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The world knows a lot about MIT, but some of the most remarkable things you just cant know until you get here. For example, the incredible energy of the place. Theres a kind of crackling drive and curiosity that fills the air. MIT feels like a stadium with no seatseveryone is in the game, sometimes 24 hours a day. Susan Hockfield, MIT President

MBA Class of 2013 Profile*

Age range Work range Mean years work experience GMAT range (middle 80%) Mean GMAT Females Males U.S. citizens U.S. permanent residents International Africa Asia Europe Middle East North America Oceania South America Undergraduate Degrees Business and Commerce Computer Science Engineering Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Science and Math
*As of June 1, 2011

2143 011 5 660750 711 38% 62% 57% 4% 39% < 1% 17% 8% 2% 63% < 1% 9%

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4 The one-semester Core 6 The classroom 8 Career opportunities 10 Alumni network 12 The MIT in MIT Sloan 14 Community 16 Action learning 18 rincipled leadership P 2 0 inance F 2 Innovation 2 2 4 Sustainability 2 6 Engagement 2 8 Combined degrees & exchange programs 3 0 Loans & scholarships 2 Apply now & visit 3

MIT Sloan is a culture of doers. Engaged students are driving highpowered projects, but its low key. Even if a fellow student has just started a business that is having a huge impact on a global scale, its no big deal here. Nobody brags. Everyone is too busy doing and helping others do.
Jon Gensler, MBA/MPA 11 Read more about what these and other MIT Sloan students are doing at MIT and around the world:

Shayna Harris, MBA 11 Undergrad: International Relations & Political Science, Boston University B efore MIT Sloan: Fulbright Scholar in rural Brazil; led national and global campaigns to encourage corporate social responsibility and economic development for Oxfam and other organizations At MIT Sloan: ofounded MIT Food and Agriculture Collaborative; cofounded NGO startup Supply Change, C runner-up and winner of the Audience Choice Award, MIT $100K Elevator Pitch Contest Guillaume Fernet, MBA 11 Undergrad: Engineering, cole Polytechnique, Paris B efore MIT Sloan: Senior management roles in finance and operations at British and French utilities companies At MIT Sloan: iebel Scholar; Co-president, MIT Energy Club; judge, MIT Clean Energy Prize; Sponsorship Director, S MIT Energy Conference Vanessa Green, MBA 11 Undergrad: Environmental Studies, Dartmouth College; SM, Civil & Environmental Engineering, MIT B efore MIT Sloan: Cofounder, Community Water Solutions, Ghana; Manager of Engineering and Environment, TECOM Investments, Dubai At MIT Sloan: Founder & CEO, OnChip Power; Managing Director, MIT Energy Conference David Auerbach, MBA 11 Undergrad: American Studies, Yale University B efore MIT Sloan: Headed Partnerships, Policy, and Outreach Division, Endeavor; Deputy Chair for Poverty Alleviation, Clinton Global Initiative; Yale-China Teaching Fellow At MIT Sloan: Cofounded Sanergy, winner of the 2011 MIT $100K; Co-president, MIT Sloan Entrepreneurs for International Development Limor Zehavi, LGO 12 Undergrad: Industrial Engineering and Management, Technion-Machon Technologi Le Israel B efore 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

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 smallabout 400 studentsand 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 explorationto be one of the most significant differentiators of the MIT Sloan experience and key to the extraordinary value the program delivers.

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. Its 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, its 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 agendaand 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

How it works
The fall term of the first yearthe one-semester Corefeatures 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

We have the quantitative and the analytical but we also have the collaborative skill and the breadth of knowledgethats a significant combination.
Bethany Logan Ropa, MBA 08 Associate Director, UBS Investment Bank

The classroom: learning on the leading edge

The classroom experience is special at MIT Sloan because its a multidirectional flow of learningthe students learn from the faculty, from one another, and the faculty learn from the students.
Rene Richardson Gosline, Assistant Professor of Marketing

I cherish the emphasis on cutting-edge research and the fact that were 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 theyre willing to tackle difficult issues. By that I dont 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 thatthe 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.

I enjoy the course load more because it is a schedule that I was able to create.
Josh Rider, MBA 12

Rene Richardson Gosline, Assistant Professor of Marketing

The Worlds 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 Four MIT Sloan professors made the Top 40 more than any other school: Joshua Ackerman, Assistant Professor of Marketing Rene Richardson Gosline, Assistant Professor of Marketing Tavneet Suri, Assistant Professor of Applied Economics Zeynep Ton, Visiting Assistant Professor of Operations Management

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.

