
problem. That reputation for rigor is well known. You find doors open wherever you
go, across MIT and out in the world.”
Jon Gleicher, MBA ’12

The foundation

The one-semester Core is the key to the dynamism and flexibility of the MIT Sloan MBA Program. “Core” refers to the essential knowledge that students build during this very intensive first semester, giving them a rigorous foundation upon which to design the next three semesters of their MBA experience.

The MIT Sloan MBA class is strategically small—about 400 students—and represents approximately 65 countries. Students are grouped together in diverse teams of six or seven as part of a larger cohort of 67 who remain together in all Core classes. Study team experiences and group field projects during the Core semester turn students into lifelong global team players.

Many students and alumni consider this Core model— a strong foundation followed by broad exploration—to be one of the most significant differentiators of the MIT Sloan experience and key to the extraordinary value the program delivers.

How it works The fall term of the first year—the one-semester Core—features required courses that

How it works

The fall term of the first year—the one-semester Core—features required courses that give students a rigorous foundation in any area of business:

• Economic Analysis for Business Decisions

• Data, Models, and Decisions

• Communication for Leaders

• Organizational Processes

• Financial Accounting

Students choose one of these electives during the Core semester:

• Finance Theory I

• Marketing Management

During the one-semester Core, students pursuing the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Track or the Finance Track work with industry experts on real-world problems in these proseminars:

• Introduction to Technological Entrepreneurship

• Introduction to the Practice of Finance

Entrepreneurship • Introduction to the Practice of Finance “We have the quantitative and the analytical but

“We have the quantitative and the analytical but we also have the collaborative skill and the breadth of knowledge—that’s a significant combination.”

Bethany Logan Ropa, MBA ’08 Associate Director, UBS Investment Bank

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The classroom:

learning on the leading edge

“The classroom experience is special at MIT Sloan because it’s a multidirectional flow of learning—the students learn from the faculty, from one another, and the faculty learn from the students.”

Renée Richardson Gosline, Assistant Professor of Marketing

“I cherish the emphasis on cutting-edge research and the fact that we’re encouraged to bring
“I cherish the emphasis on cutting-edge
research and the fact that we’re encouraged
to bring it right into the classroom. One of
my favorite things about teaching at MIT
Sloan is the diversity and high quality of
students. They are eager to learn new things,
they think independently, and they’re willing
to tackle difficult issues. By that I don’t
mean mathematical problems, but rather
that they are eager to think through complex
issues even in cases where research has not
been able to find ‘cookbook solutions.’ ”
Antoinette Schoar, Michael M. Koerner
(1949) Professor of Entrepreneurship
and Professor of Finance; 2009
winner, Ewing Marion Kauffman Prize
Medal for Distinguished Research in
Entrepreneurship

Unprecedented flexibility

Students come to MIT Sloan because they want to accomplish big things, and they need latitude to do that—the flexibility to move across a virtually boundless landscape of opportunity. MIT Sloan students choose 75% of their coursework from a broad and deep selection of electives. The pedagogy is a hybrid of the qualitative and the quantitative, rigorous classroom learning and global action-learning experiences, case study analysis and frank discussions with corporate and government leaders. And because of the small class size, MIT Sloan students have the opportunity to establish close, mentoring relationships with faculty, who are renowned experts in their fields.

have the opportunity to establish close, mentoring relationships with faculty, who are renowned experts in their

“I enjoy the course load more because it is a schedule that I was able to create.”

Josh Rider, MBA ’12

schedule that I was able to create.” Josh Rider, MBA ’12 Helping the world digest a

Helping the world digest a crisis

The former chief economist for the International Monetary Fund, Simon Johnson (pictured above), the Ronald A. Kurtz (1954) Professor of Entrepreneurship, pens influential bulletins from the financial front in The New York Times’ “Economix” and can be seen dissecting the economic crisis in the Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job. He also wrote, with James Kwak, the critically acclaimed book about the financial crisis 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown.

Renée Richardson Gosline, Assistant Professor of Marketing

The World’s Top 40 B-School Profs Under the Age of 40

Poets and Quants searched near and far to uncover this remarkable group of men and women, some of whom have barely reached the age of 30, yet they have made a name for themselves as rising stars in business academia.” From poetsandquants.com.

Four MIT Sloan professors made the Top 40— more than any other school:

• Joshua Ackerman, Assistant Professor of Marketing

• Renée Richardson Gosline, Assistant Professor of Marketing

• Tavneet Suri, Assistant Professor of Applied Economics

• Zeynep Ton, Visiting Assistant Professor of Operations Management

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By the numbers

MIT Sloan MBA students graduated into jobs in these areas:

Top Industries

2010

2009

2008

Consulting

18.9%

17.2%

24.2%

Investment Banking

10.7

8.4

16.9

High Technology*

14.5

18.9

17.9

Pharmaceutical/Healthcare/Biotechnology

11.0

9.8

8.6

*Includes Computers/Electronics, Software/Internet, and Telecommunications

Read the complete 2011 employment report:

mitsloan.mit.edu/cdo/class11.php#hirers

Career opportunities:

strategizing one-on-one

“We are thought-partners with our students, helping them brainstorm their options—one of the big benefits of MIT Sloan’s relatively small size.”

Jackie Wilbur, Senior Director, MIT Sloan Career Development Office (CDO)

Senior Director, MIT Sloan Career Development Office (CDO) “The CDO and the faculty are 100% invested

“The CDO and the faculty are 100% invested in our students’ success. All CDO programs, resources, and services are designed to empower them to manage their careers and conduct job searches successfully. The learning model that we deliver during the two years of the MBA gives us a great vehicle for coaching students through this process. We begin with Career Core, developed with MIT Sloan’s faculty to help students understand and articulate the benefits they will bring to an organization and to the wider world.” Jackie Wilbur, Senior Director MIT Sloan Career Development Office (CDO)

A strategic portfolio of career resources

The MIT Sloan MBA Program was the first to integrate a career seminar into the Core curriculum (Career Core), launching students on a focused career path from the very first semester. Developed by faculty and career experts in the MIT Sloan community, the Career Development Office’s suite of time-tested programs is designed to provide essential resources, experiences, and access to the right people, networks, and organizations.

Career Core Career Core helps students identify their own abilities and differentiators and refine their career management skills. Integrated into the Core semester—the first semester of the MIT Sloan MBA Program—Career Core is a major catalyst in helping students take the leap in their careers and be on their game for recruiting.

