“One of my favorite things about teaching at MIT Sloan is the diversity and high quality of students. They are eager to learn new things, they think independently, and they're willing to tackle difficult issues.”
Global partners in management education
MIT Sloan's current partner programs with educational and research institutions in Brazil, China, India, Portugal, and Turkey represent formal, collaborative relationships geared toward expanding international learning opportunities for students, faculty, and administrators. Each of these resource-intensive programs involves customized activities based on the particular strengths and goals of the partner institution and MIT Sloan.
Over-arching objectives for MIT Sloan partner programs include:
Multicultural exposure – Doing business today means doing business with companies and colleagues around the world. To succeed, students must understand cultural context and management practices in countries other than their own. MIT Sloan’s international partner programs promote multicultural exposure and well-rounded worldviews.
Regional insights – The global business landscape is driven by established and major emerging economies. MIT Sloan’s partner programs provide insight into both:
- International partner institutions gain a greater understanding of U.S.-based companies, with a particular focus on the entrepreneurial sector; and
- MIT Sloan gains in-depth exposure to key regions of economic development across the globe.
Global networking – Students, faculty, and administrators from MIT Sloan and international partner institutions develop relationships that lead to valuable networking opportunities and collaborations in the working world and research arena.
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.