“Rather than produce a ‘cookie-cutter’ replica of MIT Sloan, the MIT-China Management Education Project encourages Chinese management faculty to develop MIT Sloan’s knowledge base responsively to local context and opportunity.”

Susan Hockfield
Former MIT President (2004-2012)

Sabanci University

The partner program between Sabanci School of Management in Turkey and MIT Sloan offers faculty, students, and administrators from both schools the opportunity to learn from each other and their respective regions of the world. The program features several collaborative activities, including:

  • MIT Sloan faculty visits to Sabanci – Each semester, MIT Sloan faculty members visit Sabanci School of Management (SOM) for a week to lead guest lectures for students, faculty, and the general public. During the visit, MIT Sloan professors also hold office hours to meet with students and faculty.
  • Student visit to MIT Sloan – Up to 45 executive MBA students from Sabanci SOM visit MIT Sloan each spring for a two-week, learning-intensive program focused on leadership, organizational change, and innovation. At the end of the visit, students receive a certificate from MIT Sloan and affiliate alumni status in MIT Sloan’s extensive alumni network.
  • International Faculty Fellows – Faculty members from Sabanci SOM (often accompanied by their families) visit MIT Sloan for a semester focused on teaching and research development under the guidance of an MIT Sloan faculty host.
  • MSMS program – During the first semester, Sabanci students have the opportunity to apply to MIT Sloan’s MSMS program. Through this two-year, dual-degree program, students can earn an MBA from Sabanci SOM and a master’s degree in management studies from MIT Sloan.
  • Sabanci administrative development – MIT Sloan senior administrators responsible for admissions and marketing activities, student services, and career development functions share their practices and experience with their Sabanci SOM counterparts.

For more information and to apply, visit the Sabanci SOM website >

“Chinese culture has many rules and behavior. The culture here is more relaxed. Students have more freedom. Freedom encourages more creation. Professors put out questions with no answers, ask students to think. It’s good to make students think, learn from each other. I will teach students with more freedom.”

- Xu Shuyi, IFF Lingnan Spring ‘10