Action Learning


Learning By Doing

 Action Learning is a hands-on approach to taking what you have learned in the classroom and applying it in the field. We offer labs in a wide variety of fields, giving students with many unique backgrounds and interests the opportunity to explore different management challenges. From non-profits supporting local rural communities in the United States, to quickly growing start-ups in Israel, the projects we source are valuable to all Sloan students.

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Lab Structure

  • Matching

    At the beginning of the semester, students form teams and faculty match host organizations with each team. 

  • Planning

    Students and hosts work together to decide the project scope and deliverables. 

  • Collaboration

    Students conduct research and communicate with hosts remotely for two to three months. 

  • Action

    Students work with their host to implement their plans either remotely or onsite. 

  • Presentation

    Students give a formal presentation to the host's senior management, providing analyses and recommendations.