Employment & Careers
What MIT Sloan Is Known For
Entrepreneurs. MIT’s location in Kendall Square makes Sloan an attractive destination for aspiring entrepreneurs. Home to biotech companies, tech startups, and research labs, Kendall Square is a vibrant, energetic community. Seven percent of the Class of 2015 reported they were starting their own business right out of school, which is high compared to Columbia (4%), Yale (5%), or Stern (2%). Many other programs encourage their graduates to “make their mistakes on someone else’s dime” by taking a job for another company before striking out on their own, but many Sloan graduates discover business opportunities among MIT’s other innovative graduate programs and start building a business upon cutting-edge technologies right away. Among top-ranked business schools, only Stanford and Harvard graduates more entrepreneurs.
High tech. Thirty-one percent of the Class of 2015 headed to technology, which is a significantly higher percentage than schools like Columbia, Wharton, and Kellogg. It beat out competitor Stanford (28%) this year, but it’s below Berkeley-Haas and on par with UCLA. In 2015, four of MIT Sloan’s top-10 hiring companies were tech-related: Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, and Google.