We’re excited to announce our 2017-2018 Master of Finance (MFin) and Master of Business Analytics (MBAn) application deadlines and decision dates:
||January 4, 2018
||March 5, 2018
||January 9, 2018
||March 8, 2018
Our applications for each program will be going live later this summer (think early August) and we’ll be sharing additional tips and information in the months to come. We are expecting some application updates for both programs, so keep checking our MFin website and MBAn website for further details and directions!
July 4th Office hours:
We’d also like to let you know that our Office of Admissions will be closed on Monday, July 3 through Tuesday July, 4. We’ll resume normal business hours on Wednesday, July 5. Have a safe and fun 4th of July!
We are excited to offer two STEM classified master’s degrees in finance and business analytics. While on the surface these degree opportunities may sound similar – studying at a world-class institution, action learning opportunities, and classes taught by faculty who are leaders in their field – the details of each program are really quite different.
Is Finance your passion? Are you about to complete your undergraduate degree or have you been working in the finance industry for a few years? Our Master of Finance (MFin) program, which can be completed in either 12 or 18 months, may be the right fit for you. As an MFin student, you may opt to concentrate in financial engineering, capital markets, or corporate finance. MFin applicants come from a variety of backgrounds with strong analytical skills. Through a rigorous curriculum the program prepares you to make an impact in a broad range of financial careers including Asset Management, Private Equity, and FinTech.
Do your interests lie in the area of Data Science? If so, you may choose our Master of Business Analytics (MBAn) degree. This fall, MIT Sloan welcomed its first cohort of students into this specialized 12-month program. The program was launched in conjunction with the MIT Operations Research Center and is designed for recent college graduates with strong mathematical, computer science and statistical backgrounds. If big data and programming languages such as Python, R, Julia, or JMP excite you, explore the MBAn curriculum which culminates with a hands-on summer capstone project working with companies on real business issues.
“I joined the MBAn program because I knew that when MIT set their sights on something, they do it right. I was very excited when I saw the variety of options within the program and how it combines key aspects from statistics, optimization, math, and computer science. I also think the setting for the program is both unique and amazing. At many universities, analytics programs are housed with the School of Engineering, but I feel that MBAn’s position within MIT Sloan combines technical skills with knowledge about how to implement insights. Being in a business school environment enables me to learn from a different set of students that have amazing experiences and perspectives.” –Karoline Egeland Skatteboe, MBAn ‘17
Whether a Finance or Business Analytics focus, students greatly benefit from the STEM classification of each program. The rigor of STEM classification is valued by all employers and benefits both domestic and international students. This designation also allows international students to extend their optional practical training in the United States if they so desire.
The application for our newest program, the Master of Business Analytics, is online. This innovative one-year program prepares students for careers in the rapidly growing data analytics industry. Applications are due Monday, January 9th, 3pm EST.
Details about the program and the application process can be found here, including the class profile of the inaugural class starting this September! We also have several events coming up, including online chats, where you can learn more. Feel free to contact us with any questions!
I am excited to share with you the launch of MIT Sloan’s new, specialized masters program: Master of Business Analytics. This rigorous one-year program, developed in response to industry demand, is designed for early-stage professionals or current students who are passionate about analytics and interested in careers in the data science industry. Combining a core curriculum, focused electives, and Action Learning opportunities, this program reflects MIT Sloan’s commitment to staying on the cutting edge of research.
Admission to the inaugural year of this program is available for a limited number of students. The application deadline is April 15th, 2016, and decisions will be released on May 16th, 2016. You can learn more about the admissions process and requirements here. We look forward to welcoming the first class of this innovative program to the MIT Sloan community!