Master of Science in Management Studies

Combine an international MBA with a deep dive into management science. A special opportunity for partner schools only.

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The world is y(our) incubator.

MIT Sloan is about invention. It's about ideas made to matter. Here, we discover tomorrow’s interesting and important challenges. We go where we want to have an impact. And then, we invent the future.

At MIT Sloan, leaders come together to solve the most complex problems and bring solutions out into the world to improve today and advance tomorrow.


What is the MSMS Program?

The Master of Science in Management Studies program is a unique, customizable degree that complements an MBA or equivalent master’s degree from a partner or affiliate school—Asia School of Business, Fudan International MBA Program, HEC Paris, IE Business School, Imperial College Business School, INSEAD, Lingnan College at Sun Yat-sen University, Lisbon MBA Program, Tsinghua Global MBA Program and the University of Naples Parthenope.

The MSMS program allows recent graduates or current students from these schools to pursue advanced studies in management and receive a Master of Science degree from MIT in nine months. Students have the ability to immerse themselves in a particular area of study; including, Economics, Finance and Accounting (EFA), Behavioral and Policy Sciences (BPS), and Management Science (MS), and then complete a thesis based on their area of interest.

MSMS students should complete a minimum of 24 units of the program of study focused on the application of statistical modeling, data warehousing, data mining, programming, forecasting, or operations research techniques to the analysis of problems of business organization and performance. This can be accomplished with elective courses or through the required thesis.

STEM Classification

The MSMS program qualifies as a STEM-designated program.  International students pursuing US-based STEM-eligible jobs are eligible to apply for a 24-month extension to their current 12 months of curricular optional practical training following degree completion. 

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Students can also broaden their knowledge and experience base with MIT Sloan Action Learning courses along with MIT and Harvard courses. 

MIT Certificates

These certificate programs allow you to tailor your education to meet your professional goals. Students may complete up to two certificates.

Expert and Approachable Faculty

You’ll notice an informality at MIT born of mutual respect. Everyone here is exceptional, and everyone assumes you are, too. The professors you have lunch with know that because you’re at MIT, you have a hand in something both interesting and meaningful. They respect that. If you have questions, they'll help you find the answers, or lead you to someone who can. And those expert professors, like most people here, are refreshingly down to earth.

Meet Our Faculty

Our faculty educate, provoke, and mentor you with a common purpose of challenging the status quo and developing the next generation of management leaders.

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Career Path

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What will you do with an MSMS from MIT Sloan?

You'll begin to imagine—and plan for—your future on your very first day here. MSMS students work with the Career Development Office to analyze personal strengths, interests, and values in order to effectively market themselves, and learn about the current job market and opportunities.

One-on-one career coaching. Faculty members who are also practitioners in their industry. Club events. Company presentations. These are just some of the ways MIT Sloan works with you at every stage of your journey, no matter where you want to go.

Access Career Resources at the Career Development Office

Are you looking to advance your career? Maybe change directions? Whatever your career goals, your time here will be a life-changing experience. We're here to support this welcome transformation.


Alumni network and the MIT brand

The relationships you build here will last a lifetime. When you graduate, you’ll join an exceptional network of more than 136,000 MIT alumni, representing 90 countries around the world.

The MIT name is recognized around the world. Your MIT degree will open doors and create unimagined opportunities. That's because MIT is exceptional, and a degree from here says that you are, too.  

Alumni by the Numbers

  • 140K

    MIT alumni around the world

  • 24K

    MIT Sloan alumni internationally

  • 90

    Countries represented by alumni

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The MIT Experience

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Student Life

Our students are leaders and doers, and use the MIT campus—indeed, the world—as their playground for discovery and experimentation. Whatever your interests, there's a place for you here.


Meet Our MSMS Students

Meet some of our dynamic MSMS students and learn more about their MIT Sloan experience.

Get to know our MSMS students.

Class Profile

The diversity of our students both shapes and drives the opportunities for collaboration and action learning.

See the Class of 2023 Profile

Supporting the International Student Community

The MSMS program draws it's strength from the international community. Here you'll find resources and support.

Learn more about the International Students Office


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Take a virtual tour of MIT Sloan and the greater MIT Campus. Explore our community, and learn more about the vibrant Kendall Square neighborhood.

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See Yourself Here

The MIT Sloan community brings together individuals from around the world, with a vast array of personal experiences and professional backgrounds. MIT Sloan students are informed and responsible global citizens with the vision, drive, and practical experience to make significant contributions to their organizations and to the world. In carefully building this special community, we are looking for individuals who demonstrate:

  • Leadership and an ability to inspire others 
  • A collaborative spirit and focus on community
  • Intellectual curiosity and analytical strength 
  • Creativity to generate new solutions to existing challenges 
  • Growth in both professional and personal endeavors 

We seek applicants with exceptional intellectual abilities and the drive and determination to put their stamp on the world. We welcome people who are independent, authentic, and fearlessly creative — true doers. We want people who can redefine solutions to conventional problems, and strive to preempt unconventional dilemmas with inventive ideas. We demand integrity and respect passion.

MIT is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. Read our full nondiscrimination policy here.


To be considered for the MSMS program, only graduates and currents students from the below international programs are eligible to apply.

Partner or Affiliate Schools :

  • Asia School of Business
  • Fudan International MBA Program 
  • HEC Paris
  • IE Business School
  • Imperial College Business School
  • Lisbon MBA Program
  • Tsinghua Global MBA Program
  • University of Naples Parthenope
Application Deadlines for 2023 Entry

The Admissions Committee reviews all applications and will notify applicants of their decision on or before the deadline. Please note that in the interest of confidentiality, we will only deliver official decisions via your online application.

The application deadline for enrollment in the 2023 MSMS program has passed. Please introduce yourself and let us know you're interested in the program for the next enrollment cycle. You'll receive information about our upcoming events and next year's application deadline.

How to Apply

The most important information you can provide is a candid look at your personal story and the experiences that have shaped who you are today. Instructions on how to apply are provided in the application. 

For complete instructions and access to the application for entry in 2023, please check with the global MBA or graduate program office at your partner or affiliate school.

A complete application for the Class of 2023:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Video Statement
  • Essay Question about your proposed MSMS Thesis Topic
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • GMAT or GRE Scores
The Interview Process

Interviews are required, by invitation only, and conducted via Zoom.

Financing Your Education

The tuition and expenses for the MSMS program are the same as the MBA program.

View details on tuition here.

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