"I was under the impression that business schools were like an island, where people only interacted with other MBAs. Not here!"
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.
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“We are very much an action-learning environment. The way to learn leadership is not only through reading cases, not only through learning theory — in fact we don’t want people to regurgitate the theory. We want people to take theory and to live it, use it.”
“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."
“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.”
"The relationships that we forged helped us to turn out a better project. We were able to test our hypotheses with the people that we spoke with every single day. And really, I think the friendships that you develop really propel the work that you’re doing."
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
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“For 35 years, we’ve been studying how companies get value from information. … We try to help organizations take a more holistic view of what they are trying to do.”
“I learn from what I do on the outside, I bring it back into my classrooms, and I bring it back into interpreting my research. It informs my research, and my research informs my practice.”