MIT Sloan and its corporate associates are driven by the conviction that business must stay aligned with — and ahead of — global progress. Together these leaders of academia and industry integrate management education and management practice. The inspired collaborations that result give MIT Sloan students and researchers deeper insight into the challenges of the marketplace while giving corporations a vital connection to the front lines of business research.
Here are a few of the ways that corporations and corporate leaders connect with MIT Sloan:
Organizations around the world rely on MIT Sloan faculty for the latest knowledge in finance and management, in e-business and telecommunications, and in many other crucial business realms. Through MIT Sloan executive education — short, long, and custom programs — companies and not-for-profit institutions can plug into MIT Sloan expertise and prepare their key managers for change, new tiers of competition, and unforeseen challenges.
MIT Sloan students are known for their innovative, integrative, hands-on approach to business challenges. Companies like McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group, Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, IBM, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, GM, Microsoft, and United Technologies hire multiple MIT Sloan graduates year after year. MIT Sloan’s Career Development Office (CDO) provides companies with an extensive support system for recruiting MBA students, including an in-depth online guide.
The research centers at MIT Sloan were created in response to very real marketplace challenges. Research centers attract corporations that want to be at the head of the line when it comes to accessing fast-breaking knowledge that could have a vital impact on global business. British Telecom (BT), a platinum sponsor of the Center for e-Business, connects with MIT Sloan on several levels to enhance the success of its corporate strategy.
Scholarships and Awards
Many corporations sponsor scholarships and awards to stimulate global business research and reward distinguished work. General Motors, for example, has established the Buck Weaver Award at MIT Sloan to honor those who have made important contributions to the advancement of marketing science. GM’s Weaver was a pioneer in marketing research and market-based decision-making in the 1930s and the first known director of marketing research.