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Learning by doing. The MIT Sloan approach to management education can be summarized with the Institute’s motto: “mens et manus,” or “mind and hand.” More than just a token motto, this is a way of thinking that permeates the culture across all programs at MIT. Both in and out of the classroom, “learning by doing” is very much a part of the MIT Sloan culture. Called “Action Learning,” this philosophy is best evidenced in the wide offering of lab courses in which students conduct consulting projects for real companies and organizations.
Consulting. Sloan doesn’t always come immediately to mind when many candidates think of “consulting schools,” but it’s a veritable powerhouse in the space. More than a third of the Class of 2014 chose this career path; the two top hirers at MIT that year were McKinsey and Bain, with BCG and Deloitte also in the top 10.
How will it work? Interviews are by invitation only and are held on campus, in key cities internationally, and, occasionally, by Skype. The MIT Sloan admissions committee conducts nearly every the interview themselves, although they employ professionals to conduct some of the interviews in key cities. They do not have students or alumni handle any interviewing tasks.