On-campus recruiting program A-list companies in many industries visit campus to recruit students to positions in consulting, financial services, commercial technologies, biotech, and other fields. Approximately 60% of students obtain their job offers through the on- campus recruiting program.

Treks Students travel to New York to sit down with influential leaders in the banking industry, to Washington to meet with heads of government and nonprofit organizations, to Las Vegas to learn about the business of entertainment, and to marketplace hotspots around the world.

“I can’t stress enough the value of the personal relationships we establish with the CDO. When I decided to return to retail corporate strategy after a few years of consulting at Boston Consulting Group, I leveraged the CDO’s resources to connect with an MIT Sloan alum at Converse.” Dwane Morgan, MBA ’08 Senior Manager of Strategic Planning Converse Inc.

Career fair Leading recruiters from across the business spectrum converge on campus to get to know first- and second-year students.

Internships Significant on-the-job career experiences in companies around the world, internships give students a chance to explore industries, develop skills, and build relationships with prospective employers. The intimate class size works to MIT Sloan students’ advantage when applying for competitive internships.

advantage when applying for competitive internships. “The CDO connected me with the MIT Sloan network on
advantage when applying for competitive internships. “The CDO connected me with the MIT Sloan network on
advantage when applying for competitive internships. “The CDO connected me with the MIT Sloan network on

“The CDO connected me with the MIT Sloan network on Wall Street, and I learned everything I needed to know about UBS from the alums there. Now I’m working to recruit new MIT Sloan MBAs to UBS.”

Bethany Logan Ropa, MBA ’08 Associate Director, UBS Investment Bank

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Alumni network:

connecting to you

• MIT Sloan alumni network: 20,000 in 90 countries

• MIT alumni network: 120,000

• MIT Alumni Association clubs worldwide: 75

120,000 • MIT Alumni Association clubs worldwide: 75 “Whatever you’re interested in, there’s an alum out

“Whatever you’re interested in, there’s an alum out there doing it and ready to mentor and give advice. It’s been a huge advantage.”

Elliot Sedegah, MBA ’11

Serial innovator

The Boston Globe recently cited Shuman Ghosemajumder, MBA ’02, as one of MIT’s great innovators. The former “click fraud czar” at Google developed systems to protect advertisers in a $20 billion industry. He joined Google in 2003 as a product manager for AdSense, led the launch and growth of the Link Units business, and helped launch Gmail. Ghosemajumder was the recipient of two Google Founders’ Awards for significant entrepreneurial accomplishments. His MIT Sloan MBA thesis examined digital distribution. In a bold, public-spirited move, Ghosemajumder left Google in 2010 to grow TeachAIDS, a nonprofit organization that develops HIV/AIDS prevention education materials.

“When I was at MIT Sloan, I sought out alums working with companies I was interested in. I was able to sit down over lunch and talk with them about reaching out to the right hiring managers. I have been out a few years, but I still rely on that tight network. The MIT Sloan Bay Area network is close and supportive—like family. We meet often. People share their experiences and help each other out.

At Apple, I have tried to help MIT Sloan students, show them around the company, and connect them with the right people. In fact, Apple has a committee of MIT grads that meets once a month to strategize on how to recruit more MIT Sloan alums. It’s not just that we’re loyal to our alma mater. We know that MIT Sloan students are coming from a collaborative, supportive, noncompetitive culture—the best kind of work ethic in a team environment like Apple.” Itai Ram, MBA ’09 Product Manager, iPhone/iPad Software, Apple

“One of the great takeaways from my MIT Sloan experience has been the network. When
“One of the great takeaways from my MIT Sloan experience has been the
network. When I was in China a few weeks ago, I had dinner with a friend
from the program. He’s in Hong Kong now, and we were churning through
ideas for new business opportunities there. From Hong Kong, I flew to
Canada and had dinner with another former classmate. Anywhere I go in
the world, I reconnect with someone from the MIT Sloan network. Whether
I’m looking for a job, a new business opportunity, or just catching up with
an old friend, it’s impossible to overestimate the value of the vast global
network I was able to build. I use it every day.”
Tolu Adeleye, MBA ’04
Manager, Group Strategy & Development
Pratt & Whitney, A United Technologies Company

A powerful alumni network that includes leaders in every facet of the marketplace

Joaquin E. Bacardi, III, MBA ’98 President and CEO, Bacardi Corporation

Robin Chase, SM ’86 CEO, GoLoco, Cofounder, Zipcar

Brad Feld, SB ’87, SM ’88 Managing Director, Mobius Venture Capital

Homayoun Hatami, MBA ’00 Principal, McKinsey & Company

Judy C. Lewent, SM ’72 Former Executive Vice President and CFO, Merck & Co., Inc.

Brendan Miller, MBA ’04 Green Economy Manager, State of New Mexico

Saadiq Rodgers-King, MBA ’08 Entrepreneur, Cofounder, Hot Potato

Read alumni blogs: mitsloan.mit. edu/mba/alumni/blogs.php and profiles mitsloan.mit.edu/ mba/alumni/profiles.php

Admiral Thad Allen, SF ’89, retired U.S. Coast Guard Commandant, shares his thoughts on leadership through the Gulf oil spill crisis.

Allen, SF ’89, retired U.S. Coast Guard Commandant, shares his thoughts on leadership through the Gulf
Allen, SF ’89, retired U.S. Coast Guard Commandant, shares his thoughts on leadership through the Gulf

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The MIT in MIT Sloan:

collaborating across campus

“Some of the smartest, most innovative people in the world are on the MIT campus, and they know that the key to moving an idea from concept to reality is collaborating with their peers in the business school.”

Cross-campus exploration

Want to know the secret to making perfect sushi? Understand the inner workings of the stock market? Learn how to tell stories for fun and profit? Every January during Independent Activities Period (IAP), members of the MIT community reach out and share their knowledge, offering more than 700 classes to the wider Institute community.

