Results for MBA:
Bill Porter (1967) Distinguished Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship
Department: Senior Lecturer, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
Contact: (617) 253-9631, email@example.com
Expertise: $100K Entrepreneurship competition; Communication; Elevator pitch; Entrepreneurship / New ventures; High technology; High technology companies; Internet; Silicon Valley; Startups; Telecommunications; Venture capital
Department: Lecturer, Global Economics and Management
Contact: (617) 953-4558, firstname.lastname@example.org
Expertise: Angel investing; Banking regulation; Biotechnology; Business plans; Cross-cultural awareness; Cultural differences; Developing countries, economics; Emerging businesses; Emerging markets; Energy; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship / New ventures; Equities; Global entrepreneurship; Innovation; Investment banking; Investment risk; Labor market policy; Management of technology; Middle East; Non-profits; Paper industry; Private equity; Startups; Strategic management; Technological innovation; Venture capital
Associate Professor of Marketing
Contact: (617) 253-3436, email@example.com
Expertise: Applied probability; Bayesian statistics; Cable industry; Consumer measurement; Customer relationships and CRM; E-commerce; Electronic media; Insurance; Internet; Market research; Media; Online shopping; Product loyalty; Statistics; Web-based marketing
Department: Senior Lecturer, Communication and Ethics
Contact: (617) 258-0266, firstname.lastname@example.org
Expertise: Business education; Business ethics; Career development; Change management; Changing workforce; China; Communication practices; Conflict management; Conflicts of interest; Cross-cultural awareness; Cultural differences; Diversity; E-mail; Employee motivation; Employment relations; Ethics; Family business; Family issues; Gender issues, workplace; Human resource management; Human rights; International communication; Leadership; Managerial change; Managerial communication; Managing diversity; MBA; Negotiation and conflict resolution; Organizational communication; Organizational communication; Values in the professions; Work / Family issues; Writing and presentation skills
Department: Senior Lecturer, Managerial Communication
Contact: (617) 253-8624, email@example.com
Expertise: Asia; B-school; Business education; Business ethics; Change management; China; Communication practices; Conflict management; Corporate social responsibility; Cross-cultural awareness; Cultural differences; Diversity; E-mail; Electronic communication; Ethics; Gender issues, workplace; Globalization; Hiring; International communication; International management; Korea; Leadership; Managerial communication; Managing change; Managing diversity; Motivation; Negotiation and conflict resolution; Organizational communication; Organizational culture; Taiwan; Teams; United Kingdom; Writing and presentation skills
Department: Senior Lecturer, Finance
Contact: (617) 253-3386, firstname.lastname@example.org
Expertise: Accounting, domestic; Accounting, international; Africa; Alliances; Analysts forecasts; Argentina; Asia; Asia Pacific; Auditing/auditors; Banking; Banking management; Brazil; Business education; Business ethics; Business intelligence; Business plans; Capital budgeting; Capital controls; Capital market; Chemical; China; Competitive strategy; Component software technologies; Computer aided software engineering; Computer industry; Corporate finance; Corporate governance; Corporate strategy and policy; Cross-cultural awareness; Cultural differences; Data acquisition; Data storage; Database and information integration technologies; Derivatives; Developing countries; Disclosure; Distance learning; Downsizing; E-commerce; Earnings manipulations; eBay; Education; Elevator pitch; Emerging markets; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship / New ventures; Equities; Euro; Exchange rates; Executive education; Financial engineering; Financial reporting; Financial services; Financial statement analysis; Foreign investment; Futures; Global entrepreneurship; Global sales strategies; Globalization; Google; High technology companies; Interest rates; International corporate strategy; International finance; International management; International trade; Internet security; Internet software; Internet software/applications; Internet strategy; Investment banking; Investor relations; K-12 education; Knowledge sharing; Logistics; MBA; Mergers and acquisitions; Microsoft; Monetary policy; Negotiation and conflict resolution; Non-profits; Online feedback mechanisms; Operations management; Options; Options pricing, valuation; Price fixing; Private equity; Privatization; Process control; Project management; Research, academic; Revenue management; Risk management; Sales force automation; Sales support systems and databases; Sarbanes-Oxley compliance; Service industry; Software; Startups; Strategic management; Strategic planning; Supply chain management; Tax policy; Taxation, corporate; Turkey; Venture capital
