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MIT Asia Business Conference 2015

MIT Asia Business Conference is a student-run event that highlights the key business challenges, practices, and innovations that are shaping Asia today and tomorrow. Through discussion and dialogue, the conference endeavors to create a platform that connects East and West, with the aim of educating and preparing the next generation of leaders in Asia.

This year the conference was held at the MIT Media Lab on March. 7th, 2015. This year's conference theme was "Demystifying Business Practices in Asia," which introduced industry perspectives, key market trends, best practices, and

MIT Sloan faculty Tom Kochan and Arnold Zack training program at Lingnan (University) College

In November 2014, Tom Kochan and Arnold Zack conducted a training program at Lingnan (University) College with participation of AMCHAM-Guangdong on developing dispute resolution systems for private sector enterprises in China. Some of the Lingnan students put their creative minds and gifted hands to work and produced a video from the class, complete with a historical introduction  and a Carmina Burana soundtrack. 

Our hope is this snapshot encourages our partners in China to continue expanding the teaching of workplace dispute resolution methods and in doing equips current and

Upcoming Event: OIP Hosts Guest Speaker Manlio Coviello February 11, 2015

The MIT Sloan Office of International Programs and the MIT Sloan Latin America Office will host guest Speaker Manlio Coviello 

Manlio Coviello is the Chief of  Natural Resources and Energy at the  Economic Commission for Latin America  and the Caribbean of the United Nations  (UN ECLAC, www.eclac.cl), Santiago, Chile.

Wednesday February 11, 2015
5:45pm - 7:00pm
E62-350 (100 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA)

Mr. Coviello will be discussing the production of unconventional sustainable gas resources in Latin America and the opportunity for universal access to modern energy.

Sabanci MBA-MIT Sloan MSMS Alumnus Merve Ergez Awarded with MIT Sloan Outstanding Thesis

Merve Ergez received her BSc in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and MBA from Sabancı University. She continued her studies at MIT Sloan School of Management M.sc. in Management Studies as a dual degree student through the strategic partnership of Sabancı School of Management and MIT.

Merve has been awarded MIT Sloan Outstanding Thesis Award on her thesis “Strategic Scent Selection: An Application of Zaltman Metaphor Elicitation Technique”.

Read the full article here.

In action learning labs, students bring know-how to global startups

Retail, tech CEOs in Chile talk of the benefits of hosting MIT Sloan Action Learning teams.

At a Jan. 7 conference in Santiago, Chile hosted by MIT Sloan’s Latin America Office and Office of International Programs, together with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez about the Action Learning approach, entrepreneurs who had hosted student teams said their companies had reaped significant rewards.

Sally Buberman, co-founder and CEO of Wormhole, an Argentina-based online learning company,  and Joe Chien, co-founder of Fashion’s Park, a fashion

Action learning conference showcases innovation in teaching and learning

At MIT Sloan and in Chile, faculty and students are drawing lessons from hands-on work in organizations.

Together with two Chilean universities, MIT Sloan’s Latin America office on Jan. 7 hosted a daylong conference about the benefits of action learning, an educational approach that sends student teams to work with organizations around the world. Click on the photo to view more photos from the event.

See the full article on MIT Sloan's news site here: http://mitsloan.mit.edu/newsroom/2015-action-learning-conference.php


12th Epoch Foundation Biennial visit to MIT

During the week of October 6-10, 2014, "MIT Sloan Office of International Programs in collaboration with ILP and CSAIL", hosted the 12th Biennial visit for EPOCH Foundation members.

The week long program, featured a dinner hosted by President Rafael Reif, a visit to CSAIL and to the MIT Museum.

In addition to the biennial visit, the MIT Sloan - Epoch collaboration also focuses on faculty research and executive education.

This year's biennial theme focused on Innovating Taiwan's Future. The program was lead by David Sarnoff Professor of Management and Technology, Scott Stern,

The Lisbon MBA - MIT Sloan Summer Immersion Program 2014

The Lisbon MBA (TLMBA) –  MIT Sloan Summer Immersion Program 2014. The Lisbon MBA is a joint-venture between NOVA School of Business and Economics and CATÓLICA-LISBON School of Business and Economics – the leading business schools in Portugal (www.thelisbonmba.com). 


The purpose of the TMLBA – MIT Sloan collaboration is to engage in an initiative to strengthen Portugal's capacity in business education and management science on an international level.

