MIT Sloan School of Management announced the MITx MicroMasters Program in Finance in January as a way to appeal to those wanting to enhance their financial skillset, whether recent graduates, early- to mid-stage professionals or others eyeing a career in finance. The remote-learning program was designed as a way to fast-track a master’s degree in finance from MIT Sloan.
Two months later, the world stopped. As coronavirus stamped a giant question mark on the entire graduate business education universe, MIT’s new finance program became a casualty. It had been scheduled to start April 1, but it was put on hold as the Sloan School — like every other business school in the United States — grappled with the upheaval of the fast-spreading and little-understood virus.
Now, four weeks before the newly scheduled start of the program — which will be a full six months after its intended launch — one