MIT’s Sloan School of Management is the leader in Action Learning in management education and has held that esteemed position for several decades. Our pedagogical approach develops principled, innovative leaders through the active integration of theory with real world practice and personal reflection. This method brings together faculty and students to tackle real world complex managerial challenges, and through this process, enhance students’ leadership capabilities.
"MIT is all about the ideas that change the world, not just being invented here, but being brought out into the world. And MIT uses the creation and implementation of those ideas as the best way in the world to structure learning for our students. It's about learning in action, concept based real learning, learning by doing. If MIT is about the ideas that change the world, then organizations are the way that ideas change the world," states David Schmittlein, John C Head III Dean of MIT Sloan School of Management.
Our Action Learning programs are life changing—for the students who participate, the companies with whom they work, and the people across the world who are influenced by the groundbreaking project work that is part of every Action Learning endeavor.
Read more about the history, theory, and pedagogy of action learning.