An interim session between the first and second semesters, IAP offers serious academic subjects for credit as well as high-octane diversions like The Hottest, the Coldest, the Highest, the Deepest, and the Most Foreign Places on Earth or MIT’s legendary Mystery Hunt. The sole common denominator is the joy of learning something—or many things—just for the thrill. web.mit.edu/iap/

Navin Gupta, MBA ’09, Financial Technology Infrastructure Development, Morgan Stanley

Mens et Manus

MIT’s motto mens et manus (mind and hand) is very much a working credo. Putting ideas into action is the fundamental principle underlying the Institute’s approach to knowledge creation, education, and research. At MIT Sloan, mens et manus manifests itself in a rigorous hands-on curriculum that offers students the chance to build a deep reservoir of knowledge and immediately put that knowledge to work in the world.

and immediately put that knowledge to work in the world. “MIT Sloan is integrated into the
“MIT Sloan is integrated into the larger university more than any other business school I
“MIT Sloan is integrated into the larger university more than any other business school I know.
What that means for me in the field of energy is the ability to leverage MIT’s vast energy
ecosystem—probably the most valuable on Earth. To be successful in energy, you have to
understand business, management, and finance, but also politics, chemistry, and advanced
technologies. At MIT Sloan, I can interact with and learn from students, alumni, and faculty
from these other disciplines in courses, in action labs, and in the MIT Energy Club [Fernet is
co-president]. Collaborating across functions and disciplines is fun—and it’s a skill set that
employers value very highly.”
Guillaume Fernet, MBA ’11

David Auerbach MBA ’11 and Ani Vallabhaneni, MBA ’11

Sanergy: building sustainable urban sanitation

“When we conceived of this idea in MIT’s Development Ventures class…we knew that it was going to take a village to succeed. How do you aim to build 6,000 toilets solo? Fortunately, MIT attracts the ideal villagers… out of the MIT woodwork have appeared committed designers and engineers.

It takes capital to fly to Kenya, to set up workshops, and to learn from experts in other parts of the world. At every turn, the MIT Public Service Center, the IDEAS Competition, the IDI, and the Legatum Center found dollars for us to do that. In the heart of the University of Nairobi, MIT established a Fab Lab, which ensured that we were able to develop 3D renderings of our design before making costly molds.

The support of the MIT E-Center has

been incredible in giving us space, coffee, printing…and endless encouragement.

And

in business school—pricing strategies, financial models, conjoint surveys—to put together the business plan, yet we doubted that venture capitalists and industry leaders would be swayed that our work has clear financial and social impact. They amazed us with their confidence.

Thank you for believing in us on this incredible journey.

the

MIT100K. It took all of our work

Peace, love and sanitation!”

Excerpts from the blog “Sanergy:

An MIT Love Story.” Read more about Sanergy including the full blog entry:

saner.gy

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Community:

inspiring invention, ingenuity & fun

“The deciding factor for me was the culture at MIT Sloan. People are famously unpretentious and down-to-earth here, yet diverse, interesting, and very accomplished.”

Alice Hartley, MBA ’12

No place like it on Earth

Everybody says it. The culture of MIT Sloan, and the larger MIT community it’s a part of, is unlike any other institution of higher learning. The division between work and play is almost nonexistent, not because students work all the time, but because they tackle whatever they’re doing with the same characteristic spirit of adventure. Their personal and professional interests often intersect, and they spend their time at MIT Sloan exploring the ideas and challenges they find rewarding. It’s the kind of friendly and inclusive culture where one student’s infectious enthusiasm for sailing can generate a fleet of fellow sailors by week’s end.

can generate a fleet of fellow sailors by week’s end. It’s a wonderful town MIT is

It’s a wonderful town

MIT is positioned in the center of one of the most exhilarating urban centers in the U.S. Boston is distinguished by its architectural beauty, a setting between the ocean and a winding river, dozens of museums and parks, and a sports fever that grips the town every season of the year.

Boston is also within easy driving distance of skiable mountains, rolling farmland, and other important urban centers. And you can actually hop a subway train to the beach. Cambridge, the home of MIT Sloan, only a few minutes’ walk from Boston, has enumerable riches of its own, including a village vibe, great music, adventurous food, and one of the most diverse and educated populations on Earth.

Off-hours are very much on

MIT Sloan plays like it works—with ingenuity and a voracious appetite for connecting with people and finding novel ways to have fun. Thus, the C-function or cultural function. Open to the entire graduate community, including faculty and staff, significant others and families, MIT Sloan C-functions usually celebrate a theme, from edge-pushing Japanese fashion to Brazilian BBQ.

Why MIT Sloan?

“Students are amazingly collaborative here. It’s a very warm community. We look out for each other, and I know I’ll have this support system for the rest of my personal and professional life.” Jen Tutak, MBA/MPA ’12

“I was surprised to come to a place with so many high achievers and not get any sense of competition. Because of that comfort level, you find yourself wanting to try something new, something completely outside your comfort zone.” Limor Zehavi, LGO 12

“I never expected to be able to make such an impact on the world.” Tyler Spalding, MBA ’11

“This is very much a bottom-up environment. Students make the experience what they want it to be and have a lot of flexibility to run things, shape things, change things. It’s a community of collaborators.” Shayna Harris, MBA ’11

“The program is international in its student body and also in its attitude. People in this program—and across MIT—don’t think about borders. We think about where in the world we should go to find out what we need to know, then we go there.” Darren Nix, MBA ’11

“There’s such a strong sense of family here, and I feel very much a part of the program. I traveled to Israel, Costa Rica, Colombia, Iceland, and Thailand with members of the class on study tours and treks.” Alexis Przybylski, President Emeritus, Significant Others Club

“The culture at MIT Sloan is very welcoming and inclusive. In class, we have the spirit of respect and collaboration. Everyone is invited and stimulated to speak up and build on each other’s ideas.” Luiz Flavio Sampaio, MBA ’11

“It’s probably one of the most diverse programs out there. You don’t feel that any one nationality is represented more than any other—it seems like people just come from the world.” Guillaume Fernet, MBA ’11

Find other student voices on the pages of the MIT Sloan student blog: mitsloanblog.typepad.com/mba2012/

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Action learning:

developing experience

“Our India Lab project was life-changing for us and, potentially, for thousands in the communities of Tamil Nadu.”

Jen Tutak, MBA/MPA ’12 Read the MIT Sloan India Lab blog:

actionlearning.mit.edu/india-lab/Press.html

The business adventures of a lifetime

The rigor of the MIT Sloan MBA experience extends from challenges in the classroom to those facing companies large and small around the world.

• Action Labs—student teams travel the world to solve company challenges and humanitarian crises.

• Treks—fact-finding expeditions focus on specific careers and geographic regions sponsored by student clubs and industry subgroups.

• International Study Tours—as part of the Special Seminar in International Management, students embark on working tours of global business centers.