Department: Senior Lecturer, Managerial Communication
Contact: (617) 452-3594, email@example.com
Expertise: Business education; Business school; Communication; Communication practices; Conflict management; Distance learning; Diversity; Education; Executive education; International communication; Leadership; Managerial communication; Managerial vision; Managing diversity; MBA; Negotiation and conflict resolution; Organizational communication; Teams; Writing and presentation skills
Department: Senior Lecturer, Organizational Change
Contact: (617) 253-8587, firstname.lastname@example.org
Expertise: Change management; Changing work environments; Employee motivation; Engineering management; Human resource management; Leadership; Management of engineers and scientists; Managing change; Operations management; Organizational change; Organizational culture; Organizational design and performance; Teams; Virtual teams and organizations; Working virtually
Gordon Y Billard Professor of Management
Department: Professor of Accounting
Contact: (617) 253-0994, email@example.com
Expertise: Capital Markets; Corporate Governance; Disclosure; Domestic; Executive compensation; Executive Compensation; Financial Reporting; India; International; Investment Analysis
Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management
Department: Professor of Global Economics and Management Professor of Engineering Systems
Contact: (617) 253-6688, firstname.lastname@example.org
Expertise: Capital budgeting; Corporate strategy and policy; Developing countries, economics; Energy; Executive Education; Foreign investment; Global business practices; Globalization; Green industries; Industrial partnerships; International finance; International management; Latin America; Management Education; Mergers and acquisitions; Mexico; Non-market strategy; Oil; Risk management; Strategic management; Sustainability; Taiwan
Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor
Department: Professor of Finance
Contact: (617) 253-0920, email@example.com
Expertise: Analysts forecasts; Angel investing; Applied economics; Applied math; Applied probability; Arbitrage pricing theory; Artificial intelligence; Asset management and pricing; Banking; Banking management; Banking operations and policy; Banking regulation; Bankruptcy; Bayesian networks; Bayesian statistics; Bond markets; Bond negotiations; Bond pricing; Business education; Business intelligence; Business plans; Capital budgeting; Capital controls; Capital market; CEO compensation; Chat rooms, investment; Consumer behavior; Contagion; Corporate finance; Corporate governance; Corporate strategy and policy; Currency; Data acquisition; Data mining; Decision making, decision support; Deflation; Derivatives; Disaster recovery; Distance learning; Diversification, corporate; Dividend policy; Dot-com; E-commerce; Econometrics; Economic crisis; Economics; Economy, current conditions; Education; Emerging businesses; Entrepreneurial finance; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship / New ventures; Equities; Euro; Exchange rates; Executive compensation; Executive education; Federal Reserve; Financial econometrics; Financial engineering; Financial information technology; Financial markets; Financial reporting; Financial services; Financial statement analysis; Foreign investment; Futures; Government; Hedge funds; Hurdle rates; Inflation; Information technology; Information technology, artificial intelligence; Intellectual property; Intellectual property law; Interest rates; International finance; Intertemporal choice; Investment analysis; Investment banking; Investment risk; Investment strategies; Knowledge sharing; Law; Macroeconomics; Market, categorical structures in; Mathematical programming; MBA; Mergers and acquisitions; Mortgage funds; Mutual funds; Neural networks; New stock markets; New ventures; Non-linear dynamics; Online banking; Online feedback mechanisms; Operations research; Optimal control; Optimization; Options; Patents; Pensions; Personal finance; Portfolio choice; Portfolio design and management; Private equity; Probability, applied; Research and development; Research, academic; Retirement planning; Revenue management; Risk capital; Risk management; Sampling; Securities and Exchange Commission; Security prices; Simulation; Software agents; Startups; Statistics; Stochastic modeling; Stock exchange; Stock exchange consolidation; Stock market; Stock options; Stock trading; Sub-prime lending; Technology; Trading decisions; Treasuries; Valuation; Venture capital; Wall Street; Web-based marketing
