The MBA curriculum starts with a two-week orientation on business basics, subsequently launching into a first semester core. Most classes after that are elective, and students can opt to follow the intensive finance or entrepreneurship and innovation tracks, or earn a general MBA. Between each course module, Sloan has a week of experiential learning and research seminars it calls the 'Sloan innovation period.' Students may also benefit from a joint MBA/MS with MIT's engineering department, program in system design and management, or the Harvard-MIT division of health sciences and technology. Sloan appeals to a host of national recruiters, particularly from the Northeast and technology and finance industries, but the MIT name goes far in opening doors for graduates.
About MIT Sloan School of Management
Originating from an engineering administration curriculum in the MIT department of economics, the Sloan School of Management has a highly-respected reputation for its tech-related business programs. It ranks No. 1 in U.S. News & World Report's specialty categories of information systems, supply chain management and productions/operations. But the school isn't just for science-related business: MIT Sloan has well-regarded finance and entrepreneurship departments, among others. In addition to its full-time MBA program, the school operates a part-time executive program, and also offers full-time executive education through its MIT Sloan Fellows program, allowing business professionals to complete either an MBA or MS in management or management of technology.