Blogging on tour

“More than any other experience at [MIT] Sloan, the study tour has made me feel proud to be part of such a smart, diverse, and intellectually curious group of people. The hours we spent in planes, trains, and buses gave us a chance to sit next to classmates we don’t typically interact with and learn about their backgrounds in law, real estate, civil engineering, public health, investment banking, and public policy. During every company visit in Asia, our group could always be counted on to listen respectfully to company executives [and] ask poignant questions. I found it fascinating to be able to digest findings from the meeting through the different lenses of our classmates.” Matt Nespoli, MBA ’12 Excerpts from the Business of Water in Asia study tour blog:

mitsloanblog.typepad.com/business_of_water

• Clean Energy Tour mitsloanblog.typepad.com/mit_clean_energy

• Business of Water in Asia mitsloanblog.typepad.com/business_of_water

• European Luxury Industry Study Tour mitsloanblog.typepad.com/european_luxury

• Agriculture & Innovation in Brazil and India

mitsloanblog.typepad.com/springtrip2010/

The Action Labs

• Entrepreneurship Lab (E-Lab)

• Global Entrepreneurship Lab (G-Lab)

• China Lab

• Global Health Delivery Lab (GHD-Lab)

• India Lab

• Leadership Lab (L-Lab)

• Sustainable Business Lab (S-Lab)

“The Minority Business Club (MBC) has been a huge part of my action-learning experiences at
“The Minority Business Club (MBC) has been a huge part of my action-learning
experiences at MIT Sloan. We bring together people from all walks of life and
cultural backgrounds, then leverage our diversity to learn from each other and
collaborate on projects that extend what we’re focusing on in classes and labs.
When the MBC entered the National Black MBA Case Competition, our challenge
was to create a strategy for a current Chrysler initiative—how to market effectively
to the African American community. At the finals, we got to pitch our ideas to a
panel of Chrysler’s senior executives, which gave us a very real preview of what is
necessary to engage and influence the highest echelon of leaders.”
Elliot Sedegah, MBA ’11

“It will be exciting to watch Brazil’s rise as a developed nation and gratifying to have first-hand perspective on topics that will become part of the global conversation on Brazil.” Saeed Coates, MBA ’12 Excerpts from the Business of Education in Brazil study tour blog:

mitsloanblog.typepad.com/business_of_

education/

tour blog: mitsloanblog.typepad.com/business_of_ education/ Clubs: mobilizing the community Clubs at MIT Sloan organize

Clubs: mobilizing the community

Clubs at MIT Sloan organize authentic professional experiences for their members—treks to industry centers, for example, and conferences that draw participants from all over the world. Among the dozens of clubs devoted to professional, cultural, and recreational interests are:

• Business in Gaming Club

• Quantitative Finance Club

• Marketing Club

• Energy and Environment Club

• Management Consulting Club

• Sales and Trading Club

• MIT Sloan Entrepreneurship

Club

• Student Entrepreneurs for

International Development (SEID) Club

• Venture Capital and Private Equity (VCPE) Club

Read more about MIT Sloan student clubs:

mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/experience/clubs.php

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Principled leadership:

creating impact in the world

The Four Capabilities Framework

Developed by MIT Sloan faculty and tested in industry settings, the Four Capabilities Framework (FCF) is a powerful tool for understanding and practicing leadership. The leading-edge model helps students discover their individual leadership credos, drawing upon personal values, skills, experiences, and perspectives to build trust and respect.

“MIT Sloan equipped me as a leader to manage across disciplines, deconstruct a complex problem
“MIT Sloan equipped me as a leader to manage across
disciplines, deconstruct a complex problem and
analyze its component parts, recognize opportunity—
and create opportunity where none exists.”
VISIONING
LEADERSHIP
SENSEMAKING
RELATING
SIGNATURE
Heather Tow-Yick, MBA ’07, Founding Executive Director, Teach for America, R.I.,
member emeritus of the MIT Sloan Student Senate
INVENTING
Organizing premier
industry events
Student clubs are professional engines
at MIT Sloan. Members take significant
leadership roles within their fields by
organizing conferences, symposia, and
other major industry events such as:

• SWIM Conference (MIT Sloan Women in Management)

• Marketing Conference

• Africa Business Conference

• BioInnovations Conference

• Investment Management Conference:

Investing Post Crisis

Sports Analy tics Conference shoots to forefront

Organized by the MIT Sloan Entertainment, Media & Sports Club, the Sports Analytics Conference has become one of the industry’s premier events. The 2011 event included an A-list roster of sports leaders from Sunil Gulati, U.S. Soccer Federation president, to Daryl Morey, MBA ’00, general manager of the Houston Rockets.

The MIT Leadership Center

The MIT Leadership Center organizes seminars that include real-time simulations, up-close and personal sessions with senior executives, practitioner panels and presentations, skill-building workshops, and activities that provide opportunities for self-assessment and reflection. sloanleadership.mit.edu

“When I work on a project with engineering students, there’s an expectation that I, as
“When I work on a project with engineering students, there’s an expectation that
I, as the MBA in the room, will be setting goals and creating implementation
strategies. And there’s so much interdisciplinary collaboration happening
between MIT Sloan and the rest of MIT, it’s impossible for an MBA student to
leave here without having assumed a significant leadership role. Helping launch
the MIT Food and Agriculture Collaborative (MITFAC), for example. Elizabeth
Greene, MBA ’10, and I hosted a couple of MIT-wide brainstorming sessions
about global food production, marketing, and distribution. It was up to us
to provide the vision and structure that would move the group beyond idea
generation to concrete action. Now, I’m using the distributed leadership model—
part of the Four Capabilities Framework—to help cultivate the next generation
of MITFAC leaders.”
Shayna Harris, MBA ’11

Candid exchanges with global leaders

Several hundred of the world’s finest leaders travel to campus every year to talk with MIT Sloan students about the realities of leadership in the 21st century. As part of the Dean’s Innovative Leader Series, students engage in frank discussions with the leaders who are shaping the present and future marketplace, from corporate icons like Ursula Burns, chairman and CEO of Xerox Corporation, to political movers and shakers like José Aznar, former prime minister of Spain, to leaders who have distinguished themselves in the face of impending crises like former U.S. Airways pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, CEO of Safety Reliability Methods, Inc.