Class of 1922 Professor of Political Science and Management
Department: Head, Department of Political Science
Contact: (617) 253-2610, firstname.lastname@example.org
Expertise: Brazil; Business ethics; Corporate social responsibility; Developing countries, economics; Education; Energy; Environment; Environmental leadership; Europe; Future of work; Global entrepreneurship; Global trade standards; Globalization; Green industries; Human resource management; International entrepreneurship; Italy; Labor relations; Latin America; MBA; NGOs; Organizational change; Political economy; Social networks; Socially responsible business; Supply chain management; Sustainability; Worker / Management relations
Alvin J. Siteman (1948) Career Development Professor of Entrepreneurship
Department: Assistant Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management
Contact: (617) 253-5539, email@example.com
Expertise: Entrepreneurship / New ventures; Patents; Silicon Valley; Software; Technology strategy
Fred Kayne (1960) Career Development Professor of Entrepreneurship
Department: Assistant Professor of Global Economics and Management
Contact: (617) 253-7782, firstname.lastname@example.org
Expertise: China; Global entrepreneurship; Globalization; Networking, personal, business, organizational; Organization studies; Semiconductors; Social networks
Department: Senior Lecturer / MBA Program Finance Track Head
Contact: (617) 324-3745, email@example.com
Expertise: Capital budgeting; Climate policy; Corporate diversification; Corporate finance; Corporate strategy and policy; Derivatives; Dividend policy; Emissions trading; Energy; Environment; Environmental economics; Environmental policy; Finance; Financial engineering; Financial markets; Gas; Hurdle rates; Nuclear power; Oil; Public utilities; Risk management; Securities and Exchange Commission
Department: Senior Lecturer, Managerial Communications
Contact: (617) 258-7253, firstname.lastname@example.org
Expertise: Business ethics; Communication; Communication practices; Conflict management; International communication; Leadership; Managerial communication; Managing change; Motivation; Negotiation and conflict resolution; Organizational communication; Organizational culture; Teams; Values in the professions; Women in business; Writing and presentation skills
Society of Sloan Fellows Professor of Management
Department: Professor of Applied Economics
Contact: (617) 258-8374, email@example.com
Expertise: Africa; Applied economics; Argentina; Asia; Banking regulation; Bond markets; Brazil; Capital market; Contagion; Currency; Deflation; Developing countries, economics; Econometrics; Economic crisis; Economics; Economy, current conditions; Emerging markets; Equities; Euro; Europe; European Union; Exchange rates; Federal Reserve; Financial markets; Financial services; Foreign investment; France; Germany; Global trade standards; Globalization; Government; Healthcare; Hong Kong; Import quotas; India; Inflation; Interest rates; International economics; International finance; International trade; Ireland; Italy; Japan; Latin America; Macroeconomics; Managerial economics; Mexico; Monetary economics; Monetary policy; Oil; Political economy; Russia; Savings rates; Securities and Exchange Commission; Singapore; Southeast Asia; Spain; Stock exchange; Stock market; Sustainability; Taiwan; Thailand; Trade policy; Treasuries; United States; Valuation
David Sarnoff Professor of Management of Technology
Contact: (617) 253-4934, firstname.lastname@example.org
Expertise: $100K Entrepreneurship competition; Alliances; Angel investing; Business plans; Emerging businesses; Entrepreneurial management; Entrepreneurship / New ventures; Global entrepreneurship; High technology companies; Management of technology; Startups; Technological innovation; Technology strategy; Technology transfer
Department: Senior Lecturer, Operations Management
Contact: (617) 253-1064, email@example.com
Expertise: Applied probability; Automotive; B-school; Business education; Computers; Consumer electronics; Facility location; Globalization; Inventory; Logistics; Manufacturing education; Manufacturing management; Manufacturing systems; MBA; Microeconomics; Operations management; Operations research; Production; Supply chain management; Transportation
John C Head III Dean
Department: Professor of Marketing