International Faculty Fellows Spring 2014 Graduation

The Office of International Programs hosted a graduation lunch, for the Internatioal Faculty Fellows from China, Brazil, Turkey and Portugal, who spent their last semester on campus exchanging, innovating and learning new methods for research and education.

Learn more about our IFF program and our partner schools.


How MBAs are changing and why some people need them more than others


It’s been 100 years since Massachusetts Institute of Technology began teaching management education, starting in 1914 with a single class that bore a curious name – Course XV – and culminating in 1952 when MIT opened the Sloan School of Management.


MIT Sloan is celebrating its 100th anniversary of management education Saturday, during its alumni weekend, with a daylong symposium of speakers.

Registration now open for MIT Sloan Latin America-China Conference, Aug 28-29, 2014 - São Paulo

MIT Sloan is excited to announce its registration for the first MIT Sloan Latin America China-Conference is now live.

Join us for the kick-off dinner on August 28, featuring keynote speaker, Mr. Jian Gao, former Executive Vice President of China Development Bank.

On Friday, August 29, will have 4 panel to discuss the current economic prospects of the two regions, lead by MIT Sloan faculty. A priceless oportunity to network, and hear an insight opinion of experts from China and Latin America leaders.

Save time and money by registering on line today.

Fishbanks, now available in Portuguese, Spanish and Simplified Chinese

The MIT Sloan School of Management recently announced that it has expanded access to its most popular management simulation, Fishbanks. The simulation is now available in Portuguese, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese.



GlobalHealth Lab Spring 2014 Experience

In Spring of 2014 GlobalHealth Lab paired eleven faculty-mentored teams of MBA and other MIT graduated students with innovative enterprises on the front lines of health care delivery in South Africa, Kenya, Zambia, India, and Bangladesh.

To tackle challenges identified by each partner, the course is built around customized projects in strategy, operations, marketing, and technology adoption. Students work on campus before and after an intensive on-site collaboration in the second half of March.

The video is available on line.



MIT Sloan Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum

The MIT Sloan Management Review, Chinese Edition, will be hosting the "MIT Sloan Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Forum" on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the China World Trade Center, Tower 3—Summit Ballroom A (No.1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing, 100004, China).  

This day-long forum will include talks and round table discussions led by MIT Sloan Faculty, Yasheng Huang, Bill Aulet, and Pierre Azoulay. Programming begins at 9:00am and concludes at 5:30pm.

All are welcome to attend the MIT Sloan Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum in Beijing.  


MIT Sloan Latin America-China Conference

The Office of International Programs is managing the first MIT Sloan Conference in South America.

The theme Latin America-China Conference will be host in São Paulo, Brazil and its schedule for August 28-29, 2014.

Please click here to learn more about this premier event.

Visiting Fellows Spring 2014

A rich mixed group of 11 citizens from Norway, Pakistan and USA are reaching close to their graduation date at MIT Sloan.

The Visiting Fellows program runs every spring and fall, and offers a variety of courses. The students earn a MIT Sloan certificate by the end of their semester.



IFF Ivan Cuevas from Instituto Tecnologico Vale

Shortly after arriving on campus, International Faculty Fellow Ivan Cuevas, researcher at Instituto Tecnologico Vale, meets with his faculty host, Chemical Engineering Professor  Charles Cooney.

MIT Sloan Course XV Celebration - Santiago, Chile and São Paulo, Brazil


In 1914, a group of visionary faculty and administrators at MIT introduced Course XV, marking the formal establishment of management education at MIT. This year, we are commemorating the 100th anniversary of Course XV. As alumni and friends of MIT Sloan, you are part of this bold and brilliant community that is advancing management practice and improving the world.


Please view the pictures from the celebration in Santiago, Chile and São Paulo, Brazil.



Remembering a chance meeting with Officer Sean Collier

An alumnus recalls how MIT Police Officer Sean Collier helped save his newborn.

Asian Business Club Welcome Dinner

Asian Business Club Welcome Dinner, with David Capodilupo, Executive Director, Office of International Programs (OIP), Edward V Yang, Chairman iSoftStone Inc., Eleanor Chin, Senior Director (OIP) and David A. Weber, Director of Corporate Relations for  MIT Sloan School of Management.