Read/listen to/watch past speakers at MIT Sloan:

mitleadership.mit.edu/r-lessons.php

mitworld.mit.edu/series/view/84

mitworld.mit.edu/series/view/84 MIT Sloan Innovation Period (SIP) SIP is an MIT Sloan
mitworld.mit.edu/series/view/84 MIT Sloan Innovation Period (SIP) SIP is an MIT Sloan
mitworld.mit.edu/series/view/84 MIT Sloan Innovation Period (SIP) SIP is an MIT Sloan
mitworld.mit.edu/series/view/84 MIT Sloan Innovation Period (SIP) SIP is an MIT Sloan

MIT Sloan Innovation Period (SIP)

SIP is an MIT Sloan curricular innovation in which students undertake one immersive week of intense leadership study. “Core SIP” provides a common experience for all first-year students and serves as an anchor for ethics and leadership development. Set apart from the rest of the 13-week semester, classes like these provide experiential lessons in leadership and ethics and expose students to leading- edge faculty research:

• Obstacles, High Ropes, Leadership, and Teams

• 21st-Century Visual Arts Workshop for Business Leaders

• Leadership as a Lifestyle: A Holistic Approach to Principled Influence

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Finance:

shaping an industry

“I promise my students that what I teach them will have a long shelf life, not the flavor of the week.”

Finance Track

The MIT Sloan Finance Track is designed for students planning on careers in the finance industry. The Finance Track is built around four foundational courses that delve deep into the theory and practice of finance, dozens of electives in six areas of specialization, and a rich selection of internships and action-learning experiences, including treks to major banking centers around the world.

One of the most popular aspects of the Finance Track is the proseminar, in which student teams tackle research problems that have been posed by leading experts in the financial community. The team’s solution is presented at a seminar open to the entire MIT community.

Students completing the Finance Track earn a Certificate in Finance in addition to their MBA degree.

Robert Merton, Nobel Laureate and School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance

Inventing—and reinventing—finance

Many advances in the study and practice of finance— even the spreadsheet—have emerged from the research and inspirations of MIT pioneers, both faculty and alumni. Just to name a few:

• Myron Scholes and Robert Merton (along with Fischer Black) developed what has come to be known as the Black-Scholes Model—a method used to determine the fair price of stock options. Merton and Scholes won the Nobel Prize for their efforts.

• MIT Sloan alumnus William A. Porter revolutionized digital stock trading with the founding of E*Trade.

• Francisco Modigliani, also a Nobel Prize-winner, contributed to the development of “the life-cycle model,” which helps predict where a country’s economy might be headed, given its demographic composition.

economy might be headed, given its demographic composition. Where the pioneers live on The MIT Sloan

Where the pioneers live on

The MIT Sloan Finance Group, legendary for the innovations and advances emerging from its ranks, was founded in the late 1960s, long before many other business schools recognized finance as a distinct field of study. The Finance Group has 18 full-time tenure-track faculty and a research program that spans all the principal areas of the field.

“Many of the rock stars of finance are here. I am learning from some of
“Many of the rock stars of finance are here. I am learning from some of the brightest,
most well-respected, and best-connected names in the industry. I head a real estate
investment company, but want to pursue a complementary career in investment
banking. The way the MBA program is structured, I can follow the Finance Track and
also take classes at the MIT Center for Real Estate. Having the flexibility to pursue that
combination is one of the main reasons I chose MIT Sloan.”
Saeed Coates, MBA ’12

Taking it to the Street

At MIT Sloan, students learn finance during action-learning experiences in banks, boardrooms, and startups around the globe through these and many other vehicles:

• Asian Finance Trek

• Investment Management Conference

• MIT Sloan Trading Lab

• Quantitative Finance Club

• New York Finance Day

• MIT Sloan Finance Club

• London Finance Day

• Sales and Trading Club

“As the world begins to rebuild its financial infrastructure from the ashes of this economic crisis, I believe MIT is primely positioned to play a leadership role in shaping the future through its research and educational programs. What I teach is what I try to implement in industry—and vice versa. Students learn foundational tools and concepts that they will call on again and again—even in the most senior roles and in any sector.” Robert Merton, Nobel Laureate and School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance

and School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance Revolution/evolution Five of the founding fathers of modern

Revolution/evolution

Five of the founding fathers of modern finance—MIT Sloan professors Stewart Myers, Myron Scholes, Robert Merton, John Cox, and Stephen Ross—sat down together recently for a landmark conversation about the evolution of modern finance. Moderator Andrew Lo (pictured left), the Harris & Harris Group Professor of Finance and director of MIT’s Laboratory for Financial Engineering, is a financial trailblazer himself.

Watch the video: mitworld.mit.edu/video/878

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Innovation:

tapping the entrepreneurial ecosystem

Fueling ideas with i-Teams

Every semester, entrepreneurial experts from MIT’s Deshpande Center and the MIT Entrepreneurship Center select promising research projects and build a high-performance student team dedicated to each one. The student “i-Teams” evaluate the commercial feasibility of marketplace innovations and develop go-to-market strategies.

“The MIT Sloan entrepreneurial experience has leaped beyond my expectations. I’m learning essential realities about starting a business everywhere I turn here, including the classroom.”

Darren Nix, MBA ’11

Nexus of the entrepreneurial universe

If the 25,800 companies founded by MIT alumni formed an independent nation, combined revenues would make that nation the 11th-largest economy in the world. Last year alone, MIT Sloan MBAs launched more than 40 enterprises.

entrepreneurship.mit.edu

entrepreneurship.mit.edu/sites/default/

files/files/Entrepreneurial_Impact_The_

Role_of_MIT.pdf

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation track

In the E&I track, MBA students build essential entrepreneurial knowledge in classes, proseminars, action labs, and treks to new-enterprise hotspots around the world. The curriculum emphasizes team practice linked to real-world ventures and gives students a chance to plug into MIT’s vast management, technology, and new enterprise resources. They also have ample opportunity to tap the School’s formidable entrepreneurship network and to sit down with venture capitalists, industry mentors, and the leaders of enterprises new and venerable. Students earn an E&I Certificate in addition to the MBA degree.