Contact: (617) 253-2804, firstname.lastname@example.org
Expertise: Advertising; Applied mathematics; Applied probability; B-school; Bayesian statistics; Brand management; Branding; Business education; Consumer behavior; Customer relationships and CRM; Database marketing; Education; International marketing; Market research; Marketing; Marketing channels; Marketing strategy; Marketing, international; MBA; Online shopping; Pricing; Product development and design; Product loyalty; Retail; Sampling; Statistics; Stochastic modeling; Web-based marketing
David Austin Professor in Management, Emeritus
Department: Professor of Marketing, Emeritus
Contact: (617) 253-6615, email@example.com
Expertise: Advertising; Automotive; B-school; Bayesian statistics; Brand management; Branding; Consumer marketing; Consumer products (marketing); Customer relationships and CRM; Customer satisfaction; Customer service; Database marketing; Dot-com; E-commerce; Entrepreneurship / New ventures; Information technology for management; Internet; Internet privacy issues; Internet strategy; Knowledge management; Lead users; Market research; Marketing; Marketing strategy; Marketing, international; New ventures; Online feedback mechanisms; Online media; Online shopping; Positioning; Product loyalty; Publishing; Statistics; Telecommunications; Trust-based marketing; Web-based marketing; World Wide Web
George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management
Department: Professor of Accounting
Contact: (617) 253-4310, firstname.lastname@example.org
Expertise: Accounting, domestic; Accounting, international; Auditing/auditors; Corporate governance; Disclosure; Earnings management; Earnings manipulations; Sarbanes-Oxley compliance
Department: Senior Research Scientist
Contact: (617) 253-2930, email@example.com
Expertise: Business transformation; Competitive strategy; Corporate strategy and policy; E-business; E-commerce; Enterprise information systems; Information systems; Information technology; Management of information technology; Strategic planning; Strategy; Technology
Department: Senior Lecturer, Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management
Contact: (617) 970-6346, firstname.lastname@example.org
Expertise: Bermuda; Breakthrough management; Business education; Business ethics; Competitive strategy; Energy; Environment; Environmental leadership; Ethics; Family business; Global entrepreneurship; Hiring; K-12 education; Leadership; Management effectiveness, measuring; Non-profits; Social entrepreneurship; Sustainability; Transportation; Unemployment
Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management
Contact: (617) 253-7157, email@example.com
Expertise: BlackBerry; Blogs; Changing work environments; Communication practices; Diversity; E-mail; Electronic communication; Future of work; Gender issues, workplace; Groupware; Information systems; Information technology; Information technology, history of; Information technology, impact of; Information technology, social aspects; Innovation; Insurance; Knowledge management; Knowledge sharing; Leadership; Legacy information; Management of information technology; Managerial communication; Managing change; MBA; Mobile computing; Organization studies; Organizational change; Organizational communication; Teams; Wireless communication; Work environments; Working virtually; Writing and presentation skills
2007 MBA graduate Elaine Chow displays her operatic flair.
While in the process of applying to business school, he and a partner got a business up and running. Figuring that it was the perfect time to deepen his marketing and strategy skills, Matt Weiss left the business in the care of his partner and fully immersed himself in the entrepreneurial culture of MIT Sloan. While earning his MBA, Matt also kept time as the drummer for the student band, The Rolling Sloanes. And he timed his wedding to occur one week after graduation, giving the newlyweds plenty of time for a summer honeymoon in Australia. Prior to his graduation and his nuptials, Matt talked with correspondents Scott Rolph and Michelle Choate about bridging the gap between marketing and technology, his fondness for the marketing club, and the special camaraderie that exists between Sloanies.
Rod Garcia is a good man to know -- and not just because he's the director of MBA Admissions. There's very little that this 19-year MIT Sloan veteran doesn't know about the students, faculty, and, perhaps most importantly, the soul of the School. As Admissions season gears up, Rod sat down with correspondents Scott Rolph and Michelle Choate to discuss the ins and outs of the admissions process and what MIT Sloan looks for in an MBA candidate.
