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Sloan School of Management – MIT


The Sloan School of Management grew out of a single course, “Engineering Administration,” established by MIT’s Department of Economics and Statistics in 1914. The program began offering master’s degrees in management in 1925 and became the separate Department of Business and Engineering Administration in 1930. In 1950, Alfred P. Sloan, the Chairman of General Motors, donated $5 million to MIT through the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to establish a School of Industrial Management. The school was renamed in his honor in 1962. Today, Sloan offers full-time and executive MBA programs, including the global Sloan Fellows program.

School Rankings

• U.S. News & World Report: 3 (tie)
• Bloomberg: 7
• Forbes: 7
• Financial Times: 6
• The Economist: 19


Sloan’s MBA programs are located on MIT’s main campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, across the Charles River from Boston. This places Sloan within one of the most densely occupied educational corridors in the country—home to Boston University, the Berklee College of Music and Harvard University, among other institutions—and a short distance from Boston’s many cultural, historical, athletic and culinary attractions.

The Sloan School of Management is located less than five miles away from the Logan International Airport.


In 2010, Sloan celebrated the completion of its newest building, E62, which houses all of Sloan’s faculty and the bulk its academic programs. This 215,000-square-foot building is the “greenest” facility at MIT and features 35 group study rooms and an underground garage in addition to numerous classrooms and space for all of Sloan’s academic departments. E62 connects to the school’s previously made buildings E52 and E60, as well as access to other MIT facilities.

The school also has various offices in the Sloan Building, the Hermann Building, the Muckley Building, the Tang Center and the Arthur D. Little building, which houses the Dean’s office.


The Sloan School of Management has more than 200 faculty and lecturers, in addition to numerous adjunct and visiting professors, many of whom augment their academic expertise with stints in business and government.

Student Body

MIT Sloan’s full-time MBA program enrolls about 400 students per year. The 20-month executive MBA program enrolled 126 students in the Class of 2020. Additionally, in 2019-2020, 104 students enrolled in the Sloan Fellows program, an accelerated, 12-month global executive MBA program.

Around 60 percent of the entire Sloan MBA program student body is male, while 40 percent identify as female. Roughly 38 percent of the students enrolled are considered international.

MBA Degree Offerings

The Sloan School of Management offers three routes to the MBA degree: two year, full-time; 20-month Executive and 12-month Sloan Fellows Program.


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