International Faculty Fellows Spring 2014

MIT Sloan and the Office of International Programs welcome the Spring 2014 group of International Faculty Fellows.

To view the IFF program brochure, or download the PDF, please click here.

Visiting Fellows Program - Spring term students

The Office of International Programs welcomed 11 Visiting Fellows from Norway, Pakistan and United States.

The Visiting Fellows are full time students at MIT Sloan and expect to receive their certificates by mid spring.

Their backgrounds range from consulting services, and industries such as petroleum, engineering, military and human resources.

Action Learning G-Lab Visits Brazil

Tara Walor, Executive Director of Action Learning visited  several G-Lab companies in Brazil and Chile between January 20-24.  

The companies included Geofusion, TTL, ClearSale, Arizona, Fashion's Park and AquaInnova. She met with student teams and  company representatives.  

She was accompanied by Julie Strong, Director, MIT Sloan Latin America office who also organized a dinner for the G-Lab students and company representatives in Brazil.

International Faculty Fellows Fall 2013

MIT Sloan Faculty and Staff celebrate the end of a successfull semester with the Fall 2013 International Faculty Fellows (IFF) from Portugal, China and Turkey.

The group spent the term on campus, learning and exchanging  teaching methods, improving their school's curriculum, by attending classes and developing courses to take home to teach and bring new challenges to their students. 

MIT Sloan Latin America Office

Dean Dave Schmittlein, Andrónico Luksic and Piero Solari celebrate the official ceremony opening of the MIT Sloan Latin America Office in Santiago, Chile.

Our office in Santiago is the first for the school and examplifies our interest in expanding and enhancing our activities in the region. The office is possible from a generous gift from Andrónico Luksic, member of the MIT Sloan Latin American Executive Board.

Director of the MIT Sloan Latin America Office, Julie Strong, and Executive Director, David Capodilupo welcomed Alumni, Board and Council Members to the Ribbon Cutting

Professor John Carroll at Fudan University School of Management

John Carroll, Morris A. Adelman Professor of Management, teaching the International MBA (IMBA) students at Fudan University School of Management, November 18, 2013.

The Participants of the MIT Mining, Oil and Gas Club in Santiago, Chile.

The Participants of the MIT Mining, Oil and Gas Club in Santiago, Chile.  The group is attending the Copper 2013 Conference, holding a Hackathon at a local university along with local companies in the mining industry in Antofagasta, Chile.

They will also be presenting to the MIT Alumni Club in Chile.

Macroeconomic and Sustainability Seminar hosted by ITV

On October 4th and 5th, Roberto Rigobon conducted a 2 days "Macroeconomic and Sustainability Seminar" in Belem, Brazil. The event was hosted by Vale Institute of Technoly (ITV), which is currently developing sustainable methods at its research center, located at the Amazon region, in the northern part of Brazil.

United Nations Association of Boston Gathering

United Nations gathering event with Executive Director of the Office of International Programs (OIP), David Capodilupo, Director of (OIP), Stuart Krusell, and Executive Director of the Office of Executive Education, Peter Hirst.

MIT Sloan Action Learning


New Action Learning Video: Hear directly from students about their hands-on action learning experience in Kunming, China.

Watch here

3dim wins MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition

On Wednesday night, 3dim earned the grand prize at this year’s MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition after successfully pitching its business plan to merge two of today’s most popular, and profitable, technological phenomena: gesture-recognition and smart devices.

The startup was one of eight finalists that pitched business plans to a capacity crowd in Kresge Auditorium. While only one team walked away with the $100,000 top prize, finalists received startup funds totaling $257,000.

Video: The MIT Glass Lab — where art meets science

The MIT Glass Lab is located in the basement of the infinite corridor, in Room 4-003. Extracurricular classes are offered to the MIT community throughout the school year. The lab also hosts several sales throughout the year, as well as a lectureship and residency.

MIT Sloan

When MIT Sloan decided in 2010 to launch an Executive MBA program, it was a game changer for the northeast market. The school’s prestige and brand is among the best in the world so the demand for the new program was immediate: 306 people applied for the first 62 seats in the inaugural class that would launch in October of 2010.

The result: a 25% acceptance rate that rivaled the best full-time MBA programs and was significantly better than the selectivity at number one ranked Wharton whose acceptance rate of 44% had made it the most selective EMBA program in the world before MIT