Building the Future at MIT Sloan (continued)
I see the building as a platform for enhanced collaboration across MIT, among the Institute’s student body, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends. In the not-so-distant future, I see students from across MIT using the Porter Center for Management Education as a gathering point to pursue innovation to improve the world.
With the new building, MIT Sloan grows not just in size, but also in scope:
- We are growing our faculty and programs at thoughtful levels. The School’s global reach continues to expand, as we partner with top business schools and programs in Russia, Portugal, and throughout Asia to improve management practice and economic development around the world.
- The MIT Entrepreneurship Center brings the Institute’s brightest science and engineering minds to MIT Sloan to partner with the School’s aspiring entrepreneurs and brings critical, groundbreaking research to bear in the world through successful, innovation-driven enterprises. Student-led companies like sustainable sanitation firm Sanergy, winner of the 2011 MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition, seek innovative solutions to the world’s greatest problems.
- Our new sustainability certificate combines the experience of the School’s landmark System Dynamics group with the most forward-thinking approaches to sustainable business practices. I was pleased to award 19 students with sustainability certificates in June.
- The new, intensive Executive MBA program draws on the faculty and curriculum of the School’s Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership to offer both new and time-tested knowledge to a cohort of committed executives from the world’s top companies.