"The focus of Sloan Entrepreneurs for International Development is to have MIT Sloan students engage with entrepreneurs in emerging markets."
Enterprise Management Track
Holistic Thinking and Leadership
The goal of the Enterprise Management (EM) Track is to develop students’ abilities to take a holistic approach to solving the most pressing challenges of today’s businesses. Both coursework and projects will help students to develop their skills in marketing, operations, and strategy and prepare them to be future business leaders with multi-disciplinary perspectives. Lectures, faculty mentors, and Sloan’s signature action learning curriculum train students for careers in large organizations in the for-profit & not-for-profit sectors in areas such as:
• Consulting in large strategic management and boutique firms
• Functional and cross-functional positions in rotational management programs and leadership development programs
• Positions in marketing, supply chain management, and operations management
• Product development and innovation management roles
Recent summer internships and employment of EM Track students include: Amazon, Bain, Boston Consulting Group, IBM, McKinsey and Nike.
Innovative Classroom and Action Learning Projects
The EM Track provides a unique advantage, with students participating in projects sourced from real companies from day one of their first semester. Action learning is a cornerstone of the track, with first year MBAs completing the core EM-Lab course, and second year MBAs integrate their experiences across the program in the Capstone Management Practice Hack-a-Thon. Special features of the EM Track include networking events to meet leading practitioners, EM track-exclusive dinners with top business leaders, and a speaker series.
EM Track Certificate
Graduates receive an EM Track certificate in addition to the MBA degree.
The Track retains high flexibility within the program; no more than 50% of the MBA credit requirements are necessary to qualify for a Track certificate. Electives are drawn from Strategy, Management Practices, Industries and Sectors, Business Analytics, Product Development and Innovation, and Global Management.
“These companies are really excited to work with MIT students.They reach out to the community to set up these projects and are great to work with. They give us access to all their resources and are very open to us.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“I can honestly say that when I was planning on coming to business school I never thought that witnessing the birth of a child would be included in the education. It was definitely an experience.”
“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.”
“I came to Sloan because of its high rankings within the sustainability community, specifically the professors. The S-Lab class itself is part of what drew me to Sloan. And the reason I came to business school was to learn the business speak that really is what connects with people."
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”
"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."
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”