Set clear expectations on the home front and with your classmates -- and keep an open mind. Those are Sierra Towers' rules for successfully combining motherhood and her management education. She was initially drawn to MIT Sloan by the energy and collaboration she found here, but was also reassured by the insights of other student moms and the resources available for families. Sierra takes time out of her very busy schedule to talk to us about owning a restaurant, her extensive knowledge of beer, and doing her homework with her kids.
MIT Engineering PhD candidate Rouzbeh Shahsavari and MIT Sloan's own Natanel Barookhian, MBA '10, were recently awarded first prize in the 20th annual MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition. Their startup, C-Crete Technology, has created a nanoengineered concrete that reduces CO2 emissions and is stronger than any other cement currently on the market. Shahsavari and Barookhian talk about the genesis of their idea, as well as where they go from here.
Kyle Maner does not quit. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in the fall of 2008, she faced her treatment with courage and strength and continued on the rigorous journey toward obtaining her MBA. With the support of her family, friends, and the MIT Sloan community, Kyle is well on the road to a full recovery and her degree--and back on the road as a long-distance runner. Listen as Kyle talks about the importance of self-exams and "knowing your boobs."
She grew up in rural central Massachusetts, but her cultural perspective encompasses Octoberfest in Germany and warm sand on Costa Rica's shore. She loves to swim, but she is hardly a fish out of water in a marathon field. She is helping with an MIT Sloan fashion show, but working a trading desk suits her just fine. She is MIT Sloan student Emily Le. Correspondent Scott Rolph speaks with Le this week in the first episode of our Student Stories series.
Samantha Joseph is very comfortable leaping into the unknown. And for this skydiving instructor with a liberal arts background, business school is just that. Samantha gives her thoughts on the value of her untraditional background, her love of travel, and transitioning from parachutes to business suits.
Anjuli Gupta doesn't believe in just doing something good in the world; for her, it's about doing the most good that she can. Passionate about natural resources, Anjuli hopes to focus on energy finance after graduation. Having worked on environmental policy for non-profit, grassroots organizations, she sees finance as a major driver toward positive change. In order accomplish her goals, Anjuli believes that she needs to know how to run a team -- and how to design an organization that is effective. She came to MIT Sloan to learn all that and more. Anjuli spoke with correspondents Scott Rolph and Michelle Choate about what she gained from the first-semester core, the rollercoaster ride of internship interviews, and spring break in Costa Rica.
Elizabeth Prior knows how to manage stress and insecurity. As a resident of New Orleans, she endured Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, spending months moving around the country, living in hotels and with relatives. Upon returning home, she got married and helped her husband finish up med school. Then there was the small matter of her applying to business school. Now in her second year at MIT Sloan, things are relatively calm for Elizabeth as she sets her sites on a career that makes a positive social impact.
What are the secrets to Galen Li's success? Optimism and persistence for starters. After being placed on the wait list for MIT Sloan -- the only school he applied to -- he turned a time of doubt to his advantage. He sought advice for improving his application and received valuable insight from both admissions' staffers and current students. In the end, Galen's openness and tenacity allowed him to take leave of his job at Expedia and seek his fortune on our campus in Cambridge.
Jenny Kwan spent her down time in January going from the E and I Trek in California to an independent research project in China that explored clean energy entrepreneurship. She'll be back in China in March as part of the inaugural ChinaLab and hopes to end up there for good upon graduation. For this driven New Zealander, her goal of successfully marrying her interests in energy, entrepreneurship, and China is very close to being realized.
Daya Fields' undergraduate degree was in engineering, but her career trajectory changed at MIT Sloan. We sat down with Fields, MBA '07, now presidential management associate at the Estee Lauder Companies, and her colleague Susan Akkad, senior vice president of corporate marketing, diversity, to discuss the marketing of luxury consumer beauty goods to ethnically diverse groups. Daya talks about her entrepreneurial spirit and finding her way into the consumer beauty world with connections and education gained at MIT Sloan. Susan reveals some information about upcoming projects between Estee Lauder and MIT Sloan students, addressing some of the issues facing those selling to the multi-cultural luxury beauty market.
MBA student Amy McDonald talks about her MIT Sloan experience, what it's like to attend business school with her husband, and her goal for a career in the fashion industry.
