Letter From the Dean

Letter from the Dean

Dear Friends,

Today, we launch MIT’s Campaign for a Better World. Since its founding, MIT has applied scientific rigor to transform the modern world, producing innovations that have changed our lives. The world looks to MIT for the transformative thinking that will solve our global community’s greatest problems.

David Schmittlein
John C Head III Dean

It is this rich history of invention and purpose that invigorates us as we embark on our most comprehensive capital campaign to date. We seek to connect and empower the MIT community and harness and concentrate its robust intellectual power. We do so confident in the knowledge that with essential resources and academic freedom, we will make a meaningful impact in the world. Nowhere else on earth can boast the spirit of discovery needed for such an undertaking.

MIT Sloan was always destined to play an important role in the mission of the Institute. Course XV was meant to be MIT’s school of management, designed to bring the groundbreaking ideas and inventions born in Cambridge to the world. Today, our faculty’s rigorous research examines how financial engineering can cure cancer and investigates the skills needed for the changing workplaces of the future. Our students participate in Action Learning labs across the globe, applying management practice in real time. Our alumni change the world every day, embracing the spirit of entrepreneurship that has led to the creation of more than 30,000 active companies founded by living MIT alumni, employing 4.6 million people, and generating annual revenues of nearly $2 trillion.

Our faculty, alumni, and students have improved the world—through their research, their pursuit of education, and their work. But as we launch MIT’s Campaign for a Better World, we refuse to rest on the laurels of those who came before us. We are at a crucial juncture: we have unique opportunities and significant challenges that demand action from the entire community.

MIT Sloan is already working to improve the world—but we will do so much more with your support. What role will you play?

Learn more about MIT Sloan’s impact on the Campaign through this website. Connect with us at an event. Together, we can realize MIT’s Campaign for a Better World.