MIT Sloan Action Learning
In the Classroom.
In the Field.
In the World.

From the Classroom to the Field

Simply put, MIT Sloan Action Learning is learning by doing. Students start in a lecture setting, then collaborate in teams with host organizations to solve real management problems by applying theories and practices learned in the classroom. Though every Action Learning lab is different, this central theme remains the same. From small startups and non-profits to large companies in Boston, across the U.S. or around the world, Action Learning can happen anywhere.

We strive to partner students with a wide variety of organizations, including non-profits, NGOs, established corporations, and startups. Students solidify their learning by solving real management problems, and host organizations benefit as they apply students’ findings directly to their strategies and operations.

In every Action Learning project, students get a rare first-hand look at corporate structures, new business ideas, and a range of operational issues organizations face. The variety of settings challenges students to manage projects in multicultural, sometimes multilingual business environments with a range of management and business development approaches.

At the conclusion of each project, students are provided with multiple ways to reflect on their learning experiences—journals, video blogs, mentor coaching, workshops, poster sessions—to better understand the integration of management theory and practice.

Today, our Action Learning portfolio continues to expand and includes labs in analytics, healthcare delivery, sustainability, operations, and more.

View the Action Learning course list


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