Making the move from a career in the military to management school starts with one critical step: leaving the military. That decision is more complex than a civilian might think, particularly given the intense commitment and teamwork that bonds soldiers so strongly. As they get ready to embark on the next phase of their lives and careers, Veterans Club members Ryan Gilchrist and Victor Mroczkowski talk about transitioning from fatigues to business suits and compare the leadership philosophies of the military and MIT Sloan.
There's "just exactly enough time, with no time to lose" to address the massive challenge of climate change and renewable energy, says moderator John Sterman.
Organizers of the 2nd Annual MIT Sloan Sales Conference discuss this unique event and their efforts to set up an alliance among sales clubs at business schools. The conference, April 25 in Cambridge, features panel sessions on leading sales topics, a hands-on workshop to share proven sales strategies, and keynote speeches from Gregory Schofield, EVP of Global Sales for Novartis, and Andy Mattes, SVP of Enterprise Sales for Hewlett-Packard.
Twenty-seven years ago Dave Schmittlein was a 25-year-old assistant marketing professor at Wharton teaching MBA students who were on average three years his senior. Now, he is the new dean of MIT Sloan, charged in part with ensuring MIT Sloan's MBA Program provides value to today's generation of 28-year-olds. The true measure of that value, he says, lies beyond the confines of one academic program. MIT Sloan's value accrues from its array of programs, its role as a forum for top business leaders, and its creation of knowledge that benefits all tiers of the global community. Correspondents Michelle Choate and Scott Rolph spoke with Dean Schmittlein about MIT Sloan's role as a premier management school, his background, and his thoughts on what he aims to accomplish as dean.
For Irina Kogan, Emmy Linder, and Anne Reilly, all MBA ’10, flexibility was key when selecting a G-Lab project to work on, and Uganda’s Kampala Family Clinic provided plenty of it. The tradeoff, however, was some extra work to better define both the scope and the deliverables for the project. The for-profit clinic wanted to expand, but was unsure which way to go. One very important lesson that the team imparted to its client: It is important to understand why the organization has been successful in the past before deciding which direction to grow for the future. Listen to the podcast.
Ploy Jensen had been to India before. But her visit to the Taj Mahal and other tourist stops were hardly a precursor to the deep dive into India's emerging technology market and diverse culture that she experienced as part of her Global Entrepreneurship Lab class. Working with a venture capital firm, she and her G-Lab teammates spent time at MIT Sloan last fall analyzing investment considerations for the firm's new Indian startup fund. Their efforts culminated in a trip to India in January that shed new light on their analysis, imbued her with respect for the intelligence and determination of the Indian people, and left her with vivid memories. Jensen, a 2007 MBA student, recounts her G-Lab experience and how it fits into her MIT Sloan education.
Good draft picks. Innovative coach. Spirited fans. Grit, hustle, and determination on the field of play. Now you can add analytics to this list of keys to success for a professional sports franchise. Increasingly a powerful tool in distinguishing the best sports franchises, analytics will take center stage at the inaugural MIT Sloan Sports Business Conference on February 10th at MIT. Conference organizers Heather Tow-Yick and Marshal Einhorn, both members of the MBA Class of 2007, explain why they've initiated a sports business conference and how analytics are transforming sports. Learn more at http://www.sloansportsconference.com.
In Colombia, says Ramy Hakim, MBA ‘10, “everyone tries to be your friend. Everyone is very genuine.” This value on interpersonal relationships was a major takeaway for Hakim and his teammates when they spent time this spring working with Intergrupo, a software company based in Medellin, Colombia. The team was charged with creating a human resource strategy, but the camaraderie they found within the company may be the real success story. Says Hakim, “The friendships you develop in the business place really propel the work you do.” Listen to the podcast.
MIT Sloan's inaugural India Lab saw teams of students addressing specific challenges across a variety of industries across India. Here Ted Chan, MBA '09, talks about working with prominent industrialist and MIT alumnus Vinay Rai, MIT class of 1970, whose goal is to combat perceived voids in India's educational system by setting up a series of rural business schools. While on the ground in India, Ted and the team benefited from their firsthand knowledge of an underdeveloped infrastructure and local cultural norms. In the end, the team produced educational and business models for the would-be b-schools, schools which they hope will produce employable workers for India's current economy.
