“As the world begins to rebuild its financial infrastructure from the ashes of this economic crisis, I believe MIT is primely positioned to play a leadership role in shaping the future through its research and educational programs.”

Robert C. Merton
School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance


Nanyang Technological Institute

In 1990, MIT Sloan and Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore signed a five-year agreement to establish collaborative activities in management education and research. MIT Sloan helped NTU further develop its management program by working with faculty at NTU.  NTU faculty enrolled in MIT Sloan programs, and the two schools held joint conferences and symposia. MIT Sloan assisted NTU to establish its business school and a twelve-month Nanyang Fellows Program that offered immersion in Asian business practices and exposure to the West.

While the formal MIT Sloan-NTU agreement has expired, the relationship endures. In April 2012, NTU sent executives to MIT Sloan for a custom program focused on sustainability.

An exciting outgrowth of the MIT Sloan-NTU collaboration is the Singapore-MIT Alliance, a collaboration among MIT, NTU, and the National University of Singapore that promotes innovative engineering and life science education and research at a global level. 

The MIT Sloan Action Learning program provides students with an opportunity to participate in project-based learning (or "labs") that connect their Sloan classroom work and their previous work experience with a real world management challenge that is important to companies.

- Michellana Jester, Manager, Action Learning Program, MIT