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Program Components - MFin | MIT Sloan School of Management
- Many leaders in the field consider MIT Sloan the birthplace of modern finance. Pioneers like Fischer Black, John Cox, and Stewart C. Myers, as well as Nobel Laureates Paul Samuelson, Robert C. Merton, Myron Scholes, and Franco Modigliani, all have roots in the MIT Sloan Finance Group, a major force of change in the industry.
Formed long before other business schools recognized finance as a distinct field of study, the MIT Finance Group is responsible for many of the research breakthroughs that have shaped finance theory and practice over the last 40 years—and continue to do so today:
The Black-Scholes-Merton derivative-pricing model.
The Modigliani-Miller theorems on corporate financing and evaluation.
The Cox-Ingersoll-Ross model of the term structure of interest rates.
MIT Sloan finance faculty are advancing the field of financial economics while generating innovations and leading-edge management practices critical for leadership in today’s complex global economy. MFin students have access to their latest research.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) - MFin | MIT Sloan School of Management
- In terms of course design, how does the 18-month differ from the 12-month format? What will we be doing in the second fall semester? During the other semesters (including summer), are the courses the same for both program options?
The degree requirements are the same for both the 12-month and 18-month formats. Course design is consistent with our current degree requirements. The extra fall term allows students to spread out their degree requirements over four terms, take additional courses, or use the extra time to write a thesis. It is really up to the individual student.
- Can students in the 18-month format take classes during the second summer term? Are they given the full academic resources of MFin students again in the second fall term?
For those in the 18-month program, no courses are offered during the second summer term, as that time is reserved for summer internships. Courses will resume again during the second fall term.