A Day in the Life: Sloan Executive M.B.A.
A social media entrepreneur, a Navy pilot with the nickname “Flea” and a cardiologist walk into a bar. No joke here: they’re all classmates grabbing a drink at the end of a rough day.
Duc Chau (the web guru), Dave Markert (the aviator) and Suma Thomas (the doctor) are three students in the executive M.B.A. program at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Students come to the Cambridge, Mass., campus for Fridays and Saturdays every three weeks for the 20-month graduate program, with a few week-long sessions throughout as well.
While only two of them made it to the bar this time around, the three are members of a tight-knit group of professionals trying to balance full-time careers and social commitments, while gaining a grounding in finance, strategy and other business skills on the side. Chau, Markert and Thomas tracked their activities on a recent Friday to offer a glimpse into how they manage to do it all.
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