"Leveraging MIT contacts, we met with top fund managers and entrepreneurs on study tours to Asia and Africa."
Direction from Boston Logan Airport
You can get to MIT Sloan from Boston Logan Airport by taxi or by public transportation on the MBTA (the "T") subway system.
Your taxi driver will likely recognize the MIT Sloan name and our 50 Memorial Drive address. If additional information is needed, ask to be taken to the eastern end of the MIT campus just west of the Longfellow Bridge in Cambridge.
By Public Transportation
If you choose to use the T to get to MIT from Logan Airport, take the free airport shuttle bus from your terminal to Airport Station, which is on the Blue Line of the T. Take an inbound Blue Line train to the Government Center stop. Then walk up one flight of stairs and take a westbound Green Line trolley to the next stop, Park Street. Here, you can take an outbound Red Line train by walking down one flight of stairs to the Alewife platform. The Kendall Square stop, where the MIT Sloan campus is located, is just two stops away.
“Our mission, along with the mission of MIT Sloan, is to both develop leaders who make a difference in the world, and also to make a contribution to thinking about the topic of leadership.”
“One of the reasons I came to Sloan was because I wanted to be at a top MBA institution worldwide. But I also wanted access to working with the latest innovations and the highest technology that was coming out of the MIT labs.”
“[The India Lab] program is one of the reasons I came to Sloan. ... The hands-on learning that MIT offers was a huge differentiator.”
"After we gave our recommendations, the great part was that the very next day the CEO was in the boardroom implementing them with his top vice presidents."
“The assistant to the CEO was like our host mom while we were there. She arranged our housing for us, she took us out to her friend’s game farm, and we got driven around in 4x4s. She was just wonderful to meet, and we developed a personal as well as professional relationship with her.”
“We’re very interdisciplinary. Among the faculty in the group are an economist, a political scientist, a sociologist, and an industrial relations specialist. We’ve always made a big effort 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.”
“The conditions in the neighborhoods we were visiting were different than what we realized before getting there. Beyond that, what was surprising was that there weren’t surprises!”
“You could talk about watershed management and conservation of energy all you want. But until you put numbers to it and financial analysis to it, you’re not going to get much done. I came to business school to speak that language, speak with people in terms of numbers, financial numbers so that I can get projects done.”
“I love being in a place that is such a nexus of people and ideas — people coming to learn something new and to define themselves. Being a part of that process is a real honor and a real gift.”
“At MIT Sloan you have a lot of opportunities to explore entrepreneurship. Especially in a place like Kampala where you have a lot of development, entrepreneurship can be very exciting.”
“Because of the diversity of our backgrounds, when we hit the ground in Tanzania it almost was a natural play where different people assume different roles.”
“It was really rewarding that they wanted to know what we thought. We left there being fairly certain that they will do some of the things that we suggested.”
“I knew about American business, but not enough about what’s really become a global economy. … You can read about it all you want, but there’s no substitute for being there and seeing the context and seeing how completely different these [other countries] are.”
“The concept behind enterprise architecture is that you have all these machines, you have all these business processes, you have all these people doing things, how do you make sure they all come together and achieve business objectives that make you more competitive.”
“There really is a cross-disciplinary emphasis, and I like that. I have one foot in the marketing group and one foot in the economic sociology group, and I really enjoy playing that bridging function.”