It's been predicted that within 16 years, Indonesia's capital city of Jakarta could sink up to 15 feet, leading to catastrophic flooding of the area. This devastating possibility is a direct result of the lack of clean drinking water available from the city's many rivers, which has caused area residents to pump excessive amounts of ground water, leading to massive drops in the land levels. In an effort to mitigate damage and prevent disaster, work is being done to clean up Jakarta's water supply and restore the habitat. A Sustainability Lab team from MIT Sloan was among those who traveled to Jakarta to provide insights on watershed management and insuring clean water. Team member Ian Lavery, MBA '10, talks about the challenge of merging environmental management and economic priorities, and the value of system dynamics.
The latest installment in MIT Sloan's G-Lab podcast series illustrates the critical importance of team being on the scene and in the thick of things before it can add maximum value to a project. Prior to leaving for Tanzania, the five-person student team was presented with what seemed on the surface a health care initiative for those afflicted with AIDS. Once one the ground in Africa, however, they were confronted with some sobering realities and a diverse slew of issues. Through meeting with AIDS patients and their caregivers and working with the MAdeA organization to properly assess its goals, the team realized that what was truly needed was economic empowerment for the patients and a new strategic direction for MAdeA. Ted Chan, MBA '09, and Krishna Venugopalan, SF' 09, discuss the importance of not jumping to conclusions, understanding the cultural motivation for decisions, and orders of magnitude.
The first in a series of podcast exploring MIT Sloan's renowned Global Entrepreneurship Lab (G-Lab) focuses on a marketing challenge in Mumbai, India. A Mumbai-based entrepreneur hopes to capitalize on his belief that tourism in India will be growing--particularly among business travelers--by expanding his hotel business into other cities across the country. It's the job of the MIT Sloan G-Lab team to sift through his ever-shifting ideas and goals and steer him and his business in the right direction. Team members Gerardo Guzman and Karen Bruck (both MBA class of 2009) talk about zeroing in on the project's scope to build their client a solid business plan and the welcome assistance of MIT alumni contacts in India.
Ed Roberts came to MIT as a teenager -- and never left. To say his time here has been productive would be an understatement. In addition to the four degrees he's earned and decades of teaching and research, this energetic innovator founded and chairs the MIT Entrepreneurship Center and co-founded the Management of Technology Program. His latest accomplishment is the introduction of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program. Fondly known as E&I, this phenomenally popular element of the MBA program leverages the entrepreneurial ecosystem at MIT and brings likeminded entrepreneurs together. Recently Ed spoke with correspondents Scott Rolph and Michelle Choate about his latest curricular innovation, his long journey down the entrepreneurship path, and what he firmly believes makes a great entrepreneur.
Katie Barrett and her fellow MBA 2010 teammates spent four months working with Bangalore-based Adea, an IT solutions company, toward possible expansion into the Boston market. Two weeks on the ground in Bangalore gave the team insight into the impact a country and a culture can have on a business, and gave them the information they needed to come down in favor of expansion.
Why an MBA is conducive to launching a startup A lot of discussion in the media recently has focused on whether or not entrepreneurs should spend valuable time and money pursuing an MBA degree versus gaining experience on the front lines of a startup. Some commentators such as Vivek Wadhwa even insist that an MBA subtracts from a candidate’s value. Shortly after earning an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, I co-founded a startup called ThriveHive (http://thrivehive.com ), which offers a guided marketing solution for small business owners. I met my co-founder Adam Blake, a fellow Sloan MBA candidate, in an entrepreneurial-focused course at the School. While neither of us believes an MBA can transform someone into an entrepreneur, earning an MBA provides a great framework for tackling the uncertainties that inevitably occur at a startup. Here’s why: Tools for Thriving amongst ‘Structured Chaos’ A startup is a completely … Read More »The post Why an MBA is conducive to launching a startup — Max Faingezicht appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.