“We’ve always made a big effort to be interdisciplinary and to be open to a variety of perspectives, but also to go beyond being open to them, to want to bring them in, because it makes for a richer environment.”
Shanghai Jiao Tong University
China Leaders for Global Operations (CLGO) is a joint educational venture among Shanghai Jiao Tong University, MIT Sloan School of Management, and MIT School of Engineering. Modeled after MIT’s flagship Leaders in Global Operations (LGO) program, CLGO integrates curriculum in engineering and management to create an innovative springboard for prospective leaders in global manufacturing and operations. The program is China’s first and only dual-degree, graduate-level program in engineering and management.
CLGO students graduate with an MBA degree and a master’s degree in engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a certificate from the MIT Leaders in Global Operations program. Areas of collaboration among the participating schools include:
- CLGO trip to MIT Sloan – Each year CLGO students visit MIT Sloan to engage with their LGO counterparts through workshops and tours of manufacturing plants in New England.
- LGO International Plant Trek – LGO students often visit China during their annual International Plant Trek to participate in plant tours of CLGO partner companies, such as Nike and Cisco.
- Lion Teams – Lion Team projects bring together three CLGO students and three LGO students to tackle a manufacturing or operations challenge at a CLGO partner company in China. Team members collaborate remotely and in-person during a partner company site visit to collect data and meet with employees.
“I need to prepare my syllabus for the course I will teach so I am paying attention to course management. My co-advisor, Erik Brynjolffsson, is helping me to benefit from his course as much as possible."