MIT Sloan Action Learning

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G-Lab’s components—classes, projects, and deliverables—parallel the Think-Act-Reflect architecture of MIT Sloan’s Action Learning model.


15.389 Global Entrepreneurship: Global Entrepreneurship Lab

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Term: September-December (full semester) plus January Independent Activities Period (IAP)
  • Four MIT Sloan graduate students per team
  • Project: Teams work with a company in an emerging market country (remotely September-December, and then onsite in January) in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East or Southeast Asia.
  • Course format: Some lectures and guest presentations throughout the semester. Required course work: team formation; project matching; several written assignments including work plan and culturally relevant project research; presentation of preliminary recommendations. Companies and teams negotiate and agree on project scope, schedule, and deliverables.
  • Onsite project work: in January, teams work full-time on site for at least 15 consecutive business days.
  • Host companies cover cost of round-trip airfare and onsite lodging; students are responsible for any additional expenses
  • Mandatory on-campus debrief session following onsite
  • Project deliverables completed and poster session in February
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