By the numbers
MIT Sloan MBA students graduated into jobs in these areas: Top Industries Consulting 2010 18.9% 10.7 14.5 2009 17.2% 8.4 18.9 9.8 2008 24.2% 16.9 17.9 8.6

Career opportunities: strategizing one-on-one

We are thought-partners with our students, helping them brainstorm their optionsone of the big benefits of MIT Sloans relatively small size.
Jackie Wilbur, Senior Director, MIT Sloan Career Development Office (CDO)

Investment Banking High Technology*

Pharmaceutical/Healthcare/Biotechnology 11.0
*Includes Computers/Electronics, Software/Internet, and Telecommunications

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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 Sloans 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 Offices 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 semesterthe first semester of the MIT Sloan MBA ProgramCareer Core is a major catalyst in helping students take the leap in their careers and be on their game for recruiting. 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. 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 oncampus 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 cant 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 CDOs resources to connect with an MIT Sloan alum at Converse. Dwane Morgan, MBA 08 Senior Manager of Strategic Planning Converse Inc.

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 Im working to recruit new MIT Sloan MBAs to UBS.
Bethany Logan Ropa, MBA 08 Associate Director, UBS Investment Bank



By the numbers MIT Sloan alumni network: 20,000 in 90 countries MIT alumni network: 120,000

Alumni network: connecting to you

MIT Alumni Association clubs worldwide: 75

Whatever youre interested in, theres an alum out there doing it and ready to mentor and give advice. Its been a huge advantage.
Elliot Sedegah, MBA 11

Serial innovator
The Boston Globe recently cited Shuman Ghosemajumder, MBA 02, as one of MITs 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 supportivelike 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. Its not just that were loyal to our alma mater. We know that MIT Sloan students are coming from a collaborative, supportive, noncompetitive culturethe best kind of work ethic in a team environment like Apple. Itai Ram, MBA 09 Product Manager, iPhone/iPad Software, Apple

A powerful alumni network that includes leaders in every facet of the marketplace
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. Hes 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 Im looking for a job, a new business opportunity, or just catching up with an old friend, its 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 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: edu/mba/alumni/blogs.php and profiles 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.



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 MITs legendary Mystery Hunt. The sole common denominator is the joy of learning somethingor many thingsjust for the thrill.

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

Mens et Manus
MITs motto mens et manus (mind and hand) is very much a working credo. Putting ideas into action is the fundamental principle underlying the Institutes 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.

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 MITs vast energy ecosystemprobably 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 funand its 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 MITs Development Ventures classwe 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, printingand endless encouragement. And...the MIT100K. It took all of our work in business schoolpricing strategies, financial models, conjoint surveysto 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. Peace, love and sanitation! Excerpts from the blog Sanergy: An MIT Love Story. Read more about Sanergy including the full blog entry:



Its 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.

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 its 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 theyre 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. Its the kind of friendly and inclusive culture where one students infectious enthusiasm for sailing can generate a fleet of fellow sailors by weeks end.

Off-hours are very much on

MIT Sloan plays like it workswith 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. Its a very warm community. We look out for each other, and I know Ill 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. Its a community of collaborators. Shayna Harris, MBA 11 Theres 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 program is international in its student body and also in its attitude. People in this programand across MITdont 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

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 others ideas. Luiz Flavio Sampaio, MBA 11 Its probably one of the most diverse programs out there. You dont feel that any one nationality is represented more than any otherit 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:



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:

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 Labsstudent teams travel the world to solve company challenges and humanitarian crises. Treksfact-finding expeditions focus on specific careers and geographic regions sponsored by student clubs and industry subgroups. International Study Toursas 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 dont 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: Clean Energy Tour Business of Water in Asia European Luxury Industry Study Tour Agriculture & Innovation in Brazil and India

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 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 were 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 initiativehow to market effectively to the African American community. At the finals, we got to pitch our ideas to a panel of Chryslers 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

Clubs: mobilizing the community

Clubs at MIT Sloan organize authentic professional experiences for their memberstreks 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

It will be exciting to watch Brazils 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: education/

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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.

Principled leadership: creating impact in the world

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.
Heather Tow-Yick, MBA 07, Founding Executive Director, Teach for America, R.I., member emeritus of the MIT Sloan Student Senate






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 Analytics Conference shoots to forefront

Organized by the MIT Sloan Entertainment, Media & Sports Club, the Sports Analytics Conference has become one of the industrys 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.

When I work on a project with engineering students, theres an expectation that I, as the MBA in the room, will be setting goals and creating implementation strategies. And theres so much interdisciplinary collaboration happening between MIT Sloan and the rest of MIT, its 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, Im using the distributed leadership model part of the Four Capabilities Frameworkto help cultivate the next generation of MITFAC leaders. Shayna Harris, MBA 11

Candid exchanges with global leaders

Several hundred of the worlds 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 Deans 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 Jos 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.
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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 leadingedge 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



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 teams 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.