earn an E&I Certificate in addition to the MBA degree. “The first week of classes, I
“The first week of classes, I sent out an email asking if anybody wanted to
“The first week of classes, I sent out an email asking if anybody
wanted to get together for lunch to talk over startup ideas.
I expected 10 students—60 showed up. In fact, I ended up
meeting a classmate, Jason Traff, MBA ’11, who was working on
the same idea I was—a new kind of insurance aggregator that
makes it possible to buy car insurance the way you buy airline
tickets on Travelocity. Less than a year later, Jason and I are
about to launch Leaky.com.”
Darren Nix, MBA ’11
“As an MBA student, I’ve been able to leverage MIT’s remarkable entrepreneurial ecosystem to grow
“As an MBA student, I’ve been able to leverage MIT’s remarkable entrepreneurial
ecosystem to grow two new enterprises—Community Water Solutions, a venture I started
before coming to MIT Sloan, and OnChip Power, which sprang out of my New Enterprises
class.
The treks, in particular, have been incredibly eye-opening. I was able to travel to Cambodia
and Indonesia to look at microfinancing—then to Asia on the Clean Water Trek to look at
the business of water in Singapore, the world’s most sophisticated water system, and
China, the world’s largest. In just two and a half years, Community Water Solutions has
been able to launch sustainable clean water businesses in 19 villages in Ghana.
My three cofounders at OnChip Power are electrical engineers and computer scientists.
They took the New Enterprises class specifically to meet up with students from MIT Sloan
who could help them commercialize their new power electronics technology. We started
fundraising in the fall, signed a term sheet by the first of the year, and just closed on our
first round of financing—$1.8 million.”
Vanessa Green, MBA ’11
of financing—$1.8 million.” Vanessa Green, MBA ’11 The MIT $100K invites you to “Pitch” and “Twitch”

The MIT $100K invites

you to “Pitch” and “Twitch”

The MIT $100K, the oldest and most influential business plan competition in the world, has

facilitated the birth of more than 130 companies with captured exit values of $2.5 billion and

a market cap of $15+ billion. But like any

organization dedicated to innovation, the $100K

is continually inventing, introducing new vehicles

for entrepreneurs like the Elevator Pitch Contest. Contestants learn to present their ideas to potential investors at a moment’s notice—the entrepreneur with the most effective 60-second pitch wins $5,000. Even more of a challenge, the MIT $100K Twitch contest invites aspiring entrepreneurs around the world to tweet a sales pitch. The brainstorm with the most retweets wins the prize.

pitch. The brainstorm with the most retweets wins the prize. “The more collisions of great minds
pitch. The brainstorm with the most retweets wins the prize. “The more collisions of great minds
“The more collisions of great minds we can create at MIT the better.” Bill Aulet,
“The more collisions of great minds we
can create at MIT the better.”
Bill Aulet, Managing Director, MIT Entrepreneurship Center

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Sustainability:

changing the conversation

“Framing sustainability as loggers versus spotted owls, growth versus green, economy versus environment…doesn’t work and isn’t right. These things are fundamentally aligned.”

MIT Sloan Professor John Sterman, Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management; Director, MIT System Dynamics Group

Professor of Management; Director, MIT System Dynamics Group Growing smart leaders and sustainable companies In the

Growing smart leaders and sustainable companies

In the Sustainable Business Lab (S-Lab) and other action-learning projects, MBA students develop a deeper understanding of how organizations create sustainable operations and supply chains. They work with faculty and industry experts to design cutting-edge research and management tools that promote best practices. And they bring everything they have learned into companies like General Motors, Intel, and Nike to help them increase the level of sustainability in their operations, products, and services.

Explore S-Lab projects at actionlearning.mit.edu/s-lab/ Projects.html.

“I was working as a communications manager in an architecture firm when I decided to
“I was working as a communications manager in
an architecture firm when I decided to change
course. I wanted to connect design, sustainability,
and management, so I looked at a variety of
programs. What tipped the balance toward MIT
Sloan? The rigorous quantitative and systems
thinking, the flexibility of the curriculum, and the
strong connection to the rest of MIT’s design and
sustainability activities.
We have a world-class faculty in operations and
supply chains, fields that are very relevant to
sustainability, plus leaders in related disciplines
like materials science, industrial ecology, and
architecture and urban planning. In terms of ‘green’
MBAs, MIT Sloan is where the rubber meets the road.”
Alice Hartley, MBA ’12

Building green

MIT Sloan’s landmark building E62 is the heart of the School, fostering communication, collaboration, and innovation among faculty, students, and alumni. The building is also a living, working symbol of MIT Sloan’s dedication to sustainability and a model for building green. The greenest building at MIT, E62 integrates sustainable features like light-sensitive window shades, a green roof, and an irrigation system that minimizes water use by responding to changes in the weather. Learn more: mitsloan.mit.edu/buildingthefuture/about-e62.php

“I found the global experience I was looking for thanks to the MIT Sloan Social
“I found the global experience I was looking for thanks to the MIT Sloan Social
Impact Fellowship, which gives MBA students the chance to solve crucial societal
challenges during intensive internships at corporations and humanitarian
organizations around the world. My internship was to invent strategies for
developing sustainable entrepreneurial ecosystems in target countries within
Africa and Latin America. As part of that project, I created environment investing
‘snapshots’ of each country to attract VCs and other investors. This experience,
combined with what I’m learning in class about entrepreneurial ventures,
branding, and pricing, has given me the tools I need to help build a flourishing
entrepreneurial ecosystem throughout my home country of Mexico.”
Ignacio De La Garza Evia, MBA ’11

MIT Sloan Sustainability Certificate

Students who pursue the MIT Sloan Sustainability Certificate are committed to investigating the alignment among healthy businesses, environments, societies, and an economy that serves human needs. Integrating resources and disciplines across MIT, the curriculum offers sustainability strategies and action-learning opportunities to put knowledge into practice.

“A big part of the reason I wanted to go to business school was… to learn about all forms of sustainability—not just environmental. I wanted to learn about economic sustainability and the social side that goes along with that. I wanted to learn how you can produce a profit in a way that doesn’t make anyone’s life more miserable, and how you can run a business in a manner that improves the quality of life for all involved. I found that MIT is a great place to learn all of that.” Christina Ingersoll, MBA ’10, Sustainability Certificate recipient Research Assistant, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

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Engagement:

sharing ideas across boundaries

“Organizations are the way that ideas change the world.”

David C. Schmittlein, John C Head III Dean, Professor of Management

Bill Gates on OpenCourseWare

“MIT’s OpenCourseWare Internet site makes videos, lecture notes, and sometimes even exams from 2,000 undergraduate and graduate courses available to the world, free of charge. These include the world-renowned physics courses taught by Professor Walter Lewin, which have been viewed more than 5 million times and which I’ve watched repeatedly. OpenCourseWare has become a national model for delivering online education and democratizing learning.”