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

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.

Inventingand reinventingfinance
Many advances in the study and practice of finance even the spreadsheethave 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 Modela 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 countrys economy might be headed, given its demographic composition.

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 industryand vice versa. Students learn foundational tools and concepts that they will call on again and againeven in the most senior roles and in any sector. Robert Merton, Nobel Laureate and School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance

Five of the founding fathers of modern financeMIT Sloan professors Stewart Myers, Myron Scholes, Robert Merton, John Cox, and Stephen Rosssat 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 MITs Laboratory for Financial Engineering, is a financial trailblazer himself. Watch the video:



Fueling ideas with i-Teams

Every semester, entrepreneurial experts from MITs 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.

Innovation: tapping the entrepreneurial ecosystem

The MIT Sloan entrepreneurial experience has leaped beyond my expectations. Im learning essential realities about starting a business everywhere I turn here, including the classroom.
Darren Nix, MBA 11

The Entrepreneurship and Innovation track 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. files/files/Entrepreneurial_Impact_The_ Role_of_MIT.pdf 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 MITs vast management, technology, and new enterprise resources. They also have ample opportunity to tap the Schools 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.

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 students60 showed up. In fact, I ended up meeting a classmate, Jason Traff, MBA 11, who was working on the same idea I wasa 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 Darren Nix, MBA 11

As an MBA student, Ive been able to leverage MITs remarkable entrepreneurial ecosystem to grow two new enterprisesCommunity 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 microfinancingthen to Asia on the Clean Water Trek to look at the business of water in Singapore, the worlds most sophisticated water system, and China, the worlds 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

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 moments noticethe 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.

The more collisions of great minds we can create at MIT the better.
Bill Aulet, Managing Director, MIT Entrepreneurship Center



Sustainability: changing the conversation

Framing sustainability as loggers versus spotted owls, growth versus green, economy versus environmentdoesnt work and isnt right. These things are fundamentally aligned.
MIT Sloan Professor John Sterman, Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management; Director, MIT System Dynamics Group

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 MITs 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

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 Projects.html.

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 Im 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 sustainabilitynot 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 doesnt make anyones 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)

Building green
MIT Sloans 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 Sloans 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:



Bill Gates on OpenCourseWare

MITs 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 Ive 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: education/higher/specials/mit150/Gates/

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

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 powercrowdsourcing. 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 Malones blog: mitsloanexperts.wordpress. com/2011/02/06/solving-climate-changewith-crowdsourcing.

This spring I had the opportunity to take part in the Global Health Delivery Lab 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 wasnt as cut and dried as we thoughtoriginal solution was not going to work. In this phase we had to leverage the skills we learned at MIT Sloanto redefine the problem and work to find a solution. Excerpts from the blog of Nicole Zenel, MBA 11 Read more: nicole/2011/03/

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.



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

Only MIT could offer LGO, which combines the significant resources of MIT Sloan and the MIT School of Engineering. Its because of the collaborative culture of MIT that its 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

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 actionoriented global learning, a strong emphasis on leadership training, and a signature six-month internship with one of the programs corporate partners

A large part of what drives societal conflict is our failure to manage resources wellwater rights, arable land, energy sources. Ive 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. Its an unbeatable combination. Jon Gensler, MBA/MPA 11

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. Thats what were here forto 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 Limors blog Chronicles of an LGO Girl:

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 worldrenowned schools just two subway stops apart is amazing. Its 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

MIT Sloan/Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) dual degree

Dual degree: MBA from MIT Sloan and an MPA/MPP from Harvards 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.



MIT fellowships and scholarships

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

Loans & scholarships: financing your MBA

Deans 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 Fort 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.

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.

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. MITs Public Service Center Fellowships awarded through an application process to students working for community organizations or developing nonprofits or social enterprises.

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

Additional sources
Eduarda Justo Foundation (Consentino Group) Scholarships for outstanding MBA students from Spain (preference is given to students from Almera). Fulbright New Zealand Graduate Awards The Fulbright-Platinum Triangle Scholarship in Entrepreneurship is for a talented New Zealander in a knowledge economy-related field. Fundaao 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. 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:

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.

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



Tuition and costs

Tuition and fees $52,900 $1,926 $2,000 $4,500 $13,860 $2,496 $82,632

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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 rsum, 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.

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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.

Books and supplies Computer Food Housing Transportation TOTAL

Personal (including medical insurance) $4,950

Tuition and costs quoted above are for 201112. Costs for the 201213 academic year will be posted online as they become available at 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

Application deadlines
MIT Sloan MBA Program: Round I Round II October 25, 2011 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:

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

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