Bill Gates, cochair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and chairman of Microsoft, from “Why MIT Matters” by Bill Gates in the Boston Globe Magazine: www.boston.com/news/

education/higher/specials/mit150/Gates/

MIT Climate CoLab harnesses crowdsourcing

In the Climate CoLab project, MIT Sloan Professor Tom Malone and his interdisciplinary colleagues are harnessing a new form of knowledge power—crowdsourcing. Inspired by the success of sites like Wikipedia, the MIT Climate CoLab is focusing the collective intelligence of thousands of people around the world on climate change. Launched by the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, this international online community is creating, analyzing, and exploring detailed proposals that address climate change. Last fall, the organization held a global competition for proposals that best answer the question: What international climate agreements should the world community make?

Find out about the winning idea in Tom

Malone’s blog: mitsloanexperts.wordpress.

com/2011/02/06/solving-climate-change-

with-crowdsourcing.

idea in Tom Malone’s blog: mitsloanexperts.wordpress. com/2011/02/06/solving-climate-change- with-crowdsourcing.

MBAs without borders

MIT Sloan students cross boundaries every day to get things done. They bridge disciplines, industries, cultures, and geographies. They work with faculty to give people and organizations the knowledge to conduct business productively and improve the lives of those they serve. They travel to industry hubs to talk directly with influential leaders of multinational corporations and to entrepreneurs in remote villages to help struggling businesses succeed. They sit down with the president of India to discuss global communications and travel the Earth to analyze healthcare practices. When they graduate, they have a depth of knowledge about the international marketplace informed by a rich portfolio of firsthand experiences.

“This spring I had the opportunity to take part in the Global Health Delivery L ab where we worked with an HIV/AIDS awareness organization in South Africa…. Other teams in our class worked with health organizations in Uganda, Kenya, and India….In the first phase we were MIT MBAs with all the answers, fancy frameworks and PowerPoint ® deck who were looking at the problem remotely and approaching it as we would a case write-up. In the second phase we got on the ground and quickly realized the situation wasn’t as cut and dried as we thought…original solution was not going to work. In this phase we had to leverage the skills we learned at MIT Sloan…to redefine the problem and work to find a solution….” Excerpts from the blog of Nicole Zenel, MBA ’11 Read more: mitsloanblog.typepad.com/

nicole/2011/03/

a solution….” Excerpts from the blog of Nicole Zenel, MBA ’11 Read more: mitsloanblog.typepad.com/ nicole/2011/03/

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“Only MIT could offer LGO, which combines the significant resources of MIT Sloan and the MIT School of Engineering. It’s because of the collaborative culture of MIT that it’s possible for two of the most influential academic programs in the world to work closely together and provide an academic experience that capitalizes on the strengths of both. As a result, LGO alumni rise quickly after graduation to major positions at companies like Amazon, Apple, Boeing, and General Motors.” Don Rosenfield, Senior Lecturer/ Director, LGO Program

Combined degrees & exchange programs:

expanding options

“MIT generates so many innovations and has such tremendous access to the manufacturing world, it makes the LGO Program the ideal setting for future leaders of global operations to build essential expertise.”

Limor Zehavi, LGO ’12

Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) joint degree

• Joint degree: MBA or Master of Science from MIT Sloan and a Master of Science from the MIT School of Engineering in one of seven disciplines

• Program length: Two years

• Experience: A cross-disciplinary curriculum featuring action- oriented global learning, a strong emphasis on leadership training, and a signature six-month internship with one of the program’s corporate partners

internship with one of the program’s corporate partners “A large part of what drives societal conflict

“A large part of what drives societal conflict is our failure to manage resources well—water rights, arable land, energy sources…. I’ve seen the results of that firsthand as the head of an infantry mortar platoon in Iraq. During my time at MIT Sloan, I have become committed to clean energy and want to be one of the people who brings it to market, so the dual degree program fits my objectives exactly. My passion and business know-how come from MIT Sloan, while HKS has taught me how to promote strategic policies. It’s an unbeatable combination.” Jon Gensler, MBA/MPA ’11

“When I learned that I could add a Master of Public Administration from HKS to my MIT Sloan MBA with one extra year of study, I decided to go for it. Having these world- renowned schools just two subway stops apart is amazing. It’s been very powerful to combine quantitative and analytical business skills with an understanding of how governments work. The environment is incredibly stimulating, with resources from two influential networks.” Jen Tutak, MBA/MPA ’12

“The significance of this program cannot be understated, and all 48 of us in LGO
“The significance of this program cannot be understated,
and all 48 of us in LGO feel it. We are from many different
points on the compass, but we are all focused on the same
issues. People all over the world are worried about losing
manufacturing jobs in their communities. That’s what
we’re here for—to improve processes and strengthen
the industry.
LGO offers so many chances for growth as a leader and
for immersion in real industry settings, including the
six-month internship where you take root in a company
and get to understand the way it works. And the strong
collaborations between partner companies and LGO open
doors so that we are able to tour significant manufacturing
plants around the world. I am chiefly interested in
an international perspective, so I organized the LGO
International Plant Trek to Brazil and Argentina, where,
thanks to LGO alumni and partner companies, we were
able to visit Embraer, Dell, Flextronics, Caterpillar, GM,
and Volkswagen.”
Limor Zehavi, LGO ’12
Read more on Limor’s blog “Chronicles of an LGO Girl”:
limorzehavi.blogspot.com.

MIT Sloan/Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) dual degree

• Dual degree: MBA from MIT Sloan and an MPA/MPP from Harvard’s Kennedy School

• Program length: Three or four years

• Experience: Created for students who plan to pursue careers in international management or economic development or who plan to work in industries or regions with a high degree of government partnership

European dimension

MIT Sloan MBA students may opt to spend one semester abroad at any of three European schools: London Business School, IESE in Barcelona, and HEC in Paris. Each of these dynamic exchange programs is designed for students who seek an intensive international experience or who wish to pursue a future career in Europe.

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Loans & scholarships:

financing your MBA

30 31 Loans & scholarships: financing your MBA Assembling a package MIT Sloan accepts into the

Assembling a package

MIT Sloan accepts into the program the most promising MBA candidates regardless of financial circumstances. After acceptance, staff from MIT Student Financial Services will establish your eligibility for loans and scholarships and determine your financial aid package.

Loans

After their acceptance into the program, most MIT Sloan MBA students take out private education loans to help pay for their schooling. Loans are available to U.S. and international students.

Find a complete list of loan options at mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/admissions/loans.php.

MIT fellowships and scholarships

MIT Sloan awards several competitive, merit-based fellowships and scholarships to incoming students, including:

• Dean’s Fellowships – awarded to individuals who enhance the diversity of the MBA class.

• The Class of 2004 Diversity Scholarship – created to attract students with unique work experiences, educational endeavors, or national backgrounds that are less represented at MIT Sloan.

• The Forté Fellowship – awarded to outstanding female candidates who demonstrate leadership in their community, institution, or place of work.

• The Trust Scholarship – awarded to a first-year student who graduated from Cooper Union and demonstrates financial need.

• Thomas and Lorraine Williams Fellowship – awarded to an incoming student who graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology and who demonstrates financial need.

• The Peter Englander Fund – MIT Sloan alumnus Peter Englander, SM ’77, provides a fellowship to an incoming MBA student from the United Kingdom.

• The McKinsey Award – awarded to four first-year MBA students who have demonstrated academic excellence, drive, and personal impact, and professional, campus, or community leadership.

• Leaders for Global Operations Fellowship – all entering LGO students receive a fellowship that covers approximately 65% of the total cost of attendance.

• MIT Sloan Social Impact Fellowships – provide funding to a limited number of MBA students during their summer internship period.

• The Legatum Fellowships – The Legatum Center offers financial assistance to select entrepreneurial graduate students at MIT through a competitive application process.

• MIT’s Public Service Center Fellowships – awarded through an application process to students working for community organizations or developing nonprofits or social enterprises.

Merit awards

MIT Sloan recognizes the outstanding contributions and leadership of second-year students with a number of MBA Achievement Awards, including:

• Seley Scholarship

• Henry B. DuPont III Scholarship

• Henry Ford II Scholarship

• Miriam Sherburne Scholarship

• Martin Trust Community Fellowships

• The Petersen Award

• The Siebel Foundation Scholarship

• The McGowan Fellowship

Additional sources

Eduarda Justo Foundation (Consentino Group) Scholarships for outstanding MBA students from Spain (preference is given to students from Almería).

Fulbright New Zealand Graduate Awards The Fulbright-Platinum Triangle Scholarship in Entrepreneurship is for a talented New Zealander in a knowledge economy-related field.

Fundaçao Estudar Scholarships for qualified Brazilians attending a graduate program.

Instituto Ling Annual fellowships for Brazilians with exceptional entrepreneurial spirit and leadership skills.

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Fellowships Awarded to nationals of the 22 member countries of the League of Arab States who demonstrate leadership and dedication to the human and socioeconomic progress of the Arab world.

National Society of Hispanic MBAs (NSHMBA) Scholarship Program Scholarships for outstanding Hispanic Americans pursuing an MBA.

Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program

MIT Sloan offers scholarships for veterans of the U.S. military through the Yellow Ribbon Program sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

Program sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs. The Robert Toigo Foundation Fellowships Fellowships for

The Robert Toigo Foundation Fellowships Fellowships for members of U.S. minority groups who are committed to a career in finance.

The Sainsbury Management Fellowships (SMF) Scholarships bestowed by the Royal Academy of Engineering to talented young engineers with leadership potential who are studying for an MBA.

TALENTIA Fellowship Program Postgraduate scholarships for students from Andalusia with outstanding intellectual credentials, an international profile, and a commitment to the development of Andalusia.

Total Corporation Fellowship Fellowships for students from Angola, Nigeria, and South Africa (eligibility is not restricted to students from these countries, but preference will be given to them).

Find out more about the MIT Sloan financial aid process, about the resources listed here, and about additional funding opportunities:

mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/admissions/finance.php

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The mission of the MIT Sloan School of Management is to develop principled, innovative leaders who improve the world and to generate ideas that advance management practice.

Tuition and costs

Tuition and fees

$52,900

Books and supplies

$1,926

Computer

$2,000

Food

$4,500

Personal (including medical insurance) $4,950

Housing

$13,860

Transportation

$2,496

TOTAL

$82,632

Tuition and costs quoted above are for 2011–12. Costs for the 2012–13 academic year will be posted online as they become available at mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/ admissions/finance.php.

See yourself at MIT Sloan

The Admissions Committee seeks applicants who:

• succeed in academic, professional, and extracurricular endeavors

• collaborate to accomplish a common goal

• inspire others to achieve success

• seek alternative solutions to existing challenges

• pursue deliberate objectives

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Through your application to MIT Sloan, we want to learn more about you and your past academic and professional endeavors. The application includes several key components: a professional résumé, a cover letter, academic transcripts, GMAT or GRE test results, and your answers to these three essay questions:

Essay 1: Please describe a time when you went beyond what was defined, expected, established, or popular.

Essay 2: Please describe a time when you convinced an individual or group to accept one of your ideas.

Essay 3: Please describe a time when you had to make a decision without having all the information you needed.

Application deadlines

MIT Sloan MBA Program:

Round I

October 25, 2011

Round II

January 10, 2012

MIT Sloan Leaders for Global Operations Joint Degree Program:

December 15, 2011

MIT Sloan/Harvard Kennedy School Dual Degree Program:

January 10, 2012

Online application:

mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/admissions/apply.php

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True impressions

Trust-based marketing was invented here at MIT Sloan by professor and former dean Glen Urban. The idea is to give people the facts and offer them an authentic experience so that they can decide for themselves. We encourage all students considering MIT Sloan to visit campus to see if they feel “the fit.” Almost anyone you talk to who made the trip when they were comparing MBA programs says it was a turning point in their decision-making process.

Here are a few options for getting to know MIT Sloan better:

Participate in the MIT Sloan Ambassadors Program Attend a class or two, chat over lunch with MIT Sloan students, and get a true experience of the community.

Register for a Campus Information Session Meet Admissions representatives to explore the program, the community, and the MIT Sloan MBA application process.

Attend a global recruiting event Learn about the MIT Sloan MBA Program at one of our “MIT Sloan on the Road” presentations, fairs, and student-hosted sessions in a city near you. We visit more than 30 cities around the globe.

Visit on your own Stop by the MBA Admissions Office, take a self-guided tour, and sit in on a class. Check our academic calendar to make sure classes will be in session during your visit.

Ask your questions during an online chat Chat online with MIT Sloan admissions representatives during scheduled Q&As.

Find out more about visiting MIT Sloan, register for programs and info sessions, and learn about opportunities to chat online at mitsloan.mit.edu/mba/admissions/visit.php.

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mbaadmissions@sloan.mit.edu mitsloan.mit.edu/mba Students on the MIT Sloan Business of Water study tour that

Students on the MIT Sloan Business of Water study tour that crisscrossed Asia seize the moment in Singapore.